Tagged: Israelis

How Israeli doctors enable the Shin Bet’s torture industry Op-Eds & Analysis
Ruchama Marton, +972 Magazine

How Israeli doctors enable the Shin Bet’s torture industry

From approving brutal interrogation techniques to writing false medical reports, "as a doctor and founder of Physicians for Human Rights – Israel, I have always been troubled by how Israeli doctors cooperate with and enable Israel’s torture industry."

about 2 weeks ago
Denied Entry to US, Palestinian Diplomat Hanan Ashrawi on US “Peace Plan” & Israeli Political Crisis News Roundup
Democracy Now!

Denied Entry to US, Palestinian Diplomat Hanan Ashrawi on US “Peace Plan” & Israeli Political Crisis

Israel will hold new elections after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government in six weeks of negotiations following the April 9 election. This marks the first time in Israeli history a prime minister-designate has failed to form a coalition government.

on June 5, 2019
Don’t Call Us ‘Israeli Arabs’: Palestinians in Israel Speak Out News Roundup
Sam Bahour, Haaretz

Don’t Call Us ‘Israeli Arabs’: Palestinians in Israel Speak Out

When Israel’s founding fathers removed by force the native Palestinian Arab population living where they intended to establish their state, they murdered or displaced more than 80% of that population. This act of ethnic cleansing — to borrow one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s newly found phrases  — was given a name in Arabic: the Nakba, or catastrophe.

on September 26, 2016
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?’ News Roundup
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 News Roundup
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 Op-Eds & Analysis
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
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