What We Need to Understand About Israel

My generation is full of highly educated and intensely opinionated social advocates, and that's as much of a good thing as it is problematic. When it comes to Israel-Palestine, we have to step back and take in the full picture. We can't superimpose solutions on a region we don't adequately understand, hoping to address problems we don't have, in a place we don't live. But, that doesn't mean we can't listen, and learn, and discuss.

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The Refugees in South Tel Aviv Need Us

To my friends, to my family, and to anyone interested in issues of human well-being -- the refugees in south Tel Aviv need us.

Right now, south Tel Aviv is at the epicenter of a humanitarian crisis. Thousands of refugees and asylum seekers are struggling daily to survive, and it's a highly controversial political problem, but few people outside of Israel know what's going on.

Whatever your stance, I think it's important for everyone to learn more about the refugees, to see the work of some incredible non-profit organizations, and to help if you can... links provided in the article.

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Perspectives on Gaza, from Both Sides of the Fence

The peace process between Israel and Gaza is on pause, but hope for a peaceful future won't be so easily snuffed. It's kindled by people on both sides. In March, Yahel and it's fellows had the unique opportunity to learn about Gaza with Nagham Mohanna, Sarah Pollack, and Rami Aman -- three people who've been affected by the conflict more than most. Here's what they said.

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