Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
Brazilians are still shocked by the traumatic elimination in the World Cup last month. As a football lover and a Brazilian myself, did I have a hard time facing the wave of jokes made by my German and Argentinian friends. Of course! Yet, that was not the most embarrassing situation we have recently gone through.
The Brazilian Ministry of External Relations, the "Itamaraty," published a diplomatic...
Thursday Nov 21, 2013
By Yisrael Rosenberg
Policy initiatives usually take time to bear fruit. But here in Israel – Barack Obama and John Kerry have the privilege of seeing immediate results from their plans for Israel and her future.
On Wednesday morning, November 13, 2013, 19-year-old Private Eden Atias, in the army for a total of two weeks, was murdered on a bus travelling from his hometown of Nazareth to his base near...
Wednesday Nov 13, 2013
By Yisrael Rosenberg
US Secretary of State John Kerry says he’s on a mission. He claims to seek a resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict that has plagued the Middle East for at least the past century. Last week, he stated:
“I can promise you that America will stand by the side of Israel every step of the way.”
Judging from the way that Mr. Kerry is twisting Israel’s arm practically out of...
Monday Jun 10, 2013
(Text and photos by Johannes Makar)
When walking through cities like Tehran, Shiraz or Bandar Abbas there is hardly anything that makes you feel like you’re in the world’s top theocratic state. Nothing except for the omnipresent chador and pictures of the country’s clerical leaders. Yet, taking a look behind this gloomy state-imposed cover reveals a glance of a country where the use of VPN connections to bypass...
Monday May 13, 2013
(By Lara Robinson)
I am sitting on the second floor of a Loveat café on Nahalat Binyamin in central Tel Aviv. A rust-colored dog wanders over, sniffs my hiking boots and gobbles up a piece of feta that fell out of my sandwich. I have been in Israel 230 days.
I landed in Ben Gurion Airport for the first time in 2012. Like many young Jewish-Americans, I participated in a Birthright trip. Before, Israel was...