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Diana Bletter

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Chess tournament makes mates of Arabs, Jews and Druze amid Gaza war

In late January, the Israeli Open Championship in Acre brought all of Israel’s diverse sectors together to battle it out on the board, fostering...

10.02.2024 60

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Unable to dig, researchers look to cosmic rays to unlock Jerusalem’s ancient underworld

A Tel Aviv University team is using muon detectors to track powerful particles, hoping to build a 3D map of undiscovered tunnels, chambers and...

03.02.2024 70

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Inching along, as she awaits his return, a sister of a Hamas hostage stays on course

Adi Kikozashvili can barely concentrate on her final year at Haifa’s Technion, but she knows her captive brother Shlomi Ziv would ‘be...

22.01.2024 20

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Facing Hezbollah rockets, volunteers evacuated from border distribute life-saving gear

As barrages increase along border with Lebanon, helpers make sure that residents who haven’t left — and the security personnel who guard...

10.01.2024 10

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Along the border with Lebanon, artists in a Christian Arab village forge on amid war

For painter Rima Khoury and blacksmith Walied Khoury, Hezbollah rocket fire and the evacuation of many residents have hurt emotionally and...

09.01.2024 50

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Amid Gaza war, a US-born Jewish woman mans a Christian Arab town’s bike shop

The tiny 56-year-old grandmother, daughter of an Orthodox rabbi from Chicago, is learning on the job while the shop’s owners are serving in...

25.12.2023 30

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At group home in Nahariya, bond between Muslim and Jewish young adults survives Oct. 7

Aya Jaber, 22, feared being ostracized after the Hamas atrocities, but connection with her friends and flatmates in northern Israel, who also have...

23.12.2023 20

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Holding my breath on the northern front

My favorite beach is now a military zone. In the summer, it’s crowded with sunbathers and beach volleyball players and now it’s empty except for...

25.10.2023 20

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