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A divisive ‘Olympic unity’

The painful and horrifying saga that unfolded over several days in September 1972 during the Munich Olympic Games likely haunts Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano every Olympic season, if not every day. On September 5, 1972, their husbands, Andre Spitzer and Yossef Romano, were taken hostage with nine other members of the Israeli Olympic team … Continue reading

Israel’s migrant limbo

The recent storm over the possible deportation of thousands of African migrants who have crossed into Israel in recent years has intensified the fierce debate in Israel over what responsibility, if at all, the Jewish state bears toward these people. Within this debate, it is not uncommon to hear a broad spectrum of words used … Continue reading

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