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The Boy We Brought to Israel

Originally published in the Times of Israel here A chubby-cheeked 9-month-old smiling away in his baby seat with a blue and white flag we’d put in his hand following our touchdown at Ben Gurion Airport. The boy we brought to Israel. He had been sitting next to us, his parents, as we were being interviewed…

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Dear Prince William..

Mazeltov, Your Royal Highness. This Summer, you are set to become the first member of the Royal Family to embark on an official visit to the State of Israel. This will be a momentous and groundbreaking trip, although really it shouldn’t be. The truth is that this visit is long overdue. Israel will celebrate seventy…

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Anti-Semitism and insecure Jews

I used to teach at a Jewish school in London. One day, we took the students on a trip. We climbed on board the bus with the children, the staff and our security guards and the first set of automatic gates were opened. The bus trundled over the bumps in the road designed to slow…

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The Misleading of Ms. Lauryn Hill

Sorry, Ms. Lauryn Hill but your statement doesn’t cut it. People are interpreting your cancellation as you boycotting the world’s only Jewish country.

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Showing Solidarity

Sol·i·dar·i·ty (n.) the feeling or expression of union in a group formed by a common interest.

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The Wheels Came Off The Tricycle

The Tricycle views the world through a variety of lenses, bringing unheard voices into the mainstream. It presents high quality and innovative work, which provokes debate and emotionally engages. Located in Brent, the most diverse borough in London, the Tricycle is a local venue with an international vision…Today, with Indhu Rubasingham as Artistic Director, the…

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A Letter to my Bat Mitzvah Girl

Originally published in The Times of Israel A Letter to My Bat Mitzvah Girl As I write this, I’m bursting. Bursting with emotion and with excitement.Can there be any prouder moment for a father of young children than his daughter’s Bat Mitzvah? To see a life that your mother and I brought into the world —…

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Why the A-List Shuns BDS

Originally published in The Times of Israel Beautiful, respected and talented, Scarlett Johansson is a superstar. From Broadway to the silver screen, she has shone in prominent roles from “The Horse Whisperer” to “Match Point”, from “Girl With A Pearl Earring” to “Lost In Translation”. An award-winning actress, she has given crowd-pleasing turns to millions of…

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Feeling Weary About Israel?

Originally published at The Times of IsraelDo you ever get weary about Israel?Then it’s worth listening to Ambassdor Yehuda Avner’s words on the subject. It was my absolute privilege to share a stage with Ambassador Yehuda Avner as he addressed the closing session of the StandWithUs Ambassadors Club at the IDC Herzliya – the premier…

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