Author: Annika Hom (San Mateo, California)

What does Israel’s new “Basic Law”
mean for Israeli democracy?

A new bill approved by the Israeli Knesset could severely compromise the rights of Palestinians living in Israel. Many feel that it could also threaten the viability of a future Palestinian state, and could do irreparable harm to Israeli democracy. The first version of the Israeli constitutional bill was submitted in 2011 by Avi Dichter… Read more »

Trump Tweets Cuts
in Palestinian Aid

On January 2nd, Trump denounced Palestinians on Twitter, saying that Washington gives them “HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect.” He added: “with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?” Following Trump’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem… Read more »

Trump On Jerusalem:
Taking Sides and Taking Names

On December 6th, Trump announced that he was recognizing the holy city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He said that the United States would begin in the next few years to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He also suggested that the U.S. would continue a “neutral stance” on the Israeli-Palestinian… Read more »

Netanyahu’s Political Future Could Be Short

Four corruption cases could destroy Benjamin Netanyahu’s chance to be Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. The right wing conservative politician is yet another world leader under the microscope recently for possible fraud, bribery and breach of trust within his government. In the first case against him, now known publicly as “Case 1000,” Netanyahu and his wife… Read more »