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Jul 2, 2018, 10:20 PM
Why Palestinians Are History’s Oldest Refugees
Before traveling through Israel, Jordan, and Egypt last fall, I selected native-born guides from each country in order to get both a historical and cultural perspective of their land and people. My two Jordanian guides were Palestinians who were...
Jun 1, 2018, 11:13 AM
Blue Marina blues
Ashdod exemplifies everything that is problematic in architecture and urban design in Israel today. A compendium of many unintegrated large and extremely costly projects that have been built in recent years, the city is completely fragmented, cut off even...
May 30, 2018, 12:18 PM
Why Israel’s Construction-Site Safety Bill Comes at the Right Time
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation decided to back a bill that would increase construction-site safety in Israel. The bill, which was backed earlier in the month, is an attempt to lower work-related deaths in the country. Israel's construction industry has...
Shira Pasternak Be'eri
May 23, 2018, 12:23 AM
Hello, my Jerusalem home
I didn't know if we'd ever be able to buy in our neighborhood, but timing and good fortune miraculously aligned
Graciela Berger Wegsman
May 11, 2018, 5:38 PM
On billionaires and homeless children in NYC
I was shopping at one of my favorite stores yesterday, looking at the shoes section, when I overheard a conversation in Spanish that made me sad and angry all at once. The store is a T-J Max, a chain that...
May 5, 2018, 10:16 AM
To Charles Bronfman and other donors: Please invest in the people of Israel
Birthright Israel co-founder Charles Bronfman has proposed establishing a lobby in Jerusalem to promote the interests of North American Jewry. He points to the growing rift between Israeli government policies and liberal religious convictions prevalent amongst mainstream Jewry in...
Apr 25, 2018, 2:53 PM
Buying Real Estate in Israel? Not Before You Read This
Whether you are making Aliyah, buying a vacation or investment apartment, or just want to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning a home here; this is what you need to consider: What are my additional costs aside from the...
Apr 21, 2018, 10:37 PM
Mohammed with the two houses
This is my friend Mohammed. He has half an eye, one wife, two houses and three children. Mohammed is a Palestinian man, 38 years old. He makes his living from a garbage dump on the outskirts of the Palestinian town 'Anata,...
Apr 13, 2018, 11:57 PM
Settle the Golan Heights
Talks with Syria aren't an option, Israel should seize the opportunity to expand housing and bolster security
Apr 12, 2018, 1:33 AM
Kahlon's housing 'solutions' will be devastating
Future generations will pay a heavy social and environmental price for a mad -- and inept -- rush to build