Why Mizrahim don’t vote for the Left?

It is no wonder that Mizrahim vote for right-wing parties when the Ashkenazi-dominated Left has done everything in its power to exclude them. Want things to change? Start talking about Ashkenazi privilege

Israel’s ‘backyards’: First south Tel Aviv, then Holot

By Shula Keshet (Translated from Hebrew by Michal Wertheimer Shimoni) So long as the fight for asylum seekers’ rights — which I have taken part in — remains blind to the fact that Mizrahi slums are the only places carrying the burden of supporting and integrating asylum seekers, any celebration of the High Court to […]

Pathologizing ethnicity: Are Mizrahim really more prone to violence?

A recent article claims that Mizrahim are more prone to violence because they suffer from higher rates of ADHD. But can one really make such sweeping statements about an entire demographic group without looking at the broader social context? By Marcelo Weksler (translated from Hebrew by Anat Goldman) On March 16, 2014, Dr. Shlomi Antebi, […]

Complicated justice: Must occupation be the litmus test for the Left?

By Ofer Sitbon While many remember Supreme Court Justice Edmund Levy, who passed earlier this month, for concluding that there is no occupation of the West Bank, Ofer Sitbon says we must see Levy as an activist judge with strong sense of justice for the underprivileged. Everyone had their own Edmund Levy. Since passing away […]

Riches to rags to virtual riches: The journey of Jewish Arab singers

By Shoshana Gabay (Translated from Hebrew by Benno Karkabe, Noa Bar and Orna Meir-Stacey) Some of the most revered musicians from the Arab world moved to Israel in the 1950s and 60s, where they became manual laborers and their art was lost within a generation. Now, with the advent of YouTube, their masterpieces are getting […]