‘Them’ – invisible, unheard, dehumanised

‘Them’ – invisible, unheard, dehumanised

Elevating Palestinians – James Zogby – Huffington Post 25.03.17 Americans [and many Australians] still do not know Palestinians as real people and, as a result, do not care about them. And see: The American Jewish cocoon – Peter Beinart – The New York Review of Books...
AIPAC twisting in the wind?

AIPAC twisting in the wind?

AIPAC’s choice: be apolitical or be honest about political affiliation – Liat Schlesinger – Haaretz 27.03.17 These days, many on the Israeli centre-left view AIPAC as nothing more than the US branch of Likud. Here’s what the pro-Israel lobby needs to do to...
29 March – Arab League meets in Amman

29 March – Arab League meets in Amman

Jordan is hosting the summit amid chaos across the Middle East. Palestinians could be planning a surprise at Arab League summit – Zvi Bar’el – Haaretz 27.03.17 Some observers expect Abbas to soften demands for opening of talks with Israel. Jordan’s six...
Is Israel’s kashrut certification system democratic?

Is Israel’s kashrut certification system democratic?

Making kashrut kosher – Tani Frank – The Jerusalem Post 23.03.17 The 1983 law prohibiting fraud in kashrut gives authority to the chief and municipal rabbinates to provide kashrut certificates. But is it reasonable in a Jewish and democratic state to force a business...