Arabs and Jews want to save lives

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Some good news for once. Read my Jpost post about an inspirational group of Orthodox Jews (including ultra-Orthodox) and Arabs that save lives in East/West Jerusalem, as well as across Israel. Considering the most popular nonprofits seem to be public health related, they may be onto something. In fact, of the top 100 nonprofits around the world ranked by Global Journal, almost half of the top 25 are public health or humanitarian relief related.

What lessons do you think this group has for the peace movement? I’d love your thoughts, also because I’d like to delve into this deeper in my next post.

Mom visited Israel during Gilad Shalit’s return

If it weren’t enough that my Mom visited me for the first time in Israel, she was also here when Gilad Shalit came back to Israel! Her insights as an outsider were very interesting. Read my new Jpost post to see the full story!

Gilad Shalit on the phone with his mother just after being released; Courtesy of Israel Defense Forces

Why Keeping it Real about Israel is Hard

I took a reprieve from doing the next chapter of My Israeli Love Story to focus on current events. I promise that, “My Israeli Love Story Part 2,” will be written in the near future, :).

However, this week’s post is quite different in style. It is one of my braver, not-so-neat-and-tidy posts. It’s called, “Why Keeping it Real about Israel is Hard,” and is on my Jpost blog.

The post begins with this sentence: “My friend asked if Jon Stewart had done anything on the Daily Show about the Israeli embassy attack in Cairo?” Read on to read intriguing conversations about Egypt, Israel, and the peace process!

Photo by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Creative Commons