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Jerusalem and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

Spending a day in the East Jerusalem's Muslim Quarter highlights the beauty of the Palestinain food culture, spotlights the Palestinian struggle, and personifies the daily clash of people, politics, and religion in one of the world's most disputed cities. 

 

A Tale of Two Cities

A first look at the confounding reality of Jerusalem by Carly Graf, a Northwestern University student fellow, who is reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the lens of food.

Victory for Netanyahu — and a Risky Future for Everyone Else

Today’s a banner day for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and for President Donald Trump, who contradicted decades of U.S. policy to boost his friend’s reelection, including moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and declaring Israel should keep the occupied Golan Heights.

Eritrean Asylum Seekers in Israel

This field note tells the story of a single mother from Eritrea, seeking asylum in Israel, and some of the struggles she has faced after she injured her hand and became unable to work.

Jewish Poland: A Lost Connection, a Forgotten Identity

When Polish Jews immigrated to Israel, they shaped and adopted a new, Zionist identity. Today, Polish Jews and non-Jewish Poles re-examine complex memories, a shared past, and the roots of judgment about each other's nations.

Cafe Tekoa

What happens when a left-leaning Israeli filmmaker settles in a West-Bank settlement?

Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum Seekers in Israel

Asylum seekers to Israel are faced with a number of struggles. For example, there are many anti-immigrant polices that force them into undesirable situations in order to remain in the country.

The Tragedy of African Refugees in Israel

Having survived political oppression and massacres, they came to Israel seeking asylum. But now they’ve been ordered to leave and their future is in limbo.

The Federation Files

Together, more than 148 non-profit Jewish federations hold assets of $16 billion in the United States and Canada. Investigative journalist Uri Blau examines how the money is spent.

Corporate Armies

A massive army has been built up around the world, not to fight traditional wars, but to protect corporate assets around the world.

Boycott, Divest, Sanctions

On college campuses and in religious institutions across the country, there is renewed focus on Israel, anti-semitism and the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement.

From the U.S. to Israel: Follow the Money

U.S. administration defines Jewish settlements as an obstacle to peace, yet allows millions in subsidized donations to help sustain them. How does it work? Investigative journalist Uri Blau digs deep.

The Handshake and the Fists

Twenty-years after Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination, Israeli society is as divided as ever, and former Pittsburghers now in the Holy Land are on different sides of the schism, reevaluating their dreams.

Meet the Journalist: Uri Blau

Uri Blau used U.S. and Israeli tax records to connect the dots between American tax-exempt charities and their Israeli beneficiaries operating over the Green Line.

This Week: The Rise of the Corporate Army

This week, an investigation into the privatization of government armies in Palestinian territories, a glimpse of life in North Korea, and our video "Facing Risk" highlights the dangers of freelance journalism.

This Week: Game of Drones

Drone warfare—cheap, easy and deadly—is likely to write the next chapter of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

This Week: A Moveable Piece

The latest round of US-brokered Israeli-Palestinian peace talks has produced hints of a breakthrough on the most contentious of all issues—the final status of Jerusalem.

Is There Really Religious Conflict?

This lesson challenges students to take a position related to what is causing or fueling conflicts that could be labeled religious. Students create an argumentative research paper and presentation.

Israel, Palestine, and Idi Amin

The following lesson plan for teachers explores how an author balances narrative storytelling and facts while exploring Uganda's connections to Israel over several decades.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.