Author Archives: Emily W. Schaeffer

About Emily W. Schaeffer

Emily W. Schaeffer is an American-Israeli human rights lawyer practicing in Tel Aviv.

What Comes Next: One State, Two State, Red State, Blue State

Emily Schaeffer writes, “There is a wide gulf between what I envision as a just future for Israel/Palestine and what I view as the best possible outcome given the current reality – and the latter becomes increasingly bleak with every day’s new facts on the ground.” This post is part of “What Comes Next?: A forum on the end of the two-state paradigm.”

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People Are Talking About BDS

The following post first appeared on the new website Israel: The Only Democracy in the Middle East? People are talking about Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). People should be talking about BDS. If you’re not talking about BDS in the … Continue reading

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Tel Aviv human rights march displayed a ‘collective hope for justice’

The following is a report on a march that took place Friday, December 11 to commemorate International Human Rights Day in Tel Aviv: When an invitation to an event called, Ain Matzav! ("No Way!"), appeared amongst my dozens of Facebook … Continue reading

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