jews

The Berkeley Intifada

The endless conflict in the Middle East roils the hotbed of 1960s radicalism By Alexander Nazaryan For a Palestinian supposedly determined to see Israel destroyed, Paul Hadweh looks remarkably like his fellow students at the University of California, Berkeley. I met the 22-year-old senior on the rooftop of a campus building, overlooking the expanse of San Francisco

[ Read More ]

Rough Landings: Ethiopia’s Jews

Thousands of Ethiopian Jews are waiting to emigrate to Israel—but earlier migrants warn of growing discrimination BY: Conor Gaffey and Jack Moore For five years, Avishai Baruch served proudly as an officer in the Israeli military. Since leaving active duty in 2003, he has been a willing reservist, ready to be called up whenever necessary.

[ Read More ]

Lest We Forget: My Experience at the Muslim Jewish Conference

By Aleena Khan It is a part of ancient Jewish tradition to leave a small stone or pebble at a grave. While there are various perspectives on why one leaves a visitation stone, what everyone agrees on is that a stone will never die. Unlike flowers, a stone is permanent, something that signifies more than

[ Read More ]

Transgender Beauties from Three Faiths Vie for Israeli Crown

By Rami Amichay TEL AVIV, May 27 – Israel’s first transgender beauty pageant brought together contestants from the Holy Land’s three main faiths on Friday in an unconventional show of tolerance and coexistence. In what organisers described as an ethnic “mosaic”, those vying for the Miss Trans Israel 2016 crown included a Jewish confectioner from

[ Read More ]

Auschwitz Guard, 93, Stands Trial in Germany

By Tina Bellon BERLIN, Feb 11 – A 93-year-old former guard at Auschwitz goes on trial in Germany on Thursday accused of being an accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 people—the first of four such court cases that could be the last due to the very old age of the defendants. The three

[ Read More ]

Israeli Forces Fatally Shoot Two Palestinians

JERUSALEM, Dec 27 – Israeli security forces said they shot dead two Palestinian assailants on Saturday in separate incidents in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, as 12 weeks of heightened violence showed no sign of abating. Since the start of October, Israeli forces or armed civilians have killed at least 128 Palestinians, 79 of

[ Read More ]

How The UAE’s Model Works

Emirati Tolerance: A Necessary Role Model for a Beleaguered Middle East BY Habib Al-Mulla Wherever one looks in the Middle East region, it is difficult to see beyond the impact of extremism on religion, culture, education, and politics. Hatred, wars, anarchy, sectarianism, instability, and crises define perceptions both within and outside the area; extremism seems

[ Read More ]

The Ongoing Fight For Al-Aqsa

A bitter conflict between Palestinians and Israelis BY Maher Abukhater JERUSALEM— A group of people clad in traditional Jewish religious attire slowly made its way across Al-Aqsa mosque’s courtyard escorted by armed police forces and tens of anxious Palestinian worshippers’ eyes. Behind calm masks lay anticipation. In Jerusalem, there’s really no telling when the existing

[ Read More ]