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Mar 18, 2019, 6:40 PM
Renouncing Religious Racism and Political Extremism in Israel
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Israel disqualified Michael Ben Ari for running for the Knesset on the Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) list, the most extreme racist list to run for the Knesset since Meir Kahane served in the Knesset...
Mar 11, 2019, 12:38 PM
The Jewish Home has forgotten what it means to be Jewish
The merger between the Jewish Home party and Otzma LeYisrael (“Strength for Israel” – a far-right political party) marks the end of an era. Since the founding of the State of Israel, the prominent Religious-Zionist parties have played a central...
Mar 1, 2019, 7:42 AM
I interviewed Meir Kahane for my school paper
He was charming, but his words were as hateful as any we had heard, and I am glad we sounded the alarm about his toxic ideology
Feb 28, 2019, 9:59 AM
Hebrew, especially biblical Hebrew, is funny. For example, this week's Torah portion starts (Exodus 35:1) with the word vayakhel, spelled ויקהל: "Moses assembled the whole Israelite congregation." But those exact letters in last week's portion (ibid. 32:1) were read vayikahel:...
Feb 27, 2019, 3:20 PM
That Kahanist merger is very bad, but not as bad as you think
Religious-Zionists are not unified in their opinions and did not vote as a bloc even before this realpolitik alliance betrayed the values of the movement
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Feb 26, 2019, 11:28 PM
Will the worst gay-haters enter the Knesset and all are fine with it?
We have heard from hundreds of people how bad it is that racists would enter the Knesset and the government. I seem to be the only one who calls for a moderate reaction. The problem is never with the...
Feb 26, 2019, 1:43 PM
I'm glad I got Michael Ben Ari banned from the US
As a US consular officer in Tel Aviv, I concluded that the Otzma leader, with his ties to a terrorist group, was a danger