A scholar of Jewish history explains how the term ‘pogrom’ lives in Jewish collective memory and why its use can be highly contentious.
Netanyahu’s new government is exacerbating deep divisions in Israeli society and threatening the very essence of Israel as a liberal democracy.
Huge pro-democracy demonstrations in Israel have taken place for almost two months in protest of new rules for the Supreme Court that Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government is rushing into law.
A decision to bulldoze the home belonging to the family of a man accused of killing seven people outside a synagogue in East Jerusalem has sparked questions over the legality of Israeli policy.
Newly emerged Palestinian militant groups are increasingly fragmented and calling for a popular uprising. This, in turn, coincides with a radical shift to the extreme right in Israel’s government.
Israel’s most far-right and religious ruling coalition, which just assumed power, poses a profound threat to the country’s democratic institutions, from the courts to individual rights.
The documentary, Tantura, has raised difficult questions about the foundation of Israel and the Palestinian Nakba.
In trying to present violent events in ‘neutral’ language, media reports may be ignoring power imbalances when it comes to Israeli police or military violence against Palestinian civilians.
Ben & Jerry’s decision to no longer sell ice cream in the occupied territories comes as Israel continues to lose the support of a group of Americans who once were stalwart allies.
Paulo Freire’s concept of “conscientization”, or critical consciousness, helps us better understand the lives of young Palestinians, particularly those living in Lebanese refugee camps.
After 12 years in power, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s influence will last long beyond his time in office.
The plight of residents in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem highlights a history of Palestinians’ claims to land being ignored, argues a scholar of the Ottoman Empire.
Famous for his political wizardry and clever coalition manoeuvres, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister ended up losing the trust of almost everyone in the political arena.
An unwritten rule in Israeli politics kept Arab political parties out of ruling government coalitions – until the latest election.
The new governing coalition will likely not further negotiations on a two-state solution. Would Palestinians consider a one-state solution instead?
As Israel and Egypt enter into discussions about a truce with Hamas, Palestinian children’s thoughts and feelings on the conflict must be heard.
Just as BLM is forcing a reckoning with systemic racism, there is new attention being paid to the origins of the Palestinians’ struggles.
From discriminatory land-use policies to evictions and demolitions, urban planning has long been weaponised against the Palestinian people
There seems to be no interest in reviving a peace process that has been effectively moribund since the Clinton administration in the late 1990s.
Being the seasoned and skilled politician he is, Netanyahu is certain to manoeuvre the changed political situation for his own benefit.