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Israeli Progressives should reach out more to their international partners

By Nimrod Goren / 14 January, 2021

The progressive camp in Israel has been trying for years to find its way back to the corridors of power and influence. So far unsuccessfully. Those seeking ways for change often wonder whether the solution to Israel’s problems will emerge from outside, for example driven by international action. Or if...

Progressive politics in the Middle East: Israel and the region

By Ksenia Svetlova / 13 January, 2021

The Abraham Accords that were signed recently between Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can be equalled to a tip of an iceberg: much more is laying beneath the surface. These accords were signed only in September 2020, but they build upon two decades of diplomatic work, communications...

The Israeli right: authoritarianism and ethnic supremacy

By Roee Kibrik / 13 January, 2021

To understand Israel properly, one must get to know the political right, its characteristics, components, and the changes it has undergone in recent years. The right has been in power since 1977, save for the brief terms of Yitzhak Rabin (1974–77, 1992–95) and Ehud Barak (1999-2001) as prime ministers. It...

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The Upcoming Israeli Election – The Continued Decline of the Social-Democrat Movement in Israel

By Roby Nathanson / 1 March, 2019

Following the unification of the two main center parties in Israel, Yesh Atid, headed by former Minister of Finanace, Yair Lapid, and Hosen Le’Israel, headed by former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defence Forces, Benjamin Gantz, for the first time since 2006, it seems as if the current Prime...

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EU Support for the US Peace Plan Must be Based on Parameters

By Hugh Lovatt / 28 October, 2018

The Trump administration may not have yet formally unveiled its peace plan, but it is already moving to reshape the traditional realities that have governed the middle east peace process since the signing of the 1993 Oslo Accords.   The Trump administration may not have yet formally unveiled its peace...

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Progressive : a new paradigm to dispel Israeli-Palestine tensions

By Victor Bostinaru / 11 June, 2018

As a European but also as a Social Democrat I can only join the Jewish people in celebrating the 70th anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel. After all, Zionism was a socialist dream that succeeded and Israel is today a thriving, innovative and democratic state. Yet, it...

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Israel : Europeans must understand Israel’s reality

By Isaac Herzog / 11 June, 2018

When other nations question Israel’s defensive actions without acknowledging the role played by Hamas and our legitimate concerns, they reduce their chance of persuading Israelis that future territorial compromises in the West Bank serve our interests. Europe can play a constructive role in advancing a two state solution but successful...

How should the EU deal with Gaza?

By Jacek Zakowski / 18 January, 2018

It is no overstatement to describe the current situation in the Gaza Strip as a serious humanitarian disaster. A recent report by the UN stated that Gaza will become unliveable by 2020. Rather than providing temporary remedies, the world should address the root cause of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza....

Re-thinking the EU’s approach to Israeli-Palestinian cross-conflict dialogue

By Rosemary Hollis / 11 December, 2017

The current EU approach to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is designed to build mutual understanding and trust at grassroots level. This sounds worthy but does not directly address the core problem of the occupation and only a change of perspective at leadership level can do that.   Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian...

The economic burden of West Bank settlements

By Roby Nathanson / 11 December, 2017

The current perpetual stalemate in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, coupled with the tumultuous state of the Middle East region, has had and will continue to have a deep impact on the welfare of Israeli society. Settlement activities encompass a variety of costs, direct and indirect, visible and hidden.   In our...

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