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August 11: More Settlements

Israeli Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel announced on this date in 2013 that 1,187 new housing units would be built in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. His move was denounced by Meretz MK Zehava Galon as an effort “by the [Israeli] government . . . to assassinate the political negotiations” with the Palestinians, […]

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McCarthyism in Israel

Suppression By the Government, Segregation in the Streets by Ron Skolnik From the Spring 2016 issue of Jewish Currents WHEN THE KNESSET’S Education and Culture Commitee convened in early January to discuss the work of Breaking the Silence (BTS), one of Israel’s foremost anti-occupation organizations, it was clear in advance that the fix was in. […]

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Saving Israel: IF NOT NOW . . .

by Sally Gottesman OUR SEVEN-MONTH SABBATICAL in Israel is drawing to a close, and instead of composing an op-ed piece for mass publication (as Rachel, my partner, did for the Times of Israel), I am writing something more intimate. I am extremely fearful for Israel’s future, but I don’t believe saying this in the mass-media […]

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Israeli Media and Public Opinion

An Interview with Media Watchdog Yizhar Be’er   Israel has always been a news-media-obsessed society. The three major daily newspapers have an estimated combined circulation of 1.2 million, and many Israeli households are also perpetually tuned to television news. The country is simply too intimate, small, and stressed out by years of war, occupation, and […]

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