What’s behind Netanyahu’s meetings with Israeli media?

What’s behind Netanyahu’s meetings with Israeli media?

Netanyahu’s relentless juggling act leaves many wondering: is a diplomatic Initiative in the works? – Yossi Verter – Haaretz 27.08.16 Despite the uncertainty regarding his political and personal status these days, the liveliness and energy displayed by PM...
Israel’s secretive surveillance industry

Israel’s secretive surveillance industry

IPhone spyware spotlights Israel’s secretive surveillance industry – Jewish Business News 29.08.16 Israel boasts some 27 surveillance firms, a high number for a country of 8 million. Most deal with cyber defense, with less than 10% pursuing the offensive niche. But...
Why some people leave Orthodoxy

Why some people leave Orthodoxy

We must stop treating Jewish observance as an all-or-nothing, zero-sum game – Rabbi Yehoshua Looks – Haaretz 28.08.16 Narrow, judgmental perspectives continue to drive Jewish youth away from observance. It’s time to realize that Orthodox Judaism can be...
Hamas’s historical involvement with humanitarian aid

Hamas’s historical involvement with humanitarian aid

The unbreakable relationship: Hamas and the humanitarian aid in Gaza – Abdalhadi Alijla – The Huffington Post 29.08.16 The director of Canada’s Institute for Middle East Studies draws attention to the history of close Islamist involvement in the provision of aid in...
When Palestinians are wrongly killed

When Palestinians are wrongly killed

More evidence of attitudes to the wrongful killing of Palestinians has also been emerging during the trial of Sgt Elor Azaria for the manslaughter of Abdel Fattah al-Sharif in Hebron and will be covered in future posts. Unarmed Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces...