Jewish Journal

Thoughts after watching the Olympics opening ceremony

By Noga Gur-Arieh

July 31, 2012 | 9:06 am

Four hour long ceremony. One more minute could have made the difference.

This Friday, I was amongst the 2 billion people who watched the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. It was very impressive, but in spite of my endless efforts, I couldn’t bring myself to... read on

  • Israel and the world Pt. 14 - Olympics Special

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 30, 2012 | 8:43 am

    For this week’s Israel and the World, I can’t think of something more important than the Olympic Games. Only three days into the games, I present to you the Israeli Olympic team members. Ofir Golan, one of Israel’s best Olympic specialists, will provide you with a prediction for the... read on

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 28, 2012 | 10:32 am

    Keren Ann is probably the most successful Israeli singer abroad. In fact, she is so successful that you need to read about her to know she is Israeli. So far, she released sis solo albums. She took parts in acclaimed projects both in Europe and in the States. You might have heard... read on

  • Germany’s guilt

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 26, 2012 | 11:49 am

    “Lately, more and more German citizens have decided, on their deathbeds, to dedicate their will to the state of Israel”, said an article in the paper yesterday. In the past year, numerous German messengers knocked on the doors of Israeli Embassies, with wills signed by people who... read on

  • Is condemnation enough for Syria and Iran?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 24, 2012 | 1:40 pm

    Looking at the situation in Iran and Syria always brings us back to the same question- how come the outside world doesn’t step in? Physically. The mass murder and slaughter, as well as the rapid process of building a nuclear weapon, are both issues considering not only the countries... read on

  • Israel and the world Pt. 13 - weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 23, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    •The best of the humanity: the kind staff of Volfson Hospital in Holon, Israel, decided to provide abandoned babies a good memory for the future. The staff has decided to make a photo album for each newborn, which doesn’t have present parents to capture his first moments in the... read on

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 20, 2012 | 9:17 am

    Because we are all a part of the human nature, even us, the perfect Israelis, have the tendency of self-criticizing. One of the most common topics where we have a problem with, well, ourselves, is Israeli movies. In the past decade, our film industry flourishes, as more and more... read on

  • Mofaz is back (and forth)!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 18, 2012 | 6:14 am

    I am not a political analyst. I can’t foresee political scandals and can’t predict politicians’ next moves. I am nothing but a common Israeli citizen who reads the paper. My modest point of view is of a head of a party, the biggest we’ve got, who instead of thinking first and then... read on

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