Author: Joel Schalit

Joel Schalit is the editor-in-chief of The Battleground. Schalit is the former news editor of Brussels' Euractiv and managing editor of Berkeley's Tikkun. He has also served as a commentator on EU affairs for Israel's i24News and Israeli affairs for France 24. His books include Israel vs. Utopia, The Anti-Capitalism Reader and Jerusalem Calling (Akashic Books).

The rhetoric is increasingly hollow. If only it weren’t that way. (More…)

It was a transparent failure. Irmgard Furchner, a 96-year-old ex-secretary at the Stutthof concentration camp, had disappeared the day her trial was to begin, having been accused of complicity in the deaths of over 10,000 Jews. (More…)

It was a typically cringe-worthy piece of German journalism. (More…)

“We work closely with Israeli media. If there’s anything you need from Hungary, don’t be afraid to ask,” the young woman informed me. (More…)

Women were screaming. Gunfire echoed in the distance. A British accented voice drifted in and out, periodically commenting on the upheaval. (More…)

If you hate the media, it was a dream come true. The Israeli Air Force had just destroyed the offices of two of the most influential news organisations in the world. (More…)

The language was a victory by itself. Seeing the word “Yallah” spread across Karl-Marx-Straße, was like living in the best of all possible worlds. (More…)

Sirens were blaring. Bodies were getting carted away. Our street felt like a war zone. (More…)

Security wouldn’t let them through. “Please, please,” the mother entreated the officer in Hebrew. “I need to get my daughter to the bathroom.” Her pleas fell on deaf ears. (More…)

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