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Where Teenage Love is Anything But Ordinary

By On June 23, 2015

Best known as a columnist, novelist, and writer of the hit Israeli TV series Arab Labor, Sayed Kashua has a new distinction: writer of one of the best coming-of-age movies in recent… Read More

On Being Gay & Arab in Tel Aviv

Gay & Arab in Tel Aviv

By On June 3, 2015

“Gay Israelis say, ‘You don’t feel accepted here? See how other Arab countries treat you,’” says Khader, one of the subjects of Oriented, a new documentary by Jake Witzenfeld. “But here I… Read More


Sweet New Sounds from the Ancient City of Jaffa

By On April 2, 2014

On Luna Abu Nassar’s Bandcamp-released debut album, Asaper Lakh (“I’ll tell you”) your ears may deceive you. The 24-year-old Palestinian-Israeli singer’s light, flexible voice hits first, and is momentarily mistakable for that of any… Read More


A Muslim, a Jew, and a Jerusalem Kabbalist

By On December 19, 2013

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure—and sometimes, one man’s trash is another man’s history. In her second novel, In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist, Ruchama King Feuerman explores the ways two men—one Jewish, one… Read More


The Most Popular Palestinian Writer in Israel

By On May 15, 2012

Sayed Kashua has made a career out of being an anomaly: A Hebrew-speaking Muslim Israeli Arab. As a writer, he pens a weekly column for Haaretz, a major Israeli newspaper, and he writes the hilarious… Read More


Israeli Army, Muslim Soldiers

By On October 3, 2011

McSweeney’s is a literary quarterly that’s featured the likes of Jonathan Franzen and Elmore Leonard. Quality fiction that gets under your skin is its hallmark. Nonfiction stories about Arab-Israeli soldiers fighting terrorism? Not usually its thing.… Read More


Arabs in Israel’s Highlands

By On January 6, 2011

The Druze are a unique people living in northern Israel. Neither Jewish nor Muslim, they are Israeli citizens who have an interesting bond with the Jewish state. There are 120,000 Druze living in Israel,… Read More


What Do Arabs Think of Israelis?

By On October 15, 2010

The Israeli sitcom Avodah Aravit, or “Arab Labor,” is a hilarious look at the way Israeli Arabs see Israeli Jews–and an unexpectedly meaningful take on one man’s cultural schizophrenia. Now in its second season in Israel,… Read More