Israel

Jewish Groups Blast Nation-State Bill

Opposition fueled by concern about possible fallout.

12/01/2014 - 19:00

Washington — It’s not unusual to hear U.S. Jewish groups speaking out against laws that discriminate and framing their protests as protecting Jewish interests.

Inside the Max Rayne Hand In Hand Jerusalem School, an Arab-Jewish school that was vandalized last week. Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Bill Of Wrongs

The nation-state legislation and the threat to Israel’s democratic values.

12/01/2014 - 19:00
Contributing Editor

The meltdown in Israeli politics continues, with deep divisions over the most controversial bill in recent years. And if you’re confused by the legislation, you’re not alone — in fact, it is the confusion that is making the debate so unproductive.

Nathan Jeffay

Skiing Comes To Israel

12/01/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Skiing season will start soon in Israel.

But if the past is any indication, it won’t last long; as short as two days in 2010; in 1999, no days at all.

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‘Struggling’ With IDF Proportionality Issue

Israeli expert on military ethics praises army’s actions in Gaza while condemning settlements.

12/01/2014 - 19:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

Claiming that Israel “indiscriminately, callously, carelessly or indifferently” killed civilians in Gaza last summer is “nonsense,” an author of Israel’s military code of ethics told an audience late last month at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Moshe Halbertal, left, and JTS Chancellor Arnold Eisen at recent event.  Courtesy of JTS

Hamas 'Infuriated' US Arming Israel

Tehran-based PressTV reported "Gazans angered by US plan to send smart bombs to Israel."

They're "infuriated" that the Obama administration is selling more J-DAM or Joint Direct Attack Munitions, which rely on precision guidance to hit their targets and proved so effective against Hamas and its allies in Operation Protective Edge in Gaza this summer.

Fueling Fires Of Hatred

If Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas mean it when they say they don’t want to see a Third Intifada, why does it look like that is exactly where they are headed? 

Each leader repeatedly accuses the other of incitement, often with good cause.  Their protestations of purity and innocence as the injured party would be a joke if so many people weren’t being killed and injured on both sides.

Kerry Is Zionist Mouthpiece: How Did They Find Out?

The likelihood of a nuclear agreement with Iran grows increasingly unlikely, and whose fault is that?

The Jews and the Republicans, according to the chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Hassan Firouzabadi as reported by Iran's FARS news agency.

After The Rage, The Memes

CNN apologizes for Jerusalem attack headlines.

11/18/2014 - 19:00
Editorial Intern

After coming under heavy fire for its initial coverage of Tuesday's attack at Bnei Torah synagogue in Western Jerusalem, CNN issued a public apology.

Four Steps To Combat Arab-Jewish Hatred

11/17/2014 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

In the past few months the already tenuous relationship between Jews and Arabs has been put to the test once again. This is, above all, a human issue — one concerning appropriate relations between people who live side by side. But it also raises an important practical and political issue: At a time when countries across the Middle East are collapsing to their ethnic and tribal foundations, there is no guarantee that the State of Israel will be immune from such a process. It’s one that is dangerous for the Arab minority and the Jewish majority alike.

Yair Sheleg
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