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Sep 22, 2021, 6:59 PM
The Current Two-State Illusion
The two-state solution is a popular mantra of world leaders including the current US and Canadian administrations as well as the Chinese government and the United Nations. It is touted by American Jewish organizations as the answer to The...
Jun 17, 2021, 5:06 PM
This is the time for Zionist soundbites
When Israelis are bombarded by Hamas rockets and violence erupts against Jews in the US, Canada, and Europe, the only war most of us can fight is the ongoing war of words. And yet, what can we say? It often...
Dec 21, 2020, 5:41 PM
Where Is Israel-Palestine?
It is not on maps. It is not in ancient or modern history. Nor is it usually found even in mainstream news. And yet, “Israel-Palestine” connected by either a hyphen or a slash is widely referenced in academic writing....
Sep 9, 2020, 7:30 PM
Israel’s Outbreaks of Peace Leave Media Speechless
Focus on conflict so dominates reporting about Israel that although Emiratis and Israelis are celebrating, and now Serbia and Kosovo have signed a “landmark agreement,” many US and UK journalists seem indifferent, even resistant, to the sea change of...
Jun 29, 2020, 11:57 PM
Neighborhood Bully’s Checkpoint Attacks Driver
Why is so much left out of reporting about Israel at the same time that these stories spread around the world as big news? It looks like it just happened again: a car-ramming attack. There have been over 80 such...
May 20, 2020, 2:37 PM
To My US Senator Who Opposes the US Peace Plan
Dear Senator Feinstein, I am writing in response to your recent letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu. I’m one of your constituents who voted for you in numerous elections, a Cal State professor emerita now living in Tel Aviv. My book,...
Apr 10, 2020, 1:26 AM
Coronavirus Advice for All from Geriatric Medicine
Israel took early steps toward slowing the transmission of Covid-19 and according to a Hong Kong-based statistical study it is the safest country to be in during the pandemic. Israel’s percentage of deaths per number of people infected is...
Mar 26, 2020, 8:56 PM
Corona-19 and Anti-Israel Ideology
Israeli doctors and nurses, like medical professionals worldwide, are working round the clock in extremely difficult conditions. The country is almost completely locked down. Yet those who subscribe to a relentless anti-Israel ideology find ways to use the current crisis...
Mar 11, 2020, 12:00 AM
To the brave students who counter ‘Apartheid’ Week
The campus event is performance art whose goal is not a 2-state solution, but rather delegitimizing Israel and, in that process, you
Jan 3, 2016, 1:09 PM
Terror on My Street
Maybe I am too new to Israel to call Dizengoff my street, but I know parts of it well and Friday afternoon I was about to go to Dizengoff Center, truthfully, because I thought a movie might change a...
Cherryl Smith's new book is FRAMING ISRAEL, A Personal Tour of Media and Campus Rhetoric. She is professor emerita of rhetoric and composition at California State University, Sacramento. She has lived in Tel Aviv since 2016.