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Oct 25, 2019, 11:58 AM
Kibbutz movement feud with Habonim Dror Australia olim takes bizarre turn
Kibbutz movement seeks to bar graduates from Habonim Dror who made aliyah to urban communes from speaking with their chanichim in Australia. Withholds allocated funding from 2019 budget to HaNoar HaOved in response to three Australians visiting the chanichim...
Oct 4, 2019, 1:19 AM
Jabotinsky the leftist?
Around the German Colony neighborhood where I live in Jerusalem, I recently noticed a sticker reading “Jabotinsky is a leftist.” Anyone who has been following Israeli politics for the past decade will know that thanks primarily to the aggressive...
May 3, 2019, 11:20 AM
‘I so much want to live!’ Eva’s powerful message for the Instagram generation
Eva.Stories honors the intense desire to live that burns so strongly in humans when faced with adversity
Feb 3, 2019, 7:02 AM
The passionate struggle over the future of Labor Zionist youth movements
Over the past 5 years, a major feud has erupted between the Kibbutz Movement and Dror Israel regarding how the values of Labor Zionism should be realised. This is how the story began. -- When Degania Aleph was established in 1909,...
Jul 30, 2018, 11:31 PM
The difference between democracy and majority rule
The recent Jewish Nation State Law seeks to undo Aharon Barak’s ‘constitutional’ revolution’ and make Israel a country where there are no checks and balances on the power of the Knesset. This move endangers the rights of both minority...
Jul 20, 2018, 7:11 AM
Why secular Jews need to reclaim Tisha B’Av
With our secular values being increasingly under attack in Israel today, our response needs to reclaim, rather than ignore, the saddest day in the Jewish Calendar. In the lead up to the municipal elections in Tel Aviv, the secular green...
May 8, 2018, 7:14 AM
The tragic hike that should change Israel forever
“Arise and walk through the land in its length and breadth, for to you I will give it.” - Genesis 13:17 קום התהלך בארץ לאורכה ולרוחבה This command from God to Abraham in the Torah is widely held as a core...
Ittay Flescher is a freelance journalist and educator in Jerusalem.