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A Walk In The Park
With man frequently at war with nature, not so Israeli sculptor whose art finds harmony with the surrounding environment
By David E. Kaplan
Blending sculpture, architecture and the landscape into unique and monumental pieces, Dani Karavan’s “White Square” at a park in Tel Aviv, is an ode to the essence and spirit of his city, depicting its history, reflecting its ethos and engaging its people, especially young children.
The Intersection of Hatred
By Rolene Marks
As Israelis join in the global protests against racism in the USA following the murder “in plain sight” of George Floyd by four white policemen, the writer explores how this horrific murder is being exploited by nefarious organizations to blame Israel and why American synagogues are suddenly being viciously targeted.
The City of Jaffa is in the State of Israel!
Open letter by Stephen Schulman
While South African food journalist Ayesha Mukadam sadly laments “lost traditions” relating to dishes in her Muslim community in Cape Town, she has little problem in “losing” facts of history and geography, when she shares a recipe in her article in the Daily Maverick from a resident from Jaffa who she describes is “from Palestine” instead of Israel. Stephen Schulman takes issue in an open letter to the newspaper.
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