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2505, 2021

A Palestinian Mandela?

Later this week, I’ll be flying back home after spending a month with my love here in Spain. When I flew to Madrid last month, I could not imagine that a few weeks later, I [...]

902, 2021

Merav Michaeli, A Fresh Breath of Air – and Hope

Every Friday morning, around seven, Mitzpe Ramon’s only paper delivery man hurls two weekend papers over the fence: the Hebrew-language HaAretz and the International New York Times (INYT).  Their arrival is often announced by a [...]

1711, 2020

Rabin’s murder remembered

Today, it is 25 years ago that Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of the State of Israel, was murdered on the Kings of Israel Square in the center of Tel Aviv during a massive peace demonstration [...]

1607, 2020

With such friends, you don’t need enemies

Last month, Israel “pulled the plug on God TV." the evangelical channel “spreading the gospel of Jezus” to the Jews. God TV is an evangelical TV network that, according to its website, broadcasts worldwide to [...]

2806, 2020

Different industries, similar issues

Earlier this month, Business of Fashion held a professional summit, entitled How to build a responsible fashion business. The four hour-summit covered a wealth of topics that discussed the fashion business' values, labor rights, discrimination, [...]

804, 2020

Trepidation

I write this column with trepidation, as it discusses how the ultra-orthodox Jewish cities and neighborhoods in Israel have become the central hot spots of the coronavirus. With trepidation, because no matter how careful I [...]

Welcome!

On this blogsite, I publish my professional, political and literary efforts, both in English and in Dutch, my native language. Each of these sections also has an archive.

While I have been writing all my life, I’ve not been diligent about ‘organizing’ my writing – columns, op-ed pieces or short stories, into a framework. So here we are, and I hope you’ll like what you find and read here!