Settlements

It's Tough to be a Liberal Zionist These Days

Mira Sucharov | Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada
Mira Sucharov

If relative silence on morally indefensible Israeli policies like the settlements is indeed because liberal Zionism is becoming less popular, I hereby urge my fellow Diaspora Jews to come clean: If you believe in Israel, what kind of Israel do you believe in? And if you have stopped believing in Israel, what would it take to get your Israel back?

Boycott (Some) Jews?

Mira Sucharov | Posted 05.28.2012 | Canada
Mira Sucharov

Peter Beinart's recent New York Times op-ed calling for a boycott of settlement products is predictably generating much pushback. But boycotting the settlements might allow those of us who oppose the occupation a new and more finely honed expression of our Jewish identity.

More Double-Standards from Israel's Critics

Martin Krossel | Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada
Martin Krossel

Recently on Palestinian state television, viewers could watch praise being bestowed on the convicted perpetrators of the random murder of three members of the Fogel family, in a nighttime attack on their West Bank home. The terrorists were referred to as "heroes." So far, I haven't found any newspaper outside of Israel that reported on Palestinian television's praise of the terrorists.

What's at Stake in Recognizing a Jewish State?

Mira Sucharov | Posted 12.09.2011 | Canada
Mira Sucharov

Simple game theory shows that the drive for perceived "fairness" in outcomes can leave players much worse off than they would otherwise be if they could swallow some of their pride.

Laughing Our Way Through The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Mira Sucharov | Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada
Mira Sucharov

With the Palestinian bid for statehood looming at the U.N., how we deploy laughter -- or avoid it altogether -- can serve as a barometer for the willingness of societies to consider change.