Why Israeli Gays Opt For
U.S. Surrogate Births
BY : Evan Pondel
Despite Israel's reputation as a world leader in reproductive technology, surrogacy is illegal for same-sex couples, forcing many to seek costly alternatives abroad.
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Checkpoint: Living As An Outsider In A Jewish State
BY : J.David & Tara Graham
MULTIMEDIA: Seven hundred checkpoints dot the state of Israel to keep one population in and the other out. But what about the folks who fall in between? These are their faces. Read on for their stories.
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Digging The Past, Building The Future
BY : Kim Daniels & Meghan McCarty
VIDEO: Some Jewish Israelis consider the City of David, a site revealing the 3,000-year-old history of their culture, one of the most important archeological digs in Israel. But many of the current residents - mostly Arab Israelis - say the expansion of the dig threatens their neighborhood.
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Professor Teaches Peace, Two Pages At A Time
BY : Sarah Grooters
Eyal Naveh, a professor at the University of Tel Aviv, is collaborating with Palestinian and Israeli historians to write the first dual-history textbook. The book will cover past events by presenting each side's account in a side-by-side, comparative format.
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About The Project
In March 2010, graduate students in a USC Annenberg course on coverage of religion, politics and gender traveled to Israel and Palestine for ten days of immersion journalism. The group met with religious, political and human rights activists as well as educators, legislators, refugees, settlers, and media commentators to explore the ways in which the ongoing regional conflict affects on the ground attitudes, beliefs and behaviors.
The class filed breaking news, news features and blogs during the trip and wrote indepth articles after they returned. Their work was posted and published in newspapers and online news sites, all of which you can read here.
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