Out Loud

  • The Other Side of the Story

    11 February 2016

    The media is reporting on the panicked rush to label any criticism of Israeli policy as subversive. But this isn’t the only story. Across Israel, incredible people are working for an Israel that truly reflects the values of the country’s founders.

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  • We Refuse to Back Down

    28 January 2016

    These attempts to stifle speech, shut down dissent, and roll back Israeli democracy will fail. But we don’t have the luxury of waiting. We need to organize, speak up, and speak out.

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  • Shaming the Inciters

    14 January 2016

    A different form of leadership can bring together Israel’s rich tapestry — secular and religious, Arab and Jewish, progressive and conservative, Mizrahi and Ashkenazi — into a shared society that truly thrives. We are giving voice to those Israelis demanding more of their leaders to help make Israel a better place.

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  • Voices of Reason

    10 December 2015
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    As both Israel and America grapple with real and perceived threats, and when xenophobia, racism, and fear seem to saturate both the political discourse in Israel and the 2016 race for the White House, the calm confidence and basic human decency that Rivlin and Obama project are, at least to me, a relief.

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  • Terror and Hope

    19 November 2015

    Yes, times are hard, but that’s what we’re here for. Yes, it’s dark right now. So let’s light a candle, roll up our sleeves, and get to work.

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  • Lessons From My Time in Rabin’s Israel

    29 October 2015

    Like so many of you, I remember exactly where I was that November day when I heard the news. I got two phone calls, one after the other, from a friend. The first: “Rabin’s been shot.”  The second, minutes later: “He’s dead.”

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