Monthly Archives: January 2013

Lost in Tel Aviv

One summer, when I was 18 years old, I was surprised to receive a package in the post with my passport in it. I was not expecting a new passport, I already had one, and it was not due to … Continue reading

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Some things never change is a worn and clichéd expression, partly because, like most clichés, it’s true. With Israel experiencing its worst winter in a decade, it might be comforting to learn, amidst the flooded roads, the cancelled trains, the … Continue reading

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Football, Franco and Atatürk

Photographs were not that common in the 1930s Mandate Palestine press. Two newspapers that did feature them were the Christian-owned Filastin, in print since 1911, and the Muslim-owned al-Difa’, in print since 1935. These Jaffa-based dailies had some of the highest circulation rates of … Continue reading

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