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Why equality doesn’t belong in the nation-state law
The message of adding “equality” to the law would be that Israel’s Jewish and democratic identities aren’t equal; rather, its democratic identity has primacy over its Jewish one. That’s the very situation the nation-state law was meant to correct.
Sacrificing Israel’s long-term interests for short-term gains
Military men are good at solving militarily problems, but they’re no better than anyone else, and often worse, at understanding political problems. Yet their facade of expertise often cows politicians into deferring to them.
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.
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.
Not everyone fleeing danger is a refugee
If everyone is considered a refugee, then in the end, nobody will be. If they’re an infinite class of people, then ultimately, the world will shut its gates to them all. Some countries are already doing just that.
Why has settlement building dropped with President Trump in Office?
Settlement construction during most of Netanyahu's last nine years in office was lower than under any of his predecessors, including leftists like Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert.
Jephthah, Trump and the problem of immoral leaders
Jewish tradition acknowledges “realpolitik” national concerns as morally valid even as it warns of the dangers of ignoring individual morality.
On Jerusalem, Trump shows that the emperor had no clothes
Recognizing the capital of the Jewish state—and considering the possible move of international embassies there—is now openly being debated in regions of the globe where Israel has faced considerable hostility in recent years.
How Holocaust education distances Jews from Israel
Many young Jewish Americans are being taught that special affection and concern for their own people is wrong. And if so, then special affection and concern for Israel—the one country on earth belonging to their own people—is doubly wrong.
Israel proves exceptional, once again
The very existence of a Jewish state, whatever its flaws, is grounds for rejoicing.
Use UNRWA’s financial crisis to end its shameful apartheid system
Some 2.1 million “refugees” live in 27 designated camps. They attend special UNRWA schools and health clinics, instead of the regular Palestinian ones. And senior P.A. officials have said explicitly that they are not and never will be entitled to citizenship in the Palestinian state.
Understanding Israel’s love affair with Trump
If the U.S. president doesn’t do anything more than declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and move the embassy, the Israelis would deem it sufficient.
Israeli public unconvinced by police recommendation to charge Netanyahu
So far, the average citizen doesn’t construe the recent allegations as all that serious.