NGO Monitor’s Ties to the Israeli Government

by Sarit Michaeli NGO Monitor doth protest too much, methinks. A recent oped published by Bet Michael in Haaretz characterized the organization as “extreme right wing” — a description it was none too pleased with. The organization prefers to describe itself as “an independent and nonpartisan research… Continue Reading  

West Bank Home Demolitions Hit 10-year High

by Natasha Roth Israeli authorities have demolished more Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank thus far in 2016 than in any other calendar year in the last decade, according to data provided by Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem Wednesday and statistics… Continue Reading  

Let’s Take A Deep Breath on BDS

by Mitchell Plitnick Yair Lapid, Israel’s former Finance Minister, told a hawkish “pro-Israel” gathering in New York that the leaders of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement (BDS) are anti-Semites and their followers are “bleeding heart, so-called intellectuals.” Lapid went… Continue Reading  

No, Bibi Was Not Re-Elected Israel’s Prime Minister!

by Marsha B. Cohen Despite everything you’ve heard and read, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu was not re-elected prime minister in Israel’s parliamentary election on March 17. The statement issued by the White House was actually quite correct and appropriate in congratulating Netanyahu (belatedly, according to… Continue Reading  

New Israeli Elections Offer Little Hope For Change

by Mitchell Plitnick The Israeli government is headed for yet another round of elections. Although the official election date for the next Knesset is November 7, 2017, no one ever expected this government to last that long. The voting will likely… Continue Reading