A new children’s book offers hope for a shared future

The children’s book Sweet Tea with Mint and Other Stories spreads hope that a different future is possible, one shared by both Jews and Arabs. In this way, its unique perspective differentiates it from other children’s books in Israel. Marcelo Weksler The first time I was introduced to the children’s stories in Sweet Tea With […]

At Hebrew University, Arabic textbooks reflect a Zionist reality

Fadi Asleh (Translated from Hebrew by Ofer Neiman) At Hebrew University, the narratives in Arabic and Hebrew language textbooks glorify Zionism and blur out any sign of the occupation. The next step? Using force against Palestinian students who dare to protest that very narrative. Israeli Independence Day is also Palestinian Nakba Day. This is one […]

I Don’t Know Arabic, but I do. And yet don’t

By Tamar Kaplansky (Translated from Hebrew by Orna Meir-Stacey) Watching an Arabic movie every Friday throughout my childhood. Nearly 30 years would pass before I discover that my grandmother and Farid al-Atrash were friends. I have no idea, it goes under my radar. And yet they are there, the words. I don’t know Arabic. My […]