Thursday, April 18, 2019

Israel Tag

What’s In a Name?

11:55 29 October in Culture, Latest, Politics, Religion
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By Gabriel Weinstein For hundreds of years, Ethiopian Jews dreamed of strolling through Jerusalem’s supposed golden streets and celebrating the Sigd festival in its hills. By the late 1970’s, Ethiopians decided that dreaming of Israel no longer sufficed, and embarked on foot to the Promised Land....

Textbook Tussle

09:32 07 October in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer "No other country in the world, in its official curriculum, would treat the fact of its founding as a catastrophe," categorically stated Education Minister Gideon Saar in response to a recent controversy over an unapproved Israeli textbook. The textbook in question is a history...

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...

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...