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  • Graybeards Pull Off Israel Election Upset

    By Helen Schary Motro

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Just as the polls closed in Israel last month, I was finishing up listening to BBC Radio, planning to switch the dial to hear the first exit poll predictions on a local station.

    But exactly as the clock struck 10, I was amazed to hear the BBC itself switching to Tel Aviv for live...

  • Tragedy or Exploitation?

    By Helen Schary Motro

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The photograph of the Palestinian father cradling his terrified son moments before the boy was killed in Gaza this fall was viewed live on television and reproduced on the front pages of newspapers around the globe. Like the photograph of the boy with hands raised standing in the...

  • Out to a (Matzah) Lunch

    By Helen Schary Motro

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Passover in Israel is a blockbuster week when the country acts not only Israeli, but overwhelmingly Jewish as well. The air turns electric far in advance. Supermarkets are jammed, ringing up the highest sales all year. Matzahs are sold in packages the size of small suitcases, with...
  • Indicting Inappropriate Behavior

    By Helen Schary Motro

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Sexual harassment hit the Israeli headlines with a jolt this week when police recommended that Transportation Minister Yitzhak Mordechai be charged with three counts of sexual assault.

    The recommendation that prosecutors hand down an indictment against Mordechai came a week after...

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