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Israel Earns Red Card at Soccer's World Cup — Again
The Forward, June 13, 2014. With Adi Gold.
Every World Cup the same question emerges: Why isn’t Israel playing? The answer has more to do with Israeli culture than anything else. Read more.

Meet the Skirt-Wearing Rock Star Cousin of Moshe Dayan Who Could Be Prime Minister
Tablet, June 12, 2014. With Adi Gold.
Aviv Geffen: profile and interview. Read more.

Review of Who Will Die Last? by David Ehrlich
The Gay & Lesbian Review, May-Jun., 2014. Read here

Review of Franz Kafka: The Poet of Shame and Guilt by Saul Friedlander
The Gay & Lesbian Review, Jan.-Feb., 2014. Read here

Review of Declaring His Genius: Oscar Wilde in North America by Roy Morris, Jr. 
The Gay & Lesbian Review, Sep.-Oct., 2013. Read here (PDF). 

Review of The Martin Duberman Reader by Martin Duberman
The Gay & Lesbian Review, Jul.-Aug., 2013. Read here (PDF). 

Israel: Equal Rights as Workaround
The Gay & Lesbian Review, May - Jun., 2013. Read here.

Review of Israel/Palestine and the Queer International by Sarah Schulman
The Gay & Lesbian Review, Jan. -Feb., 2013. Read here (PDF).

Review of Outlaw Marriages by Rodger Streitmatter
The Gay & Lesbian Review, Sept.-Oct., 2012. Read here (PDF). 

Say It Loud, Say It Proud, Say It in Hebrew
Daily Beast--Open Zion, May 12, 2012.
Ambassador Oren’s keynote at the Equality Forum, an annual gathering of LGBT activists last weekend in Philadelphia, made me proud. It’s wonderful to hear a top Israeli officer speaking clearly and intelligently for LGBT inclusion. The only trouble was that it was in English. Read more

Israel Needs Constitution, Not Basic Law
The Forward, May 7, 2012.
When Israel’s founding leaders declared independence in 1948, they promised to govern through a constitution. That vow remains unfulfilled to this day. Israel should live up to the commitment to the rule of law that is enshrined in the independence declaration. Read more

Absent for a Reason
Haaretz, April 20, 2012.
You don't need New York to understand Israelis' lukewarm commitment to civic engagement. Electoral turnout has been in a steady decline. Read more

Review of Jack Holmes and His Friend by Edmund White
The Gay & Lesbian Review, May-June, 2012. Read here. (PDF)

Review of The Declining Significance of Homophobia by Mark McCormack
Gay City News, April 12, 2012. (Read).

Review of  Kehinde Wiley at the Jewish Museum of New York.  
Gay City News, April 12, 2012. (Read).

Review of God vs. Gay? by Jay Michaelson
The Gay & Lesbian Review, Jan-Feb, 2012. Read here (and PDF).

The LGBT Center's Town Hall: A Jerusalem Take
Gay City News, March 30, 2011. Read here. (PDF)
Given the lack of underlying constitutional guidelines in Israel, the question of whether Israel is an apartheid state misses the point about Israeli politics.

Israelis Don’t Ask. They Tell
Moment Magazine, November 1, 2010.
If you tried to enact a law like Don't Ask, Don't Tell in Israel today, you’d be laughed out of the Knesset. Whether or not they’re asked, Israelis tell. (read more)

Provisional loyalty to a provisional state
Haaretz, October 15, 2010.
Each of us gets to decide whether to follow the rules or change them. In Hebrew we call this 'combina,' a slang word referring to the bypassing of rules or commitments. Read more.

Bias in black and white
Haaretz, April 5, 2009.
The venomous disregard for the truth makes Spanish criticism of Israel banal and misses important issues. This simplistic anti-Israel narrative represents not a noble struggle for human rights, but rather a contamination of both journalism and the great democracy that the newspaper serve. (read more)