Hillel Schenker

Hillel Schenker

Hillel Schenker is co-editor of Palestine-Israel Journal. He is a former editor of the Israeli peace monthly New Outlook founded in the spirit of Martin Buber’s philosophy of dialogue and was involved in the inception of the Peace Now movement.  He is currently completing an activist/memoir whose working title is “Eye-Witness in Israel-Palestine: From Utopia to Dystopia?”


Democracy on the Defensive in Israel and Palestine
Amidst the Horror Lies an Opportunity for Peace
Tel Aviv: 1948, Cradle of the State; 2023, Center of the Resistance
Tel Aviv, the site where the State of Israel was declared and home to the country’s first generation of poets, artists, and other elites, is now leading the struggle over the future of the state.
One Celebrates Independence While the Other Commemorates the Nakba
The Election Shock
The new extreme right-wing government and its implications.
Russia-Ukraine, Israel-Palestine?
It is not accurate to compare the Russia-Ukraine case with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, but it may open up new opportunities for resolving the conflict.
Future Scenarios – Where Do We Go from Here?
Despair Is Not an Option
Israeli and Palestinian Youth Face the Future
What the Biden Administration Can Do to Help Advance Israeli-Palestinian Peace
We should ask of the incoming U.S. Administration to declare clear support for the two-state solution, to rebuild its relationship with the Palestinians, and back multilateral peace initiatives
25th Anniversary of the Palestine-Israel Journal
The Steal of the Century
An Israeli's Thoughts About Germans and Palestinians
Israeli opposition to anything German due to the horrors of the Nazi period began to change with the 1952 Reparations Agreement, and today one can hope that Germany will be able to make a positive contribution towards achieving peace in the Middle East.
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict at a Crossroads
Oslo Then and Now — What's Next
50 Years of Occupation – Enough!
Lessons from North Ireland for the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process: An Israeli Perspective
Young Voices from the United-Divided City of Jerusalem
The International Community’s Role in Israeli History
Natural Resources and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Kerry Initiative at the Crossroads
Why a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and WMD
What’s Wrong with BDS?
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement’s biggest problem is that it will not work
The Israeli Summer and the Arab Spring
Without placing the price of the settlements and the occupation and the need to resolve the conflict on the agenda, there is no possibility of achieving social justice in its deepest sense.
Women and Power
The Importance of Jerusalem: Why a Double Issue
The Next Generation: Young Palestinians and Israelis Look Towards the Future
No More Holocausts
Looking back at Auschwitz and Hiroshima, looking forward towards a nuclear-free Middle East.
Peace Prospects after the Israeli Elections
Goodbye to Abie
Remembering Abie Nathan and the “Voice of Peace”.
2009- A Year of New Opportunities
Image of the Enemy: 1948-2008
The image of the other in Israeli society has had its ups and downs.
1948 – Looking Backward, Looking Forward
Nearing a Possible Crossroads
Apocalypse Tomorrow? Nearing the Nuclear Edge
The case for non-conventional weapons arms control and a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone in the region.
Initiatives Now
The Ascendance of Israel’s Radical Right by Ehud Sprinzak
A timely analysis of the roots and historical relevance of Israel’s radical Right
Photo Essay: Caza-Jericho First
Rabin of Israel by Robert Slater
Rabin may be a great man but his biography is full of flaws.
Jerusalem: the View from Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv is the real capital of modern Israel.
Bibi among the Nations
A Place among the Nations: Israel and the World by Binyamin Netanyahu Reviewed by Hillel Schenker Instead of "Read my lips," Netanyahu says "Read my book."
Chronicles of Peace Activism
In Pursuit of Peace: A History of the Israeli Peace Movement by Mordechai Bar-On, reviewed by Hillel Schenker Formerly a high army officer and now a peace activist, Bar-On has written a good mainstream history of the Israeli peace movement.
Breaking Down the Iron Wall
“Palestinian filmmakers are demonstrating a growing maturity” says Alattar
The Rocky Road from Big Brother"s Helper to Government Watchdog
The Israeli press may have overcome " guided journalism " but its freedom of expression faces new challenges.
After the Summit


  • The Catastrophe of October 7. Why Did It Happen? Where do we go from here?
  • Is This the Dawn of a New Day in Israel?
  • Bernie Sanders Electrifying Speech at J Street 2019
  • Israel will not be free until Palestine is free: Open Letter to Amb. Friedman
  • 100,000 Israelis Take to the Streets in Defense of Democracy
  • From Gaza to Jerusalem: The Ground is Shaking
  • An Alternative Approach to Iran: Talk to Them
  • Trump’s Jerusalem Folly
  • Thank you President Obama
  • Shimon Peres: From a Hawk to a Dove
  • Rabin's Legacy: It's up to us
  • The Iran Deal, Gvalt vs. Hope
  • Bibi’s Folly, Iran and the Congress1
  • Seeing “Selma” in Tel Aviv
  • The View from East Jerusalem
  • Remembering Rabin 19: Time for an Israeli Diplomatic Initiative
  • The Palestinian Peace Now
  • Leading Leaders for Peace in Tel Aviv
  • 50 Shades of Peace at the Crossroads
  • Remembering Dr. Eyad Sarraj, a Gaza Hero
  • Haifa International Conference on a WMD Free Zone in the Middle East
  • Towards a Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East
  • Syria – The WMD Free Zone Alternative to Military Action
  • The Social Protest - We’re Still Here!
  • Erekat to Kerry – If not now, when?
  • Israelis and Palestinians to Obama
  • Go See “The Gatekeepers” and “5 Broken Cameras”!
  • Israelis Voted for Change and a Normal Life
  • Elections 2013: Israel at the Crossroads
  • Time for a new American peace initiative in the Middle East
  • Israel – Yes, to Palestine
  • Make Dialogue not War
  • No to War with Iran!
  • Nabil Shaath: “The Palestinians Still Committed to Two States”
  • Iran, Israel and the West: Is there a way out of the crisis?
  • July 14th - The Fire This Time
  • Return of the Israeli Social Protest
  • Madonna for Peace
  • Alternatives needed now for 2 states? (Not yet)
  • Why the PIJ Arab Spring Conference was Postponed
  • The 16th Rabin Memorial Demo: "We are here, we have no fear"
  • 450,000 for Social Justice
  • The Israeli Protest Movement's Greatest Challenge
  • The Revolution Begins in Tel Aviv
  • Talking About a Nuclear Free Zone in the Middle East
  • These Talks Must Not be Allowed to Fail
  • If our leaders can't talk ...
  • No More Walls
  • The Goldstone Report On the Gaza War
  • How Obama can help in Israel and Palestine
  • Israel needs change, too
  • Annapolis: The Best We Could Get
  • Another dent in the wall
  • Talking Cure?
  • “We Must Not Be Silent Witnesses”