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).

My neighbourhood is a book. If you want an education on the most important topics of the day, all you have to do is read the walls. By the time you’ve walked four blocks, you’ll have a PhD in the zeitgeist. (More…)

Germany is drowning in a sea of hatred. No country is as plagued by far-right terrorism in Europe as the Bundesrepublik. Rarely is there a day without attacks on minorities and migrants. (More…)

Every disaster has a silver lining. You just have to be heartless enough to exploit it. (More…)

It might as well have been a declaration of war. (More…)

Hitler never pretended to like Jews. His hatred was unambiguous. (More…)

Nobody remembers al-Baghdadi. The head of ISIS, who was killed by American commandos in a nighttime raid in Syria, in October, was nowhere to be found. (More…)

The headline could not have been more provocative: Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe? (More…)

The kid was being followed. Walking up and down the aisles, speaking loudly on his iPhone in English, he was having trouble finding something he’d been sent to purchase. (More…)

For a week, it seemed, Berlin had been taken over by the left. Not just any left but something new and unrecognisable. In the place of the customary red and black flags of anti-capitalist groups, protestors were waving flags featuring an hourglass, in soft greens and light blues. (More…)

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