Anyone who reads Hannah Arendt’s writings – which offer numerous insights about the banality of evil, even when she doesn’t use the term directly – cannot take seriously the propositions ascribed to her by sociologist Eva Illouz.
Once again, Israel Harel shows the dangerous logic of his ideological camp in his July 14th article 'Why are superfluous laws passed?'
Education Minister Yuli Tamir talks about growing up in the Israeli aristocracy, her hopes for a more egalitarian society, and her personal vision of utopia.
The war in Lebanon turned the West Bank into a gray area, where humiliation and abuse of Palestinians have become part of the checkpoint regime.
In West Bank villages, the stone-throwing kids have returned, and the IDF's intensifed 'operational activities' include the seizure of private homes, whose residents are held prisoner inside.
Palestinian workers can be seen on the scaffolding of unfinished houses, working in violation of a High Court of Justice injunction freezing illegal construction in response to a Peace Now petition.
Life in the Palestinian villages trapped by the separation fence in the vicinity of Alfei Menashe has become intolerable. Now the High Court has directed the state to reconsider the route.
They longed to be in combat units and found themselves, like their male colleagues, assigned to policing jobsand dispersing demonstrations in the territories. Some 2.5 percent of female soldiers serve in combat roles, often working at checkpoints and arresting suspects. How does it affect them?
Wablam Zaro was given by her Christian parents in Ethiopia to a Jew who presented her in Israel as a daughter, but treated her as a wife (he says) or a sex slave (her testimony). The Interior Ministry ordered her deported on the grounds of illegal entry. Following a long trial, her ID card was finally returned to her - but then she was murdered.
Imbued with self-righteous fervor and a hatred of Arabs and `leftists,' members of the ultranationalist Kahane Youth movement have become the raucous spearhead of recent demonstrations against the disengagement plan. Now youths in Jerusalem's impoverished ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods are being enticed to join.
Soul-searching in the Bedouin towns of Rahat and Kseifa following the death of their soldiers in Rafah this week
Soul-searching in the Bedouin towns of Rahat and Kseifa, following the death of their soldiers when a booby-trapped tunnel exploded under their outpost in Rafah this week.
The kibbutzim of the western Negev are about to become border settlements, fenced military fortresses in the shadow of the fear of Qassams and infiltration by terrorists.
The object of the bitter dispute: a small, miserable apartment. The combatants: Afikim, a kibbutz in the process of privatization, and a daughter of the kibbutz who is mentally ill.
The death of 10-year-old Murad Amash, who got caught into the middle of a quarrel between neighbors, caused the bitterness to overflow in Jisr al-Zarqa this week.
A surge of Israeli Arab laborers is giving rise to the fear that Ashkelon and Ashdod could become ethnically mixed cities. But it's not racism, people say.
Young Bedouin women - students and teachers - have established their own council and joined the struggle for equal rights. Can they help their people break out of a numbing cycle of poverty and neglect?
For the `hilltop youth,' the mythical fusion of nature, occupation, brutality and Torah is simply a way of life - one they don't believe they'll ever have to give up.
In the aftermath of the attack on Ashdod port this week, which claimed the lives of 10, the loneliness of the bereaved stood out starkly. Only the immediate victims seem to be paying the price of terror.
Refusal to serve in the territories is just one sign of a new phenomenon among young men in the Druze sector - a willingness to be openly critical of Israeli society.
Organizations that aim to Judaize East Jerusalem are identifying the weak links in Palestinian families and exploiting distress, illness, psychological disturbances, poverty and quarrels in order to acquire property for Jewish settlers.
The diary of Mira Ben-Ari, who was killed at the age of 22 in the fall of Kibbutz Nitzanim, is a fascinating period document that also stirs thoughts about the present, images, myths and their price.
Their tent camp may look like a slum and their ranks depleted, but Vicki Knafo and her protest group aren't ready to give up yet.
To a unique blend of voters - people disappointed with Shas, trade union activists and left-wing intellectuals - One Nation offers a refuge from the political situation