When public officials condemn B'Tselem but are silent about the detaining of a 5-year-old child by Israeli soldiers, it is indicative of a systematic campaign of delegitimization against human rights groups.
The magnitude of the steep price Israel's economy may be forced to pay for its continued occupation of the West Bank - and for its diplomatic inaction - is hard to overstate.
In a democratic country, even prisoners have a name and they aren’t hidden from the public under a veil of secrecy. There is no other way, nor can there be, to preserve basic human rights.
Several ways an NGO may lose its funding according to a bill by MK Ayelet Shaked: Calling for a boycott, divestment or sanctions against Israel, urging indictment of IDF soldiers, rejecting Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.
The bill for a proposed Basic Law on Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people is another aspect of this obsession.
As is the norm in politics, the government's recent capitulation to the ultra-Orthodox was presented as progress.
The required separation is not between one soldier and another or between one military casualty and another. It is between religion and the state, between religion and the army.
People with developmental disabilities should be integrated into the community, not separated from society.
The lesson of Egypt's new revolution is that even in democracies, leaders cannot cling to election results as though they were a promissory note that authorizes them to impose their ideology, while ignoring the wishes of the people.
Rabbi Eliyahu's racist statements disqualify him from serving as a rabbi in this country, in the city of Safed, and all the more so as chief rabbi of Israel.