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Israeli Elections : the clock is running

The lists in race for the “second round” of the Israeli elections have been  tabled on August 1st. 32 lists this time, 15 less than in April. According to the last polls, only 9 of them should cross the eligility…

Israeli Elections: Second Round

Two weeks after the vote on the dissolution of The 21st Knesset, less than two months after its election, the Israeli political class seems to be still petrified by that unprecedented decision in the country’s history. On April 9th eve,…

Jews, Israel and the European Elections

May 26th, we will elect our members of the European Parliament. Each of us will vote in all honesty. But our civic duty  goes beyond a gesture made in the voting booth. As responsible citizens, we must tell our close…

From Gaza to Yom HaAtsmaut

photo from the Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony, Tel Aviv May, 7th “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” This sentence Albert Einstein is supposed to have said could almost apply to the living conditions…

The election is over. What now ?

Given the insight into the results of the elections, and the disappointment we had to overcome, we may now draw quite a few lessons from it. First of all, and in spite of our hope to see the pre-election polls…

And the winner is …

On April 9th, Israelis will vote to appoint the 21st Knesset. This election, probably one of the most important for a long time, will determine the future of the country, far beyond the next four years. If the Likud leads,…

Creation of the Blue White list and Indictment of Netanyahu for bribery

Less than six weeks before the elections, the campaign is launched in Israel and the tone has been set. The campaign will be tough. Two significant current events happened these last days and will rule the campaign until the elections:…

2019 : A stake for the democracy in Europe as in Israel

The issue of the strengthening or the weakening of democracy will be back on the policy agenda, in the European Union and in Israel. In Europe, the European elections will be an opportunity for a major democratic date which will…

Our Challenge for 2019: Pursuing Amos Oz’s Commitments

In order ro convey a sense of history, it is always a good thing to look back. A year ago, at the start of 2018, our New Year’s mail was entitled: “New year, new challenges”. One year later, this challenges…

Facing antisemitism: miss nothing

We are witnessing now a widespread increase of antisemitism in the world. It would be irresponsible to ignore it. Since JCall’s creation in 2010, we have always been alert to that situation. Fighting for an Israeli-Palestinian agreement based on the…

There are still judges in Jerusalem !

On October 18th, the Israeli Supreme Court’s decision to allow Lara Alqasem,  a young American student of Palestinian origin, to enter Israel in order to complete her year of study at the University of Jerusalem, was a triumph of reason…

We won’t give up !

According to the Jewish tradition, we usually say on Rosh Hashana’s eve: « May the year end with its curses and begin with its blessings. » In fact, the past year has been deeply worrisome for all those who are, like…

The dangerous “Nation-State Bill”

July 18th, 2018, will perhaps be remembered some day as the date when the Knesset challenged, through its vote, the balance existing, since the creation of the State of Israel, between the two components of its identity as a Jewish…

Boycott is the best ally of the Israeli right

Last week, the cancelling of the football match between Argentina and Israel scheduled on June 9th hit the headlines in Israel and the Palestinian territories. “A victory of terrorism’, according to some, a slap on the face of Israel, for…

David Grossman at the Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony

Israeli author David Grossman was the keynote speaker at the April 17th 2018  joint Israeli-Palestinian memorial service sponsored by the Parents Circle-Families Forum and Combatants for Peace. Following is a translation of his speech:    Dear friends, good evening. There…

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