Posts Tagged ‘Arabs’

Gavriel Salomon

Gavriel Salomon Is Born

October 12, 1938 A specialist in the field of educational psychology, Gavriel Salomon served as the Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Haifa from 1993-1998. He is the author of four books and more than 120 articles on technology, learning and peace education. In 1998, he established the Center for Research…

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Image of the map of Palestine showing the proposed separation of Palestine in the Resolutions of the Inter-Parliamentary Congress.

Arab Leaders Adopt Inter-Parliamentary Congress Resolutions

October 11, 1938 At the conclusion of a four day conference in Cairo, Arab leaders adopt the Resolutions of the Inter-Parliamentary Congress. The conference and its resolution was a response to the Peel Commission Report of 1937, which had first proposed partitioning Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab states (see above). The resolution stated the Arab…

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Poster for The Band's Visit - A New Musical with a band playing in the desert sand.

Why Tony-Winning Musical The Band’s Visit Is Just That Important

Sponsored by The Lash Lounge I first became interested in Broadway musicals when I saw Wicked in 2011. I never would have imagined that one day, the Best Musical winner at the Tony Awards would be a musical based on an Israeli movie. In 2018, this became a reality with The Band’s Visit, based on…

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Zalman Shazar, Israel’s first Education Minister (and third President)

Compulsory Education Law Is Implemented

Center for Israel Education September 18, 1949 The Compulsory Education Law which had been passed on September 12th, enters into law.  The law required that all children between the ages of 5 and 15 were required to attend a recognized educational institution. The law also established that all children of compulsory age would be “entitled to…

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Jerusalem

Essay: Transformative Moment?

Without sweeping change, Palestinian culture won’t permit making peace with Israel. It’s stereotypical and wrong to suggest all Palestinians are morally bankrupt. Still, legions of ordinary Palestinians have been poisoned by a raging culture of anti-Zionist venom spewed by many in positions of power. In a compelling commentary released by Jewish News Syndicate, Stephen Flatow,…

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woman in burka

Essay: The Woman In The Burka

She wore a full-length burka, the kind with just a tiny slit across the eyes. Holding a stroller with both hands, with three small children and her husband beside her, she patiently waited in line for her family’s turn to get on the Tilt-A-Whirl ride. Around her, loud carnival music was blaring amidst bright lights,…

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summer reading, summer books. book. read. what to read

This Narrow Space

Sandee Brawarsky Special to the Jewish News A cancer doctor’s memoir of his years at Hadassah Medical Center crosses cultural, religious and political divides. One of Elisha Waldman’s patients at Hadassah Medical Center’s pediatric oncology department is a 9-year old Palestinian girl from a village near Jericho. She has a large tumor on her leg,…

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Israel

Talking To Ourselves

Once again, events in Israel have intensified and, once again, many in the Jewish community are frantically sending flurries of emails and articles to each other. “You must read this one” we write to each other, “This writer says it best!” For many of us — myself included — we are like literary traffic cops,…

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The dedication of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018.

Making History

ABOVE: The dedication of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. Sheryl Silver Special to the Jewish News  20+ years after Congress passed Jerusalem Embassy Act, U.S. Embassy opens. May 14 will never be the same for many of us. Just as May 14, 1948, was a historic day for Israelis and Jews…

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Palestinian protesters during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip east of Gaza City on May 11, 2018.

58 Dead In Monday’s Riot On Gaza Strip

Above: Palestinian protesters during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip east of Gaza City on May 11, 2018. Times of Israel Staff The Gaza Strip’s Hamas-run health ministry said Tuesday morning that a baby was among those killed during violent border clashes along the territory’s border with Israel the previous…

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