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Speak Out Against New Israeli BDS Entry Ban Law

Let the Government of Israel Know You Oppose the New Law Barring Entry Based on Political Opinion On March 6, 2017, the Israeli Knesset enacted a new law banning entry of foreigners who advocate for boycotts, divestment or sanctions (BDS) against Israel, or territories controlled by Israel.  On March 7, Ameinu released a statement strongly opposing the law, which we characterize as “an affront to Israel’s core values [that] plays directly into the hands of the Boycott, Divestment and …

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The AIPAC Disconnect


A visitor to the AIPAC website, http://www.aipac.org/ will find in the mission statement, “AIPAC’s mission is to strengthen the ties between the United States and its ally Israel”; under the rubric of shared values, “And both have evolved into democracies that respect the rule of law, the will of voters and the rights of minorities.   Similarly, like the United States… Israel has an independent judicial system, which protects the rights of individuals….” That Israel is a …

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Israel’s Youngest Knesset Member Sworn In Today

Press Release Israel’s Youngest Knesset Member Sworn In Today Media Advisory: For Immediate Release New York, NY, February 5, 2013 CONTACT: Aliza Becker Two years ago, a young Israeli woman made headlines and history as the leader of the unexpected “social protest movement” that brought hundreds of thousands of Israelis into the streets demanding social justice and equality. Today Stav Shaffir made history again, when at age 27 she was sworn in as the youngest member of the …

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What do the Israeli Elections Mean? Answers from Kenneth Bob

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Ameinu President Kenneth Bob answers some common questions raised in the wake of the recent Israeli elections How should one interpret the election results? The common reporting by the Israel press about a narrowing right and center-left split of 61-59 seats in the Knesset is too simplistic. A better breakdown to consider is the right with 43 seats (Likud, Yisrael Beyteinu, HaBayit Hayehudi), the center with 27 seats (Yesh Atid, Hatnua/Livni, Kadima) the left with 21(Labor Party, Meretz), the …

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Netanya’s Undemocratic Elections Panel


This was the first time I left a panel while it was still in progress. And of all places, it was in Netanya, the town of my birth and the place where I first learned to pronounce the word “democracy.” Today they tried to re-educate me. It started as an elections panel. Each representative had five minutes to speak. Likud, Labor, Jewish Home, Yesh Atid, everybody. I was the first to speak, and decided to discuss the connection between the social protest movement we have led and …

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Origins of Democratic Socialism in Israel: Foundations and Leadership

The Origins of Democratic Socialism in Israel: Foundations and Leadership, covers the Socialist-Zionist history of Israel, with a focus on  communal organizations in the pioneering settlement waves of Israel, as well as other significant, related topics. The book addresses the Jewish Revolutionary youth groups in Russia, Poland and the Ukraine, who as pioneers in Israel established the kvuzot (small, self-sufficient communal groups of 10-12 people), the kibbutzim (plural of kibbutz) and …

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