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'JEWISH AND DEMOCRATIC': Implications of Israel's Self-Description, at Home and Abroad

On October 31, 2014, Ruth Gavison and Stuart Eizenstat addressed a Policy Forum at The Washington Institute. Gavison is the Haim H. Cohn Professor of Human Rights Law at Hebrew University

Naftali Bennett West Bank annexation plan a wakeup call for the West

Naftali Bennett West Bank annexation plan a wakeup call for the West

Naftali Bennett, Israel's Minister of the Economy and leader of the Jewish Home Party, a major component of the current Israeli government, is widely seen as the politician on the rise in Israel and a potential successor to Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister after the next Israeli elections

Israeli Occupation Forces witness new wave of defections over rights abuses

Israeli Occupation Forces witness new wave of defections over rights abuses

Forty-three reservists and former members of Israel's elite army intelligence unit have announced in a letter published on Friday that they will refuse to serve in the military.

Losing the plot: Israeli premier facing new Gaza reality

Losing the plot: Israeli premier facing new Gaza reality

Netanyahu's war-turned-genocide in Gaza has backfired badly -- his strategy has helped resurrect Hamas, the very movement he tried desperately to crush.

Opinion: Israel's stance on Palestine is not even supported by all Jews

Opinion: Israel

No one report or letter can cover all the issues between the Israelis and Palestinians which reach back much further than the latest conflict.

Livni and Lapid should back Palestinian unity government

Livni and Lapid should back Palestinian unity government

In the spring of 2011, just a day after Hamas and Fatah made one of their announcements that they would be establishing a National Unity government

Time for Obama to justify his Nobel Peace Prize

Time for Obama to justify his Nobel Peace Prize

Operation Protective Edge will go down in the annals of the Arab-Israeli conflict as the first crisis in the 21st century in which there was almost no American involvement.

Despite ongoing rocket fire, Israel was right to leave Gaza

Despite ongoing rocket fire, Israel was right to leave Gaza

Op-ed: Southern residents' disappointment is understandable, but it's too early to point an accusing finger at Netanyahu, Ya'alon and Gantz

Hamas had the final word in Gaza op

Hamas had the final word in Gaza op

Analysis: Forget about demilitarizing Gaza and disarming Hamas. Things will remain unchanged until the next round.

In some wars, both sides lose

In some wars, both sides lose

Analysis: Despite its huge military advantage, advanced intelligence and remarkable protection means, it may be difficult for the IDF to subdue several thousand terror fighters.