I hope that this email finds you well. I am sure like many of us in Israel you are gearing up for July vacations. If you are looking for some reading material, we have you covered.
In this edition of Straight Facts, we take a look at Mizrahi Jews in Israel, discuss how antisemitism is taking on many different guises, cooperation between Israelis and Bedouins and a lot more.
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I wish you a wonderful July.
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World WIZO Executive: Public Diplomacy & Hasbara: office of the Chairperson
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No, Israel is Not a Country Filled with Privileged White Europeans:
The perception of Israel is that the country is a haven for wealthy, white Jews of European descent. Often missing from this narrative is the fact that Israel is kaleidoscope of different cultures and ethnicities – many from Arab countries. Renowned activist, Hen Mazzig explains the history of Mizrahi Jews here:
Care about Gaza? Blame Hamas.
Special Adviser to President Trump, Jason Greenblatt pens this article about how difficult life is for Gazans but in order for things to improve drastically, something needs to go. In this case, it is Hamas who are hindering and progress and international help from coming to the beleaguered strip.
Antisemitism, a Metastasizing Hatred:
Every day it seems that we cannot escape headlines of yet another antisemitic incident somewhere in the world. This world’s oldest hatred is metastasizing to take on many different forms. Rolene Marks explains more:
Israel’s Secret Sauce
There are so many extraordinary stories about diversity and cooperation between Israel’s citizens and in this article by Avi Jorisch, we take a look at the partnership between a Jewish Israeli medic who created a revolutionary bandage and a Bedouin Israeli factory owner who employs women to manufacture it.
Watch: An Army of the People for the People
The IDF prides itself on being an army made up of all of Israel’s citizens. Meet some very special soldiers in this video clip:
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