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Who Owns the Land?

EARLY ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN ZIONISTS AND INDIGENOUS ARABS IN PALESTINE by Joshua Krug from the Summer 2016 issue of Jewish Currents IN THEODOR HERZL’S 1902 novel, Altneuland, his prototypical Arab character, Rashid Bey, asks: “Would you call a man a robber who takes nothing from you, but brings you something instead? The Jews have enriched us.” […]

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Dancing in Bethlehem: A Diary

by Nicole Bindler This is a revised and much-expanded version of a piece first published by thINKingDANCE June 9 (2015) I arrive in Tel Aviv at 2:30 a.m. I get through security without a hitch. I was advised to say that I’m going to Israel to hang out with friends because many people (including Diyar’s […]

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January 2: The Empress Eudocia in Jerusalem

Aelia Eudocia, a pagan Greek aristocrat who converted to Christianity in 421 when she married the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II, was declared ‘Augusta’ by her husband on this date in 423, a title that elevated her power in the royal court. In 438, Eudocia Augusta journeyed to Jerusalem, where she would ultimately live the final […]

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