Different Country, Similar Racism

Julie France reflects on the similarities between the racial tensions in the United States and Israel.

Why Palestine Joining the International Criminal Court Could be a Total Game Changer

With the peace process derailed and the incoming Netanyahu administration promising zero tolerance to Palestine, joining the ICC sets a major cat among the pigeons.

An American Liberal on the Israeli Elections

Julie France discusses the seemingly unbridgeable divide currently separating the Israeli left from the Israeli right.

Tea Party & Likud East & West: A Symbiosis of Fear & Division

Warlords don’t have use for peace because peace doesn’t have use for warlords.

Netanyahu’s Speeches a Travesty

Hypermasculine bravado as political weapon

Ethical Opposition to the Israeli Regime

An Israeli progressive reflects on the future challenges facing her cause.

Don’t Sweat Your Legacy, Because You Don’t Decide It

The death of a friend led Rick Gabrielly to realize that our legacies are determined by the receivers, not the givers.

Thoughts on Jewish Identity in a Post-Charlie Hebdo World

Matthew Rozsa explores the divided politics of the American Jewish community.

Day 0

Margaret Rhee elegizes the Gaza dead in a prose poem of remarkable tenderness. Blending the personal and political, she questions “The difference between wound and womb…Palestinian and Israeli…You and me.”

A Peaceful Dignified Exit, and to All a Good Death

Death, a natural and unavoidable part of life, should be painless, peaceful, dignified and a celebration of the life that was.

The American Jewish Minority

Being Jewish, and Pro-Israel, Joel Abramson never expected to feel all alone in a support group of young Jewish professionals. But that’s exactly what happened.

9 Facts About the Israel-Palestine Conflict On Which We Can All Agree

Qasim Rashid helps us find a middle ground.

Will Ceasefire in Gaza Last or is Death not yet Satiated?

After decades of fighting, misery, terror and death on both sides, can Israeli and Palestinians make peace?

War is What We are Used to

Imagine a world without the conflict between Israel and Palestine. What would the news do without this war?

The West’s War Against Palestinian ‘Extremism’ is Doomed to Fail

Constantly chasing the support of moderates in the Israel-Palestine conflict will bring us no closer to a solution.

Letting Go: A Mother Prepares for Her Son’s Enlistment

In just two weeks Marilyn Weingard’s son Steven is leaving to help a nation at war. Here’s how she made peace with his decision.