Various segments of society are closing themselves off in specialized neighborhoods and selective community settlements, showing the degree to which we lack confidence in the face of anyone who is different.
Nearly every delegate at the Tel Aviv conference is happy to declare their belief in the two-state solution, and to explain why it's not yet possible.
As the Syrian tragedy enters its sixth year, the world has plenty of excuses for not putting an end to the carnage.
Avichai Mendelblit was an inspirational figure in the long-running saga to find a solution to the dispute about prayer and access at the Western Wall.
Supporters of Israel’s state rabbinate claim it protects the unity of the Jewish people. In fact, the rabbinate is engaged in a fanatic, unstinting quest to divide Jew from Jew.
Citizenship here is reminiscent of South Africa's in the past: Jews are 'white' citizens, Arabs in Israel have 'colored' (in other words, partial) citizenship; and Palestinians in the territories have 'black' citizenship, without political rights.