What You Don’t Understand When You Ask About My Zionism

I had two friends over for dinner the other night, both who had served in the army as lone soldiers when I did. We started talking about the current Political atmosphere and how we see the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the occupation playing out. I mentioned that I don’t believe in a two-state solution; our Peoples, […]

A visit to Holot, Israel’s Refugee Detention Center

On Saturday, I visited Holot, an open detention center for asylum seekers in the Negev, for the first time. I came with some knowledge and left with a greater understanding and a stronger desire to actively follow what is happening at the center. Holot, defined as an open detention center, was opened to replace a […]

B’Tselem fire not arson, extreme-right continues to incite

Two nights ago, the building that houses B’Tselem, one of Israel’s leading human rights organizations, caught fire. Luckily, no one was seriously injured (though there were minor injuries). The preliminary findings pointed to arson, and many people, including many left-wing activists, assumed this to be correct. I also believed that it was arson. Yesterday morning, the […]

Lessons from Breaking the Silence

The recent public attack on Breaking the Silence (BtS) has caused me to think a lot about my army service. Some thoughts I have already written down, but my it didn’t stop the train from continuing to run. As I have become more politically minded, I have spent more time shying away from talking to people […]