Tag Archives: Zionism

Winning the argument against Jewish extremism

This article was originally published in Haaretz: After nearly a year in administrative detention, Israel released a Jewish extremist last week held following the 2015 Duma arson, in which a Palestinian infant and his parents were murdered. Meir Ettinger, who will spend … Continue reading

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These days in Jewish history

Every once in a while, I get to do the fun job of writing my newspaper’s This Day in Jewish History column because the regular writer goes on holiday. So far this month, I have written two: One about Ephraim Kishon … 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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A story of Jewish-Arab journalistic cooperation

For about 15 years from the mid-1930s onwards, Jewish and Arab journalists based in Tel Aviv and Jaffa worked together – somewhat in secret – to report the news.

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