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The Israeli Supreme Court in 1993

A look at "The Supreme Court of Israel: A Safeguard of the Rule of Law." by Shoshana Netanyahu, 1993. Op-ed.

The Israeli Supreme Court in 1993

How can readers know if they are reading information or propaganda?

The most recent newsletter by Friends of Givat Haviva provides the perfect opportunity to show the importance of reading critically. Op-ed.

How can you know if your are reading information or propaganda?

"Unprecedented levels" of police violence?

In the 'disengagement', the Supreme Court conflated nonviolent civil disobedience with insurrection and sedition. Not today. Op-ed..

"Unprecedented levels" of police violence?

The Israel Medical Association has infected what was once a sterile environment

Why are Israeli doctors putting their politics in my face? Op-ed.

Israel's Medical Association has infected a sterile environment

A disgraceful Knesset filibuster

If the committee meeting on the reasonableness clause was how the compromise talks were conducted, it is no wonder the talks blew up.Op-ed.

A disgraceful Knesset filibuster

Interview: Haredi communities learn to cope with sex crimes in their midst

Dorit Balshan discusses advances in haredi communities and particularly brave rabbis standing up to fight against sex offenders.

Haredi communities learn to cope with sex crimes

Interview: The War of Independence through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy

His kibbutz was surrounded by 10 Arab villages. Amatzia Baram describes the time leading up to and during the war.

Interview: War of Independence through the eyes of a 10 YO boy

Interview: Anna Rezan - Young Greek Jewish filmmaker and untold stories about WWII Greece

Anna Rezan, Greek actress turned filmmaker shares what is behind her documentary about Greek Holocaust survivors and WWII resistance.

Young Greek Jewish filmmaker & untold stories about WWII Greece

Smotrich stated he wanted to wipe out Huwara, but here is what people ignore

The thought of wiping out an Arab town today likely arouses guilt among Jews, but there is none about wiped out Jewish towns.

Smotrich said to wipe out Huwara, but here is what people ignore

Can Ben Gvir improve on the electronic monitoring bill he voted down?

The opposition electronic monitoring bill needs improvement if it is intended truly to protect women at risk. Op-ed.

Can Ben Gvir improve electronic monitoring bill he voted down?

Jewish Ukrainian refugee: Escaping war and rebuilding her life in Israel

Diana's life suddenly blew up with the first bombs landing in Odessa. She tells what it is like to have to escape and start over in Israel.

Jewish Ukrainian refugee: Escaping war and rebuilding her life

Former South Sudanese refugee: What living in Israel taught me

Augustino Mayon Makuok: The experience in Israel keeps me alive now because of all that I learned there.

Former South Sudanese refugee: What living in Israel taught me

The Lapid Outline reminds me of two things, neither of them good

Lapid is insisting that the current coalition do what he did not do. Is every bill to be put on hold when the Right wins an election? Op-ed

The Lapid Outline reminds me of two things, neither of them good

Interview: Jewish woman flees from the Palestinian Authority

After 7 years, living under horrific conditions as a Moslem in a village north of Ramallah, Efrat (not her real name) escaped with her kids.

Interview: Jewish woman flees from the Palestinian Authority

New Study: Jewish social work students in Canada subject to micro-aggressions, denigration

Social work curricula teaching students about hate and discrimination omit antisemitism from program.

Study: Canadian Jewish social work students face denigration

A Moroccan Jewish museum in Manhattan: The ambitious dream

The Manhattan Sephardic Congregation knows how to build bridges. The museum is one of these. A conversation with Rabbi Benchimol.

A Moroccan Jewish museum in Manhattan: The ambitious dream

Elie Joseph says he is fighting for the soul of Israel

When we abandon those who saved Jewish lives, when we sell arms to genocidal countries, says Joseph, “we forget who we are.”

Elie Joseph says he is fighting for the soul of Israel

Ilana Shemesh, Israeli homebirth pioneer founds birthing center for Ugandan Jews

Story of timid child who grew up to fight Israeli medical establishment, then set up birthing center in Uganda under primitive conditions

Israeli homebirth pioneer founds center for Ugandan Jews

Exiled non-Jewish Turkish woman studies antisemitism in Turkey. Interview with Uzay Bulut

Turkish ex-Muslim Uzay Bulut is in self-imposed exile from the land she loves.

Exiled non-Jewish Turkish woman studies antisemitism in Turkey

Merav Levi: I thought I would die a streetwalker

Merav Levi transformed the camera from being an instrument of her humiliation into an instrument of healing and a healthy future.

Merav Levi: I thought I would die a streetwalker

Jewish doctor rescues abandoned girls in India

She is second mother to 14 Indian girls nobody else wanted and she sold her house in the USA to be able to raise them to adulthood.

Jewish doctor rescues abandoned girls in India

Dutch Glory: A smiling Anne Frank on tableware with tulips and chocolate sprinkles

Popular Dutch hand-designed tableware firm removes offensive Anna Frank bowl from their website and shelves. What WERE they thinking?Op-ed.

A smiling Anne Frank on tableware next to chocolate sprinkles

George Borda: Compared to Qatar, what happened in Mexico was worse, a lot worse.

Interview with George Borda, who was on the Israeli national soccer team in the World Cup in Mexico in 1970.

George Borda: Compared to Qatar, Mexico 1970 was worse

Inon Dan Kehati: 'Peace will start at the Temple Mount'

Before the Druze gave an example of a proud people, Kehati set up an organization to promote Jewish pride in face of Palestinianism.

'Peace will start at the Temple Mount'

Shadi Khaloul and the unkept promise to the Aramaeans of Israel

Shadi Khaloul:“I am acting from an ideological position and in accordance with Herzl’s famous saying: ‘If you will it, it is no dream’.

The unkept promise to the Aramaeans of Israel

Criminologist explains what lies behind sexual crimes

Clinical Criminologist Dr. Idisis describes working with sex offenders and the motivations behind their crimes. It's not just sex.

Criminologist explains what lies behind sexual crimes

What racist laws did MK Ben Gvir propose in the 24th Knesset?

Convicted in 2007 of supporting the banned Kach movement, what has been MK Itamar Ben Gvir's record as a sitting member of Knesset?

What racist laws did MK Ben Gvir propose in the 24th Knesset?

Interview: The Jewish MK in the Arab party, Hadash, Ofer Cassif

Cassif: "It was difficult for me to pass the Rubicon in the sense of leaving the Zionist ideas behind."

The Jewish MK in the Arab party, Hadash, Ofer Cassif

When a Google ad slips through the cracks onto an Israeli news site

The ad? Tabo has produced an elegant and sophisticated program for acquiring land,, but it may be a cover for PA theft of Israeli land.Op-ed

When a Google ad slips through cracks onto an Israeli news site

Looking back at the errors in Lapid's UN speech-and the good parts

Lapid made several egregious and damaging errors in that speech, but he also said some noteworthy things about the Jewish state. Op-ed..

Looking at the errors in Lapid's UN speech-and the good parts

Bennett blinked first

When two coalition MKs said they would vote against the Settlement Law and the Opposition refused to vote for it Bennett caved. Op-ed.

Bennett blinked first

Is Amiram Ben Uliel a case for the Israeli Innocence Project?

Academic publications claim that 14-25% of the falsely convicted were convicted because of false confessions. A review is in order. Op-ed.

Is Amiram Ben Uliel a case for the Israeli Innocence Project?

Op-ed: Chief of Staff Kochavi unwittingly erodes confidence in all of the IDF

Kochavi's harsh immediate reaction to a video of haredi soldiers beating Arabs was unadvised. There are two sides to this story.

CoS Kochavi unwittingly erodes confidence in all of the IDF

Gaza Operation: What would JStreet do if its members lived in Israel?

Would JStreet members join the clearly anti-Israel, not anti-war, tone of sparsely attended protests or would they draw the line? Op-ed..

Gaza: What would JStreet do if its members lived in Israel?

Tired of the yes-Bibi/no-Bibi debate? It misses a more salient issue

A yes-Gantz/no-Gantz debate is much more salient to Israel’s future. Op-ed.

Tired of the yes-Bibi/no-Bibi debate? It misses a critical issue

There are promises and there are other promises: A letter to Bennett detractors

I never saw Bennett as a megalomaniac or someone wanting power for the sake of power. I think he handles power with a sense of awe. Op-ed.

There are promises and promises: A letter to Bennett detractors.

What have Arab MKs been saying these last few terror-filled days?

It is new to see tweets from Arab political leaders in Israel condemning acts of terror committed against civilians. Op-ed.

What have Arab MKs said about these last few terror-filled days?

Is Israel's anti-boycott law held hostage in the Law Committee?

Does Ben & Jerry franchise holder have to sue in a US court because Israel's 2011 anti-BDS law has been blocked by ideological foes?Op-ed.

Is Israel's anti-boycott law held hostage in the Law Committee?

250 Jewish Trees

Only three Hebrew language news websites reported on this and all three are rightwing and religiously oriented to varying degrees. Opinion.

250 Jewish Trees

Much ado about trees … and a game of chicken

The Ra’am Party acts against the government, but does it really want to bring this coalition down and lose its power? Op-ed.

Much ado about trees … and a game of chicken