Two European women, 23-year-old Esther Kilchherr from Switzerland and 26-year-old Alexandra Rijke from the Netherlands, spent about three months in Palestine in 2013 and are sharing their experiences in an interview.
It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?
The boycotters issue messages on the internet, and one is left to wonder if they are aware of the fact that so many features and appliances in their computers were invented and developed in Israel?
Lately, the U.S. has seen a surge in Israeli tech startups experiencing wild success by bringing their companies to American soil. Let's look at a few standout ones.
The town hall meeting, unique to New England's traditional style of local citizen governance, made its way to Jerusalem when two U.S. Congressmen visited Israel's capital to discuss "local" issues with U.S. citizens recently.
Since 2002, the Israeli NGO Zochrot ("Remembering" in Hebrew) has attempted to broaden Jewish Israelis' understanding of the events that took place in the period before, during, and after the creation of the State of Israel.
President Abbas has been invited to come to Washington in March, in what seems to be his last hurrah, to meet U.S. President Barack Obama. The meeting, as usual, will take place after Benjamin Netanyahu's own talks with Obama.
It goes without saying that Jewish institutions are bolstering security and it has been reported that some public events have been canceled. One can only wonder what kind of Purim and Passover await our Jewish brothers and sisters in the Ukraine.
An event at New York's Jewish Museum has been cancelled because Judith Butler's politics are just too controversial. What a sad commentary on the Jewish community's tolerance for debate these days!
The January 2010 assassination in Dubai of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a cofounder of the military wing of Hamas, briefly drew international attention to the man who went on to investigate it: Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai's long-serving chief of police.
That question of loyalty, deception and betrayal haunts the Oscar-nominated film Omar by Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad, whose dark, weirdly funny Paradise Now was also an Oscar nominee.
If properly invested, this modest Jordanian success can be built on to stitch together an understanding that can lower the political and religious temperature in Jerusalem and possibly help improve the atmosphere towards a more comprehensive peace agreement.
To claim that the decline in my generation's attachment to Israel is principally due to our being a generation of less connected Jews is to cling too strongly to the ideology that the modern State of Israel is and always will be a bona fide marker of a Jew's commitment to his or her religion.
In case you'd forgotten, here's a small reminder from Hamas: It exists. Ever since the peace talks between Israel and the PA began and gained speed, ...
Bitcoin, the new currency traded only online, has been met with skepticism and hesitation by many people in many parts of the world. Not so in Israel. In Israel, Bitcoins rule.
Does America even have a national security strategy? I ask because the Pentagon is getting ready to promulgate the latest version of same in the forthcoming Quadrennial Defense Review. And the Obama Administration has given off some big conflicting messages over the past year.