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Jan 9, 2021, 2:42 PM
Georgia on My Mind, Haunted by DC
January 6, 2021, the day of the insurrection by the Trump supporters in DC, will go down in history as a day of infamy, like 9/11, the Twin Towers, November 22, 1963, the Kennedy Assassination and December 7, 1941,...
Nov 8, 2020, 1:53 PM
Remembering Rabin – Celebrating Biden
I was there at the square on November 4, 1995, at the "No to Violence, Yes to Peace" rally, the night that Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by Yigal Amir. And last night, I went to the square...
Sep 16, 2020, 6:15 PM
Is Shimon Peres’ ‘New Middle East’ dream beginning to be realized? Yes and No
I can still remember vividly the excitement I and many other Israelis felt when the Camp David Accords were signed between Begin and Sadat, with Carter looking on; when Rabin and Hussein signed the Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty in the...
Jul 19, 2020, 12:42 PM
Peter Beinart’s Utopian Wake-Up Call
When Peter Beinart published his two articles, particularly the shorter version in The New York Times with its provocative title "I no longer believe in a Jewish state," the first response of many liberal Zionists was "Et tu Peter?"...
Jul 2, 2020, 5:31 PM
Letter Against Annexation to Democratic Party from Democratic Voters in Israel
This week almost 100 Israelis who vote Democratic in the American elections sent a letter to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) calling on the party to include a clear opposition to unilateral annexation in the 2020 party platform. The...
Feb 28, 2020, 7:52 PM
What’s a liberal, progressive Israeli Jew to do (about the elections)?
March 2nd is approaching, the (3rd) day of decision, and I know that many liberal, progressive Israeli Jews are trying to decide whether to vote for Gantz (Blue and White), Labor-Gesher Meretz or the Joint List. First of all, VOTE! ...
Sep 8, 2019, 9:11 PM
Can we defeat Netanyahu and save Israeli democracy?:
There is barely a week left until the most fateful elections in Israeli history. Will we continue down the road towards joining the troubled illiberal democracies that are proliferating around the world, like Orban's Hungary, Brazil's Bolsonaro, Duterte's Philippines,...
Aug 17, 2019, 4:28 PM
Why is Netanyahu Afraid of Tlaib and Omar?
At first, I didn't believe it when someone said on Thursday night that Netanyahu had backtracked on his agreement to let Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib visit the region. After-all, they are members of the U.S. Congress, and...
Jul 4, 2019, 3:30 PM
Why I didn’t go to the American Embassy’s July 4th Celebration in Jerusalem
I don't know how many people went yesterday to the American Embassy's 4th of July party (held, naturally, on July 3rd) at the Binyanei Hauma International Convention Center in Jerusalem opposite the Central Bus Station celebrating American Independence Day....
Jun 25, 2019, 4:01 PM
Israel will not be free until Palestine is free: Open Letter to Amb. Friedman
Open letter by the editorial board of the Palestine-Israel Journal to US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman
Hillel Schenker is Co-Editor of the Palestine-Israel Journal, and lives in Tel Aviv