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Feb 15, 2019, 9:48 AM
Sugihara, a war hero disgraced. Also us.
I first heard about Chinune Sugihara in 1998 from scholar Hillel Levine a few years after the publication of Levine's book, In Search of Sugihara (Free Press, 1996). The relatively unknown Japanese diplomat risked his life and single handedly rescued...
Feb 5, 2019, 9:08 PM
Challenging the Narrative on West Bank Housing
Last November I had the unique experience of attending an event titled “exploring the Israeli occupation”. The event was hosted at the University of the West of England and invited a speaker from a Christian organisation called ‘Ecumenical Accomplishment...
Feb 4, 2019, 2:33 PM
How Do I know I Won’t Regret This?
“If I would have waited another ten years I could have sold it for 30% more.” “I should have sold it last year. Now it’s a lot harder to find buyers.” “Why didn’t I buy while the prices were still low?” Many...
Jan 24, 2019, 12:44 PM
‘I told you guys to open the windows!’
This past winter, my husband and I were in for a surprise. After the heavy rain hit, we woke up to our walls and ceilings covered in scary small black circles. Suddenly I smelled something unpleasant. I glanced up...
Jan 21, 2019, 2:59 PM
Buying in Israel? Ask the Right Questions and Avoid Unpleasant Surprises
Remember when you bought your washing machine? You did a whole lot of research, didn’t you? You read online reviews, compared prices, checked out sales and reviewed warranty information. Your wife even got on the phone with her friends...
Jan 10, 2019, 12:38 PM
Young Artists in Crisis
Art by JacobYona We are currently in a crisis that has eluded our nightly news broadcasts. As contrasted with daily events, political or otherwise, this new crisis has been "simmering" for nearly a decade. The "new generation" of young brilliant...
Dec 2, 2018, 7:44 PM
This Week in Lod — A Microcosm of Israel
In a recent article, I described the city of Lod as a microcosm of Israel. Events of the past week support this definition. An Arab family’s illegally-built home in Lod was demolished by Israeli police this week, leading to protests...
Nov 28, 2018, 3:51 PM
Is Airbnb Violating the Fair Housing Act?
Airbnb announced that it will ban “the approximately 200 Airbnb listings in Israeli settlements in the West Bank” from its website. Airbnb explained that “many in the global community have stated that companies should not do business here because...
Nov 28, 2018, 10:25 AM
Our neigborhood’s vision for a new Jerusalem
To Mayor-elect Moshe Lion We are a group of Jerusalem residents who have deep concern for the continued physical and spiritual growth of Jerusalem. We have begun drafting a master plan for our city, and are hereby making our recent...
Nov 8, 2018, 6:48 PM
To All Non-Israelis House Hunting in Israel
Home prices in Israel have skyrocketed, but that hasn’t deterred all foreign investors. There are still some non-Israelis looking for property in this country. But while the proportion of properties purchased by investors has declined dramatically (30% a decade...