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Month: August 2016

My Aliyahversary and Hamilton ?>

My Aliyahversary and Hamilton

Happy Aliyahversary, Binny! Thanks. It’s been 4 years since I’ve officially made aliyah, 6 years since I’ve been bothering my parents to let me become a citizen, 8 years since I moved here for the first time, and 22 years since I’ve been dreaming of Israel. Most things I dreamed of doing/accomplishing from the age of 16 have so far come true to some extent: Study in an Israeli University, learn in an Israeli Yeshiva, do high school here in Israel, work…

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Having a State Matters ?>

Having a State Matters

Binny’s explanation of the word “Occupation” is an important step in discussing this conflict. In light of it, I want to point out one inherent wrong that goes hand-in-hand with the Occupation: Palestinians in the West Bank don’t have a state. I think we Israelis know this simple truth but don’t always acknowledge how unfair it is. I feel a little surge of pride every time I get to use my Israeli passport. I know that laws were designed with…

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Why I Call it An Occupation ?>

Why I Call it An Occupation

I sometimes mention in conversation “the occupation” and many people seem offended by this term, so I’d like to talk about it. Not to offend people but rather to clarify my meaning, define my terms, and through my explanation, answer some recurring objections I hear when I talk about it. I’m going to try to avoid talking legalities and theory as much as possible and stick more to real daily life. First I’d like to talk some history and this map…

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