A breathtaking portrait of life in Hebron – in 9 minutes

I am really excited to share this one, with everyone. A few weeks ago, my dear friend, co-organizer and brilliant filmmaker Yuval Orr (he’s guest-posted on this blob, and we co-created the short… Continue reading

Chipping Away at the Wall: Palestinian activists lead 150 Israelis on a tour of Issawiya

This afternoon, a number of Palestinian activists and residents of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya -home to 18,000 people, all of whom have suffered directly from the Jerusalem Municipality’s policy of collective… Continue reading

Six Palestinians from East Jerusalem talk about life under occupation to 200+ Israelis in West Jerusalem

A curation of live-tweets from last night’s event, in which six Palestinian activists, students and residents of East Jerusalem came to a West Jerusalem bar to take part in an event co-organized by… Continue reading

On the Bilingual School, Racist Arsonists & the Problem with “HaTikvah”

I debated for a little while whether to turn my Facebook status from this morning, which I wrote in Hebrew, into a more filled out blobpost in English. Here’s why I hesitated: 1.… Continue reading

“A Jewish Perspective on Reparations” (Religion Dispatches)

[Published in Religion Dispatches on November 21st] ”Most of the homeless people in Berlin are Jewish. Some of them wear tattered black yarmulkes, their matted beards clinging to emaciated cheeks. Their eyes are… Continue reading

If I were Prime Minister.

If I were Prime Minister of Israel, I would do my best to negotiate an end to the occupation. When it arose, I would embrace the opportunity, challenging as it might be, to… Continue reading

What Yehuda Amichai and Samih al-Qassim have to say about Tuesday

Guest writer: Sarah Stern Poetry has a way of saying things backwards so that feelings make sense. Facebook has a way of saying things frontwards so that feelings turn to nonsense. I decided… Continue reading

There is no such thing as a “Revenge Attack,” Updated.

This morning, two Palestinian men went on a rampage in a West Jerusalem synagogue in the neighborhood of Har Nof. Wielding an axe and a gun, they murdered four Jewish worshipers and injured many… Continue reading

Hundreds of Palestinians, Israelis protest collective punishment in East Jerusalem

[Originally published on +972 Magazine] In the midst of the heightened tension gripping much of Jerusalem over the past few weeks, over 800 people marched peacefully through the village of Issawiya Wednesday, calling… Continue reading

Meanwhile in the Ofer Military Court…

Everything outside of the Ofer Military Court was too-loudness. Too loud speakers, too loud crashing of metal doors, too loud buzzers to allow one through the spinning iron gates, too loud silence of… Continue reading