Sunday, November 18, 2018

Politics

New Angles/Old Topics

14:21 11 June in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer The recent flotilla fiasco has unleashed a torrent of articles about Jews, Israel, Zionism, and any semi-related topic.  Buried beneath the information overload, it has been difficult to pinpoint articles that truly have something new to offer.  But here are some that have...

Only Volunteers

10:25 11 June in Latest, Politics
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By Lauren Bottner It’s easier to place blame and side with the appointed victims, easier to live in a black and white world where we stay within the lines.  But what happens if there are no victims, only volunteers? How do you know where to stand...

TLV→IST: Flying Solo

11:41 10 June in Latest, Politics
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By Zoe Fox Last Monday, the Israeli Navy stopped a so-called “Freedom Flotilla” from breaking the Gaza blockade in a deadly encounter.  Four days later, I found myself on a nearly empty flight out of Ben Gurion International Airport headed for Istanbul.  When...

Good Jewish Fun

11:12 27 May in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer With weather in the 90s and a three-day weekend to look forward to, it’s no time for a heavy post.  So instead, here’s some fun Jewish TV mind candy: I thought I’d kick things off with a sketch from the early years, “Jewess Jeans.” ...

The French Railroad On Trial

14:59 21 May in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer Reuters reported this week that 100 French and American plaintiffs are suing SNCF, the French national railroad company, for their role in transporting French Jews to concentration camps during the Holocaust.  The group, made up of Holocaust survivors and their descendents, insist that...