This week, as hundreds of thousands march and protest in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and police respond with water cannons and violence, we are reminded that the future of Israel/Palestine hinges on how we understand the present.
Since the judicial reforms to Israel’s Supreme Court were initially proposed, Jewish Currents has been shaping that understanding through in-depth analysis.
Here, we are sharing Jewish Currents pieces from the past six months that provide crucial context on the battle over Israel’s judicial overhaul, how we got here, and what the current struggles might portend for the future.
Elisheva Goldberg on the constituent parts of the judicial overhaul, their intent, and their consequences.
Joshua Leifer on Netanyahu’s strategy—called “the salami method”—for moving forward antidemocratic legislation bit by bit.
Peter Beinart on how efforts to weaken the Supreme Court are part of a larger strategy among the governing coalition to lay the groundwork for mass expulsion
From our podcast, On the Nose: our newsletter team discusses the limitations and opportunities of the Israeli protest movement.
Daniel May, Publisher