Category Archives: Israel

Lana Del Rey, BDS, and rocking out to Israeli metal in Lebanon

The recent controversy of Lana Del Rey’s cancelled performance in Israel reminded me of this cross-cultural jam session I had in Beirut in 2016. My piece on Medium: View story at Medium.com Advertisements

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Brooklyn marches for Palestine

Activists held a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Bay Ridge – a heavily Palestinian neighborhood in Brooklyn – for “Nakba” day. Hours earlier, the U.S. opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem. https://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/41/20/all-bay-ridge-palestine-nakba-protest-2018-05-18-bk.html

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Will Israel and Hezbollah go to war again?

Here’s a timeline of recent reports of a third war between Hezbollah and Israel alongside pics of some areas significantly affected by the 2006 war: http://www.albawaba.com/slideshow/war-talk-in-lebanon-852080

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Old City, new problems

My report from Jerusalem for Al-Monitor on the economic affects of the security breakdown in the Old City. Includes interviews with several merchants as well as eye-witness accounts of right-wing rallies, sermons, and police actions after the stabbings. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/10/jerusalem-palestinian-merchants-tourism-violence.html

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Intifada: round three

Are we witnessing a third intifada? My report from Jerusalem for Rockland County Times explores this from the sites of the hostilities in and around the Old City. A new and third ‘intifada’: recent events may push Israel and the … Continue reading

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No justice, no peace…and no Israeli gas

My coverage of Jordan’s latest protest against their gas deal with Israel for Al Monitor. Includes statements from both the protest movement’s leaders and the government ministry pursuing the deal. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/05/jordan-israel-gas-deal-protests.html

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Jordanians protest gas deal with “the enemy” (Israel)

It was 65 degrees and sunny, a refreshing change of pace from last week’s snowfall, but the atmosphere was anything but joyful as hundreds of Jordanians gathered in Amman to protest their government’s recent gas deal with Israel. Shouting “the … Continue reading

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