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Chanukah and Christmas lights intertwine in former Nazi hotbed

Most residents of Tübingen, Germany, probably don't know that the local "synagogenplatz" (synagogue plaza) even exists. The rusted memorial to the synagogue that burned to the ground during...

 By Orit Arfa    News    March 4, 2016

A lightning 'Boldt' of German support for Israel

Andreas Boldt can't help but effuse praise and love for Israel almost any chance he gets-even with his kids. In some of his Facebook posts, the 37-year-old has his blonde-haired children (ages 5-13)...

 By Orit Arfa    Features    May 15, 2015

Dorms in the hills: Tirael Cohen leads a new kind of settlement movement

About three years ago, Tirael Cohen posted a flimsy, 8-by-10 inch flyer in the Ariel University halls seeking students to create a student village in Samaria. Within a few days, more than 150...

 By Orit Arfa    News    April 3, 2015

What ordinary Palestinians are saying about the Israeli election

Near the entrance to the city of Ariel in the heart of Samaria lies an Arab strip mall of sorts, where Jews and Palestinians alike can get fruits and vegetables, a car wash, pet supplies, hummus, and...


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