In April 2014, nearly 60 percent of Israel’s 1.7 million Arab citizens said they felt “part of the state and its problems.” The 11 months that followed saw the nationalistically motivated murders of four teenagers — three Jewish and one Arab — a two-month war in the Gaza Strip, a...
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February 15, 2013 | 4:42 am
Canada placed Israel on a list of "safe" countries whose citizens are unlikely to seek asylum as refugees.
Israel and seven other countries joined a list of 27 "Designated Countries of Origin" already on the list.
The 35 nations now on the list include the United States and...
January 21, 2013 | 8:42 pm
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February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm
On one side there is no escaping the wall: hulking, concrete and towering almost 28 feet into the sky.
Where it's not a wall, the barrier is a mesh fence topped with barbed wire and cameras, looping around the entire Palestinian city of Kalkilya.
Just across the boundary and only a...
January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Like many hothead progressives around the world, I preach antiracism, teach multiculturalism and recognize the United States to be a politically and culturally imperialistic society.
Proper revolutionary that I am, I have no problem with guerrilla warfare against oppressive regimes,...
November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Natalie, a 17-year-old from Ethiopia, looks forward to serving as an army paramedic and dreams of a trip to California. Mikhail, an 18-year-old from the former Soviet republic of Georgia, reflects on his decision to leave his friends in a crowded Tel Aviv nightclub one hour before...
November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Jacob spent 20 long years in the home of his father-in-law, Laban, before he could return to the land of Canaan, his home and homeland.
He had been threatened, cheated, tricked, attacked, injured and orphaned over the course of those years. Certainly, he was hoping to settle down...
November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm
August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Should Israel's goal be to defeat the Palestinian Arab terrorists who are waging war against it? Or should Israelis be striving merely for a few days or weeks of quiet?
The answer would seem obvious, but at a recent meeting with a senior State Department official, I and other Jewish...
May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm
"Love and Liberation: When the Jews Tore Down the Ghetto Walls" by Ralph David Fertig (Writers Club Press, $17.95)
On Jan. 9, 1807, Prince Jerome of Prussia decreed that the fortifications of the ancient city of Breslau could be destroyed. After 540 years of isolation, the Jews of...