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Dec 5, 2018, 3:48 PM
In Israel’s War against Refugees, Women Are the First Casualties
The assault and murder of 13-year-old Silvana Tsegai last week by her mother's former partner brought long overdue attention to the desperate conditions for women in Israel, and asylum seeking women in particular. For over a decade, the Israeli...
Dec 3, 2018, 10:30 AM
On Leaving Jerusalem (After Four Years)
Four years. That’s how long I have been living in Jerusalem. For three and a half of those years, I spent almost all my time in the ‘Holy City’—save for occasional forays up and down the country. For the past...
Nov 13, 2018, 6:40 PM
Resilience is the Greatest Resistance Against Terror
The first time I ever woke up in Israel was because of a siren. At the time, I didn’t even know there was a siren. All I knew was that there was pounding on my door and suddenly I...
Nov 5, 2018, 12:56 PM
We helped asylum seekers and got elected – now they have a voice
Tel Aviv's city council now has a radical Mizrachi feminist member with a new message: a humane solution is possible
Oct 31, 2018, 7:27 PM
An Ode to Tel Aviv
Oh, Tel Aviv….the city that chews you up and spits you out with a few more tattoos, a darker tan line, and a drinking problem. But don’t let that first sentence fool you, this is an ODE -- a dedication...
Oct 25, 2018, 7:22 AM
Why I’m voting for ‘the Arab party’ in Tel Aviv
I care deeply about Israeli democracy, and these local elections give me the chance to help Jaffa get a fair shake
Oct 24, 2018, 5:41 PM
My dad had a fascination for tracking down historic homes and travel routes of historic figures. Sometimes those locations were transformed into house museums, but his true call was to find the unmarked ones, the off-the-beaten-path homes. Often, we found...
Oct 16, 2018, 3:23 PM
There’s No Nordstrom in Tel Aviv
Many of those close to me may sigh as they obligatorily read this, assuming that this is going to be another Uber-esque rant about how insufficient one area of Israel is. But this is not that type of rant. I...
Oct 9, 2018, 10:22 AM
Succot is probably Israel’s favorite Jewish holiday. Many Israelis take advantage of the reduced workweek and school vacation to go abroad. But even more use the time to travel throughout the country, attending the many festivals and entertainment activities....
Elliott Leigh Tucker
Oct 8, 2018, 6:19 PM
Life in the Israeli Soap Opera
These are the days of soap bubbles... floating gliding...toward an all new reality but its all so precarious, unreal, direction unknown... How long can we dangle in air? Before it just goes "pop" into nothingness... But surely surely i had finally made it. After several...