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I went back to the spot where I killed my first man yesterday. I killed him four years ago. I return every few months. Each time I arrive, it’s so peaceful I can’t believe anyone really died. But, even though I’m a writer of crime fiction, someone really did. I walked across a dirt lot, puddled...
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<span style="font-weight:bold;">Latent shame over the Jews' failure to stand up to the Nazis is cited as a reason for the success of "Inglourious Basterds." </span>By Matt Beynon Rees - <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/general/091118/israel-...
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By Matt Beynon Rees - GlobalPost JERUSALEM — Donald Bostrom, a freelance Swedish journalist who wrote an article this summer accusing Israeli officials of trading in Palestinian organs, came to Israel late last month to defend his piece at a conference on the media. Neither Bostrom, who needed a...
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A kind reader directed me to The Singing Revolution, a film on Estonians' movement to regain their independence from the Soviet Union, highlighting the special role music played in the sustenance of spirit and solidarity. And also, for me, a film on the double meaning of patriotism, both a shining...
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Worn out has-been or drama queen? Interpretations of the Palestinian president's threat to quit vary greatly. By Matt Beynon Rees - GlobalPost JERUSALEM — Sometimes a quitter really does quit for good. The Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, announced last week that he wouldn’t run for...
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Hi everyone, I’m really excited about the Peep event I’m doing in Houston tonight. It’s part of the Annual Jewish Books & Arts Fair at the Jewish Community Centre there, and it’s also a special event for 21–40 year olds. You get drinks, snacks, a copy of The Peep Diaries and, best of all of...
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One of the advantages of being an author in an “exotic” locale is that people visit and want to hear from you as someone who knows the place well. It’s also one of the disadvantages. Last Friday night, I drove out to Ein Kerem to meet one such group of visitors from Reboot, a U.S. organization that...
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http://www.boomercafe.com/2009/09/11/is-there-sex-and-love-after-50/ Here is a posting/excerpt from my novel "Loving Rabbi Thalia Kleinman" on boomercafe.com, please check it out.
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Palestinians and Israelis take an eternal debate into the classroom, leaving the UN stuck in the middle. By Matt Beynon Rees - GlobalPost JERUSALEM — In the Book of Lamentations, the people of Jerusalem cry out against the destruction of the city: “Is any suffering like my suffering?” The answer,...
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Good, old-fashioned murder catches off-guard a country always prepared for warBy Matt Beynon Rees - GlobalPost TEL BARUCH, Israel — It may surprise you to learn that many Israelis are only now realizing they live in a violent place. And they’re freaking out. Not the terrorist violence for which...