No Voice Given to Those Who Break Silence

I remember the first time I seriously questioned my role in the army. I was sitting in a class learning about the different types of bullets and how their impact affects the body. The regular bullet goes in and stays relatively intact. Another breaks the metal up in your body. The worst one we learned […]

Hiking in a Heat Wave

Last week, I started the Israel Trail alongside my girlfriend. We planned on hiking the country and talking to people about the Arab-Israeli Conflict along the way. We thought we would have to bring up the conflict and ask people to talk about it, because it rarely comes up in day to day conversation. Instead, […]

Learning Feminism in Bnei Brak

I’m looking at myself in a window to make sure my outfit is okay. I am looking at my reflection to make sure I still recognize myself. I’m in Bnei Barak, an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood next to Tel Aviv. I threw out my full-length mirror years ago, and checking my appearance in a window has become […]

One Year After Gaza: American-Jews No Longer on the Netanyahu Bandwagon

August 26, 2015, marked one year since the end of the 51-day round of fighting in Gaza between Hamas and Israel dubbed operation Protective Edge. When the fighting started, I happened to fly to America for 10 days to visit my family in Philadelphia, and the topic of Gaza and the fighting at the time […]

Hamas-Israel Deal: Who Benefits?

According to multiple news sources, including Haaretz and JPost, Hamas and Israel are currently in the process of solidifying a deal that would end the closure (also known as the blockade) in exchange for an eight-year cease-fire, return of prisoners and halt to tunnel building. On the surface, this deal seems favorable for both sides. […]