The tens of thousands who flocked to the reunion concert of Kaveret, Israel’s favorite rock band of all time, were there for one reason only: love of Israel, but not of the kind you may have been led to think.
Bradley Burston is a Haaretz columnist and Senior Editor of Haaretz.com which publishes his blog, "A Special Place in Hell."
During the first Palestinian uprising, Burston served as Gaza correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, and was the paper's military correspondent in the 1991 Gulf War.
In the mid-1990s he covered Israeli-Arab peace talks for Reuters. In 2006, he received the Eliav-Sartawi Award for Mideast Journalism, presented at the United Nations.
A native of Los Angeles, Burston moved to Israel after graduation from Berkeley. He was part of a group which established Kibbutz Gezer, between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Burston served in the IDF as a combat medic, later studying medicine in Be'er Sheva for two years before turning to journalism. He is married and has two daughters.
His message for North American Jews: You have every right to speak out for the Israel and the peace you want to see. It's your future, too.
The smart money is overwhelmingly betting on two states to lose. But Middle East politics have nothing to do with smart.
Fate and a couple of life-changing injuries brought basketball coach David Blatt to Israel, where he now stands at the helm of perennial champion Maccabi Tel Aviv. From his childhood near Boston, to his years studying English Lit at Princeton, to his Olympic medal as coach of the Russian team, Blatt’s story is studded with surprising twists and turns.
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The early 1970s was a time when young Jews in the Americas, Western Europe and elsewhere, friends of mine and me among them, would stop at nearly nothing for the sake of Soviet Jewry. It's hard to conceive of it now. Any of it.
American author and philosopher Leon Wieseltier says Israel won't survive much longer as a Jewish state unless the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is solved. But if Netanyahu has indeed managed 'to take the Palestinian question off the table,' as Wieseltier suggests, could the end be nearer than we think?