Ayelet Tsabari's award-winning story collection 'The Best Place on Earth' focuses on immigrants to Israel and those who are unapologetically living outside of their homeland.
Jo-Ann Mort is a writer and consultant. She co-authored “Our hearts invented a dream: Can kibbutzim survive in today’s Israel?” and is CEO of ChangeCommunications, a strategy firm that works with clients in the U.S., Israel and the Palestinian Authority area.
The moving event at ground zero was organized precisely to show the harmony in diversity, which actually does work in New York.
It was a simple request, but it hit a deep nerve.
Most American Jewish tour groups are shown a historical-religious theme park version of a nominally 'united' Jerusalem - in which the Arabic-speaking, Palestinian east of the city and its grievances is simply invisible.
It’s harder now to love Israel. But this would be a foolish time to walk away, just when the values that drew me, and others like me, to Israel, are most at risk.