This year's Purim casting is a bit sticky, imperfect and Oedipal, but some of the alignments are too perfect to ignore.
Don Futterman is the Program Director for Israel for the Moriah Fund, a private American Foundation, working to strengthen civil society and promote democracy and peace in Israel. He can be heard weekly on TLV1’s The Promised Podcast.
Liberal democratic values are under attack in both America and Israel. But in Israel, the assault's already gone on for years, led by fanatics and unobstructed by a cowardly prime minister.
Exclusive excerpts from Donald Trump’s own Inaugural notes. *Satire
Why should we allow right wingers to claim only they care about Jerusalem’s place in Jewish history and identity?
Donald Trump should take a look at Israeli minister Miri Regev to see how to really threaten artists and dictate a national cultural agenda.
Once again, the Israeli government is putting the left on the defensive by questioning the legitimacy of a citizen’s right to speak out against the occupation. That’s been Netanyahu’s strategy all along.
Israel's police force's record of brutality and over-policing against Israelis of Ethiopian descent mean, just like their peers in the U.S., young black Israelis are growing up in an atmosphere of fear and intimidation.
Forget the candidates' AIPAC love-in. With the possible exception of Hillary Clinton, they’re all in basic agreement with Obama: pulling back from the Middle East is crucial for America’s future.
Fearful of selling out, Sanders’ young, progressive and universalist Jewish supporters won’t go canvassing for Hillary; they may even be considering not voting at all. But Trump will change all that.
I am sometimes fiercely critical of what our soldiers are asked to do, and still wish we could do without armies. But I have no ambivalence about our need for one.