Jerusalem Day 2022: One Day — Two Publications
I am proud to have begun writing for TPS, an Israeli news service from which news websites around the world can pick up and publish articles. I am curious about what you think.
This past Sunday, Jerusalem Day, saw two of my articles go up onto the TPS site. The first was picked up by an Israeli and an American news outlet, and the second article by an Australian one.
They discuss two different aspects of Jerusalem Day —
- the first, why people march with flags or oppose marching with flags, in their own words;
- the second, people remembering what it was like for them over the eleven days of serious violence last year in Lod, the attacks against the Jews having begun on Jerusalem Day 2021.
I am curious about two things, maybe more, but two stand out for me:
- Do you find me giving a balanced presentation of the issues about which I write, or do you think my bias is obvious or, alternatively, that I am too balanced, perhaps, and not taking a stand on something about which a stand should be taken? My goal is to present readers with enough context and information so that they will be able to come to their own conclusions. What are your thoughts on this?
- Do you take issue with something I wrote. Do you think I misunderstand the situation in some way?
Here are the two links. I invite you to click on them and read the articles and then put your thoughts into the comments section here, below this post. I will respond and anticipate an interesting discussion.
Jerusalem Day: Flags for Jews and flowers for Arabs
Taking the Lid off Coexistence in Lod
Happy to hear what you think.
Sheri, I think your articles are balanced and informative. Thanks for your work.
I like that you report a variety of Israeli viewpoints and describe the struggles of Israelis dealing with the social and political realities. I notice that most journalists call all Palestinians “Arabs.” The area of Israel and its environs has many Levant (Palestinian/Syrian/Lebanese) Christians who have been there for a very long time and I can see how they would have an attachment to Jerusalem, too.
Good articles. The Arabs need constant ‘reminding’ that Israel is here to stay and that Jerusalem will forever remain unified.
Sheri it’s taken be a long time to read these articles. I had left this page open on my phone all this time. I remembered it today after getting an email from you.
These are really excellent. Very balanced and should be widely read. I was moved by the one in Jerusalem Day. It really resonated with me.
Keep up the good work.
Thanks so much, Matthew.