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‘Gender separation’ on flights: What happens in Saudi Arabia?

I spent most of the past week working on follow-ups to a story that hit the headlines last week: the El Al-ultra-Orthodox-seat-switching saga. In brief, for those who aren’t familiar with the story, Israeli carrier El Al Airlines is facing … Continue reading

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The lead-up to the first-ever Maccabiah games

Every four years, Israel hosts the Maccabiah, also referred to as “the Jewish Olympics.” It is an international Jewish athletic event, which is open to Jews and all Israeli citizens, regardless of religion. The first-ever Maccabiah took place during the … Continue reading

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75 years ago, a suicide on Rothschild Boulevard

Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard is a street with many stories. At number 16, Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, declared the new state on May 14, 1948, and Israel’s Declaration of Independence was signed there.  Only a few years ago, … Continue reading

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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s death in the Mandate Palestine press

During the break I took from The Paper Dispatch this past month, I finally handed in my MA thesis (!) and took a short, celebratory trip to Istanbul. While there, it was hard to escape the figure and legacy of Mustafa … Continue reading

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Given that today is the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel, it seemed only appropriate to  trawl through the 1938 Mandate Palestine press for news of developments in Nazi Germany. 1938, five years into the Third Reich, is referred … Continue reading

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