What Egypt’s multicultural past teaches us about Israel’s present

By Ktsiaa Alon (Translated from Hebrew by Shaked Spier) Jacqueline Kahanoff’s novel, ‘Jacob’s Ladder,’ strips ‘multiculturalism’ of its cold, academic veneer, displaying instead the reality of a Jewish, multicultural lifestyle. But the novel also directs a powerful question toward Israeli society: can the Arabs that live among us today ever live in Israel the same way […]

Down but not out: Can the Arab Spring (up)rise again?

By Yizhar Be’er (Translated from Hebrew by Miriam Erez)   Three years after the Arab Spring, the youth of the revolution sound worried, fearful and fatigued. Yizhar Be’er reports from a regional gathering in Amman In December 2011, as the Arab Spring aroused sky-high expectations, I published my impressions of a conference organized by Mediterranean […]