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Last week, Israel’s Supreme Court upheld an Interior Ministry decision not to renew the work visa of HRW’s representative in Israel and the Palestinian territories, Omar Shakir. The Court agreed that Shakir had breached a 2017 law barring entry to foreigners who promote the BDS campaign and gave him 20 days to leave the country.
Anti-Zionism is a flourishing politics today on many university campuses and on parts of the left, and the standard response from many Jewish organisations and from most of the Jews I know is to call it the newest version of antisemitism. But anti-Zionism is a subject in itself...
Government agencies in democratic countries should provide factual, unbiased information to those accessing their services. Yet, just recently, New Zealand’s immigration department failed to meet that standard in spectacular fashion.
Much of the American and Israeli punditry unleashed a flood of condemnations of the Israeli move in mainstream and social media, entirely devoid of nuance
Israel had no good or easy option when two Members of Congress, both of whom have connections with antisemites and track records indicating contemptuous hostility to Israel, applied for visas.
To steer readers through the labyrinthine world of modern Jewish thought, Jewish anti-Zionism, competing strands of Zionism, antisemitism, Arab politics and the evolution of the global Left, and enable us to come out both enlightened and liberated, is an altogether exceptional achievement.
On May 8, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced that the country would cease observing the elements of the 2015 nuclear deal that limited Iranian possession of enriched uranium and heavy water in response to the tightening grip of US sanctions