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A year after Jerusalem Pride attack, the rhetoric continues

This article was originally written for the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics: Almost a year has passed since 16-year-old Shira Banki was murdered at Jerusalem’s Pride parade, and the same religiously derived homophobia that led to her death is being … Continue reading

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Winning the argument against Jewish extremism

This article was originally published in Haaretz: After nearly a year in administrative detention, Israel released a Jewish extremist last week held following the 2015 Duma arson, in which a Palestinian infant and his parents were murdered. Meir Ettinger, who will spend … Continue reading

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The thread that links Israel’s female murder victims

It is no coincidence that, in disparate corners of the globe, women are murdered by men who profess to love them. This is a trend that crosses boundaries and historical periods. Underlying it is a gap between the genders that … Continue reading

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This year, Israeli women should keep sexual assault on the agenda

Israelis should not let themselves forget the major sexual harrassment and assault scandals that broke last year. My piece in The Forward‘s Sisterhood blog. Here is the text, which originally appeared there:

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When Israel classifies rape as terror

What happens when rape becomes terrorism in hindsight? Does it protect the victim, or put women’s bodies in the firing line? I wrote a piece on the recent Israeli Defence Ministry decision to classify a brutal 2012 rape as a … Continue reading

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