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  • The uninteresting legality of settlements

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 10, 2012 | 6:00 am

    My co-blogger, Shmuel Rosner, mentioned in one of his latest posts, that the Israeli settlements are legal. “A judiciary committee has concluded that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are in ‎fact legal. The West Bank, the committee believes, is not occupied territory and... read on

  • Israel and the world Pt. 11 - weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 8, 2012 | 11:20 am

    •The Israel native and Hollywood’s sensational star, Sacha Baron Cohen, arrived in Israel last Wednesday. The Dictator star stayed in a hotel in Tel-Aviv, along with his wife, actress Isla Fisher, and two daughters. This is not his first visit in Israel. Noam (his Hebrew name),... read on

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 6, 2012 | 7:40 am

    Shotei Ha’nevua (“The Fools of Prophecy”) was an Israeli band, who broke up in 2007, but their music still have a major part in Israel’s music scene. Their music is a fusion of Dub-Raggae with Hip-Hop and Dance music, with an addition of a Mediterranean flavor.

    Shotei Ha’nevua even... read on

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  • Protests Spring

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 4, 2012 | 1:12 pm

    Last year, the world entered a new phase of protests calling for social justice. It probably existed earlier, that longing for equality in the society, but last summer, the entire world felt it simultaneously. Israel, of course, took a meaningful part in the summer of protests. I am... read on

  • Israel and the world Pt. 10 - weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 1, 2012 | 11:57 am

    • A German court has ruled that circumcising male infants for religious reasons is a crime. A long debate regarding the subject has ended when a regional court in Cologne said last week that circumcision, which is common both in Judaism and in Islam, inflicts serious bodily harm on... read on

  • The sting and the honey, the bitter and the sweet

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 29, 2012 | 2:26 pm

    Neomi Shemer was Israel’s greatest poet and composer, and this Tuesday was eight years since she passed away from cancer, at 74. But even though she can no longer walk among us and spread her grace wherever she goes, her spirit still lives through her songs. Many poets have come and... read on

  • Haredi Free-Pass

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 26, 2012 | 10:13 am

    My recruitment for the army was simple.  When I was 17, I received a letter, calling me for a day of tests, which will help the army find the best type of service for me. After that, I went for several more interviews and tests. Then I received a letter with my recruitment date in... read on

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