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A Fascist Impulse in Religious Zionism (Tomer Persico)

Has Meir Kahane captured the mainstream, the heart and soul, of Religious Zionism? Back in the day, an expression such as this would have come from the outside fringe, not from the inside represented here by a member of a … Continue reading

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Israeli Settlements & International Law (Nathaniel Berman)

This piece by Nathaniel Berman picks apart the argument commonly used by the Jewish right to justify the legality of the settlement project in the occupied West Bank. Professor Berman  is the Rahel Varnhagen Professor of International Affairs, Law, and … Continue reading

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Apartheid Jewish Nation State Law in Israel (Norms and Social Practice)

In a normal democratic state there is always a tension between norms and social practice, between the ideal of equality as a norm against the practice of social exclusion and discrimination. In a healthy democracy, society is determined in the … Continue reading

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One State (Rightwing Zionist Map of Palestine)

Had occasion to be at the gym at the JCC in the Riverdale section of the  Bronx where I was unable to keep my eye off this map of Israel created by the Jewish Agency. About this colorful map I … Continue reading

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(Fissures) Religious Zionism Today

Apparently it’s a much bigger story, the news that broke recently about the obnoxious remarks by one Rabbi Yigal Levinstein about women serving in the Israeli army. Levinstein runs one of the most prestigious pre-military academies (mechinot) for religious Zionist … Continue reading

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Israel’s Greatest Victory: 1967 and the End of the Zionist Project (Menachem Lorberbaum at Syracuse University) (March 28)

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(With and Against Israel) I Stand With and Against BDS

With BDS and the others with whom I count myself, I am not going to support the state, any state, including Israel, forbidding entry to people on the basis of ideological and political litmus tests. With BDS and others, I … Continue reading

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