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Druze IDF officers protest against Nationality Law

Druze IDF officers protest against Nationality Law

After the Nationality Law passes in Knesset, 100 Druze reservists lament the country doesn’t treat them as equals; say law that declares only Jews have… Read More ›

Netanyahu cheers Jewish state law as a ‘pivotal moment’ in Zionist history

Netanyahu cheers Jewish state law as a ‘pivotal moment’ in Zionist history

Opposition lawmakers blast contentious legislation passed overnight, say it is designed to divide Israeli society   Reactions to the Knesset’s passage overnight Wednesday of the… Read More ›

The Right against Israel

The Right against Israel

Op-ed: International condemnation for the Nationality Law didn’t come just from Israel’s haters, but also from some of its biggest supporters among Diaspora Jewry. It… Read More ›

Palestinians say newly passed Jewish state law ‘legalizes apartheid’

Palestinians say newly passed Jewish state law ‘legalizes apartheid’

PA and Hamas officials claim ‘dangerous and racist legislation’ violates international law, will sanction discrimination against Arabs   Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat panned a… Read More ›

Analysis – Surrogacy and Equality: The Acute Emotional Pain of Childless Families

Analysis – Surrogacy and Equality: The Acute Emotional Pain of Childless Families

Israel is more than child-friendly, it is child-obsessed.   On Sunday, demonstrations organized by the LGBT community were held at sites around the country protesting… Read More ›

Op-ed: No ‘religionization’ but a national memory

Op-ed: No ‘religionization’ but a national memory

There is no religious coercion in Israel, the Tisha B’Av mourning is part our identity as Israeli Jews. This is a warning call. We, the… Read More ›

Turkey accuses Israel of ‘apartheid’ over ‘Jewish nation-state’ law

Turkey accuses Israel of ‘apartheid’ over ‘Jewish nation-state’ law

Istanbul says law is racist and ‘disregards the rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel’ as EU also calls for rights of minorities to be respected… Read More ›

Sousse, Tunisia – Photos Show Arab Men Having Barbeque In Jewish Cemetery In Tunisia

Sousse, Tunisia – Photos Show Arab Men Having Barbeque In Jewish Cemetery In Tunisia

Sousse, Tunisia – A Tunisian Jewish businessman published photos showing Arab men holding a barbeque in a Jewish cemetery. Elie Trabelsi posted the photos taken… Read More ›

ADL raises alarm over Israeli democracy after nation-state bill

ADL raises alarm over Israeli democracy after nation-state bill

Watchdog joins other US Jewish groups in concern over Jewish state’s treatment of minorities, but backs law’s determination of state symbols   The Anti-Defamation League… Read More ›

US Jewish Grous Furious at Jewish Nation-State Law

US Jewish Grous Furious at Jewish Nation-State Law

  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu succeeded in passing the controversial Jewish Nation-State law Thursday and immediately received a cold shower in criticism from American Jewish organizations, the… Read More ›

AG orders release of Conservative rabbi nabbed for holding unsanctioned weddings

AG orders release of Conservative rabbi nabbed for holding unsanctioned weddings

Protesting ‘I’m not a criminal,’ Haifa’s Dov Haiyun was brought in pre-dawn by cops; opposition denounces Orthodox grip on marriage, lost religious freedom for Jews… Read More ›

Is the nationality law a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

Is the nationality law a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

Op-ed: A unilateral nationality law contradicts the vow we made to ourselves and to the world in the Declaration of Independence, which says the state… Read More ›

Israel passes Jewish state law, enshrining ‘national home of the Jewish people’

Israel passes Jewish state law, enshrining ‘national home of the Jewish people’

After hours of furious debate, Knesset narrowly approve quasi-constitutional Basic Law, which critics say discriminates against Arabs and other minority communities   The Knesset overnight… Read More ›

The new era of Jewish terror

The new era of Jewish terror

Op-ed: There is a growing acceptance and support of extreme right-wing views demonstrated by support for the defendants in the Duma terror trials. The practical… Read More ›

IfNotNow Gatecrash New Birthright Group, Go On East Jerusalem Tour

IfNotNow Gatecrash New Birthright Group, Go On East Jerusalem Tour

IfNotNow participants state that they knew they could not go to east Jerusalem with Birthright, so were leaving the group to do so.   Six… Read More ›

Controversial ‘segregation’ clause dropped from Jewish nation-state bill

Controversial ‘segregation’ clause dropped from Jewish nation-state bill

Sanctioning of Jewish-only communities struck out in favor of more generic clause that urges ‘the development of Jewish settlement’ as ‘a national value’   Prime… Read More ›

Court to mull releasing Duma firebomb suspect to house arrest

Court to mull releasing Duma firebomb suspect to house arrest

Right-wing legal aid group Honenu praises judge for weighing move; 20-year-old is awaiting trial for role in deadly 2015 attack on Palestinian family   A… Read More ›

Watchdog Group: United Nations Ignores Antisemitism, De-Judaizes Holocaust

Watchdog Group: United Nations Ignores Antisemitism, De-Judaizes Holocaust

UN Watch made the accusation in a report it presented at a special event at the Knesset.   The United Nations has failed to seriously… Read More ›

Jerusalem – Female Tourists Barred From Northern Israel Site’s Cable Car Because Haredi Men Refuse To Ride With Them

Jerusalem – Female Tourists Barred From Northern Israel Site’s Cable Car Because Haredi Men Refuse To Ride With Them

  Jerusalem –  Three female tourists were barred from riding a cable car down the Manara Cliff in northern Israel because a group of haredi… Read More ›

Who is Jerusalem’s Silent Mayoral Candidate?

Who is Jerusalem’s Silent Mayoral Candidate?

Who is Yossi Daitch – the haredi sector’s ‘most official unofficial mayoral candidate’?   He will be turning 50 in a few days; married to… Read More ›