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Commemorating Israeli and Palestinian victims together
by Einat Levy

Jerusalem - Israel’s official Remembrance Day for fallen soldiers and victims of hate crimes takes place every year in April between Holocaust Remembrance Day and Independence Day. The timing highlights the transition from the devastation of the Holocaust to heroism and revival. Remembrance Day holds a special place of honour in the Israeli Jewish narrative. Life grinds to a halt to allow people to take part in ceremonies across the country. (Full Story)

Al Qaeda's Lie
by Ken Ballen

Washington, DC - During the course of six years as a federal prosecutor and investigator I interviewed at great length more than 100 radicals and terrorists who fought in the name of Islam.  (Full Story)

Israel. Former Palestinian prisoners, future peacemakers?
by Robi Damelin

Tel Aviv - The whole country is talking about it: over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners, many of whom were involved in suicide attacks in which lives were lost, will be freed in exchange for the kidnapped Israeli solider Gilad Shalit who had been held in captivity in Gaza for over five years. (Full Story)

Israel : Developing a sense of a shared civic identity
by Mike Prashker

Ramla, Israel - With the current population of the world approaching seven billion, and over 50 per cent living in heterogeneous cities, becoming comfortable with diversity is a growing modern day imperative. (Full Story)

I live in San Francisco and am a gypsy and it's a terrible problem here...
I live in San Francisco and am a gypsy (not a Roma but an American-bred nomad) and it's a terrible problem here, the violent midnight raids, the confiscation of our property, our children nearly taken because of our "nomadic propensities" & put under legal (though thank God, not physical) custody of CPS, the constant threats of arrest (it is a "crime" and every street has signs posted "Habitation of a Vehicle Prohibited - punishable by fines/arrest"). (Full Story)
Piling On: The Robert Latimer Case
By Gary Bauslaugh, Writer
Piling on. In football there is a penalty for it. After a ball-carrying player is down, any additional tackle or blow is penalized. Sometimes in life, however, it just seems to go on and on, unabated. Such, at least, is what has been happening to Robert Latimer. (Full Story)

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