Nonviolence is growing in Palestine – an Interview with Mubarak Awad

By Meir Amor At the end of 2000, as the Second Intifada was just beginning to grip the streets of the West Bank and Gaza, Israeli Professor Meir Amor sat down to speak with Mubarak Awad, a Palestinian expert on nonviolent resistance. Fifteen years later, the two met once again to talk about nonviolence, growing […]

‘Religion and politics’ in Israel: The mythology of Jewish nationalism

By Yaacov Yadgar The State of Israel has never attempted to build a national identity that would be ‘liberated ’from Jewish ‘religion.’ Instead, it has focused on the construction of a national identity distinct in one critical respect: it is reserved for Jews only. One of the more controversial legislative bills being currently pushed forward […]