The ‘reasonable person’ standard and murdering one’s rapist

By Sharon Mayevski (Translated from Hebrew by Maya Naveh and Michelle Bubis) Yonatan Hailu was convicted of murdering his rapist, Yaron Eileen, and sentenced to 20 years in prison because his actions did not meet the “reasonable person” standard. Did the judges not only hear but really listen to his testimony? Did they take his […]

Reducing greenhouse gas won’t change a thing for Israel’s citizens

By Yossi Loss (Translated from Hebrew by Maya Naveh) If the Israeli government is concerned with climate change and its consequences, it must focus less on reducing Israel’s inconsequential greenhouse gas emissions, and more on preparing for the difficulties ahead. In Israel’s latest budget plan, the item dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions has been […]