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What if women ruled the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

This month, the UN marked the 15th anniversary of landmark Security Council resolution 1325, which calls “to increase representation of women at all decision-making levels in [countries and institutions] … and in mechanisms for prevention, management, and resolution of conflict.” … Continue reading

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Hope, grief and frustration at the first post-Holocaust Maccabiah

Now that the 19th Maccabiah Games have come to a close, here is another piece for Haaretz. This one is about the newspaper’s coverage of preparations for the third Maccabiah, which took place from September 27 to October 6, 1950. This … 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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The day I thought I discovered a ‘price tag’ attack in the 30s

On Tuesday morning, racist graffiti and slashed tyres were discovered at the town of Abu Gosh near Jerusalem. The graffiti, daubed across the wall of a building overnight, read “Arabs out” and “racism or assimilation.” Police suspected this was 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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