Palestinians leave their Jerusalem neighborhood during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
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For the first time, the United Nations will mark the commemoration of the displacement of 750,000 Palestinians from their homes in 1948.
Under a portrait of Theodor Herzl, David Ben-Gurion on May 14, 1948, declares the establishment of a Jewish state to be known as the state of Israel.
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Israel may no longer be a fledgling state – but it has yet to overcome the basic contradiction that has defined it from the very beginning.
Mark Raphael Baker, author of The Fiftieth Gate.
Mark Raphael Baker is best known for two outstanding memoirs, The Fiftieth Gate, exploring his parents’ Holocaust experience, and Thirty Days, about the death of his first wife.
It’s been 75 years since Palestinians were first expelled from their homeland. Here, people from Tantura as they were relocated to Jordan, June 1948.
(Benno Rothenberg/Meitar Collection/National Library of Israel/The Pritzker Family National Photography Collection)
The UN’s resolution to recognize Nakba Day on May 15, to mark the expulsion of Palestinians from their homes in 1948, helps to acknowledge past traumas but does the resolution have other implications?
An artist’s impression of Gan Siyobonga memorial park in Israel.
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Gan Siyabonga is unique in Israel. It highlights a group that was both anti-apartheid and pro-Zionist.
The cultural significance of Tu BiShvat has taken on new meaning in modern Israel.
Teddy Brauner/National Photo Collection, Government Press Office (Israel)
Tu BiShvat has religious roots, but early Zionists embraced the day in new, more secular ways.
Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be set to return as Israel’s prime minister.
Israel now faces a government that will contain far-right leaders who may weaken the role of the courts.
Social media is being used all over the world to express hatred of Jews.
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Antisemitism today does not always appear in the form of traditional hate speech. It manifests in GIFs, memes, vlogs, comments and reactions on social media platforms.
President Trump’s evangelical supporters cheered the 2018 move of of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The political alliance between American evangelicals and Israel’s right wing may have peaked during the Trump administration.
Jewish ultranationalists wave Israeli flags next to the Damascus gate, outside Jerusalem’s Old City.
(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
This history of Israel and Palestine is complicated. One land, two names. Those on each side claim the land as theirs, under their chosen name.
Eviction remains a threat for Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah.
AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo
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.
Ontario’s new order in council adopting the IHRA definition on antisemitism risks stifling criticism of Israel.
Ontario’s recent order-in-council adopting the IHRA’s definition of antisemitism has been lauded by some. However, critics fear that it could be used to curtail criticism of the Israeli government.
Congresswoman Bella Abzug, left, and Sen. Kamala Harris, right.
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Before vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, before presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, before Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, there was Congresswoman and firebrand Bella Abzug.
President Trump recently pressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to block the entry of two congresswomen to Israel.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File
President Trump has said American Jews loyal to Israel should support the Republican Party. A scholar explains the historical tensions embedded in the anti-Semitic trope.
People praying on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Wondering why Jerusalem matters so much? A 25-year veteran of the Israeli Foreign Service explains what you need to know.
Successive Israeli governments have relied on a false distinction to get away with discriminatory, oppressive policies.
A protest in Tel Aviv backs the soldier who “executed” an unarmed Palestinian.
Israeli politicians have become obsessed with their country’s global image – and they’re shoring it up by cracking down on the debate at home.
Australian governments of both stripes have remained almost entirely supportive of Israel since 1948.
Australian governments and Australian Jews have consistently supported Israel since its founding. That has begun to change at both the political level and the community level.
Are these members of the Nusra Front fighting in Syria still loyal to Al-Qaeda?
At first glance it appears that the Arab uprisings have strengthened Al-Qaeda and similar groups that fly the black banner. With the possible exception of Tunisia, the rest of the “Arab Spring” countries…
Israel advocacy campaigns, seen recently in the context of the conflict in Gaza, are typically fought in Australia on two fronts: Jewish community mobilisation and media engagement.
Jewish communal and Zionist organisations in Australia have taken the unusual step of staging mock air-raid sirens to show solidarity with Israel amid its ongoing conflict with Hamas and to build support…