Dr. Abigail Jacobson, a Middle East historian and Academic Director of the Mediterranean Neighbors unit at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, and Dr. Moshe Naor of the department of Israel Studies at the University of Haifa, discuss their co-authored book Oriental Neighbors: Middle Eastern Jews and Arabs in Mandatory Palestine, which explores the interaction – at times cooperative and at others confrontational – between Arabs and Jews of Middle Eastern descent in British-ruled Palestine.
This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel. [/infobox]
In this week's #TAReview, @LioraHalperin and @Gilad_Halpern discuss how Yiddish did not become the official language of Israel even though the majority of Jewish immigrants to mandatory Palestine spoke it. https://t.co/44FQLoeAGZ
Should Jewish summer camps teach campers “the Palestinian narrative”? How do you communicate a complex and morally-alive picture of Israel and Zionism to open-hearted kids aged 7 to 17? https://t.co/nvup0rj1hf
Tel Aviv University doesn’t play Israel’s national anthem at graduation, out of respect for the feelings of Muslims and Christians. Is this self-abnegation, as some argue, or a brave step towards a more inclusive Israeli future? https://t.co/1gxvsuydJr