Israel’s ultimatum to refugees: Indefinite detention or danger

An Israeli court upholds the government’s policy of indefinitely imprisoning African asylum if they don’t agree to ‘voluntary deportation’ to third countries with no legal status. The xenophobia driving Israel’s policy is top-down, but there is another way. By Anat Ovadia-Rosner (Translated from Hebrew by Noam Benishie) The Be’er Sheva District Court rejected a petition filed by […]

Blue or white collar, racism prevails in Israel’s job market

By Yossi Dahan (Translated from Hebrew by Noam Benishei) New research into discrimination in the Israeli employment market reinforces findings from previous studies: the resumes of Yuval Hershkowitz and Eden Almog are still going to generate far more consideration than those submitted by Yuval Amsalem and Waleed Houri. Yuval Hershkowitz, an Ashkenazi Jew, and Yuval […]

How (or how not) to fight rape culture?

By Naama Katiee (Translated from Hebrew by Noam Benishie) The way to fight a culture that allows sexual exploitation is by calling out the problematic sides of the people we love and admire. Just don’t ditch that logic when watching a Polanski film. In the heat of the Eyal Golan scandal, in which the famous […]

Despite outcry, EU guidelines on settlements will have little effect

Photo: Who Profits?

By Eness Elias, Rona Moran, Yara Saadi (Translated from Hebrew by Noam Benishie) Not only do the EU guidelines do very little to affect the occupation economy, they may also bestow legitimization on commercial activities that, despite supposedly taking place within the Green Line, yield huge occupation-born profits. Contrary to confused press reports, the new […]

Turning Israel’s port workers into public enemy number one

By Yossi Edry (Translated from Hebrew by Noam Benishie) In May of this year, Economics and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett devised a plan to replace port workers with IDF soldiers in the case of a strike. Not only did Bennett’s spin make for a dangerous contribution to the ongoing incitement campaign against port workers, it also […]

Paving the road for true multiculturalism on Israeli television

By Merav Alush Levron (Translated from Hebrew by Noam Benishie) The ‘Eyal Golan is Calling You’ finale night was a brimming, pronounced and accented Mizrahi broadcast, paving the road for a true multiculturalism and change of viewing habits. Merav Alush Levron on the struggle she partook in to have the finale aired on Channel 2 (and […]