The Trump–Netanyahu Population Transfer Plan
In Israel, demographics is always politics. An idea first floated by the Israeli far right thus made it into the mainstream of Israeli electoral politics, thanks to Netanyahu’s seizing upon it opportunistically as a potential gerrymandering scheme. Now it has been embraced by the Trump administration.
February 3, 2020
The Arab-Israeli Gun Violence Epidemic
The homicide rate in Israel generally is low by international standards, but what has emerged in Israel’s Arab streets is an alternate universe of lawlessness, where residents can no longer leave their homes without fearing for their lives. And this is a crisis that illuminates the limits to Arab citizenship in the Jewish State.
December 4, 2019
Israel's Knesset vs. Democracy
This should be a year in which Israeli democracy is much on display. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been reconfirmed as head of the right-leaning Likud Party, seems to be pushing for early national elections; while candidates to lead the centrist Kadima Party, the main opposition party, are now campaigning for their March 27 primary. But even as the country prepares for its most important democratic exercise, a far-reaching series of laws now pending or already passed by the Knesset suggests Israel is moving in an alarmingly anti-democratic direction.
March 15, 2012