The Bundestag mixed up the struggle against anti-Semitism with support for the most right-wing, populist government ever to rule Israel. Will Germany's government now make the same dangerous mistake?
Keeping it alive by artificial means will only humiliate the suffering patient and obscure its former greatness
A civil alternative to the right’s doctrines – one God, one people, one land and one leader – is urgently needed, and whoever has the courage and inspiration to stand at this front will win it all
The leaders have joined forces against a formidable and strong common enemy who is the greatest of all global builders of the dream of an open human society
Israel is the nation-state of the Israelis. It belongs to those who pay taxes, vote and get elected to office; those who live here, speak the language, are given their rights and meet their obligations
Elias Khoury’s 'Children of the Ghetto' adds a new layer to the Israeli-Palestinian story
Soros is a symbol of the holiday and the embracing of the 'other,' while Netanyahu is the type who says Israel must protect itself against 'wild beasts'
In his carefully wrought and well-sourced book ‘Urshalim,’ Nir Hasson tells the story of a united but fractured city, melding scattered historical, political and religious details into a significant picture
In his new nonfiction book the novelist’s language is wondrous as usual, but behind it lurks all the problems of the Zionist left – from arrogance and sanctification of secularism to dodging the toughest questions
Alluring and repulsive, spiritual and cynical – Jerusalem is a city of peace without a single corner free of disputes. Never has a city been so reunited, yet so torn apart
Secular Israelis are collaborating with the policies that will bring about their own intellectual and spiritual destruction
We were nice, not influential or dangerous. Then a new generation arose and moved into the realm of wildness
What looks like an out-of-control pot of popcorn becomes logical when the political lens is replaced with a historical one. The president is the official liquidator of rapacious capitalism.
Battling together for our home, hours of risk to lives and real dangers forged us in solidarity without borders.
As religious and nationalist fundamentalism penetrate further into the top ranks of Israel, and as press and NGOs face increasing restrictions, Israel needs a strong opposition.
Although the Ashkenazi culture and institutions are part of our dwindling interface with the West, they are also barriers between us and our neighbors, near and far.
With his usual capacity for describing horrors of genocide and acts of compassion, historian Yair Auron presents the unknown story of Circassians who in 1942 saved Jewish youngsters from slaughter.
In demanding the right to recite the priestly blessing, these allegedly progressive women are trying to revive what was a pillar of discrimination within ritual Judaism.
No one has a monopoly on pain and trauma. There was the Holocaust, there was the Nakba, and we are not competing over who suffered more.
They’re doing good that eclipses Israeli vulgarity, brutishness and racism – the evil that pretends to be benign like certain members of Isaac Herzog’s Labor Party.
If half of the Israeli population is racist, violent, bloodthirsty, aggressive and ultra-nationalist, does that mean that half of the Israeli army is, too?
The party’s condemnation of Arab organizations for listing Hezbollah as a terror organization highlights what they see as an even bigger problem.
We must return to the ABCs of democracy to shape a shared space where activists and intellectuals from all parts of society can gather to explore and resist the spirit of the times. Call it the 'Ministry for Democratic Security.'
This is a thank you to Im Tirtzu, which branded me this week, and also a warning: When your world is as narrow as the world of the ant, you will also end up being crushed like it.
The battle now is a battle for democracy, and therefore we will defeat you. That’s how it is everywhere in the world and that’s how it is here.
The right is dismantling Israel. If that’s what you want, go for it. We’ll reassemble it after you’ve gone.
The time has come to fight for the sake of a secular democracy that belongs to all its citizens.