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  • A tale of two Israels

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 30, 2012 | 9:01 am

    Filmmaker Peter Kosminsky discusses his TV mini-series, "The Promise," which looks at the Arab-Israeli conflict through the eyes of a Mandate-era British soldier and his granddaughter decades later. Released in the U.K. last year, the series is now available on Hulu

    I suppose...

  • Happily, the Independence Day battle is far from over

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 13, 2012 | 9:58 am

    Note to readers: a shorter and earlier version of this article appeared in the ‎International Herald Tribune / New York Times. It can be read independently, but will ‎be even more interesting to those following our Great Independence Day Debate series ‎of letters.

    The...

  • The great Independence Day debate: Letter 7

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 11, 2012 | 4:00 pm

    This the seventh letter in a debate on changing the date of Independence Day in Israel. Readers who are not yet familiar with the debate can read more about it here.

    The letter comes from Udi Lion, a graduate of Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva in Jerusalem and the director of special...

  • The great Independence Day debate: Letter 6

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 8, 2012 | 8:32 am

    This the sixth letter in a debate on changing the date of Independence Day in Israel. Readers who are not yet familiar with the debate can read more about it here.

    The letter comes from Yossi Tsuria, an expert in software security, advisory board ‎member at Citala Ltd and former...

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  • Nakba Day marked with rioting, rock throwing

    May 15, 2012 | 7:59 am

    Palestinians in Israel marked Nakba Day with riots and rock-throwing.

    Palestinians on Tuesday rioted and threw rocks at Israeli troops near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, at the Kalandia checkpoint and at Rachel’s Tomb near Bethlehem. Several Palestinian rioters were...

  • Peres sends warning on Israeli Independence Day

    April 26, 2012 | 10:53 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres offered a warning to Israel’s enemies on the occasion of Israeli Independence Day.

    “To those who are now threatening Israel I say, don’t repeat the mistakes of your predecessors,” Peres said Thursday in a speech at an annual ceremony bestowing honors...

  • Israel Independence Fest Faces Unexpected Expenses

    By Dikla Kadosh

    May 11, 2010 | 5:57 pm

    Signs posted at the entrance to the 62nd Israel Independence Day Festival at Woodley Park on April 25 apologized for a last-minute increase of entrance fees — from $5 per person to $8. Even so, the increase was not enough to cover the cost of an unexpected $43,000 bill from the...