Monthly Archives: May 2008

Planned Communities in Palestine’s Future Suburbs

Last week saw the Palestine Investment Conference, a three-day affair in Bethlehem organized to highlight investment opportunities in the Palestinian economy. Jewcy contributor James Murray-White was there to cover the event from start to finish. Ala ‘Alaeddin, the chairman of … Read More

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The Lame Duck in Israel

Jerusalem has never seemed so American. By chance, my first trip since living here two years ago coincides with President Bush's second trip in the last six months. And so the capital city is in lockdown: buses rerouted, streets closed, … Read More

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Suits, Spies, Sheiks, and Sultans

Last week saw the Palestine Investment Conference, a three-day affair in Bethlehem organized to highlight investment opportunities in the Palestinian economy. Jewcy contributor James Murray-White was there to cover the event from start to finish. The Conference began properly at … Read More

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“Buffy” Auteur Joss Whedon Didn’t Kill Off Jewish X-Man Kitty Pryde

Whew. Today a bullet was dodged. Literally. Kitty Pryde — the Magen Dovid–toting, mutant-powered, Jewgirl X-Men – didn't die, as feared, in today's Astonishing X-Men conclusion. Around the world (or maybe only around me) you could hear sighs of relief. … Read More

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Speed Bumps and Snipers

Last week saw the Palestine Investment Conference, a three-day affair in Bethlehem organized to highlight investment opportunities in the Palestinian economy. Jewcy contributor James Murray-White was there to cover the event from start to finish. Crossing into Bethlehem from Jerusalem … Read More

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The Torah’s Not Just a Metaphor — But Creationism Still Sucks

Jewcy’s own Peter Bebergal has a nice long article over at Nextbook about the religious ramifications of Creationism, and anything that limits the Bible to literalism. His point, basically, is that besides the dangerous negative effect that creationism has on … Read More

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Seeing Green: Should You Buy Or Rent A Home?

Tom Lehman designs software for a hedge fund in Manhattan. Every morning he goes into work and turns on a machine that makes other people rich; every evening he turns it off (he's looking into leaving it on overnight). In … Read More

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Why Isn’t There a Palestinian Gandhi? Ask the Israeli Protester the IDF Just Shot

The Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem recently released a video of an Israeli solider shooting a rubber bullet into an Israeli protester at short range. The incident took place during a demonstration against the separation wall in the Palestinian village … Read More

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