France must not push Muslims into the arms of extremists

By Yossi Dahan The terrorists who attacked Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket were well-trained, spoke French and knew their actions would play into the hands of France’s Islamophobic right. Let’s not give them what they’re after. As Israel’s news outlets covered the terrorist attacks in Paris, we watched how our analysts and correspondence suddenly […]

The trauma and tragedy of Israel’s vocational education system

By Yossi Dahan (Translated from Hebrew by Alan Horowitz) Across the board, the achievements of vocational school graduates are significantly lower than those of non-vocational high school graduates. What is needed is equality. Nothing more, nothing less Before surrendering to the vision of Stef Wertheimer, Benjamin Netanyahu, Minister of Education Shay Piron and the vocational […]

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 […]

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 […]

An organic intellectual and social justice pioneer: A profile of Shlomo Swirski

By Yossi Dahan (Translated from Hebrew by Aviel Lewis, edited by Ami Asher) A profile of one of the most influential people in the struggle for social justice in Israel. Although he was kept out of academia, perhaps it was for the better. Who knows how much we would have lost had he wasted his […]