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Accomplishing a Sisyphean task

Sometimes, if you fight the good fight long enough, you can have an impact – even in what seem like losing battles. Two recent topics come to mind, both involving...

Israel through the camera lens

This was reposted on May 18, 2017 in honor of Jerusalem Day and the IJN‘s special commemorative section. It was originally published on Feb. 14, 2014 When you hear...

Swiss selfie scandal exposes subtle anti-Semitism

It’s rare when a story about Switzerland makes international headlines, but a recent scandal involving a mayor of a town outside of Zurich did just that. What should...

Jewish in Europe…during an Israeli war

This is how Jews live in Switzerland. On Thursday, the community I belong to sent an email to all its members warning them to stay away from a pro-Palestinian (or in...

Examples — good and bad — of Jewish advocacy

Although the three kidnapped Israeli youths have yet to be found, Shin Bet yesterday announced that they arrested two Hamas militants, who they believe are responsible...

Xenophobia masquerding as animal welfare

You may have caught the story in last week’s IJN on Poland’s shechitah ban, and Tehilla Goldberg’s column on the irony of a country that killed...

A perfect summer’s meal: Birchermuesli

In recent weeks I discovered a Swiss dish that’s so perfect for a refreshing summer meal that I feel compelled to share (even though it really doesn’t have...

Al-Dura exposes fault lines in Israel’s approach

Note: Philippe Karsenty will be speaking at BMH-BJ on August 20, 2013. More details How many of you remember a picture from the Second Intifada of a Palestinian boy,...

How dangerous lies become truths

If “a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on,” as Winston Churchill astutely observed, then secondhand journalism is...

Shalit inspires joy – and discomfort

Keren Hayesod (or United Israel Appeal) Switzerland was at the plate with two strikes. The first in their series of annual fundraisers, which brought the former French...