Perach Adom plays in Kiryat Yovel (photo: Mya Guarnieri)

Israelis fight over neighborhood’s soul

Al Jazeera English, September 27, 2012 Just like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the ongoing struggle for Kiryat Yovel began with a small strip of land. Residents of this predominately secular neighbourhood of West Jerusalem call it “Warburg Lot”. Located in the heart of Kiryat Yovel, locals have taken to holding cultural events on Warburg on Friday …

Homeless African refugees sleeping in Levinsky Park in south Tel Aviv (photo: Mya Guarnieri)

Mistreatment of refugees in Israel doesn’t stop at border

The National, September 17, 2012 Earlier this month, 21 Eritrean asylum seekers, including a 14-year-old child and two women, spent over a week trapped between fences on the Israeli side of the Israeli-Egyptian border. As the temperatures soared, the group was not provided with any shelter; the “most moral army in the world” gave the refugees only …

West Bank hills, as viewed from Nabi Saleh, like those Mannes-Abbott attempts to run in his book In Ramallah, Running (photo: Mya Guarnieri)

Reflection on limitations on life for West Bank Palestinians

The National, September 15, 2012 Running tests boundaries – both those we place on ourselves as well as those imposed upon us by the outside world. Whether those external limits are social, cultural or political, the runner collides with them in a way that the casual pedestrian does not, thus serving as a mirror for …