Author Archives: Mya Guarnieri

Where is the Bedouin Intifada?

With massive increases in home demolitions and plans to expel 30,000, why has the “Bedouin Intifada” not come into fruition, as the Israeli media suggested.

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I’m fed up with criticism of Israel being shouted down as anti-Semitic

I’m fed up with criticism of Israel being shouted down as anti-Semitic. Criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitic. Here’s one simple reason why: a majority of the Jewish people lives in the Diaspora. Just because this place, this strip of … Continue reading

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America’s self-righteous celebration

Osama Bin Laden is dead. And Americans are celebrating. Last night, the crowds cheered and sang before the White House and in Manhattan. And, today, the jingoistic, congratulatory op-eds hit the papers. It’s been particularly troubling to me, an American-Israeli, … Continue reading

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Israel preparing to deport star of Oscar-winning doc ‘Strangers No More’

It’s big news here in Israel that “Strangers No More”— a documentary film that focuses on a South Tel Aviv school attended by zarim, Hebrew for foreigners or strangers—has won an Oscar. “Thank you most of all to the exceptional … Continue reading

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Israeli soldier mocks Palestinian prisoners in Facebook photos

Highlighting the cold indifference and cruelty that has come to characterize the Israeli occupation, a recently discharged soldier has posted photos of herself smiling as she sits besides blindfolded Palestinian prisoners. Eden, the young Israeli woman, posted the pictures on … Continue reading

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‘Clean and tidy’ campaign targets non-Jewish foreigners in Israel

Pesach is right around the corner. And while Israel will go through the motions of the holiday, it won’t reach the spirit of Passover. Why? Israel has lost its moral compass. I’m not talking about Gaza, the Occupation, or 1948, … Continue reading

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Meet the Post-zionist Zionists: Gilad Zwick

This post is part of a week-long series of interviews with Jewish Israelis discussing their connection to the idea of Zionism. We hope this series will spark a conversation over the what Zionism means today. For more on these interviews … Continue reading

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Meet the Post-zionist Zionists: Tania Hary

This post is part of a week-long series of interviews with Jewish Israelis discussing their connection to the idea of Zionism. We hope this series will spark a conversation over the what Zionism means today. For more on these interviews … Continue reading

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Meet the Post-zionist Zionists: Dvir Tzur

This post is part of a week-long series of interviews with Jewish Israelis discussing their connection to the idea of Zionism. We hope this series will spark a conversation over the what Zionism means today. For more on these interviews … Continue reading

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Meet the Post-zionist Zionists: Hanny Ben Israel

This post is part of a week-long series of interviews with Jewish Israelis discussing their connection to the idea of Zionism. We hope this series will spark a conversation over the what Zionism means today. For more on these interviews … Continue reading

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Meet the Post-zionist Zionists: Tom Mehager

This post is part of a week-long series of interviews with Jewish Israelis discussing their connection to the idea of Zionism. We hope this series will spark a conversation over the what Zionism means today. For more on these interviews … Continue reading

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Meet the Post-zionist Zionists: Jesse Fox

This post is part of a week-long series of interviews with Jewish Israelis discussing their connection to the idea of Zionism. We hope this series will spark a conversation over the what Zionism means today. For more on these interviews … Continue reading

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Meet the Post-zionist Zionists: Sivan Fridman

Over the next week we will be sharing a project from Tel Aviv-based freelance journalist and writer Mya Guarnieri. She has interviewed a group of Jewish Israelis on what Zionism means to them. We share these profiles as part of our … Continue reading

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Israel—casting out its own children

South Tel Aviv, home to foreign workers and African refugees, is in turmoil again after Interior Minister Eli Yishai recently indicated that children of illegal residents will be deported by the end of the school year. They won’t be going … Continue reading

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