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  • Reason for Pride

    7 June 2018

    We know that we can’t stop just because Tel Aviv is an oasis for gay life, but rather we must continue our work so that every LGBTQ person in Israel can feel supported and safe.

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  • This Isn’t About Jafar

    25 May 2018

    The lived experience of so many Israelis who take part in political protests — peace activists, Ethiopian-Israelis, refugees, and even settlers — is that the police can and do act with brutal force to shut down political speech.

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  • Trifecta of Failed Leadership

    10 May 2018

    Leaders on all sides have found opportunities to scuttle chances for Israeli-Palestinian peace and drive a wedge separating the two peoples.

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  • Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

    26 April 2018

    I never would have believed the Trumpian fashion in which the prime minister would falsely accuse us of trying to “erase the Jewish character of Israel,” or that he would demand, on the basis of lies, that we be subjected to a parliamentary committee of inquiry.

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  • Celebrating the Real Israel

    19 April 2018

    Today is Israel’s Independence Day. It’s a day for us to celebrate the real Israel — not the exclusionary, narrow, ethnocentric, and increasingly-authoritarian Israel that the country’s political leaders have come to represent, but rather the beautiful, inclusive, pluralistic society that’s there on the ground, made up of real people striving to lead lives of meaning together.

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  • What to Make of the Prime Minister’s Libel?

    12 April 2018

    The days ahead will not be simple — not for Israelis who cherish democracy, not for NIF, and not for the 38,000 people seeking asylum who now find themselves in limbo — but this episode has powerfully demonstrated that we are not alone, and that when we stand together we have real power.

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