American Jews have power to oppose Israeli gov’t–Will they use it?

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by Joshua Leifer Princeton University Hillel sparked controversy last month after announcing it would indefinitely postpone a scheduled speech by Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely. The decision came after protests by students from the Alliance of Jewish Progressives and other groups,… Continue Reading  

How Arabic Became a Threat to “Social Cohesion” in Israel

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by Orly Noy Israelis read Sunday morning that Israeli police had mistakenly arrested a Palestinian worker after relying on a Facebook translation of a post he had written a week earlier. The worker had uploaded a photo of himself standing next to… Continue Reading  

How Israel Is Turning Anti-Occupation Activists into Dissidents

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by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man Israel’s parliament is expected to pass the so-called “NGO Law” in the coming days, a piece of legislation meant to stigmatize left-wing and human rights organizations in Israel as agents of foreign powers. The law singles out… Continue Reading  

Nationalist Extremism: The Real Threat to Israel

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by Mitchell Plitnick They were dueling op-eds, one in the New York Times and the other in the Jewish communal magazine, Tablet. The question being bandied between them was whether Israel is becoming a theocracy. Not surprisingly, both pieces missed… Continue Reading