Trump is putting the crunch on liberal Zionism
In the Trump era, liberal Zionists and anti-Zionists must form a new coalition for progress. And liberal Zionists will have to give up their illusion of a Jewish, democratic state.
63 wells destroyed, 5310 trees, 150 doors: a chronicle of the occupation in Hebron district
Israeli settlement activity and house raids doubled in the Hebron District from 2015 to 2016, cartographer Abdulhadi Hantash documents, in a detailed list of crimes and abuses he maintains as a consultant to the Palestinian Prime Minister for wall and settlement affairs.
Jews in Iran: a travelogue
Yakov Rabkin travels to Iran where he meets with local Jews. He writes, "One should not idealize the life of Jews in Iran who have had their share of challenges. But their life stands in contrast to a well-oiled campaign to besmirch the history of Jewish-Muslim relations in order to suit a political agenda, the agenda of those who argue that there is no safe place for Jews except Israel."
Germany to increase army strength as US demands greater commitment from NATO members
Germany has announced its plans to increase its army by 5,000 troops, with 500 extra reserves and 1,000 civilian posts, aiming to have a total manpower of 198,000 by 2024.
Violent Clashes in Bolivia as Police Fight Coca Farmers
Violent protests have erupted in the city of La Paz, Bolivia, for the second day, in response to legislation cutting back legal areas of coca cultivation, a cash crop used to make recreational cocaine.