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Aug 8, 2018, 4:05 PM
Heading to Israel? Be careful what you say.
Entering Israel as Diaspora Jews, we’re used to being asked “Do you have relatives in Israel?” or “What synagogue do you attend?”. We don’t expect to be detained for hours and asked “What do you think of Bibi Netanyahu?” or “Would you go to a...
Mar 29, 2018, 10:08 AM
For We Were Strangers
I watched, moved, as an elderly Jewish man, a Kindertransport refugee, briefly placed a comforting hand on the shoulder of a young Congolese woman, as she paused, in tears, as she described how she, too, had fled her home. We were at an event I...
Nov 10, 2017, 3:09 PM
Hebron, the death of Sarah, and the death of Wedad
Walking down an empty street, knowing you are closely watched by soldiers is surreal
Sep 26, 2017, 6:22 PM
Glimpses into daily life in the West Bank
After 10 years as a London divorce lawyer, I needed a break. Given how much time I spent thinking, reading and talking about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I decided head to Jerusalem. I had spent time there before: a year in seminary at 18, and numerous holidays. This...
Jun 27, 2017, 10:58 AM
The strength and song of the Women of the Wall
After a lifetime of humdrum synagogue attendance, praying with the Women of the Wall was inspirational
Anna Roiser is the New Israel Fund’s Engagement and Outreach Coordinator. Formerly a family lawyer, Anna spent seven months living in Jerusalem in 2017