Joel Schalit

Joel Schalit is the author of Israel vs Utopia (Akashic, 2009). He is an American-Israeli writer based in Berlin, who has worked as the online editor of Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture and the managing editor of Tikkun. He has written about Israeli politics for (among others) France 24, the Guardian, and The Forward

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    In search of an Israeli left
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    The disconnection between the international left and its counterparts in Israel has become near total, to the detriment of the causes that both espouse. But a situation with complex roots can be remedied by looking more closely at the work of people on the ground, say Keith Kahn-Harris & Joel Schalit.

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    Israeli post-democracy: origins and prospects
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    Many voices warn that Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories is corroding the country’s democracy. Now, a worrying onslaught by Israel’s right-wing government on domestic dissenters raises further concerns. But the two issues are distinct as well as linked, say Keith Kahn-Harris & Joel Schalit: for the challenges to Israel’s democracy also have deep internal roots that must be identified if they are to be overcome.

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