Category Archive: History

Apr 25 2013

Frankly Speaking About Anne Frank

America occupies a strange little world of its own. To the outsider it’s a land that’s filled with amazing things but whose inhabitants take it for granted. It’s a strange culture too. People often say “Avi! How can you comment on American culture when you aren’t even from there?” to which I respond with “I …

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Nov 27 2012

Dear Gilad Sharon – Nothing or Everything

“Israel has learnt Nothing and Everything from the Holocaust” – My old flatmate, a Sinti Jew

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May 21 2011

Draw Mohammed Day through the ages.

The edict against the portrayal of actual items in islamic art is hard fought through the ages with various different Islamic cultures interpreting the edicts against idolatory in different ways. While the Moors of Spain were liberal in their arts the berber influx during the reconquista destroyed most of their art and statues as the …

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