Why Avraham Burg, who has served as Knesset speaker, interim president and head of the Jewish Agency, is asking Israel to annul his registration as a Jew
The defense minister began his speech powerfully and faded away into hollow cliches about his party’s patriotism, but compromise still isn’t impossible
A court's ruling to revoke parenthood in the case of a separated same-sex couple is nothing short of shocking
It's not groundless to assume that in a few years, the rightists will be explaining why the murder was actually expedient, and claim 'self defense'
Netanyahu's supporters called demonstrators monsters, and the Knesset gave them a seal of approval. It is a shocking failure of the government, at the lowest point of Israel's democracy
The tension between democracy and religion is imprinted in Israel's DNA – and the prime minister has chosen to mine political capital from it
Ofer Shelah, a hardboiled, hard-working politician, wants to bring about real change on the center-left. But he may have a hard time shedding his reputation as member of the out-of-touch elite
Ideological right-wing MK Bezalel Smotrich devoted his life to destroying the two-state solution. In an interview he says the left's fixation with it is 'like getting addicted to drugs to escape reality'
B’Tselem director-general Hagai El-Ad tells Haaretz why organizations like his have become the last form of Israeli resistance to the occupation, and how he copes with being branded a traitor