Arabs sharing government power with Jews in Israel is the new normal. It works, and there is no turning back, Ron Gerlitz, Fathom Journal, 1 June 2022

Jewish-Arab political partnership isn’t doing so well in June 2022. But by and large we are heading in the right direction. And there is a partner. First for some good news. Every day that passes since the formation of the current coalition normalises a situation in which Arab political representatives – with Palestinian identity –…

Israel ranks above Spain, Italy and US for democracy in new global index, The Jewish Chronicle (David Rose), 17 February 2022

In a “stunning rebuttal” to Amnesty’s claim that Israel is an apartheid state, the country has been ranked above Italy, Spain and the United States in a respected global index of democratic values. Published this week, the latest edition of the annual Democracy Index from the prestigious Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) puts Israel in 23rd…

Labor senator Susan Lines’s Israel slur prompts rebuke, The Australian (Shari Markson), 14 February 2022

Labor’s deputy president in the Senate has attacked Israel for the “crime of apartheid” in an inflammatory parliamentary speech condemned by Penny Wong. In a speech in the Senate on February 8, Senator Sue Lines called on the international community to pressure Israel to “dismantle this cruel system” of apartheid, referencing a controversial Amnesty International…

Senator Sue Lines, Parliament of Australia, 8 February 2022

The Amnesty International report published last week confirms that Israeli policies against Palestinians fit the definition of the international crime of apartheid. We are witnessing these policies enacted on a large scale through mass seizures of Palestinian land and property, forcible transfers, drastic movement restrictions and the denial of nationality and citizenship. It’s also seen…