Beyond Netanyahu: On the collapse of the so-called Left

Many in the Israeli Left saw the recent election defeat as a danger to democracy. But if the Left wants to win elections, it needs to let go of its anti-Mizrahi fear-mongering and racism.

A Mizrahi look at democracy: Impressions from a ‘Haaretz’ conference

What does it feel like to be thought of as someone who endangers democracy? Sometimes, all it takes is having dark skin, curls and a kippa. Thoughts on Mizrahi identity from Haaretz’s Conference on Democracy

Israeli Black Panther: Mizrahim must boycott the elections

Since the establishment of ‘the only democracy in the Middle East’ and until today, not a single election has fundamentally changed the status of Mizrahim. Now we must use the only tool we have left at our disposal and refuse to participate in the game altogether.

Can a feminist Mizrahi woman find her political home in Shas?

By Efrat Shani-Shitrit Although it is run by ultra-Orthodox men and its path for social mobility is anchored in religion, Shas remains the only truly socially minded political party and is certainly the only Mizrahi party. One voter’s search for answers. A few weeks ago, flyers targeting the women of north Tel Aviv were posted around […]

Why religious Jews are divided over the Temple Mount

By Nissim Leon As tensions between Jews and Muslims come to a head in Jerusalem, it is worth remembering that one of Israel’s most prominent rabbis strictly forbade Jews from visiting Judaism’s holiest site in the wake of the Six-Day War   Recent news reflects a surge in conflict between Muslims and Jews in Israel […]