Daniella Cheslow


Jerusalem's Light Rail, Symbolic Unifier of Divided Holy City, Is Victim of Violence

By Daniella Cheslow

Jerusalem's Light Rail, Symbolic Unifier of Divided Holy City, Is Victim of Violence
Jerusalem’s light rail system was once seen as a unifier of Jews and Palestinians in the divided holy city. And then, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who lived near the Shuafat stop, was murdered.Read More


Hungary Jews Fret as Vote Signals Shift to Right

By Daniella Cheslow

Hungary Jews Fret as Vote Signals Shift to Right
Hungary’s elections saw big gains for the far-right Jobbik party. But the bigger threat to Jews may come from the ruling conservative party and its staunch nationalism.Read More


Evangelical Christians Rally Against Occupation as Palestinians Gain Support

By Daniella Cheslow

Evangelical Christians Rally Against Occupation as Palestinians Gain Support
Evangelicals learned about the injustice of the occupation at ‘Christ at the Checkpoint.’ The Bethlehem event marks growing support for the Palestinians — and a worry for Israel.Read More


Protest Death Spurs Scrutiny of Israeli Tactics

By Daniella Cheslow

Protest Death Spurs Scrutiny of Israeli Tactics
The Israeli army’s alleged killing of Jawaher Abu Rahmah, the unarmed woman who reportedly died from tear gas inhalation during a protest of Israel’s West Bank separation barrier, is putting the army’s tactics at such demonstrations under greater scrutiny, along with its moral credibility.Read More


Israeli Feminists Debate Rape Charge

By Daniella Cheslow

Israeli Feminists Debate Rape Charge
Feminist groups in Israel find themselves divided over a recent court ruling on rape that liberal groups condemn as tainted with racism.Read More






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