• Crisis, shmisis: 81 Congressmen head to Israel

    The Huffington Post, August 10, 2011 The American economy is in a crisis. Suburbs arefalling into poverty. Schools are struggling. Cities teeter on the edge of bankruptcy. And 81 U.S. Congressmen are off in Israel when they should be here, dealing with the mountain of problems facing the American people — you know, the men and women …

  • Demoting Arabic: the Knesset finally tells the truth

    +972 Magazine, August 6, 2011 The Israeli Knesset is on a roll. First, it passes the anti-boycott bill. Now, it’s considering changing the status of Arabic from the state’s second official language into the language of the state’s second class citizens. I’ll say now what I felt about the anti-boycott law: the Knesset should pass …

  • What Israeli democracy?

    The Huffington Post, July 18, 2011 Counter Punch, July 19, 2011 The anti-boycott law, which the Israeli Knesset passed this week, has sparked a storm of controversy both inside Israel and within Jewish communities abroad. The legislation effectively criminalizes Israelis who answer the Palestinian civil society call to join the BDS movement — boycott, divestment, …

  • Out of step

    Souciant, July 13, 2011 The twelve days I spent in Athens, covering the Gaza flotilla as an embedded journalist, were stressful and confusing. I was still trying to wrap my head around things as I left Tel Aviv for a visit to the United States. Hearing others’ thoughts and feelings is one way we can …