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Middle East » Israel » Tel Aviv District » Tel Aviv June 1st 2003

Most of the group went to see family or friends for Shabbat, so I didn't see anyone else from the group until after Shabbat. I slept in on Friday before going out to run a few errands. I davenned at the minyan at the hotel that evening (a Sephardic minyan) before dinner in the dining room. I also davenned there Shabbat morning, and spent most of the rest of Shabbat napping and reading. It was very restful. After Shabbat, Sean and I went to the Azrielli mall for a bite of dinner and then to see Matrix Reloaded. The effects are great, although it was a little weak in terms of plot.... read more

Middle East » Israel » Tel Aviv District » Tel Aviv June 1st 2003

On our last day in Tel Aviv, we examined the issues of immigration and foreign workers in Israel. When I was here in '95, there were almost no Asians here. Now, there are a lot, partly as a response to the loss of the Palestinian labor pool. One of the key issues that Israel is dealing with is what it means for these workers to be in Israel without being citizens. Jews are guaranteed citizenship if they move here, and Arab families who chose to remain in 1948 are citizens, but non-Jews who come to Israel need an exception from the Interior Ministry to become citizens. We first viewed a video from the Tekumah TV documentary (broadcast for the 50th anniversary of the state), dealing with the issue of mass immigration and how Israel has dealt ... read more

Middle East » Israel » Tel Aviv District » Tel Aviv November 30th 1999

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