In Memory of Razan al-Najjar

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by Orly Noy Around two weeks ago, a Facebook friend of mine proposed an experiment to a small group of us. Social media has become a boxing ring, she said. The two sides, left and right, dig into their positions… Continue Reading  

Demolishing Palestinian Schools: “A Quiet Population Transfer”

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by Orly Noy When the children of Beit Ta’mar, a village south-east of Bethlehem, left their improvised schoolhouse for winter vacation about two weeks ago, they did not know if the building would still be standing when they came back.… 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  

Why Is the Israeli Right So Terrified of Cultural Expression?

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by Orly Noy Should a stranger come upon the public discussions happening in Israel over the past few years, he or she would be under the impression that the country is a global cultural powerhouse. From Al-Midan Theater, Jaffa’s Arab… Continue Reading  

For Arab citizens, ‘Jewish and democratic’ means demographic war

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by Orly Noy Israeli citizens who may be feeling doubtful about the efficiency of their country’s institutions should take a hard look at the Jewish Agency’s Settlement Division.