Tagged: Israelis

Israel’s Religiously Divided Society Recommended Reports
Pew Research Center

Israel’s Religiously Divided Society

Nearly 70 years after the establishment of the modern State of Israel, its Jewish population remains united behind the idea that Israel is a homeland for the Jewish people and a necessary refuge from rising anti-Semitism around the globe. But alongside these sources of unity, a major new survey by Pew Research Center also finds deep divisions in Israeli society.

on March 8, 2016
The New Israeli Government: Consolidating Apartheid Fact Sheets
IMEU

The New Israeli Government: Consolidating Apartheid

As Israel forms its new coalition government, this IMEU fact sheet provides an overview of the parties and notable ministers in the new government and their views towards the Palestinians.

on May 11, 2015
Test prep question asks students: ‘Which race is superior’ in Israel?’
Haaretz

Test prep question asks students: ‘Which race is superior’ in Israel?’

Teenagers in an alternative school program were surprised this week to discover the following question on a worksheet on “Nazi ideology and policy”: “From your acquaintance with the peoples that live in Israel, which is the superior race and which is the inferior race?” The students were part of the Hila program in Petah Tikvah — Hila provides education for teenagers who have dropped out of the state school system.

on March 25, 2015
Israeli Election 2015: Who Is Represented? Who Is Disenfranchised? Infographics
IMEU

Israeli Election 2015: Who Is Represented? Who Is Disenfranchised?

On March 17, Israelis will go to the polls to choose a new government but more than one third of people living under Israeli rule do not have the right to vote. Although Israel is nominally a parliamentary democracy, over the course of the country's nearly 67-year history there has been a period of only about one year that Israel did not rule over large numbers of Palestinians by military decree.

on March 13, 2015
Palestinian babies not included on Israel gov’t list of most popular names
Ira Glunts, Mondoweiss

Palestinian babies not included on Israel gov’t list of most popular names

On Sunday, the Israeli Population and Immigration Authority declared that during the past year the most popular male names given children were Yosef, followed by Daniel and Ori. The top female names were Tamar, Noa and Shira. This was reported in the English edition of the Ha’aretz news website. What neither the English article nor the government announcement mentioned was that Arabic names were excluded from the survey.

on September 22, 2014
Opinion: Why Israel is its own worst enemy
Gideon Levy, CNN

Opinion: Why Israel is its own worst enemy

The streets of Ashkelon were half empty when I arrived on a Monday afternoon. The latest war was under way, and Haaretz had just published a critical article I'd written about Israel's air force pilots and the grave consequences of their bombardment of Gaza. I came to this southern Israeli town, not far from Gaza, to chronicle the fear spreading throughout Israeli communities near the border. As a columnist for the country's leading liberal newspaper, I am quite used to people being hostile towards my views, but this was something new.

on August 12, 2014
QUICK FACTS: Israeli Independence & The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine Fact Sheets
IMEU

QUICK FACTS: Israeli Independence & The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

The IMEU offers the following fact sheet on the impact that Israel's creation had on the non-Jewish, Palestinian Arab population living within the borders of what became Israel in 1948.

on April 9, 2013
Palestinian Culture: 64 Years Under Israeli Assault Fact Sheets
IMEU

Palestinian Culture: 64 Years Under Israeli Assault

In late July, while on a trip to Israel and occupied East Jerusalem, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney sparked outrage amongst Palestinians by telling a group of supporters at a fundraiser that the glaring disparity between the strength of Israel's economy and that of the Palestinian territories is a result of differences in the respective cultures of Israelis and Palestinians. To put this controversy into context, the IMEU offers the following fact sheet detailing Israel's more than six-decade-old assault on Palestinian society and culture.

on August 2, 2012
Meir Kahane, the Jewish Defense League & the Kach Movement Fact Sheets
IMEU

Meir Kahane, the Jewish Defense League & the Kach Movement

Meir Kahane was an American-born rabbi who espoused a virulently anti-Arab racist ideology advocating the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Israel and the occupied territories. He inspired and helped to found the Jewish Defense League and Kach party.

on February 19, 2012
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