The Dutch and Irish governments have publicly stated that calls for a boycott of Israel are legitimate, with the Dutch foreign minister saying that advocating and campaigning for Palestinian rights through the nonviolent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel are “protected by the freedom of expression”.
While some government ministers and a loud segment of the public are pushing for tougher action after months of Palestinian attacks, others want the military to remain a moderating force.
From economics, to health, to venturing into public spaces, Palestinian women feel their security is often at risk.
For a New York Times column saying that Israel's future as a Jewish state is in peril, Thomas Friedman had to rely on reporting by the Israeli press, since his own publication has flubbed the story of the country's deepening political crisis.
Months after diffusing a public scandal about their relationship, Adrienne Bailon's boyfriend and Christian music singer Israel Houghton is praying with her co-stars on the hit daytime talk show "The Real."
Israel's prime minister publicly rebuked a top general for comments appearing to liken the atmosphere in Israel to that of Nazi-era Germany.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, contradicting his defense minister, scolded Israel's deputy military chief on Sunday for suggesting that Israeli society was showing signs of Nazi-like behavior. The rare public rebuke of a servingShow More Summary
TeleSur | – – As controversy surrounding the "new anti-Semitism" rages in Europe, important public intellectuals argue that critiquing Israel is not anti-Semitism. Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked commented recently on the controversy of "anti-Semitism"…
Israeli public organizations held a ceremony near Jerusalem on Thursday in honour of Shmuil Pevzner, a Jewish man from Leningrad, who had saved 300 Soviet children from the Nazi forces.
Rarely — if ever — has a presidential candidate been so publicly critical of Israeli policy toward the Palestinians as Sen. Bernie Sanders was last week during the CNN Democratic primary debate in Brooklyn. Media outlets seized the moment, with headlines such as “Bernie Sanders smashes the Israel status quo,” “Bernie Sanders just shattered an American […]
Israel’s opposition leader Isaac Herzog came under fire on Tuesday after saying that his center-left Zionist Union party should attempt to stop being perceived by the Israeli public as “Arab lovers” if it wants more success at the polls. At...Show More Summary
The detention by Palestinian Authority security forces of three Palestinians who allegedly planned to carry out an attack inside Israel this week brought renewed public criticism of the PA amid a slew of political disputes. The PA finds...Show More Summary
Topic: Libraries A copy of the National Library of Israel Charter, a declaration signed by leaders and public officials which marked the launch of the National Library renewal project in 2011, was buried under the cement stone at the...Show More Summary
Why did Israeli-funded PR firm Ceisler target crisis intervention and suicide hotline services for queer and transgender youth? The Israeli government recently hired a Philadelphia-based public relations firm to help promote its occupation-stained...Show More Summary
Israel's military ranks among the most popular institutions in the country, winning approval ratings far outpacing the courts and the parliament. Popularity of the military chief of staff routinely exceeds that of the prime minister. But in the days since an Israeli soldier shot to death a Palestinian...
An international scientific team led by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Tel Aviv University has identified and characterized a novel virus behind massive die-offs of farmed tilapia in Israel and Ecuador, which threatens the $7.5 billion global tilapia industry. Show More Summary
Adrienne Bailon Addresses Israel Houghton Affair Rumors Adrienne Bailon and Israel Houghton made waves when they debuted their relationship lounging on the beaches of Mexico — just WEEKS after he Houghton made it public that he and his wife had
A new film exposes the sophisticated propaganda campaign that keeps both policymakers and the U.S. public on Israel's side. In the conflict over the land of Palestine, Israel’s overpowering military superiority has produced decisive battlefield victories. Show More Summary
The horrifying killing of 18-year-old Hadeel al-Hashlamoun at an Israeli checkpoint in occupied Hebron last September has at last become a public issue in the U.S. Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy has called on the State Department to determine whether the killing, and several other Israeli "extrajudicial killings," violated the Leahy law.
By Rob Bryan / AlterNet The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is a cult, and like most cults, its followers would probably object to the characterization.