An Israeli 12-year-old would not have been jailed

An Israeli 12-year-old would not have been jailed

Youngest female Palestinian jailed by Israel released two-and-a-half months after arrest – Jack Khoury – Haaretz 24.04.16 In plea bargain, 12-year-old girl with learning disorders was jailed by military court for attempted voluntary manslaughter and illegal possession...
Out of the mouths of babes

Out of the mouths of babes

How my 10-year-old daughter solved Clinton vs. Sanders dilemma – Adam Langer – The Forward 19.04.16 ‘I had been on the fence about whom I’d support in the Democratic primary and it sounded like a good pair of field trips — take my 5th grade daughter to one...
Armenian genocide novel inspired Yishuv and ghetto fighters

Armenian genocide novel inspired Yishuv and ghetto fighters

From Musa Dagh to Masada – Stefan Ihrig – Tablet Magazine 18.04.16 How Franz Werfel’s 1933 novel about the Armenian Genocide inspired ghetto fighters and the Zionist resistance. Werfel said the Armenians were his ‘stand-in Jews’ and intended his novel as a warning of...
A.B. Yehoshua – the political role of the writer

A.B. Yehoshua – the political role of the writer

A.B. Yehoshua: ‘Instead of dealing with Palestine, the new generation do a play or write a story’ – Jonathan Freedland – The Guardian 22.04.16 The acclaimed Israeli novelist on the political role of the writer and rethinking the two-state solution. Where once the...
What a kippa really tells you about its wearer

What a kippa really tells you about its wearer

What different styles of head coverings say about Israeli Jewish men – Pew Research Center 20.04.16 The type of kippa – or lack thereof – worn by an Israeli Jewish man often is strongly correlated with his religious identity as well as some political views. Read...
Don’t punish Zionism’s truth-seeking millennials

Don’t punish Zionism’s truth-seeking millennials

If you lose Simone Zimmerman, you lose the best of Jewish millennials – Peter Beinart – Haaretz 18.04.16 Why is American Jewish Zionism punishing its children for challenging its lies? “Perhaps Simone chose the wrong words. Perhaps she should have called...