Yerushalayim Shel Zahav

“Yerushalayim Shel Zahav” as performed by Ofra Haza. With photographs of Jerusalem by Nicolas Weinberg, shot between December 2009 and February 2010. A pro-Israel song, with an interesting visual portrayal of Jerusalem today. I’ve included a translation of the lyrics below the film. Have a great weekend! Yerushalayim Shel Zahav Jerusalem of Gold Verse 1: … Continue reading

First Zionist Settlement

I found this map intriguing, since it reminded me a little of old Where’s Waldo books. Try to find the tiny black circle. What an interesting period in Israel’s history. It is credited to PASSIA – the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs – in Jerusalem.

Collateral Damage: Palestinian Christians

Many Arabs living in Palestine and in Palestinian refugee camps are Christians. With centuries of history in the region and a peaceful relationship with the Muslim Palestinian community, these Christian make up a unique and vital part of the Christian Church as a whole. Palestinian Christian wedding, Beit Jala near Jerusalem, 1940 – public domain … Continue reading

Collateral Damage

Today we’re starting a regular series on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and its effects on forced migration. The last 60-70 years in this region have arguably seen some of the most large-scale displacement in world history, from Jewish families leaving the fallen, war-torn Nazi Germany to the humanitarian crisis of Palestinian refugee camps. If you have … Continue reading

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