Posts Tagged ‘Chiara Sottile’

Hebron: stepping into the conflict

Hebron: stepping into the conflict

The West Bank city of Hebron is as fraught with conflict as it is holy. Palestinians and Jews barely coexist in the divided city. This is Chiara Sottile’s radio reflection reported from Hebron.


Pasta for Shabbat: Israel’s Italian Jewish community

Pasta for Shabbat: Israel's Italian Jewish community

The synagogue at 27 Hillel Street, in the heart of Jerusalem, is no ordinary synagogue. It is the fulcrum of Israel’s unique Italian Jewish community. The Italian-Jewish identity is a complicated one: sometimes painful and contradictory, and always with a special Italian flair. But recently, the Italian synagogue was given an ultimatum, one that could threaten this vibrant community.


Noisy, nonviolent protests continue in East Jerusalem

Noisy, nonviolent protests continue in East Jerusalem

In the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, protesters gathered on March 11 to demonstrate against Jewish settlement in the largely Palestinian area.


A walking tour of Jerusalem: March 12, 2011

A walking tour of Jerusalem: March 12, 2011

A peaceful protest, clashing religious traditions, relics of Jewish persecution. On our walking tour of Jerusalem, we weaved through the city’s religious tapestry.


Step one: tweet. Step two: march.

While the Americans came to understand the uprisings in Egypt in large part through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, these websites were not the sole vehicle of change. It was “people willing to have their heads broken open to make a difference” that toppled President Hosni Mubarak’s regime, according to a participant on a panel held at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.