The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Israel’s “Natural” Right

July 24, 2018

In most of the world politics is a human invention. Israel claims its politics is a feature of nature.  The newly passed law that radically modifies the political and sociological landscape of Israel, according to Al Jazeera, contains this bold claim: "The state of Israel is the national home...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Jewish “Supremacy” Law Passed

July 20, 2018

Israel redefines itself as a nation and decides who will be supreme and who won’t. After the Knesset’s passage of a new law defining Israel as “the nation-state of the Jewish people,” Ayman Odeh, speaking in the name of the Arab Joint List, an alliance of four predominantly Arab parties,...

Clash of Old and New Complicates Middle East Peace

May 26, 2014

Settlements and recognizing Israel as a Jewish state are symbolic of the distrust between Israelis and Palestinians. The older of these two challenges resurfaced only recently in the now “suspended” negotiations between the two sides but, in fact, has been at the core of Israeli aspirations...

Somewhere Between the One and the Two-State Solution

September 10, 2013

Is a federation of Israel-Palestine the way forward? When it comes to finding an agreement between Israel and Palestine, there are two main currents: the one state solution or the two-state solution. Yehuda Schwartz, an Israeli citizen, believes in neither. Why is one state impossible? The answer...