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Reality Check: Contemplating Gaza

In the spring of 2003, a few months after the release of my third book, Trailing Jesus, I spoke to CNN Radio in New York City on the second floor of 1 Penn Plaza. It was another in a seemingly endless but exhil...
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Between & Beyond: Israel

If you are a person who claims to be concerned about foreign policy and the affairs of governments in general, you can’t get very far into this kind of awareness without encountering a stance on Israel. I recal...
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Deleted Scenes: Hey, By The Way, War

Blah blah blah Israel. Blah blah Palestine. Blah missile strikes. Blah blah outrage blah. Blah dead kids blah blah blah. Ground invasion possible blah blah blah, blah blah more dead kids. Blah blah bloodbath...
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The Freak Show: A Middle East Quandary

It’s strange times in the Middle East these days. The so-called “Arab Spring” continues, with the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, the president of Egypt, while in Libya, the civil war rages on with assistance to the r...
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Yael Naim: iPop

She's the first Israeli solo artist to have a top 10 hit in the United States, and you might know her from the early 2008 Apple commercial for the MacBook Air, which featured her hit single “New Soul.” Yael Nai...