Out of exhaustion, complicity or alienation, we increasingly defer to the endless spin of our arrogant leaders. We've stopped asking ethical questions about our responsibility for the death and despair in Gaza
Don Futterman is the Program Director for Israel for the Moriah Fund, a private American Foundation, working to strengthen civil society and promote democracy and peace in Israel. He can be heard weekly on TLV1’s The Promised Podcast.
The breakdown of democratic norms you fear in Trump's America is far more advanced in Israel. We Israelis need your vocal - and financial - support to confront a creeping autocracy
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Israel's police force's record of brutality and over-policing against Israelis of Ethiopian descent mean, just like their peers in the U.S., young black Israelis are growing up in an atmosphere of fear and intimidation.
Forget the candidates' AIPAC love-in. With the possible exception of Hillary Clinton, they’re all in basic agreement with Obama: pulling back from the Middle East is crucial for America’s future.
Fearful of selling out, Sanders’ young, progressive and universalist Jewish supporters won’t go canvassing for Hillary; they may even be considering not voting at all. But Trump will change all that.
I am sometimes fiercely critical of what our soldiers are asked to do, and still wish we could do without armies. But I have no ambivalence about our need for one.
Naftali Bennett expects to dictate his version of 'Jewish' principles to Israel's schoolkids while resenting the fact that competing voices – for now - refuse to fade away.
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