The answer to Israel’s education gap is in its own back yard

By Marcelo Weksler (translated from Hebrew by Rachel Beitarie) Instead of importing American experts, we need to listen to those who are already doing the work right here in Israel. And we need the establishment to start taking full and long-term responsibility for our society. On November 17 an article was published in Haaretz that […]

What is Mizrahiness? Seeking answers through questions

By Almog Behar (Translated from Hebrew by Rachel Beitarie‏) What does it mean to be Mizrahi in Israel of 2013? And why is it that Mizrahiness is better expressed in questions than in answers? An exploration following Amnon Levy’s Hebrew-language TV documentary series, ‘The Ethnic Demon.’ What is Mizrahiness? What does it mean to be Mizrahi in […]

The truth about the “Nordic Model”

By Ami Vatury (Translated from Hebrew by Rachel Beitarie) The reality of the Nordic economic model has little to do with the derisive way it is described by the The Marker or The Economist. One writer takes apart the right-wing business media’s analysis, revealing the truth behind the successful social democracies. “The Scandinavian model” found […]