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The Holocaust Through Arab Eyes

Reporting from Israel: Yovav Kalifon That was the title of a talk I attended last night. The talk was held at “The Museum on The Seam”, located on the road which goes between East and West Jerusalem, formerly the border between Israel and Jordan. The organizer of the event was Smadar Peri, journalist for Yediot Aharonot. … Continue reading

Something smells, and it is not the cheese

Reporting from Israel: Ran Bar-Yoshafat A group of people from Europe decided to deal with the biggest problem of the world today. No – not Iran, a country that is trying to get nuclear weapons, kills gay people, not allow women to have any rights and wants to kill everyone who is not exactly like them. … Continue reading

Israel is just trying to fool everyone

Reporting from Israel: Ran Bar-Yoshafat Israel. Israel with its constant goal of defending itself to the international community, justifying its actions, proving its significance to the world, its support of human rights and mainly, pretending that it is not an ‘apartheid’ state, its false pretenses runs so deep that it is reflected in all its actions. … Continue reading

Rockets and Airstrikes – Again

Reporting from Israel: Ran Bar-Yoshafat I open my computer to catch up on the news in Israel, as I am currently in the US for a couple of months. Sadly, what I found was that once again, the southern part of Israel is under rocket fire. In the recent escalation that began on Friday, March 9, … Continue reading

Lessons from the Bus Tragedy of February 16

Reporting from Israel: Yovav Kalifon A bus collided with a truck on February 16 outside Jerusalem. It was packed with Palestinian children. It flipped on its side and caught fire. According to some reports, 5 children perished. Others say 10 lost their lives.       Whatever the number may be, it was a tragedy. In … Continue reading

Under the Burden of Proof

Reporting from the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Zaina Awad My office is located inside Jerusalem’s Old City, just next to the Al Aqsa Mosque compound.  Our balcony overlooks the Dome of the Rock; all that separates us is a wire fence and security cameras.  Because of our close proximity to the compound, where clashes between Muslims … Continue reading

Peace – what does it mean?

Reporting from Israel: Ran Bar-Yoshafat There are many definitions for the word “peace”. One definition is a state or period of mutual concord between governments; a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity. Another definition is a state in which there is no … Continue reading