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Judith Bergman is a writer and political analyst. She lives in Israel.

ARTICLES BY: Judith Bergman

September 2, 2016 3:55 am

Attention Norway: Stick to Polar Bears, Disregard BDS

One of the world's northernmost inhabited places is Longyearbyen, a small town of about 2,000 people in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago halfway between mainland Norway...

August 29, 2016 10:32 am

How to Change People’s Minds on Israel

Anyone who has ever tried to persuade someone to change his mind on a contentious topic on which he holds strong views -- let's say, Israel --...

August 28, 2016 4:41 am

There’s No Place Like Home

One of my favorite things about flying back to Israel from a long trip abroad is the first glimpse I catch of the land, seeing...

August 24, 2016 2:26 am

On Islamic Terror, Europe Prefers to Remain Blind

As I was traveling to Europe this summer, it struck me what especially distinguishes Israeli from European ‎security measures: Israeli security is about dealing with...

August 22, 2016 5:00 am

Calling Out the Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories flourish and spread, aided by the ubiquitous internet, on both the left and right ends of the political spectrum. The term "conspiracy theory"...

August 17, 2016 6:35 am

What Europe Could Learn From Israel

If there is one thing at which Jews have traditionally excelled, it is adapting. Throughout history, Jews have managed to adapt to often overwhelmingly negative...

August 15, 2016 6:39 am

Why Are Jews Not ‘Radicalized?’

According to the most popular and largely dominant theory of why Muslims become radicalized, the more they feel discriminated against, the more likely they are...

August 9, 2016 6:13 am

No More Mr. Nice Guy

Israel always plays nice. For decades, we have been allowing those who demonize and delegitimize Israel to cross our borders and do their dirty work...

July 19, 2016 7:22 am

Europe Is Not Israel

"France must live with terrorism," French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said after the massive terrorist ‎attack in Nice last week. Understandably, his statement infuriated the...

July 17, 2016 6:23 am

If Israel Banned Burqas

Picture this: Israel donates millions of shekels every year to various NGOs in Europe, e.g., in Germany, ‎France the UK and Scandinavia, on condition that they...

July 12, 2016 2:51 pm

Entertainment for Bored Diplomats

UNESCO is at it again. Earlier this week, the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO began its 10-day 40th session in Istanbul, Turkey in which it...

July 10, 2016 5:13 am

Do Houses Matter More Than Jews?‎

In the wake of the report of the Middle East Quartet, which called on Israel to cease settlement ‎construction and expansion, the US State Department this...

July 7, 2016 6:40 am

Once a Colonialist, Always a Colonialist

You can take the Europeans out of the former colonies, but you cannot take the colonialism out of the Europeans. That much is clear, at...

July 4, 2016 6:33 am

We Don’t Need the World’s Permission to Defend Ourselves

"Now there is one less of them," a Danish Facebook user wrote gleefully after a 13-year-old Jewish girl was stabbed to death in her sleep...


TV Host Mario Lopez Visits Western Wall in Jerusalem During Israel Visit

Television host and actor Mario Lopez toured Israel this week and stopped by...

George Clooney to Narrate New Shimon Peres Documentary

Actor George Clooney will narrate a new documentary about late Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, Variety reported on Tuesday. “Never Stop Dreaming:...

Activist Showcases 70 Israeli Destinations in Project for Israel’s Independence Day

A Florida-based pro-Israel activist has launched a project showcasing 70 locations...


What Israel’s Gun Policies Can Teach Americans - As American society has become more polarized in recent years, the debate over gun control has reflected this reality,...

Infighting, Diplomatic Struggles Leave Palestinians in Crisis - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is not having much success lately. Tensions within his own Fatah movement and with Hamas in...


Tel Aviv University to Research ‘Digital Living’ With Stanford ...

Tel Aviv University (TAU) announced the launch of a collaborative initiative with the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University...


Tel Aviv Court Judge Accused of Colluding in Bezeq Case Is Officially Suspe... - Tel Aviv Magistrate Court Judge Ronit Poznansky-Katz has been suspended by Supreme Court President Esther Hayut on Thursday, pending...

Middle East

Palestinians Demand That US Ambassador to Israel Be Put on International Te... - The Palestinian Authority demanded on Thursday that US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman be added to a “global terror list,”...