How do we find the formula for the best lives together? How do we share the resources and opportunities in a given society when some feel they have more rights than others?
Israel is experiencing increased tension and division between Jews and Arabs. Viewed from the outside this increased tension is part of a general European development, where expressing racist attitudes has acquired increasing legitimacy. But explaining problems in Israel as being part of a common development is perceived as not recognizing the uniqueness of the Israeli conflict, and to offer a comparative analysis referring to parallels in other countries is seen as a lack of understanding. [Read more…]
If you take a walk in the centre of Kyiv in Ukraine, you will not see any clear signs of a country in war.
A newly renovated shopping centre on the main street, Khreshchatyk, was opened recently with number of luxury boutiques. People are going to the cafés, billboards invite to concerts with both local and international music bands. But when you come to the main train station you get a feeling of entering a a war movie set. Hundred of soldiers with heavy bags full of winter equipment are headed East. [Read more…]