Ben Sales


Who's To Blame for Ziad Abu Ein's Death?

By Ben Sales

Who's To Blame for Ziad Abu Ein's Death?
(JTA) — Here’s what we know: Israel Defense Forces soldiers grabbed Palestinian Authority minister Ziad Abu Ein during a scuffle at a West Bank protest and tear-gassed him. He died en route to treatment at a Ramallah hospital.Read More


Like Birthright for Jewish Moms?

By Ben Sales

Like Birthright for Jewish Moms?
On the surface, the tour looked much like a standard Birthright trip. But they were all mothers who participated in the new program to cement Jewish connections to Israel.Read More


Eilat Struggles as Israel Tourism Woes Bite

By Ben Sales

Eilat Struggles as Israel Tourism Woes Bite
Eilat — located on Israel’s southern tip, hundreds of miles and a metaphorical world away from the busy streets of Tel Aviv and the tense political climate of Jerusalem — is known as a destination with swanky hotels, swimming, snorkeling and suntanning.Read More


Jewish and Palestinian Children Learn Together at Jerusalem 'Greenhouse' of Coexistence

By Ben Sales

Jewish and Palestinian Children Learn Together at Jerusalem 'Greenhouse' of Coexistence
Rawan Masalha and Inbar Shaked-Vardi were in their ninth-grade geography class earlier this year when a fight began over the name of their textbook, “Israel: Its People and Area.”Read More


School of Jerusalem's Shattered Dreams

By Ben Sales

School of Jerusalem's Shattered Dreams
(JTA) — Last week, the students of the Max Rayne Hand In Hand Jerusalem School were running through the hallways during recess, playing soccer in a courtyard and yelling to each other in Hebrew and Arabic.Read More



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