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May 19, 2019, 4:20 PM
Bye Bye, Eurovision Pie: Summing Up
So Madonna did come, and her performance was one of the highlights of the 4 hour grand finale of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.As she said, music brings the people of the world together. And to demonstrate her commitment...
May 9, 2019, 4:16 PM
Sharing Sorry, Bringing Hope: The Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Ceremony
On Tuesday night at 9 p.m. I joined at least 10,000 people in Park Hayarkon for the 14th annual Israeli-Palestinian joint Alternative Memorial Ceremony co-organized by the Israeli-Palestinian Bereaved Family Forum and Combatants for Peace under the title "Sharing...
Apr 21, 2019, 1:31 PM
Lessons for the Left from the 2019 Elections
So the Center-Left did not manage to defeat Netanyahu and his right-wing colleagues, and Bibi will once again be able to form what may become an even more right-wing government. The fact that the right-wing bloc declined from 67...
Mar 30, 2019, 3:48 PM
“Yes it’s Possible!” say Women Waging Peace: 40 years of Israeli-Egyptian peace
There were many moving moments at Rabin Square in the heart of Tel Aviv this week when Women Waging Peace (WWP) organized a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Israeli-Egyptian Peace Treaty, with the slogan "Yes It's Possible!" ...
Mar 23, 2019, 3:54 PM
Trump is Wrong on the Golan
Like on many other international issues, President Trump is simply wrong when it comes to how to deal with the issue of the Golan Heights. He recently tweeted: "After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully...
May 4, 2018, 10:35 PM
An alternative approach to Iran: Talk to them
Netanyahu should extend his hand to Rouhani, we were allies in the past and we'll be allies in the future
Dec 10, 2017, 12:03 AM
Trump’s Jerusalem Folly
On my way back in a taxi from the jazz festival at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque on Friday night, there was a news flash about rockets fired from Gaza at Sderot, and the fact the children in the area...
Nov 5, 2017, 3:17 PM
22 Years Later, Remembering the Incitement, the Murder, the Vision, at Rabin Square
I was there in the square on Saturday night, November 4th, 1995, when Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated, and I went last night as well, the 22nd anniversary of the murder. There were friends and colleagues who argued...
Oct 1, 2017, 3:07 PM
Dennis Rodman, where are you when Trump and Kim need you?
Even though we frequently think that we are at the center of the universe, we here in the Middle East are for once on the sidelines as we watch the back and forth verbal fireworks between U.S. President Donald...
Sep 5, 2017, 12:46 PM
An open letter to Ambassador David Friedman about the occupation
In 2003, Likud Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said the following: "You cannot like the word, but what is happening is an occupation -- to hold 3.5 million Palestinians under occupation. I believe that is a terrible thing for Israel...
Hillel Schenker is Co-Editor of the Palestine-Israel Journal, and lives in Tel Aviv