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  • 10 Apr 2017
    Aeyal Gross

    Between Idealism and Realism

    Why did I write The Writing on the Wall? I can point to a few moments as prompters. The first was a debate within Israeli human rights organizations in 2000, when the Second Intifada began. Until then, human rights groups had usually focused on specific violations of the law of occupation, based on a view […]

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  • 29 Sep 2016
    Yael S. Aronoff

    Shimon Peres: From Dimona to Oslo

    “Peres has done more for the cause of peace in the Middle East than just about anybody alive” said President Obama in 2012 upon bestowing Shimon Peres the Medal of Freedom. And while the world mourns our loss, it is worthwhile to reflect on the startling trajectory of Peres’s career, and the remarkable traits that […]

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  • 7 Feb 2011
    Paul Rivlin

    The Israeli Economy: Hi-tech, Gas, Dutch Disease and More

    The Israeli economy is characterized by extremes: fast growth, sophisticated technological development, large defense spending as well as poverty and inequality. The discovery of very large gas reserves in Israeli territorial waters means that more resources will be available to tackle socio-economic problems but it has also sparked discussion of the Dutch Disease.

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  • 21 Sep 2009
    Michael L. Gross

    UN Human Rights Council Report on Gaza: War Crimes or New Rules of War?

    In light of the UN Human Rights Council Report on Gaza, 'Moral Dilemmas of Modern War' author Michael Gross asks "Did Israel violate international law in Gaza, or establish new norms for fighting guerrillas?"

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  • 28 Aug 2008

    Beatlemania in Israel

    I had never heard about this incident before. The Beatles were booked for a 1965 concert in Israel, but organizers were denied permission to pay them (in foreign currency), canceling the show because “The Beatles have an insufficient artistic level and cannot add to the spiritual and cultural life of the youth in Israel.” The […]

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