The economic blockade of the Gaza Strip has now been in place for 11 years. The moving of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem adds fuel to the fire, but reaction to the economic blockade has been the main driver of the current conflict.
Resonant master narratives are one of the most valuable assets of movements and change agents. These narratives must do more than explain conflict events; they must also highlight shared values and tell listeners what they can do to participate in the change, oftentimes doing so while challenging an oppositional master narrative.
When the voice of a community is claimed by a nonprofit that does not actively engage with it, there’s a danger that its true interests can be ignored and its ability to advocate on its own behalf lessened—even lost.
Through its investigation into one organization, Israeli newspaper Haaretz examines the question of how appropriate it is for government to use a nonprofit organization to manage a politically charged strategy.
The new Israel Anti-Boycott Act, a bill that criminalizes support for the movement to boycott, sanction, and divest from Israel in protest of its occupation of Palestine, reveals AIPAC’s power over Congress.
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government made two decisions that would limit the rights of non-Orthodox Jews, leading to anger and concern among other Jewish sects in the U.S. and in Israel.
The diplomatic community has taken President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of David M. Friedman to serve as the United States’ next ambassador to Israel as a signal of an important shift in America’s stance toward this fractured region.
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