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The Problem with Religion?

Ben Reiff The air over Jerusalem is saturated with prayers and dreams Like the air over industrial cities, It’s hard to breathe. – Yehuda Amichai, Ecology of ...
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A week with family and friends in Israel

Anonymous Jerusalem 11am Glossy orange bags of expensive coffee line the shelf. Underneath, the dreadlocked cashier tongs shiny sufganyot into paper parcels for Chanukah-giddy customers. We’re still ...
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Building Peace at Givat Haviva

Rose Vennin July 2015: As I am shown around the Givat Haviva campus in Northern Israel, I walk past a three-meter high wooden sculpture similar to a ...
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From Jerusalem to Damascus

Jonny Shamir When four Islamic State militants were neutralised and Israeli rockets were fired at targets in Syria last month, Israeli state officials were typically laconic. The ...
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The Centre-Left Candidate: A Response

Adam Schapira In their analysis of this UJS election, Bz Gilinsky and Ella Taylor argue that there is no centre-left candidate. I am on the right, they ...
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UJS Elections: Who should get the progressive vote?

Ella Taylor and Bz Gilinsky 2016 is the year of election drama, and if you are a Jewish student in the UK we are by no means ...
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A new generation is stepping forward – help us build Partners to Peace

Jonty Leibowitz Young Brits, Israelis and Palestinians are no longer willing to watch an older generation lead us down a path of violence, polarisation and a stalled ...
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Pride and Prejudice on Jerusalem Day March – But Mostly Prejudice

Ben Goldstein Jerusalem has become my adopted home over the past few months. Its stones, its people, its diversity, its history and its raw energy combine to ...
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Jewish Celebration Has Multiple Narratives, and Yom Haatzmaut Should Too

Amos Schonfield At Jewish weddings, the groom stamps on and smashes a glass. This custom has several meanings, and you may know the most familiar of them ...
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For Liberal Zionists, Israel Apartheid Week is Exhausting

Natasha Spreadborough Israel Apartheid Week strikes a significant chord with the Jewish community everywhere. As the cardboard, graffiti-covered walls and faux-checkpoints go up around university campuses, so ...
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A Conversation with a Falafel Vendor

Aaron Simons As I turned down towards Jerusalem’s Ben Hillel Street, a familiar scent floated through the air. “What would you like my friend?” Now I don’t ...
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The (Double) Standards Applied to Israel

Carter Vance One of the most familiar tropes of the hasbara wing of Israel advocacy is the notion that Israel is being “singled-out” in the world for ...
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As Santa Starts Taking Sides, Who Wins from the Decision to Label Settlement Goods?

Carter Vance & Aaron Simons It would seem that no symbol is too sacred in the propaganda drive that fuels the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As Christmas approaches, even ...
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We Need to Talk About (Talking About) Israel

Jake Berger Recent events at King’s Jewish Society have reignited the seemingly never-ending debate about the relationship between Jewish Societies and Israel on university campuses. On an ...
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Coexistence and Hope in the Shadow of Occupation

Emma Brand Last time I wrote for Zionish, I was quite critical of Israel. I received a fair amount of positive feedback from fellow 20-somethings, many of ...
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What makes a Jewish colonialist?

Carter Vance Conception is powerful in political discourse. When an image about who a group of people are, what their history is and how they came to ...
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Pro-Palestine or Pro-Israel? Why the discourse on Israel-Palestine Desperately Needs To Change.

By Jonathon Leader Before I start the bulk of this article I thought I’d shed some light on who I am and what my background is. I’m ...
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Confused by Netayahu? Look at Likud

Jonathan Shamir and Aaron Simons It has now been fourteen years since the Left were exiled to opposition in Israel. Despite the Zionist Union’s hopeful campaign, Netanyahu ...
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