The language of death in Bat Yam’s Monument Square

By Eyal Sagi Bizjawi The nationalist machine tries to ‘sell’ city residents a story about honoring ‘defenders.’ But the latter respond: they are not defending anything anymore. They died and all that was left is a monument. The central square in Bat-Yam, my hometown, is known as “the matseva” (“the headstone” or “monument”). As a child […]

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 […]