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Israel’s appeal courts treat Arabs better when one judge is Arab-Israeli

Does our justice system treat minorities fairly? The tragic events in Ferguson, Staten Island and Baltimore show how perceived discrimination can erode public confidence in the rule of law among affected minorities and encourage antisocial behavior. This dynamic is not unique to the United States. Increased representation of minorities in law enforcement is one commonly […]

Sony Hack Reveals Hollywood’s Hand In Repairing Israel’s Broken Image

The WikiLeaks archive reveals how some of Hollywood’s top players want to combat the negative publicity of last summer’s brutal war on Gaza and link the pro-Palestine movement to anti-Semitism. CULVER CITY, California — A MintPress News analysis of emails contained in WikiLeaks archive of the Sony Hack reveals how Hollywood executives are working to [...]

Debate Over Public Transport On Sabbath Stirs Discord In Israel

JERUSALEM — It started as a bit of sarcastic whimsy: Israelis frustrated with the lack of public buses on the Jewish Sabbath and holidays hijacked the Facebook page of the transportation minister during Passover and turned it into a shared-ride board. Nadav Maor wanted a lift to the country’s northern tip, with “room in the trunk” for some equipment. Show More Summary

Is solidarity forever?

As the US remains splintered about the rights of the public with regard to health care, things have often been different in Europe. But is this changing? Richard Saltman and colleague offer an interesting article in the Israel Journal of Health Policy Research. Show More Summary

Non-Jewish Israelis remain faceless, nameless, voiceless in ‘New York Times’ coverage

Rudoren's latest: NYT piece on public transportation shutting down for the Sabbath in Israel quotes Jews on both sides of the issue but leaves out the view of 1/5 of the population whose lives are governed by someone else's religious observance. Jim Crow in US journalism

Push for Buses on Sabbath Sets Off Debate in Israel

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A protest over the lack of public buses on the Sabbath and on holidays has led to a larger discussion about the relationship between Israeli democracy and Jewish character.

In defense of Cornel West’s prophetic voice

Marc Ellis first met Cornel West almost thirty years ago when he was invited to share the podium with him on the subject of Israel and the Palestinians. Since then West has become a leading African American public intellectual and has taken daring stands in support of Palestinians, including during Israel's attack on Gaza last summer. Show More Summary

Defending the Iran nuclear deal from Israel and its supporters

Within days of President Obama's framework agreement on the Iran nuclear program polls showed that the American public supported the framework by almost 2-to-1, but the support weakened as opposition to the deal emerged from the Israeli government, AIPAC, other members of the Israel lobby. Show More Summary

Leading American rabbi issues first public criticism of apartheid conditions in Jerusalem

Leading Rabbi David Ellenson and Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt first publicly criticized Israel last December in the Wall Street Journal, after a member of the Israeli Knesset urged them to come forward. Where will young American Jews go for leadership?

Obama got Senate to reject ‘two of Netanyahu’s demands’ on Iran, but the ‘NYT’ won’t mention that

The American public is overwhelmingly behind the Iran deal. So who is against it and demanding that Congress has oversight? Only the rightwing Israel lobby. Though yesterday Obama got the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to reject "two of Netanyahu's demands"

Why I'm Glad Jill Dillard Had a Hospital Birth

On Monday, Jill Dillard of 19 Kids and Counting gave birth to her first child, a healthy, 9lb 10oz baby boy named Israel David Dillard. In the photo they released to the public, Jill and her husband Derick look classically exhausted and happy and in love, and baby Israel looks chubby and adorable. Show More Summary

He's here! Jill Duggar Dillard welcomes baby boy with husband Derick

The wait is over! Jill Duggar Dillard and husband Derick Dillard welcomed baby Israel David into the world on April 6, according to People.The "19 Kids and Counting" star kept the public updated throughout her pregnancy with sweet baby bump photos and blog posts.

Germany Didn't Pay for Israel's Nuclear Bomb – Shimon Peres

In the first ever public statement on the subject by a senior Israeli politician, the former President denies that a loan given to Israel in 1961 by West Germany was spent on the development of nuclear weapons.

All options including military action open on Iran: Israel

Jerusalem: Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said Thursday that all options including military action were on the table in the face of the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. Speaking to public radio as crunch talks on Iran’s nuclear program continued […]

Tipping point?

Are we approaching a tipping point in US public opinion on Israel? The VA bar association cancels a trip to the country because of objections to its "discriminatory" practices, while support for Israel is likely to be a major issue in a race between MD congresspeople Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards for Senate.

In Israel, the mask is finally off

Boldly defying the U.S., the international community, and the Palestinian people, Netanyahu said in the clearest terms possible, “If I am elected there will be no Palestinian state.” What Netanyahu stated publicly is what has been true of all of Israel’s prime ministers, whether from the left, the center, or the right. Show More Summary

Did the Pentagon Just Concede That Israel Also Has Nuclear Bombs?

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U.S. officials have finally publicly stated a fact about Israel many already feared was true; researchers are starting to study the effects of the internet on education; and Latin America’s leaders are taking Venezuela’s side in its recent rift with the United States. Show More Summary

Israel Cannot Reform Itself and Needs Some Tough Love

There is a silver lining in the black cloud of the recent Israeli election. The pretense at the base of Israel's pious public pronouncements about its desire for peace with the Palestinians has been stripped away. Netanyahu revealedShow More Summary

Israel Cannot Reform Itself and Needs Some Tough Love

There is a silver lining in the black cloud of the recent Israeli election. The pretense at the base of Israel's pious public pronouncements about its desire for peace with the Palestinians has been stripped away. Netanyahu revealedShow More Summary

Obama Weighs In On Israel, Iran And Clemency In Huffington Post Interview

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The Huffington Post's full interview with President Barack Obama will be published Saturday afternoon. Obama makes his first public comments on the Israeli elections in the Friday interview. He also addresses the ongoing negotiations...Show More Summary

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