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Yedioth Ahronot

  • The tragedy of the lost Yemenite children: In the footsteps of the adoptees

    Between the years 1948 and 1952, thousands of Yemenite babies, children of immigrants to the newly-founded State of Israel were allegedly taken away from their parents and given up for adoption to Ashkenazi families. Now, poet and activist Shlomi Hatuka goes back and speaks to the adoptees about one of the most painful, covered-up stories in the history of the state. By Shlomi Hatuka (translated by Miriam Erez) Dedicated to my grandmother, who gave birth to twins in a hospital, and came home with only one of them. May her memory be a blessing. In Tsipi Talmor’s documentary film, Down…

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  • Big Brother is drugging you: Knesset meets reality show scandal

    The Israeli parliament has a lot on its plate. Homeland security, the potential threat from Iran, an occupation and a smorgasbord of domestic issues. However, that doesn’t mean that local politicians don’t have time to consider what’s going on on television. That is, they make time for TV in the daily agenda when a story like the one that erupted last week bubbles up. On Monday morning of this week, a special committee was called in to discuss the recent turmoil surrounding Israel’s most successful reality television show: “Big Brother.” It began two weeks ago with a letter drafted by…

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