israel as a jewish state

Druze leaders partake in the protest against the Nation-State Law in Tel Aviv, August 2018

Hysteria over Nation-State Law

Is not a Jewish state entitled to reinforce its national anthem, reiterate that Independence Day is a national holiday, restate support for its flag and encourage Jewish immigration?

07/08/2018
Dov Lipman

We must combat extremism in Israeli politics

Israel has walked a very delicate line for the past 70 years – it is not easy finding the balance between being a Jewish state and a democratic state that provides equal rights for all its citizens.

12/07/2018
An Israeli flag is seen near the Dome of the Rock, located in Jerusalem's Old City

Grave threats to Israel as a Jewish democratic state

We are at a crossroads. The choices that Israel makes in the coming years will determine the destiny of our one and only Jewish state.

African migrants gesture behind a fence during a protest against Israel's detention policy towards t

Taking in African refugees is a privilege

The debate about African migrants in Israel kicked off as early as 2005 when asylum seekers began making the treacherous journey through the Sinai desert into Israel.

09/01/2018
Illustration by Pepe Fainberg

The key to keeping Israeli society happy

The key to keeping Israeli society happy

By SHARONA MARGOLIN HALICKMAN
29/11/2017
American and Israeli flags

Israel’s unifying mission

A divide has always separated Israelis from Diaspora Jews, particularly those living in America. But we are now in the midst of crisis.

THROUGHOUT HIS long career, Yuval Elitzur wanted to convey what the hemmed-in nation was accomplishi

At 90, veteran journalist Yuval Elitzur is still going strong

Elitzur reflects on bringing Israel’s story to the world at a time when many countries did not enter into diplomatic relations with the Jewish state.

Luther at the Diet of Worms, by Anton von Werner, 1877

Comment: Reformation: Sowing a seed of redemption

Luther's actions show that even in the dark, God is there to provide light

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