In holding up a sarcastic and crooked mirror before his own society and the West in general, the misanthropic French novelist delivers the provocative and painful goods
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He was interested in others with an almost childlike curiosity. He listened. Even taxi drivers knew it
A protest that is focused on the 'cost of living' is not simply apolitical. It collaborates with a cruel policy of inequality that damages social fortitude
The center-left continually claims the end of the Netanyahu era. But a future cannot be built on desperate dreams, eulogies and efforts to be more right wing than the right wing
In 2007, the Israeli premier showed leadership by supporting refugees 'in need of protection and asylum' but has since taken a dark turn
The new chairman is turning the party into Likud, and MKs must choose between their principles and their political careers
The problem is that the more the liberal centrists succeed, the more the left will be erased
The history of mankind is rife with failed attempts by one determined nation to suppress another’s national language
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'In Between' is powerful expression of one of most significant contradictions in Israeli society: between great change brought on by feminism and religious radicalization seeping into every sector.
The prime minister told an audience in northern Israel last week that he always asks other world leaders about their country’s real estate market, showing just how out of touch he is with his own citizens.
Too many rabbis and settler activists are convinced that senior state officials are their emissaries – and if not, they are traitors. This is a spiral from which there is no partial way out.
The religious Zionist's denial to categorize Jewish terror as such fans the flames of terrorism in the name of Judaism and a Jewish state.
Permitting the mass influx of immigrants would show that terror does not dictate the agenda of the Continent.
Privatization in state schools has long since ceased to be a mere economic or administrative matter. It's ultra-nationalist brainwashing under the cover of privatization.
Arab MKs are easy prey, but they are only a means to redefining the pact between the state and its citizens on the basis of loyalty to the state's purported representatives, the far right.
The widely covered flap raised by the boycott has gone completely overboard.
Israel's right-wing government is close to loosening the last ties of any reasonable order. The events now coming to light reflect not chaos, but rather a systematic disassembly.
Anybody who wants this election to stand for change and correction must recognize that a vote for Yair Lapid is a vote to ensure another term for Benjamin Netanyahu.
Up to now, the leader of Habayit Hayehudi has done well with his deceptive image. Voters of Israel, don't be fooled.
A friend in a Paris suburb is furious at Benjamin Netanyahu for a dubious offer of a better life in the promised land.
Minister Amir Peretz could be the one to show us the way out of the mess.
Netanyahu's government has managed to combine complete disregard for the distress of residents of the south with exploitation of that distress for propaganda purposes.
The confluence of advanced technology, adoration of the family and the availability of Third-World women to supply our needs creates a tough ethical problem.
When the rockets started flying, the prime minister adopted the tone of a statesman, but the incitement that’s running wild in Israel’s streets is hard to stop.
We have a right to be here. Far better leaders than our current ones have not managed to convince our neighbors of that.
Both the upper crust of Israeli society and the 'social' right wingers enjoy the occupation for personal and political gain. It is the peace camp's role to break this mold.
The Israeli government had a chance to correct an enormous injustice when distributing money to Arab local authorities, but yet again it's missed a golden opportunity.
Just leave us alone, Mr. Kerry, and let our true colors shine. If we see them in time, perhaps there will still be a chance to change them.
The new wave of anti-Semitism now surfacing across Europe threatens everything the continent strove for after the last catastrophe.