Contributor Archives: Yigal Tzachor

About Yigal Tzachor

Yigal Tzahor is Chairman of the World Labor Zionist Movement and Manager of the Ideological-Educational Center at the Berl Katzenelson Foundation in Israel.

The Plight of Israel’s Foreign Workers

       By Yigal Tzachor The status of “foreign workers”—immigrants who come to Israel for employment opportunities and are not eligible to become citizens under the Law of Return—is determined by the Israeli government’s and the official authorities’ policies …

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Israel’s Third World

By Yigal Zachor Those visiting Kiryat Shmona after the second Lebanon War were likely surprised to see homes left standing. A town bombarded by more than a thousand Katyusha rockets and mortar shells remained standing. Yet this picture is misleading; …

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100 Years of Settlement

By Yigal Tzachor In anticipation of the 60 year celebration of Israel’s independence, we decided to travel around the kibbutzim that encircle Israel. I started by leaving my home in Revivim, which was one of the three outpost kibbutzim established …

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Politics Now

Israel’s Winograd Commission has been disbanded and so the conduct of the government during the Second Lebanon War is no longer on the agenda. The only current public debates  are the one between Minister of Justice Daniel Friedman and President …

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An Open Letter to Prime Minister Olmert: The Plight of Nahariya One Year After the Lebanon War

By Yigal Tzachor Dear Mr. Prime Minister, A year has passed since we initiated the Second Lebanon War, twenty four years after the First Lebanon War. Both wars were futile, fanning the flames of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and leaving our …

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Six Days and Forty Years

By Yigal Tzachor Forty years represents more than two thirds of the life of the State of Israel. These are years that have seen dramatic events which have pulled Israeli society in different and often opposing directions. As is customary …

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Jerusalem of Red

       By Yigal Tzachor There are pictures that are etched in the collective and national memory for generations, becoming a milestone in the history of the nation. Such is the case of a photograph of the Israeli paratrooper …

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Israel at 59: Suspended Between Euphoria and Despair

       By Yigal Tzachor The year 2006 compressed into itself a series of unexpected events that would disrupt the way of life in any Western democratic nation. It is enough if we only mention a few of these …

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