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Wake-up call

If you had told me three years ago, when I first came to Israel, that I would be spending my Friday afternoons protesting in East Jerusalem, I never would have believed you. If you had told me that the behavior…

Anybody wanna go boating?

Mondoweiss picks up the story from Ma’an: ”In attacking the Freedom Flotilla, Israel has once again demonstrated to the world a heinous brutality. But I know that there are very many Israelis who compassionately and bravely campaign for a just…

More Eviction Orders in Sheikh Jarrah

And this in the same week that 700-800 students and professors marched from Hebrew U to Sheikh Jarrah in protest of the families who have already been evicted from their homes. Haaretz reports: As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to…

Police Brutality in Sheikh Jarrah

Just a few days after “incitement day,” today’s protest in Sheikh Jarrah was far more tense that have been the protests for the past month or so. Y-net reports: Violent clashes broke out Friday afternoon between left-wing activists and police…

In summation

Last night, I heard Prof. Jonathan Sarna give a lecture on Democratization in American Jewry in the years following the Revolutionary War. He explained, using a couple of fascinating examples, that in that period of time you start to see…