Nelson Mandela said that ‘love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.’ If only that were true. In the meantime, incitement works
No diplomatic or economic rationale could justify a false ‘narrative’ at the new Holocaust museum in Budapest
The real target of the ethnocentric politics driven by the nation-state law is those who don't toe the Israeli government line
Just as with the Eastern European regimes that are pulling away from democracy, hurting minorities is merely a tool. Israel's nation-state law is a springboard for an Orbánesque hate campaign
Netanyahu likes to boast about the foreign relations he has nurtured in Eastern Europe because these ties help him block EU decisions against the occupation, but there are no free lunches in politics
Increased use of cars instead of public transportation is causing huge damage. But Netanyahu despises public expenditures that take the entire public into account
Actually it’s a whole group of legislators that uses her method: brutal attack from a position of victimhood
The brokers who bring 'Filipina' caregivers to Israel- and make them pay a hefty fee- don't want the asylum seekers corrupting their business models. This is hypocrisy at its finest
When the people around a political leader begin to talk about a 'coup attempt' by hidden forces, it’s a tactic to delegitimize opponents and muffle accusations
American Jews have always tended to vote Democrat and abhor racism and religious extremism; it's Israel's increasing rightward tilt that has created the rift with the community
It’s impossible to compare leftist groups’ money to the government funding for increasing religious coercion, widening inequality, perpetuating the occupation and of course identifying traitors via bogus loyalty tests
One can understand the Catalans' national feelings, but in actuality, what's bad about the current situation?
Today’s religious Zionist ethos: Only the strong survive; we are strong, so that means we’re right, whether we’re talking about Jews vs. Arabs or rich vs. poor
The assumption that if you’re a moderate and reasonable person, you are weak or worse than that – a liar – is evil and twisted
The most important lesson is to preserve a strong judicial system and a free media, in order to protect democracy and to prevent such ills as Nicolas Maduro
Nevada is the embodiment of the American dream. Everything here is free: the gambling, the prostitution, the alcohol. Above all, you’re free to lose your money
Except for the U.S., the entire Western world got rid of the death penalty 20 years ago, but the justice and education ministers are desperate to bring it to Israel
Israeli citizens, not the New Israel Fund, are rallying for the PM’s indictment, while police and prosecutors, not the media, are leading the criminal investigations against him
For years, Israel has been flooded with monstrous descriptions of Europe. But there is no such thing as 'pure' Europe - national purity is a hollow and dangerous myth
Those same people who trample on freedom of expression know very well that those authors and artists they so enjoy condemning are the secret of Israel’s power
With the United States and Britain stepping aside, the path is open for Europe to position itself, albeit cautiously and hesitantly, as the leader of the free world
A senior Israeli official serving in the United States didn’t even attempt to evade the truth. It’s true, he told me – we have been greatly exaggerating the issue of the boycott. It’s a marginal, insignificant phenomenon
Any change that has occurred, whether in the direction of the right or the left, has always come from within
Misguided right-wing Israelis have convinced themselves that anyone who spouts hatred about Muslims is their ally.
During all these stormy months, when American Jews felt under attack, Israel and its leaders did not stand by them.
The upshot of Trumpism, as ordinary citizens are beginning to understand, is that as long as you fall in line with the dictate from above, you can do anything.
The 'peace' campaign calling for a unilateral separation from Arabs both legitimizes right-wing racism and sabotages the chances of a solution.