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Sep 13, 2018, 4:00 PM
Is Israel morally obliged to fix Palestinian folly?
In his interview in this newspaper last week, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell conceded it was “of course” antisemitic “to oppose a Jewish state”, a phrase that he doubtless intended should stand as shorthand for “oppose the right of the...
Sep 12, 2018, 5:10 AM
Mindfulness in Arabic
In May 2018, my work as a clinical educator and mindfulness meditation teacher brought me to Israel for the first time. I had no idea what to expect, especially as it pertained to cultural relations within the country. Growing...
Sep 10, 2018, 6:46 PM
A ‘Morality Break’ in Days of Repentance
Once a week or so, I volunteer with “Road to Recovery”, driving Palestinian children from army checkpoints in the West Bank and Gaza to hospitals in Israel
Sep 1, 2018, 12:25 AM
Curses We Must Hear Loud and Clear
Parashat Ki Tavo is filled with blessings and curses. Traditionally we read the curses in a whisper. Perhaps, in this month of Elul leading up to the High Holy Days, God wants us to hear them loud and clear....
Aug 27, 2018, 12:58 PM
5 reasons most Israelis tread the path of ignorance when it comes to their neighbors in the West Bank and Gaza
Aug 21, 2018, 2:52 PM
The Nation-State Law Waves the Flag of Hypocrisy
Israel's legislators hide behind self-righteous statements and demand an immediate ban on waving the Palestinian flag, not to mention diminishing the importance of the Arabic language, while they, and proponents of the Nation-State law attempt to hide the flag...
Aug 20, 2018, 5:29 PM
Uri Avnery led without fear or bias
The pioneer's mission for peace spanned seven decades and combined activism, journalism, and politics
Aug 17, 2018, 7:59 PM
Are you better off today than you were last year? Are you safer, more prosperous, happier? Whether you answer based upon clear metrics or gut feelings, such questions tend to focus upon results. Result-oriented thinking surfaces in a curious passage...
Michael S. Diamond
Aug 16, 2018, 5:54 PM
Back in the Saddle: Parshat Re’eh
Ram Nissan, in another journey into the liturgy, found himself in ‘The Saddle’, the ancient city of Shechem that sits squarely between the mountains of blessings and curses, the ‘saddle’ of Mounts Gerizim and Ebal, the Split and the...
Aug 13, 2018, 9:33 PM
Changing Face of Israeli-Arab Society
Walking down near Azrieli Mall in Tel Aviv I once spotted a girl which looked like a nice Jewish religious girl until I heard her speaking Arabic on the phone with her mother. Walking around anywhere in Tel Aviv...