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Oct 14, 2018, 10:24 AM
Hating Jews and Immigrants
A common misconception relating to anti-Semitism has become the conventional wisdom in the Trump-Brexit era, oft repeated on social media, in the news and by politicians, and goes as follows: Populist governments, the nationalist Right and neo-Nazis are on...
Sep 22, 2018, 10:26 PM
The Looming Constitutional Crisis in Israel
An abridged version of this essay was published in The Algemeiner. Few laws in recent Israeli history have received as much scrutiny as did the “Nation State Law”. The raging debate about the law’s merits and drawbacks has hopefully exhausted...
Apr 23, 2018, 9:15 PM
An Open Letter to Natalie Portman: From an American-Israeli to an Israeli American
Dear Natalie, I have always been a fan of yours. Throughout my teenage years my bedroom walls were covered with your posters from different movies and magazines. I can’t even say with conviction that I ever got over that particular...
Feb 25, 2018, 8:49 PM
The Blame Game — Jerusalem, Rape and Terrorism
President Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has been widely condemned in the Arab and Muslim world. With Trump’s recent decision to move the embassy this May, it is likely only a matter of time until...
Jun 6, 2016, 12:53 AM
Reform Judaism and Zionism – Conflict or Connection?
“We must learn to recognize that as long as we lack a home of our own, such as the other nations have, we must resign forever the noble hope of becoming the equals of our fellow-men… We must reconcile...
Dec 31, 2015, 6:23 PM
Fifteen Years of Solitude: Changes in the Conflict
One of the more disheartening aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is how static it often seems – how so very little seems to change. Every month and year bring more of the same, in what tends to feel like...
Jun 23, 2015, 12:24 AM
The New UN Gaza Report: A Brief Analysis
Undoubtedly much will be written, said, yelled, posted, discussed, published and examined regarding the new Report on the 2014 round of hostilities in Gaza, commissioned by the United Nations Human Rights Council. A comprehensive, thorough and impartial review will require...
Jun 5, 2015, 9:58 AM
El-Ad’s Charade of Sincerity
In his May 31 Op-Ed in the New York Times, titled “Israel’s Charade of Democracy”, Hagai El-Ad attempts to illustrate the contradiction between Israel’s image as a liberal democracy and its occupation of the Palestinians. Instead, he manages to demonstrate one...
Nov 9, 2014, 9:57 PM
Who’s The Chickenshit?
The infamous “chickenshit” article reared its crude head in the midst of the rising crisis in Jerusalem, just days in between the car-murder of an infant and the attempt on Yehuda Glick’s life. Not long after came the Republican’s...
Yonatan (Johnny) Green is the Executive Director of the Israel Law & Liberty Forum. He is a qualified attorney in both Israel and the State of New York. He was born and raised in Israel to parents from the US and the UK.