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First Bedouin Ambassador of Israel Appointed

in Economy & Innovation

The first ever Bedouin Ambassador, Ishmael Khaldi, was appointed to the Foreign Ministry on Sunday, July 5. Khaldi will represent Israel in Eritrea. Khaldi grew up in Khawalid, Northern Israel near Haifa, and worked as a shepherd. He later studied political science and international relations in Haifa and Tel Aviv. He initiated a project inviting…

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Black Lives Matter and the Plight of Minorities

in Life, Culture & Sports

 Last week, worldwide outrage hit its peak, as a violent video made waves on social media, documenting George Floyd, an African American man, being murdered by a Caucasian police officer Devin Chauvin. Protests supporting the Black Lives Matter movement have rippled around the world since, and cities across Israel have also shown up in solidarity.…

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Bedouins and Polygamy Culture in Israel

in Life, Culture & Sports

In Bedouin culture, it is common for men to marry more than one wife. In Israel, it is not. For Bedouins living in Israel, with a population of over 200,000 in the Negev desert, polygamy is part of the culture. Typically, when husbands marry second wives, they often report it to the Muslim court system…

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Confirmed Cousins, Jews and Arabs Genetically and Anciently Linked

in Life, Culture & Sports

In a recent international study, experts analyzed almost one hundred of said Canaanites skeletons, and found a “deep genetic connection of many Jewish groups today across the Diaspora and many Arab groups to this part of the world thousands of years ago,” says David Reich, a top expert in ancient DNA and a Harvard University…

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The City of Jerusalem is Flourishing

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In a report by the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research, Jerusalem is blossoming, and laying the framework for positive growth. As the largest city in Israel housing over 919,000 people, all signs are pointing up. More religious and Arab residents have joined the employment and educational sectors, and less youth are choosing to emigrate. The…

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