"On the left side"

A daily magazine of Israeli Social-Democrats.
Selected articles translated to English.
Translation: Florence Braun.

The time has come for talks between the U.S. and Iran

By: Alon Ben - Meir, Professor of Political Science
Reliable sources claim that the election of Rouhani as President of Iran opens an opportunity for direct talks between the U.S. and Iran, in an effort to resolve the Iranian nuclear dispute.

The Obama administration...

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Strengthening support for Peace Negotiations!

By: Naftali Raz, Educator and Tour Guide, coordinator of MASAD – Social-Democratic Center
In the face of the acid exaggerations of the radical left, the muted reactions of the media and pressures from the right wing - we continue to voice the support of the silent majority.
U.S. President Barack Obama came...

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Eid Al Fitr in Shfar'am – a demonstration of Jewish-Arab support for the Peace Talks

By: Naftali Raz, Educator and Tour Guide, coordinator of MASAD – Social-Democratic Center
Eid Al-Fitr (Arabic for "The Breaking of the Fast") is a holiday that marks the end of the month of Ramadan, a time of daylight fasting for Muslims. In 2013 it was on August 7. The following Sunday 200 Jews and Arabs...

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Will you listen at last?

By Naomi Raz, psychologist
On Monday, May 25 2013, I attended a conference at Beit Sokolov in Tel Aviv. The conference about the "Arab Peace Initiative" was organized jointly by the College of Natanya, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and "Israel...

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Lapid brings the social protest movement back to life

By David Sandovsky, Attorney
The middle-class has no choice but to take to the streets in the summer months of 2013 and demonstrate against what is causing it to become impoverished

The social movement of the summer 2011 was a protest by the...

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Women wrapped in Jewish prayer shawls

By Uri Avnery, journalist, former Knesset member, Chairman of "Gush Shalom"
There was once an Israeli who used to put notes between stones in the "Kotel" (Western...
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Warning – Racist Legislation

By: Amos Gvirtz, Human Rights and Peace Activist
The state uses time and time again the legal system to create a situation whereby the...
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The Arab League renews its offer to lend a hand to peace

By: Naftali Raz, Educator and Tour Guide, coordinator of MASAD – Social-Democratic Center
"Government sources" in Israel: "No to preconditions". The peace camp supports the...
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Nochi Dankner and President Obama

By: Dan Jacobson, professor of psychology
Time has come in Israel to point to groups of people who have a built-in interest in...
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No one sees, no one hears – but they are speaking. What story do they tell?

By: Nomi Raz, psychologist
The settlement of Giveon Hahadash and the Israeli West Bank Barrier (the "Fence") built...
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The fight for the Declaration of Independence – It started!

By Naftali Raz, Educator and Tour Guide, coordinator of MASAD – Social-Democratic Center
The conference on "The Struggle for the Implementation of Israel's Declaration of...
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At the Edge of the Abyss

By: Shlomo Gazit, Major General, (res.), former Chief of Army Intelligence
Israel’s new government must come to an immediate decision: no authorizations for...
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New Spirit

By: Naftali Raz, Educator and Tour Guide, coordinator of MASAD – Social-Democratic Center
Lately I feel gusts of winds blowing - portending peace. Since the elections I have a...
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The struggle for the Implementation of Israel's Declaration of Independence – conference and round table discussions

By Naftali Raz, Educator and Tour Guide, coordinator of MASAD – Social-Democratic Center
You are cordially invited to participate in a conference and round table discussions in...
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Who is preventing Jonathon Pollard

By: Shlomo Gazit, General, (res.), former Chief of Army Intelligence
After 28 years in prison, Pollard ought to be pardoned. Major factors preventing his...
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