Reading Time: 4 minutes Why would one of Israel’s most powerful firms be helping out Iran? Why don’t we hear more about the grip on Israel’s economy and political system of a handful of firms? And why don’t we hear more, in general, about private companies’ behind-the-scenes influence in the world’s democracies?
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Reading Time: < 1 minute Side-takers in the Israel-Palestine situation, here’s some kindling! Footage of Israeli Navy seizing weapons it says are destined for Gaza.
Reading Time: 2 minutes With news reports mostly emphasizing the Israeli government’s wariness about events in Egypt, here’s an interesting development: It took the Arab-run news outlet, Al Jazeera, to run a piece about Jews being supportive of the Egyptian people’s self-determination. Writes Rabbi Michael Lerner: Ever since the victory over the dictator of Tunisia and the subsequent uprising Read More
Reading Time: < 1 minute In a revealing interview with the New York Times that stretched over five hours, the Hamas leader, Khaled Meshal, offered to be “part of the solution” in the quest for peace in the Middle East, and granted the surprising concession that his movement was only seeking a state in the areas Israel won in 1967. Read More