SHEKEL’s annual film festival challenges the concept of disability

People with special needs have become more active than ever in telling their own stories in recent years, and the world has begun to take notice. These visions by and for people coping with various challenges will be examined at SHEKEL’s fifth Reframing Reality Film Festival, which runs from May 28 to 31 at the Jerusalem Cinematheque. Reframing Reality is […]

MSNBC: Black Cube investigation of former Obama officials ‘for Trump‘

Black Cube, the private Israeli security firm that allegedly targeted former White House officials Ben Rhodes and Colin Kahl in an attempt to discredit the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, was hired by members of the Trump administration, MSNBC reported on Friday. An unnamed source, whose face and voice were disguised in the television report, said that Black Cube’s alleged investigation […]

Prospects of U.S.-North Korea summit brighten after Trump‘s tweet

WASHINGTON/SEOUL – Prospects that the United States and North Korea would hold a summit brightened after US President Donald Trump said late on Friday Washington was having "productive talks" with Pyongyang about reinstating the June 12 meeting in Singapore. Politico magazine reported that an advance team of 30 White House and State Department officials was preparing to leave for Singapore […]

All-or-nothing approach: Washington‘s maximalist doctrine

WASHINGTON – When Donald Trump from an international arms control agreement with Iran earlier this month, Washington’s foreign policy establishment fought passionately over the path forward. Reasonable people disagreed. But nonproliferation experts united in their criticism of Trump, fearful that his actions risked undermining global efforts to limit the spread of nuclear weapons. Former and current UN and US nuclear […]

Middle Israel: Israel needs a constitutional convention

It’s nothing new. Thomas Jefferson decried already in 1820 the Supreme Court’s power, recalling the landmark Marbury vs Madison ruling of 1803 that established the judges’ authority to cancel a law passed by Congress by ruling it unconstitutional, or in legalese – exercising judicial review. Be the first to know – Though in issuing the ruling the court actually acted […]

Four Gazans breach security fence, flee back after IDF troops open fire

Four Palestinians infiltrated Israel on Saturday by crossing the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip. Soldiers fired warning shots, and the Gazans retreated back whence they came, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said. Be the first to know – The four men were inside Israel for a very short period, and left behind a tent on which was written: “The […]

Israel‘s unsung heroism: Achievements beyond the battlefield

THE JEWISH state was baptized by fire. The Tuesday after the Friday (May 14, 1948) on which David Ben-Gurion read Israel’s Declaration of Independence, a squadron of Egyptian Spitfires emerged from Tel Aviv’s waterfront and bombed the city’s bustling central bus station, killing 50 and wounding hundreds. Be the first to know – The bombing of Tel Aviv, which lasted […]