Who are most effective against BDS?

Who are most effective against BDS?

Netanyahu, Lapid play politics over BDS, stand in way of real fighters – Barak Ravid – Haaretz 08.03.12 Yachad in Britain and J Street in America could be Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ against BDS. If the Israeli government boycotts them, pushes them away and doesn’t learn how...
Cross-border preparation for peaceful coexistence

Cross-border preparation for peaceful coexistence

IRBID PROVINCE, JORDAN — Negotiations for a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict may have stalled at the political level, but efforts continue on the ground to shore up the foundations for peace. One of those efforts has taken the unique form of an...
‘I didn’t think God makes mistakes’

‘I didn’t think God makes mistakes’

Jewish transgender man gives birth and embraces life as a single ‘abba’ – Gabrielle Birkner – JTA 22.01.16 Read story here And see: Here’s why I went public with my story — Rafi Daugherty — The Times of Israel 07.03.16 If my story, face and voice can be a...
Israeli women bring energy, water to a million Africans

Israeli women bring energy, water to a million Africans

Israeli women – and tech – connect African villages to water, electricity – The Times of Israel 06.03.16 Innovation Africa, founded by Sivan Ya’ari, has brought solar energy, improved irrigation and cleaner water to as many as 1 million people. Read article here And...
Most Israelis agree Jerusalem is divided in fact

Most Israelis agree Jerusalem is divided in fact

Most Israelis consider Jerusalem divided, poll finds – The Times of Israel 07.03.16 Israel Democracy Institute survey also shows most Jews don’t believe discrimination against Arabs motivates terror attacks. See article here and full survey results...
Turkey and Egypt – turns for the worse

Turkey and Egypt – turns for the worse

Turkey’s Erdogan using his power to stamp out freedom of press – Zvi Bar’el -Haaretz 05.03.16 Violent assault on opposition newspaper Zaman comes at time when no global player is likely to be willing to take Erdogan seriously to task; opportunity therefore...
The ‘Colliding Dreams’ of Zionism

The ‘Colliding Dreams’ of Zionism

Film Review: ‘Colliding Dreams’- Ella Taylor – Variety 03.03.16 New documentary is an excellent, even-handed history of Zionism and the state of Israel that opens a much-needed space for moderate voices. Read article here And watch two video clips from...
Israel not an outlier? – three perspectives

Israel not an outlier? – three perspectives

Israel’s Putinisation – Adam Shatz – London Review of Books vol.38 no.4 18.02.16 Thought-provoking analysis, especially when read with the two immediately following posts, and despite references to ‘colonialism’ and’ ethnic cleansing’ that many readers will...
What do Israelis really know about Palestinian suffering?

What do Israelis really know about Palestinian suffering?

What do Israelis really know about Palestinian suffering? – MK Ksenia Svetlova (Zionist Union) – +972 Magazine 05.03.16 Mass funerals for terrorists are no more a representation of Palestinian society than Israelis who dance with knives and glorify Baruch...
Herzog courts votes from the centre

Herzog courts votes from the centre

Opposition leader Herzog: Israelis are fed up with radical Left – Jonathan Lis – Haaretz 05.03.16 Both extreme right and extreme left ‘will lead us to Israstine – a Jewish-Arab binational state,’ Zionist Union leader says; Lapid: a diplomatic blockade is...