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Protests Spring

By Noga Gur-Arieh

July 4, 2012 | 1:12 pm

Let's try and avoid over-using. Last year's protest in Tel- Aviv.

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... 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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  • Israel and the world Pt. 9- weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 24, 2012 | 1:27 pm

    • Recently, the World Zionist Organization founded a special communication center, in order to fight worldwide anti-Semitism which spreads through the internet. The advanced communication center will track anti-Semitic expressions, video clips, articles and other propaganda that... read on

  • Mister President

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 22, 2012 | 12:51 pm

    Most nations of the world have different opinions and perspectives on pretty much everything, but if there’s something I believe all western countries see eye to eye on, it is politics. Every four years or so, we all gather to choose our delegates to represent us at the... read on

  • America the Beautiful

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 21, 2012 | 1:38 pm

    The seaweed is always greener in somebody else’s lake. As much as I love Israel, my many visits in the US made me wish some American features were transferred here so that we can enjoy them as well.  It took me a while, but I narrowed my “wish list” to five American features you are... read on

  • Thoughts about security

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 19, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Yesterday was scary. I was just getting out of class when a friend of mine called. She is working as a security guard at an elementary school, and she was stressed out. She told me that militants crossed into Israel from Egypt, and that there was an exchange of fire and that there... read on

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