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israeli-palestinian conflict


America’s Favorite Toy Was Created to Forge Middle East Peace

By On May 11, 2017

If you’ve spent any time with America’s children lately, you know about the “fidget spinner” craze. What might surprise you is that these spinning doodads were created by an American mom after a… Read More


Banksy’s Israeli-Palestinian Pillow Fight in a West Bank Hotel

By On March 7, 2017

For five-star accommodation, excellent turndown service, and a fine-tuned political consciousness, look no further than the latest creation of Banksy, the anonymous satirical British graffiti artist whose new hotel has scenic views… Read More


These Pigeons Flew for a Jewish Palestine

By On January 17, 2017

Long before city-dwellers affectionately called them “sky rats,” homing pigeons could occasionally serve a higher purpose. For one such purpose, look to the operations of Nili, the Jewish espionage network that aided… Read More


Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Hummus Is In This Film

By On August 31, 2016

Where can you find the best hummus in the world, and understand what goes into it? Hummus! The Movie provides some answers while offering a fun and fascinating look at the cutthroat… Read More

When Egyptian Movies Ruled Israeli Airwaves

When Egyptian Movies Ruled Israeli Airwaves

By On July 20, 2016

In the three decades between Israel’s founding and the 1979 peace treaty with Egypt, the relationship between the two neighbors was tense. And yet, Israelis eagerly turned on their TVs every Friday… Read More

How Lord of the Rings Author George R. R. Martin Imagined a Future Jerusalem

How Game of Thrones Author George R. R. Martin Imagined a Future Jerusalem

By On June 7, 2016

Imagine Israel has been split into two states, and Israelis and Palestinians share Jerusalem, which is jointly governed by Israel, Jordan, Palestine, and Great Britain. This is the setup of “The Journal… Read More


Just in Time For International Hummus Day, Survey Finds Israelis are Really, Really Into Hummus

By On May 12, 2016

Forget religion: The biggest point of contention among Israelis is where to get the best hummus. Everyone seems to have an opinion on the primo hummus spot. Starting at breakfast, lines form… Read More

How This Sick Lion Left Gaza, Drove Through Israel, and Landed in the West Bank

How This Sick Lion Left Gaza, Drove Through Israel, and Landed in the West Bank

By On March 13, 2016

As a very famous one once sang, all a lion really needs is courage. But these days, the help of Coordinator of Government Activities in the [Palestinian] Territories, the Palestinian Agriculture Ministry,… Read More

Theodore Herzl and the Invention of the Arabic Typewriter

Theodor Herzl and the Invention of the Arabic Typewriter

By On February 1, 2016

You can find old typewriters in lots of different languages, but the most surprising origin story of all of them is probably that the first Arabic typewriter was created for none other… Read More


Exclusive Trailer for a Fabulous New Zionism Documentary

By On December 16, 2015

Was Zionism a lifesaving ideology, or is it a form of colonialism, “oppressive because it is exclusive”? A wide range of Israelis and Palestinians ask versions of this question in what should… Read More

Star Trek: Where Rabin's Descendants Live Long and Prosper

Trekkie Fan Fiction: Where Rabin’s Descendants Live Long and Prosper

By On November 3, 2015

It’s been 20 years since Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination and two decades deeper into the conflict, the beloved statesman is missed now more than ever. Rabin’s legacy continues to reverberate through the generations—not… Read More

If "The Wire" Were Israeli, It Would Be This Show

If “The Wire” Were Israeli, It Would Be This Show

By On July 31, 2015

Fauda, a new thriller on Israeli TV, is being likened to American crime drama The Wire, and not just for its frequent shoot-outs and edge-of-your-seat pacing; like its American cousin, the show… Read More