Makom Salon – novelists Dorit Rabinyan and Chayuta Deutsch

WATCH: Makom Salon with novelists Dorit Rabinyan and Chayuta Deutsch, on their latest books and on their effect on Israeli society. Rabinyan's book was removed from the list of approved books to study by the Minister of Education.

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“What would have been if?” – HaDag Nachash on Rabin z”l

In collaboration with the Rabin Center, top Israeli band HaDag Nachash have just released a brand new song for Rabin Memorial Day. Entitled "What would have been if?" the song remembers and laments. Here is our translation, officially endorsed by the band:

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Prime Minister Netanyahu addresses Congress, March 3rd 2015

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech before Congress has stirred up a great deal of conversation. Several communities in the United States have decided to turn this into an educational opportunity, and here we present our post-speech discussion guide.

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What drives Israelis to the center? Yossi Klein HaLevi VIDEO

Yossi Klein Halevi speaks of rejecting two forms of forgetting. He suggests that there are those who forget that Israel has mortal enemies, and those who forget that Israel is an oppressor. The fact that our mortal enemies are also the victims of our oppression, suggests HaLevi, creates the paradox of the Israeli soul.

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