Human Rights Resonance in Israel and Palestine

 

Human rights and public opinion in Israel: anger vs. pragmatism

By: Dahlia Scheindlin
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In Israel, public support for the term, “human rights,” is falling; support for actual human rights policies, however, is strong.

Human rights organizations and the state: how different are we really?

By: Maayan Geva

How different are human rights organizations and the state institutions they challenge? A key Israel group has pulled away from cooperation with the army, arguing ...

The threat of human rights

By: Nicola Perugini & Neve Gordon
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Human rights become a threat when they endanger state structures of domination.

Rethinking progressive NGO funding in Israel

By: Hillel Ben-Sasson
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Marked as traitors by the dominant Right for relying on foreign aid, Israeli liberal NGOs need a wider base of local donors.

Strategic, data-driven human rights advocacy: the Israeli experience

By: Dahlia Scheindlin

Winning the public’s trust requires that NGOs be open to understanding, and respecting, the public’s perspectives.

Wanted in Israel: democratic leadership

By: Tamar Hermann 
العربية | עברית

Israeli public opinion is not nearly as anti-democratic as is often depicted. Israeli leadership, however, is another story.

In Israel, public opinion matters more when it’s against you

By: Dahlia Scheindlin
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Backed into a corner, Israeli human rights groups are trying to better understand and utilize public opinion.

In Israel, intense combat spurs peace activism

By: Erica Weiss 
עברית | العربية

Experience of intense combat not only turns Israeli soldiers against conflict resolution, it can also spur them to become anti-occupation activists.

Let the pollsters pick? Navigating public opinion in Israel

By: Jessica Montell
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Polls help identify wedge issues, but what happens if human rights activists only pick fights they can win?

In Israel, implementing human rights feels wrong

By: Dahlia Scheindlin
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Polls indicate that Jewish Israelis generally support the concept of human rights, but are less supportive of Israeli human rights organizations – especially those ...

American Jews, money and the Israel-Palestine conflict

By: Benjy Cannon
العربية | עברית

Although the American Jewish community spends relatively little on human rights work in Israel/Palestine, they are getting serious about promoting a lasting peace ...

Arguing like Abraham for Gaza’s innocents

By: Rabbi Arik Ascherman
العربية | עברית | Türkçe

Most Israeli Jews support the Gaza war, but the justice of self-defense has created a spiritual myopia among my people. As community and religious leaders, we rabbis ...

Occu-Kashrut and ethical Jewish consumerism

By: Louis Frankenthaler

For some, a boycott of products made in Israeli settlements - Occu-Kashrut - is an ethically motivated act of Jewish religious practice. As a result, Israel’s ...

In Israel, Rabbis for Human Rights address painful paradoxes

By: Rabbi Arik Ascherman
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In a world where so much blood is shed for religion, Rabbis for Human Rights believes that the Jewish faith must be a force for human rights.

No shortage of international complicity with Israeli occupation

By: Nora Lester Murad

Aid to Palestine is essentially palliative, intended to maintain a status quo. From that vantage point, aid seems to be remarkably complicit with continued Israeli ...