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  • Hebrew word of the week: Citizen

    December 30, 2015 | 11:59 am

    The English word “citizen” is derived from Latin civitas “city” (compare to Spanish ciudad). However, the Hebrew ezraH does not have any connection to ‘ir “city” or medinah “city-state,” but rather to the root z-r-H “shine, scatter rays,”* closely related to z-r-‘ “sow, scatter...

  • Stoudemire seeking Israeli citizenship

    August 2, 2013 | 11:29 am

    Amar’e Stoudemire, the New York Knicks star who claims Hebrew roots and is currently touring Israel, is seeking Israeli citizenship.

    Stoudemire’s agent, Happy Walters, told New York magazine that the Knicks’ power forward is in the process of becoming an Israeli.


  • Lebanon sentences Israel spies to death

    November 2, 2010 | 10:17 am

    A Lebanese military court sentenced three of the country’s citizens to death for spying for Israel.

    Two of the alleged spies had fled the country, reportedly for Israel, and were sentenced in absentia.  The third man, Jawdat el-Hakim, admitted to working for Israel for 10 years beginning in 1999, Ynet reported.

    The men can appeal the sentence to a higher court.