The Dogged Optimism of Merav Michaeli, a Liberal Feminist in the Israeli Knesset

“I have to say, as an Israeli politician coming to the States this time, I feel less uncomfortable than I usually do,” Israeli parliament member Merav Michaeli told me last month during an interview at Gawker Media’s offices, referring to the orange-tinged radioactive cloud currently looming over the United States…

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The Endless Saga of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Taxpayer-Funded Hair

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara are under fire, not for the first time, for spending a hefty amount of taxpayer dollars ($540,000, to be exact) on a recent five day trip to the UN in New York, The Guardian reports. This included $1,600 for hairstyling and $1,750 for makeup, numbers that do…

Pregnant Palestinian Woman and Child Killed in Israeli Airstrike As Tensions Escalate

Tensions escalated across Israel and Palestine Sunday as a pregnant Palestinian woman and her child were killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials said. Elsewhere, the New York Times reports, according to Israel’s internal security service, Shin Bet, a Palestinian woman killed herself and…

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