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Oct 28, 2018, 11:52 AM
Stop Politicizing Jewish Deaths
It’s been a while since I’ve felt strongly enough about an event to write about it, partly due to the fact that sanity, inspiration and unity have been sent to the land where the obsolete goes to die. And...
Nov 24, 2017, 12:48 AM
Tzipi Hotovely prefers the truth to pandering
Being a Jew in the Diaspora does not equal being an Israeli citizen
May 18, 2017, 11:59 PM
Liberalism is tolerant of everything- except conservatism
Until recently, I identified as a liberal. As I was told several times growing up, "The only thing uglier than an old liberal is a young conservative." Accordingly, as a young woman in her twenties, my politics have always...
Apr 23, 2017, 11:47 PM
You shall tell your children: The Holocaust’s legacy
In 2014, I spoke as a representative of the Israeli young generation at Yad Vashem's 9th International Conference on Holocaust Education. I want to share part of what I said and my new insight. * * * I think we have...
Oct 6, 2016, 3:29 PM
The Israeli right-wing wants peace just as much as the left does
Lately, right wing factions of the government, especially Prime Minister Netanyahu, have come under fire. The recurring point of contention? This idea floating around the world, exacerbated by the Israeli left, that the right does not want peace. This anger...
Jul 17, 2016, 4:11 PM
Recollections From the Previous Conflict
Facebook sent me a reminder of a post that I wrote on this day two years ago, at the start of Operation Protective Edge. Reading it, I was struck by sadness and realized how relevant my words still are....
Jun 9, 2016, 9:05 PM
Burst the Bubble
It begins. The immediate scouring of the news for a name, any name. The shameful wave of relief when they’re made public. It was no one I knew, thank God. But next time… next time my search is just...
May 4, 2016, 6:43 AM
My Cousin, Simone Zimmerman
Simone Zimmerman is my fifth cousin once removed. I don't remember her. Needless to say, despite the fact that she's a stranger to me, her widely publicized rant against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has affected me greatly. It has...
Mar 27, 2016, 6:42 PM
Why We Deserve To Give Terrorists Trials
A few days ago, a terrorist was shot by an IDF soldier, and the reactions from the government, the media and the public have frankly been disturbing. The country has been divided into two camps: those who condemn the soldier's...
Feb 23, 2016, 10:01 PM
Dear Diaspora Jew
First of all, I want to thank you for your support and the support of the rest of the international Jewish community. You are all an inseparable part of Israel’s progress and identity, and I know that. Your donations...
Batya came to Israel at a young age, and upon graduating high school served in the Coordination Desk of the IDF's Foreign Press Branch. Batya is fluent in Hebrew, French and English and works in translation and public relations.