Deputy Speaker Bezalel Smotrich's admiration for the biblical genocidaire Joshua bin Nun leads him to adopt values that resemble those of the German SS
Prof. Blatman is a Holocaust researcher and head of the Institute for Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Without cooperation between Meretz, a virtually all-Jewish party, and Joint List, which is virtually all Arab, a solution to end the occupation and block annexation will be impossible to promote effectively
The Israeli historian is right about one thing: The understandings that the Arabs should be expelled in 1948 were not carried out in full.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that the removal of settlers from the West Bank would be ‘ethnic cleansing’ is utter nonsense. If he wants to know what ethnic cleansing, he has to revisit 1948, not 2005.
The bill, which prohibits speaking of Nazi death camps in Poland as 'Polish,' isn't Holocaust denial, but it is marking Poland as a country denying its past. With that, it joins a shameful club of nations, of which Israel is no stranger.
In contrast to what Eva Illouz argues, the banality of evil theory does not excuse criminals from taking responsibility for their acts. In the Israeli case, there's no need to seek a 'family resemblance' to other dark regimes; rather, what's required is to confront our specific past.
Fortunately in Israel there is no legitimacy for unbridled violence against those who have lost their status as human beings. But this could change.
Can my colleague Gadi Taub state with certainty that Israel doesn’t provide the conditions that could lead to an attempt at ethnic cleansing?
The Holocaust is a large component of Jewish Israelis’ national identity. It serves the right’s proto-fascist, racist, victim-centered discourse, meant to whitewash the ongoing crime against the Palestinians and to put the Christian world in a position of eternal apology.
The tragedy of the millions of non-Jewish victims of the Nazis deserves to be remembered and recognized, as the authors of a new book point out. Yet while their initiative is praiseworthy, it falls short of the mark.