Tagged with Yovav Kalifon

Fly-In to Syria

Reporting from Israel: Yovav Kalifon I’ve been thinking a lot about Syria. What started as an “Arab-Spring” wave of demonstrations in early 2011 has developed into a bloody civil war, with 10,000 civilians dead in over a year of fighting. We keep receiving video footage and eye-witness accounts from Syria portraying widespread atrocities such as … Continue reading

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

Tal Law and the Army Draft in Israel

Reporting from Israel: Yovav Kalifon Politics in Israel has gotten a bit of a stir over a recent High-Court ruling, saying that “Tal Law” was unconstitutional, and should not be extended beyond its predetermined expiration date this August. Tal Law made it possible for religious Yeshiva students to be legally exempt from military service, year after year, provided … Continue reading

Um-Shmum, Seven Hours To Death

Reporting from Israel: Yovav Kalifon Documentary film by an Israeli director living in Finland “About this film: The film examines the alleged violations of international law carried out by Israel in the Second Lebanon War. Presenting Israel’s previous violations and its attitude towards the UN, Um־Shmum then goes on to deal with the incidents that occurred during … Continue reading

Purim night in Jerusalem

Reporting from Israel: Yovav Kalifon Last Thursday it was Purim. I usually don’t take this holiday very seriously since I don’t typically enjoy wearing a mask and a costume, partying all night and drinking heavily. This year something changed. I wanted to throw myself in there and see what it’s all about. My plans to travel … Continue reading