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Aug.05.2009
The aptly-named Ariel Sharon ParkOpinion: Israel’s biggest garbage dump is being redeveloped — and renamed.By Matt Beynon Rees - GlobalPost TEL AVIV — A bloated, stinking mass that everyone would have preferred not to have to see, but which nonetheless was thrust upon them. A sight that shamed the...
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Jul.31.2009
With US diplomats roaming the streets of Jerusalem,  it's like the intifada never happened.By Matt Beynon Rees - GlobalPost JERUSALEM — It’s like the intifada never happened. American diplomats mobbed the streets of Jerusalem this week. Even Iran point man Dennis Ross, whose sad-sack demeanor was a...
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Jul.30.2009
Here's my latest post on the International Crime Authors Reality Check blog: You can tell a great deal about a people from the conversations in language textbooks. After all, they aim to teach you the words people speak, but also the character of those teaching them and what it might be like to...
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Jul.26.2009
The Maccabiah Games--the largest show of Jewish strength and unity through sports--have concluded on Thursday in Israel. Almost 8,000 athletes from 64 nations competed in 37 sports. Even I, disinterested in competitive sports, was moved by the thousands of participants and their families who...
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Jul.23.2009
Poison? By Matt Beynon Rees - GlobalPost RAMALLAH, West Bank — Yasser Arafat’s body lies in the back of the presidential compound, beyond the parking lot, in a mausoleum of stone and glass. Two guards in ceremonial uniforms that seem out of place in the camouflaged guerrilla world of Palestinian...
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Jul.12.2009
Her methods may be kosher, but in Israel baker Pnina Konforti faces a bigger commercial obstacle: She's a Messianic Jew.By Matt Beynon Rees - GlobalPost GAN YAVNEH, Israel — I always thought that by following kosher laws religious Jews only missed out on certain flavors and debatable delicacies....
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Jul.03.2009
Orthodox Jews face off against secularists in the Holy Land — a sign that all is well. By Matt Beynon Rees - GlobalPost JERUSALEM — Ultra-orthodox Jews have been rioting the last few weeks against a parking lot the municipality wants to leave open during the Jewish Sabbath, leading to dozens of...
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Jul.02.2009
My friend Ilan Mizrahi has published a wonderful book of his photos about Jerusalem -- not the conventional Jerusalem of suicide bombs and the Dome of the Rock and praying Hassids (though he covers that, too). Ilan, who was born just down the road from where I now live and is as "Jerusalem...
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Jun.30.2009
My favorite Palestinian poet is Taha Muhammad Ali, a quietly bumbling presence when he reads his poems, but a deceptively intelligent writer. The warmth and intelligence of Taha’s readings drove Adina Hoffman, a Jerusalem-based writer, to plan a biography of the poet ("My Happiness Bears No...
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Jun.29.2009
To view video, click HERE. Title: "Prepare for the Coming of Messiah"Author: Perry EnnisISBN: 9780979688737Genre: Religion/PropheticPages: 450Reviewed By: Brian KnightOfficial Premium Promotional Services Rating: 4 Star out of 5 Star Thought provoking! These two words best describes...