Anne Frank’s Facebook page looks much like any other teenage girl’s: The profile picture shows Anne leaning against a wall; her hair is tucked behind her ears, and she stares off sideways, daydreaming perhaps, a slight smirking smile lifting up the corner of her mouth.
When well-organized hecklers disrupted a recent London performance by the Jerusalem Quartet, the protest resonated far beyond Wigmore Hall, the city’s famous and much loved lunchtime place of pilgrimage for music lovers seeking a break from the hubbub of central London.21
Sam Weinreb and Anna Theresa Bachmann couldn’t be more different. He’s an 80-year-old Holocaust survivor; she’s a 19-year-old German whose grandfather was a member of Hitler’s Waffen SS, which played a leading role in the destruction of European Jewry.
In Israel, the most famous name charged with espionage for leaking classified information was nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu, who spent 18 years in prison for providing a British newspaper with information and photos of the Israeli nuclear reactor in Dimona.
It is easy to walk past the stretch of orange construction fencing outside Barzilai Medical Center in the coastal city of Ashkelon without batting an eyelid. But the site marks the epicenter of a saga of politics, war and religion that could destabilize the Israeli government.
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