Israel

I wish the day would come when I will be proud I am from the Middle East as I am proud being Israeli

By Limor Shiponi This post is about politics and a different G story than what stable readers of this blog have been accustomed to lately. If you’re not interested, skip. If you’re not sure, try, it might elicit some thoughts. Current events, turmoil of public opinion, twitter feeds screaming anti-Semitism, pictures of destruction. At the

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National Service: ask what you can do

By Limor Shiponi Conference on World Affairs 2012 panel, with Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Scott Olsen, Jay M. Parker and myself. In a way, coming from Israel and speaking about national service seemed a little too easy. Almost everybody knows that Israel is unique in that military service is compulsory for both males and females. Those who cannot serve in the

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Ofra Gisella Kipnis

By Limor Shiponi Ofra Gisella Kipnis (1.12.1927 – 3.8.2011) Ofra was born and raised in a secular bourgeois Jewish home in Tunisia. She drew her values and world view from her parents who emphasized the importance of general education, wide knowledge, socialism and humanism. Growing in the shadow of WWII, it became natural for her

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