The Natalie Portman Affair

Natalie Portman (Mira (on the wall) via Flickr)

by Daniel Amir A familiar scene on the Internet and in countless homes in Israel takes place as follows. A non-Israeli resident (or Israeli ex-pat) will make a statement critical of Israel’s foreign or domestic policy. Israelis will inevitably respond:… Continue Reading  

Everything You Need to Know about Israel’s “NGO Law”

epa04752788 Israel's newly-appointed Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked smiles during a ceremony welcoming her at the Justice Ministry in Jerusalem, Israel, 17 May 2015. A nationalist in Bennett's Jewish Home party, Shaked is one of Israel's youngest ministers.  EPA/GALI TIBBON / POOL

by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man Israel’s parliament passed the so-called “NGO Law” Monday night [July 11], a piece of legislation meant to stigmatize left-wing and human rights organizations in Israel as agents of foreign powers. The law singles out NGOs that receive… Continue Reading