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In 2010 and 2011, I worked as a content editor for the English-language Internet Edition and staff writer for the English-language Print Edition of Israel's national newspaper, Ha'aretz. Many of my articles in Ha'aretz focus on the native-English-speaking community in Israel, mainly from North America, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, many of the articles also focus on issues that are of particular interest to me, which are health, equality, and freedom - and the lack of these. Below are links to a few of my text articles and links to a few of my video articles on these same topics. Click here for a complete list of links to all of my Ha'aretz articles.

November 11, 2011

The real social justice movement

True, a 99%-strong J14 might only be able to assemble tens of thousands of dedicated activists; but that's more than enough to occupy the Knesset.
Article in Hebrew

October 21, 2011

Israeli plan to relocate 30,000 Bedouin a gross injustice, say researchers

Critics say plan to appropriate land from unrecognized villages would not grant adequate reparations.

October 7, 2011

'Born-again Ziontist' revolutionizing solar energy field

Professor David Faiman of Israel's National Solar Energy Center is dedicated to ensuring the country's 'energy independence'.

September 23, 2011

Morocco university holds first Holocaust conference in Arab world

Only prior meeting held in Muslim world was 2006 Iranian conference, denounced by Jewish leaders as attempt to discredit the Holocaust.

August 12, 2011

English speakers make their presence felt in Israel's tent protests

'I think there's a lot of support in the Anglo community; it's probably about 65%,' says Orthodox rabbi.

August 10, 2011

South Tel Aviv social protest camp celebrates inter-ethnic solidarity

African music concert hastily organized in Levinsky Park to welcome return of key Ethiopian-Israeli activist arrested Tuesday.

July 22, 2011

Could Israel's middle-class spearhead a national revolution?

The most significant thing about the new wave of tent cities sprouting up across Israel is that they're populated by the children of those in power.

July 8, 2011

Preparing for the end of the world as we know it

The era of inexpensive and easily accessible fossil fuels may be drawing to a close, and some Israelis are preparing for it in earnest.

July 1, 2011

Canadian MP Cotler: Calling Israel an apartheid state can be legitimate free speech

Former Justice Minister and leading parliamentarian frames debate over 'delegitimization of Israel'.

June 10, 2011

Israel's first solar power installation begins capturing clean energy

But questions remain over whether venture can help government meet targets.

April 22, 2011

Recalling their show of strength

Dimona's African Hebrews enjoy widespread support, but 25 years ago they had to stand down Israel's full might to avoid deportation of some of their members.

February 24, 2011

Can't we all just get along - separately?

The three MKs co-sponsoring the controversial 'community acceptance committees' bill discuss its merits and deflect its critics.

February 5, 2011

The Jewish peace activist who tried to assassinate the Prime Minister of Israel

Unlike Yitzhak Rabin's assassin, Avraham Tsfati didn't want to quash a peace deal between Jews and Arabs - he wanted to facilitate one.

October 2, 2010

After France, Israel considers 'banning the burqa'

All clothing that covers the face in a public place would be banned, but the proposed law would mainly affect Muslim women.

August 12, 2010

The Siege vs. the Surfboards

Israeli and international surfers are trying to help out their Palestinian counterparts. But because of the siege, their donated surfboards aren't being allowed into Gaza.

All articles written by David Sheen published at Ha'aretz