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Tent Protests and Economic Inequality in Israel

Tent Protests and Economic Inequality in Israel Categories: Israel, Updates     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

As the tent protest movement continues to dominate headlines inside Israel, one of the facts often heard in explaining the background to its growth is that economic inequality inside Israel is very high... Such claims are not necessarily wrong, but they do oversimplify a complex reality. Those wide

 Understanding Israel's Tent Movement

Understanding Israel's Tent Movement Categories: Israel, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

The Israeli tent movement which began on July 14 as a grass-roots economic protest over housing costs has grown in strength and spread to many other cities in Israel and dominated the news there. Thousands of Israeli protesters are camping in tents in the middle of central streets in major Israeli

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Essay: The Illusion of Return

Essay: The Illusion of Return Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Geoffrey Levin

Not far from Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, the storied birthplace of Jesus Christ and the West Bank's most popular tourist site, there lies a landmark of a very different kind. Sitting horizontally on a gate in front of the al-Ayda Refugee Camp is a 10-metre long iron key, weighing nearly two

Bibi's Home Truths

Bibi's Home Truths Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

It may be more Woodstock than Tahrir Square, but the energy springing from a protesters' tent city along Tel Aviv's fashionable Rothschild Boulevard represents economic, social and political realities that challenge Binyamin Netanyahu's leadership in a way he cannot ignore. Some 300 tents sprang up

After September

After September Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United Nations     Author: Pinhas Inbari

For the most part, the international community is tired of the unending Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the prospect of the United Nations "ending" it in September by recognising Palestinian statehood is appealing to many. Moreover, many in the international community consider a solution based on

Can the PA (or Europe) Afford Palestinian Independence?

Can the PA (or Europe) Afford Palestinian Independence? Categories: Europe, Israel, Jordan, Middle East, Palestinians, Saudi Arabia, United Nations, Updates     Author: Geoffrey Levin

The Palestinian Authority (PA) "is broke", and according to a recent New York Times article, "the immediate cause of the crisis is the failure of foreign - especially Arab - donors to fulfill promises of aid." According to AP, Arab donations have decreased dramatically over the past couple years, as

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On the Oslo attacks: Neo-Nazis and Islamist extremists share a worldview

On the Oslo attacks: Neo-Nazis and Islamist extremists share a worldview Categories: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Europe, Far Right, International Security, Islamic Extremism, Israel, Terrorism, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

Israel's leaders certainly know where Israel sits with regard to the horrific massacre that took place in Oslo over the weekend. Both President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu have expressed their sorrow over the tragic events and expressed Israel's empathy with the Norwegian peop

Israeli start-up offers ‘Energy from the Roads’

Israeli start-up offers ‘Energy from the Roads’ Categories: Israel, Middle East, Updates     Author: Geoffrey Levin

As the world continues to search for ways to meet the growing global energy demand without further damaging the environment, a new technology that harvests energy from the pressure caused by cars driving on roads is currently being tested in Israel. Developed by the Israeli start-up Innowattech, the

AIJAC’s response to Israel’s new anti-Boycott law Categories: Israel, Updates     Author: Colin Rubenstein

In response to the passage of a controversial new anti-boycott law by the Israeli Knesset last week, AIJAC has issued the following statement: AIJAC believes that anti-Israel boycotts represent a serious and significant political and diplomatic challenge to Israel as part of a larger campaign of

New Zealand’s Mossad Paranoia

New Zealand’s Mossad Paranoia Categories: Australasia, Israel, Media/ Academia, Updates     Author: Geoffrey Levin

After New Zealand media outrageously accused an Israeli victim of February's Christchurch earthquake of being a Mossad spy, Prime Minister John Key yesterday publically announce that an investigation demonstrated that neither the victim, Ofer Mizrahi, nor any of his friends, had any involvement in e

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