By Neve Gordon Living without your name Published: May 31, 2012 My friend’s wife was accepted to a PhD program at McGill University in Montreal. They decided to move to Canada with their two children at about the same time that I was offered a fellowship at Princeton and decided to move with my family to New Jersey for a year. Hoping to rent out our apartments while we’re away, we both posted ads on the most popular website in Israel. I received about five calls a day and found a tenant within a couple of weeks. My friend received…Read More... | 15 Comments
The Roundup: Ma'ariv calls on Israel and AIPAC to team up to release American spy; Israel's most important columnist denounces "Appartheid Law"; IDF General thinks conflict with Hama is "inevitable" The Headlines: Israeli-American Relations > Ma'ariv is calling upon Israel to act now – with AIPAC's help - to facilitate the release of the American spy Jonathan Pollard, who has spent the last 25 years in a federal prison, after being convicted of gathering intelligence for Israel. More details on this can be read in the Columnists' Corner, below. > Netanyahu and US Secretary of State Clinton met for 7…Read More...
“For Israelis only.” To the best of my knowledge this sign, photographed on a house in the south Tel Aviv neighborhood of Shapira, sets a precedent. I have heard several anecdotes about landlords refusing to rent to foreigners; and of course lots of Arabs have had similar experiences all over Tel Aviv. The anti-foreigner sentiment was exacerbated recently when 25 prominent rabbis endorsed a ban on renting to foreign workers and refugees in south Tel Aviv. The rabbis have the support of several city council members from south Tel Aviv. But there is something different – something new and frightening…Read More... | 2 Comments
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