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Encouraging Haredi Participation in the IDF

A symbolic benefit would also be achieved: the ultra-Orthodox would wear uniforms like their non-haredi counterparts and experience a sense of having “joined” the larger society.
Democracy

A Brief Window for Israel to Integrate Its Arab and Jewish Communities

A responsible government would seize the chance to bridge divides and work to advance the integration of Israeli Arabs into the society
Democracy
Geopolitical-Security Developments

Israel’s Gaza war is self-defense, no apologies needed

Every liberal democrat knows that the moral imperative when fighting a just war is to save yourself, your comrades, and your country
Geopolitical-Security Developments
Haredim

Israel’s War Within the War

The issue of Haredi exemption would have been set aside during wartime – Israel has far more pressing issues – if not for the government pushing through the legislation in the middle of the war.
Haredim
Swords of Iron

The War in Gaza May End Soon, but Not the Fighting

The war, forced on Israel by the brutal Hamas massacre of more than 1,200 people, changes the way that the Jewish state will conduct security going forward.
Swords of Iron
Geopolitical-Security Developments

Biden’s sanctions set ominous precedent for the settlement enterprise

Not only will it likely cause economic disruption to additional West Bank residents and organizations, but it could also pave the way for other countries to take similar measures.
Geopolitical-Security Developments
Geopolitical-Security Developments

Netanyahu cannot risk losing America’s affection

The US is the only great power we can count on – in every aspect of our national security.
Geopolitical-Security Developments
Swords of Iron

Do we deserve our IDF soldiers?

Before we call them up for further combat service, we must act to restore Israelis’ trust in the state’s leadership.
Swords of Iron
Geopolitical-Security Developments

Moderate Israelis Need Moderate Leaders – Not Messiahs

Israeli leadership and the general public must choose a moderate political path that takes into account Israel’s security interest and image in the world
Geopolitical-Security Developments
Antisemitism

How Palestine Hijacked the U.S. Civil Rights Movement

A new generation of progressives has stumbled on old Soviet antisemitic propaganda
Antisemitism