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Christmastime in Israel

Is this a trend? You can read here an article about Israeli Jews wanting to learn more about Christmas and Christianity. The article has everything to do with pleasure, holiday tourism, and the opening of minds to religious difference in … Continue reading

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Do Gentile Progressives Not Understand That “Free Palestine From the River to the Sea” Means No Israel?

Gentile and Jewish anti-Zionists, about the specious claim that “From the River to the Sea” does not actually mean the elimination of Israel, can we at least have an honest disagreement? A quick Google image search here for “from the … Continue reading

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Hasidic-Muslim Relations in Ottoman Palestine (Yitzhak Melamed)

Super interesting piece by Yitzhak Melamed with texts on the history of Hasidic-Muslim relations in Ottoman. The first Hasidic masters settled in Palestine in the eighteenth century, even before the movement developed a consciousness of itself as a new life-form … Continue reading

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Israel-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony (Guest Post by Meirav Jones)

Independence Day in Israel always follows Yom Ha’Zikaron or Memorial Day, a somber, affectively charged day on which, primarily, the Jewish tribal majority in Israel mourns its fallen soldiers. Between thoughtlessness and thoughtfullness, this is a highpoint in Civic Religion … Continue reading

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How Not to Dialogue About Israel and Palestine (In the Land of Pomegranates)

The few American reviews that I found online seem frustrated without understanding just why Hava Kohav Beller’s documentary In the Land of Pomegranates is such a hopeless reflection upon the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The documentary follows a group of young Israeli Jews … Continue reading

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One State (Rightwing Zionist Map of Palestine)

Had occasion to be at the gym at the JCC in the Riverdale section of the  Bronx where I was unable to keep my eye off this map of Israel created by the Jewish Agency. About this colorful map I … Continue reading

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One State And Democratic in Palestine & Israel (Interview with Ahmad Tibi)

This fascinating interview which you can read here with MK Ahmad Tibi by Carolina Landsman here at Ha’aretz follows the political logic at this precise moment when the ultra-righwing settler government under the leadership of Prime Minister Netanyahu is finally … Continue reading

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