Longing for Jewish-Muslim co-existence in Morocc

Kamal Hachkar’s film, ‘Echoes From the Mellah,’ looks at Morocco’s history, which not long ago included Jews and Muslims living together in peaceful co-existence, and serves as an important resource for building a vision of a shared Jewish-Palestinian existence.

Nonviolence is growing in Palestine – an Interview with Mubarak Awad

By Meir Amor At the end of 2000, as the Second Intifada was just beginning to grip the streets of the West Bank and Gaza, Israeli Professor Meir Amor sat down to speak with Mubarak Awad, a Palestinian expert on nonviolent resistance. Fifteen years later, the two met once again to talk about nonviolence, growing […]

 An open condolences letter to the family of Mohammad Abu Khdeir and the Palestinian people

Haokets (Translated from Hebrew by Idit Arad and Matan Kaminer) Our hands shed this blood, our hands set Mohammad Abu Khdeir on fire, our hands fanned the flames. We have been living here for too long to claim that we did not know, we did not understand, we were not able to foresee. We witnessed […]

Memorial Day: An open letter to Israel’s defense minister from a bereaved brother

By Lior Ben Eliahu (Translated from Hebrew by Edo Eliezer Konrad) Every year, the defense minister sends a letter to bereaved families, reminding them that the death of their loved ones did not happen in vain. Today, as Israel marks Memorial Day, the brother of Tamar Ben Eliahu, who was killed in a Jerusalem bus bombing […]

Ramadan entry permits: The battle for hearts and minds

By Fady Asleh (Translated from Hebrew by Michael Omer-Man) The Palestinian, in whose head is an engraved image of the lands that were torn away from him, now faces an entirely different picture. Haifa of today is not the Haifa of Al-Shrak Cafe or the 1920s and 30s capital of Palestinian culture. An entry permit […]