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Israel’s Katrina

12:19 09 December in History, Latest, Politics
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By Gabriel Weinstein After last week’s forest fire, the Carmel region in Northern Israel’s once emerald forests and fields have become a barren prairie of charred branches, ash heaps and dismembered buildings. The Israeli government estimates it will cost around 2 billion shekels (about $553 million)...

People of the Book: The Finkler Question and the New Anti-Semitism

15:38 24 November in Arts & Culture, Culture, History, Latest, Politics, Religion
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by Daniel Kieval In Howard Jacobson's Booker-prize winning novel, The Finkler Question, Jewish residents of London are increasingly alarmed by the growing number of anti-Semitic attacks worldwide. The characters receive streams of news reports in which anger or hatred toward Israel fuels violence toward Jews everywhere,...

Israel Mulls Settler Freeze

14:10 17 November in Latest, Politics
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By Doni Kandel With Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu scrambling to gain approval for a three month construction freeze on settlements, Americans, Palestinians and Israelis have formulated an alternative plan. It is now believed that the Knesset is considering freezing settlers in lieu of freezing settlements...

The New "New Jew"

16:58 15 November in Culture, Latest
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By Lily Hoffman Simon A new kibbutz movement is sweeping Israel. Most often, it is comprised of irbutzim (city kibbutz), which are collectivist structures based on the original ideas of the agricultural kibbutz. Instead of creating an alternative community on the fringes of everyday Israeli life,...

Israel’s McCarthy?

14:33 12 November in Latest, Politics
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By Gabriel Weinstein When Avigdor Lieberman arrived in Israel from Moldova and began working as an airport porter he probably never imagined he would become Minister of Foreign Affairs and one of the world’s most reviled political figures. Since taking the post, Lieberman has staunchly advocated...