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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


The Inspiration for ‘The Dictator’

By On May 11, 2012

In his new film The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen plays “a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.” While The Dictator was in production, the… 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