Combatants for Peace

Combatants for Peace

Sulaiman “Souli” Khatib was only 13 when he first joined the Palestinian organisation Fatah. The next year, he and a friend stabbed Israeli soldiers, and were sentenced to 15 and 18 years in prison respectively. Over the next ten years, while incarcerated in Israeli...
Children of Abraham and Sarah

Children of Abraham and Sarah

Long isolated, Africa’s Jewish ‘islands’ bridged by photographer’s lens – Melanie Lidman – The Times of Israel 24.07.16Photographer Jono David, 50, completes a 4-year project capturing emerging African Jewish communities, now being shown...
Fight or flight dilemma for South Africa’s Jews

Fight or flight dilemma for South Africa’s Jews

In troubled post-Mandela South Africa, a fight or flight dilemma for the 70,000 Jews – Geoff Sifrin – The Times of Israel 27.07.16Nelson Mandela epitomized an optimism that South Africa’s non-racial project would succeed after apartheid’s defeat; under Jacob Zuma,...
Pope Francis walks, prays in silence at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Pope Francis walks, prays in silence at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz survivors tell Pope tales from the abyss – Times of Israel 29.07.16 In a deeply contemplative and private visit, Francis passed nearly two hours in total silence, except for a few words he exchanged with the survivors and rescuers. 11 former prisoners of the...
Israeli High Court justices question civics booklet

Israeli High Court justices question civics booklet

Justice Joubran: Why are Arabs labelled as three different groups in new civics booklet? – Yarden Skop – Haaretz 27.07.16‘What is my label according to this booklet. What am I?’ Christian Arab Justice Joubran says in hearing over petition to ban use of...