I was honoured to meet the Ninth President of Israel, Shimon Peres on September 13th, after volunteering at the Peres Center for Peace last summer. Hours later, I discovered that he had been taken to hospital after feeling unwell, and by the evening it was revealed that he had suffered a major stroke. The news … More Meeting the last of Israel’s founding fathers
On the 28th July 2016, Education Minister, Naftali Bennett made a long-awaited promise to a historically neglected and underrepresented section of Israeli society. “Until now, we saw only half a story,” he told an audience at Bar-Ilan University, “and now we have a full story.” Bennett promised that from now on, Israeli school children would … More Will the history of Mizrahi Jews be used as a bridge for peace?
“If somebody wants to understand what is going on in the Middle East they have to understand the Jewish refugees from Arab countries” – Vivienne Roumani-Den (Former Refugee from Libya) I’ve grown accustomed to the sheer surprise on people’s faces when I tell them that my parents are both Jewish and Iraqi. Yes, we exist. … More You will never understand Israel, if you don’t understand the Jewish refugees from Arab countries
The very idea of questioning Israel’s right to exist is often dismissed as anti-Semitic and consequently unacceptable. Indeed, there seems to be a double standard in questioning Israel’s legitimacy as a state, without applying the same questions to any other. For instance, why not question the legitimacy of other young states such as India or … More Questioning Israel’s right to exist