Obama’s Western Wall Prayer

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Prayers in Western Wall [beggs / Flickr] The prayer that Obama slid into the Western Wall in Israel has been much debated since a Jewish seminary student and his friends filched it and passed it on to the media. Some people feel it was a piece of political polish written ...

Neither McCain Nor Obama Means Change

Posted by Katherine | Monday, July 28th, 2008

PJ Chmiel from Louisville, Kentucky, is a vegan graphic/web designer who'd like to make his own clothes someday. He was rooting for Kucinich, but now he'd be happy with a choice of Ralph Nader or Cynthia McKinney. He thinks the two-party system is "bullshit" and has no love for McCain ...

Middle-East Peace: Israel and Palestine

Posted by Katherine | Monday, July 28th, 2008

The stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process is one piece of the Middle-East dynamic that McCain or Obama will inherit. Obama got a small taste of its complexity on his visits to Israel and the West Bank last week. Eddie Vassallo recorded this sentiment in Er Ram, on the West Bank side ...

Middle-East Peace Stencil Art

Posted by Katherine | Friday, July 11th, 2008

Despite reports that the Bush administration is expanding covert operations in Iran to "destabilize the country's religious leadership," despite the recent (photoshopped) Iranian missile tests, and despite Israel's vigorous aerial exercises over the eastern Med last month -- despite that, people in the Middle East are asking for peace. Ask? is ...

Overseas American: To Vote or Not To Vote?

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

[paulcalypse / Flickr] Haim Watzman is an Israeli-American writer living in Jerusalem. Born in Ohio and raised in Maryland, he moved to Israel after college with no intention of returning to the US. Although he's kept his American passport and dutifully pays the IRS every year, he hasn't voted in an ...