How this ultra-Orthodox neighborhood has embraced traditional religious life
Blurred. Wintertime, Mea Shearim. Street Single Image Winner, Magnum Photography Awards 2016. (Photo credit: Ofir Barak)
In All Seasons: Mea Shearim, Jerusalem
Its name is derived from a verse in the weekly Torah portion that was read the week the settlement was founded: "Isaac sowed in that land, and in that year he reaped a hundredfold (Mea Shearim); God had blessed him" (Genesis 26:12).
Source: Lens Culture
The metamorphosis of a Jewish supremacist
David Mizrahi, once a vocal anti-Arab hatemonger, made amends in a heartfelt Facebook post. In the current climate in his hometown of Jerusalem, this is a brave and commendable thing to do.
West Bank villagers suffer from sewer politics
Salfit, a town of some 9,000 Palestinians, has spent the past 22 years trying to update its sewage management system, according to chief municipal engineer Saleh Afaneh, but has not been able to get the necessary permits from the Israeli military authorities. Consequently, wastewater has been flowing down freely, joining the natural stream that runs through Bruqin village.
Source: Electronic Intifada
Israeli occupation forces shut down Palestinian radio over 'incitement'
Palestinian radio station, al-Sanabel was shut down by Israeli forces, the military said on Wednesday, in the latest raid on Palestinian media.
Source: The New Arab
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