Hundreds of thousands converged on Jerusalem to protest a law that calls for Ultra-Orthodox Jews to serve in the Israeli army.
They came to Israel seeking asylum from danger and death in their home countries. Far from a safe welcome, some asylum seekers are being sent to Holot prison in the middle of the desert for indefinite detention.
Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper is arriving soon. It's his first trip over here and I am certain that he will see lot's of great stuff. I am also certain that he'll have an easier time getting around than some other Prime Ministers.
The Negev Desert to see a prison where Refugees are kept
More than 10,000 people took to the streets of Tel Aviv to express outrage at the austerity budget of the new Israel government.
The story of Hannukah examines issues of freedom, power and morality. It is a story of faith, family, war, peoplehood and dedication. The holiday can be a moment of exploration of a central narrative and interesting themes within Jewish culture. At it's core, Hannukah is dedicated to celebrating light in the darkness of winter, the determination of the Jewish people to be free in the face of oppression, and it is an annual reminder of our responsibility to help ensure all peoples enjoy that freedom. Unfortunately, some try to twist its meaning to incite racist violence toward those who would seek asylum in Israel. Many came to the park, in the actual spirit of the festival of lights, to stand up against that hate.
Photos from Ramallah in the moments before and after celebrations of the UN vote.