Netanyahu’s transfer plan is met with silent complicity

Netanyahu’s proposal of revoking the status of 100,000 residents of East Jerusalem who live beyond the separation barrier joins a sequence of verbal expressions welded onto a single line of thought and that are aimed also at the Arabs within the Green Line: you are all here by good graces and conditionally. And the silence of the “democratic” political camp reverberates in the background

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To fight police violence, address their racism

By Kher Albaz The killing of a young Bedouin man from Rahat and the death of another during the funeral have deepened the city’s lack of faith in the authorities. Only anti-racism education for police and young people alike can stop the landslide. The Or Commission, which investigated the shooting deaths of 13 Arab demonstrators […]

 An open condolences letter to the family of Mohammad Abu Khdeir and the Palestinian people

Haokets (Translated from Hebrew by Idit Arad and Matan Kaminer) Our hands shed this blood, our hands set Mohammad Abu Khdeir on fire, our hands fanned the flames. We have been living here for too long to claim that we did not know, we did not understand, we were not able to foresee. We witnessed […]

How one Palestinian citizen challenged Israel’s ‘enemy state’ policy

By Salah Mohsen Majd Kayyal’s right to travel and participate in a conference in Beirut is far more important than his right to fulfill his role as a journalist. That right belongs to him as a human being, an Arab and a Palestinian who has absorbed the cultural richness of Lebanon’s capital. The release of […]

Two journeys back in time to places called home

By Assia Ladizhinskaya We went for a visit in the empty Palestinian village in which Waffa has never been, and it was the happiest day of his life. I flew for a visit to Moscow, the home I had left, and didn’t like a thing. Both of us are back to live in the present […]

Palestinian incitement: Genuine problem or right-wing dream?

на русском By Yizhar Be’er (Translated from Hebrew by Miriam Erez) It’s not uncommon to hear Israeli leaders accuse the Palestinian Authority and its media outlets of inciting to violence against Israelis and Jews. But is it actually true? A closer examination of the evidence reveals that the habitual blaming of the Palestinian Authority is […]

Ramadan entry permits: The battle for hearts and minds

By Fady Asleh (Translated from Hebrew by Michael Omer-Man) The Palestinian, in whose head is an engraved image of the lands that were torn away from him, now faces an entirely different picture. Haifa of today is not the Haifa of Al-Shrak Cafe or the 1920s and 30s capital of Palestinian culture. An entry permit […]

Europe’s leaders speak out on Israel’s treatment of Palestinian children

By Galit Saporta (Edited by Ami Asher) While the Israeli public and media failed to take any significant notice of a recent UN report criticizing Israel’s policy on children’s arrests and detention, some European officials and NGOs are speaking out about the abuses. It seems that yet another report, this time from the UN Committee […]