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5 Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Activists Banned From Flying to Israel in Apparent Crackdown Against BDS Movement

Five interfaith delegates from the Jewish Voice for Peace, the American Muslims for Palestine, and the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship were banned from boarding a flight to Israel via Frankfurt from Washington DC’s Dulles airport on Sunday, an action they believe is the beginning of a crackdown against activists who…

Israeli Court Rules That El Al Airline Can't Force Women to Move Seats to Accommodate Ultra-Orthodox Men 

A Jerusalem court has ruled in favor of 83-year-old plaintiff Renee Rabinowitz, who sued Israel’s El Al airline for asking her to move seats at the request of a Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) man, the New York Times reports. The court found that asking people to move due to their gender violated Israel’s anti-discrimination…

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John Kerry Gave a Measured Speech Denouncing Israeli Settlements, Which Went About as Well as You'd Expect

Outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry, who’s been tasked with the increasingly grueling job of dealing with right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ideologically rigid leadership, gave an unusually fiery speech on Wednesday outlining the Obama Administration’s reasoning in not vetoing last week’s UN…