The Case of Azmi Bishara

Political Immunity and Freedom in Israel

by Gad Barzilai | published January 9, 2001

Peleg, Israeli Culture Between the Two Intifadas

by Rebecca L. Stein
published in MER254

Yaron Peleg, Israeli Culture Between the Two Intifadas: A Brief Romance (Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2008).

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Waking the Red-Dead

by Lizabeth Zack
published in MER254

“Look at that!” said Muhammad ‘Asfour, an environmentalist and avid nature photographer, pointing to a picture of a boat and wooden staircase perched well above the Jordanian shore of the Dead Sea. “Do you see how far they are from the waterline?”

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Closure

The Daily Realities of Israel's Occupation

by Chris Smith | published August 27, 2001

Under the Guise of Security

House Demolitions in Gaza

by Chris Smith | published July 13, 2001

Walking into Israel's Trap?

Syria and the Shebaa Farms

by Michael Young | published April 19, 2001

Israel Elects Sharon

Contradictions of a Creeping Apartheid

by Oren Yiftachel | published February 12, 2001

Beyond the Bibi Bill

Israel's Electoral System and the Intifada

by Jeff Halper | published December 19, 2000

December 18 the Knesset partially amended Israel's electoral law—the so-called "Bibi bill"—allowing Binyamin Netanyahu to run against Ehud Barak for prime minister. The law had stipulated that when a government resigns, as Barak's did December 9, elections are held for the prime ministership only, and that only Knesset members may present their candidacy. By the amendment, Netanyahu, who resigned from the Knesset after his 1999 defeat, could have run.