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The message of the missing Israeli flags
Arabs didn’t come to the protest in Tel Aviv as proud Israelis who felt that Israel was betraying its best values; they came because they oppose the very existence of a Jewish state, up to and including its most innocuous symbol.
Jonathan S. Tobin
What Palestinian flags reveal about Israel’s nation-state law
A protest against Israel’s new law points to problems with its critics more than the arguments against its passage.
Jonathan S. Tobin
Myths and facts about an ‘illiberal’ Israel
If support for the Jewish state is declining, it may have more to do with American Jews than the Israelis they claim to deplore.
Equality for all of Israel’s citizens
Today’s battle within Israel is whether to reinforce an exclusionary nationalism, a zero-sum game, or whether to repair and rebuild an Israel that is greater than the sum of all its communities.
New Israel Fund’s undemocratic meddling in Israel’s democratic process
No one in Israel elected the NIF and its radical grantees to patronize and lecture Israeli citizens and their democratically elected government on the merits of their society.
Is there a New Israel Fund connection to the nation-state law protests?
Anu, a nonprofit group supported by the New Israel Fund and the driving force behind the prolonged anti-corruption campaign targeting Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit, is also linked to the anti-nation-state law campaign.
Druze protests could lead to irreversible rift with Israeli Jews, warn its elders
“Most of the Druze don’t even care about the nation-state law. But there are these people who make sure to push the young people to protest. The people behind this are not part of the Druze community. They are radical left-wing activists.”
A message to the Jewish nation from a Druze Zionist friend
There are no Druze in the world who can claim a better and freer life than the Druze citizens of Israel.
Netanyahu offers plan to address Druze concerns over nation-state law
The plan was presented by Netanyahu’s acting chief of staff, Yoav Horowitz, to Druze community representatives led by spiritual head Sheikh Muafak Tarif at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.
Critics of nation-state law misunderstand Israel’s constitutional system
The new law isn’t meant to be read in isolation, but in concert with other Basic Laws enshrining Israel’s democratic system and fundamental human rights.
Netanyahu refuses to revisit nation-state law, despite controversy regarding Druze
Government rushes to mollify Druze community after leaders file a petition against the law, calling it an “extreme act of discrimination” against minorities in Israel.
Israel’s new nationality law sparks immediate debate from American Jewish groups
“It is astounding that this should be an issue at all,” said Sarah N. Stern, founder and president of the Endowment for Middle East Truth.
‘Nationality Law’ defining Israel as a Jewish state passes first reading in Knesset
The bill seeks to firmly assert that Israel is a Jewish state, enshrining the state’s symbols and the designation of Jerusalem as its capital, and assigning Hebrew as the country’s official language.