Kicking the Neoliberal Habit

By Yossi Dahan (Translated from Hebrew by Orna Meir-Stacey,  Edited by Ami Asher) After the 2008 global financial crisis, some of Israel’s neo-liberal fundamentalists sobered up from capitalist dogmatism and became ‘social.’ This led them to discovering Scandinavia, and lately they have been busy marketing a biased and union-free capitalist version of the ‘Nordic Model’ in Israel […]

Beyond the market and the state: Horizons for a new kind of public housing

Tomer Gardi and Sebastian Schipper (Translated from Hebrew by Orna Meir-Stacey) The choice between entrusting the right of people to a house either to the hands of a violent government or to capitalists is futile and dispiriting. But is it possible to free ourselves of this stranglehold? A conversation with Sebastian Schipper about a new […]

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 […]

Thatcher’s Poll Tax Popping in for a Visit

Abraham Doron (Translated from Hebrew by Orna Meir-Stacey) According to the new budget proposal, housewives who work only in their household and are raising the next generation of workers, will be required to pay a Poll Tax. Today we were told that this appalling proposal will be removed from next year budget Among the edicts […]

I Don’t Know Arabic, but I do. And yet don’t

By Tamar Kaplansky (Translated from Hebrew by Orna Meir-Stacey) Watching an Arabic movie every Friday throughout my childhood. Nearly 30 years would pass before I discover that my grandmother and Farid al-Atrash were friends. I have no idea, it goes under my radar. And yet they are there, the words. I don’t know Arabic. My […]