Indecison 2013 By Nimrod Ben Ze’ev, Israel

So, let me get this straight- Up until two days ago we were decrying the fact that the world is silent about Syria (it wasn’t “silent” per say, it was pumping weapons in from day one pretty much), and now that there are strong indications that the world is going to intervene, we decry the … Continue reading Indecison 2013 By Nimrod Ben Ze’ev, Israel

A Renewed Sense of Potency by Nimrod Ben Ze’ev, Israel

President Obama did yesterday in Jerusalem what he does best — he stirred up a vital commotion of hope and a sense of agency, which many of us Israelis have been lacking, certainly when it comes to what is termed here as “politics” – war and peace. He energized the room with his presence and … Continue reading A Renewed Sense of Potency by Nimrod Ben Ze’ev, Israel

Immediations: Why the Seams Sometimes Matter the Most by Nimrod BenZe’ev, Israel

In the middle of my 2nd year of studies for a joint degree in Political Science and Middle Eastern History, I decided that Pol-Sci was not my cup of tea, and moved to studying Middle Eastern History full-time. One of my first memories after that move was a reading assignment given by a professor I particularly … Continue reading Immediations: Why the Seams Sometimes Matter the Most by Nimrod BenZe’ev, Israel

“You Are What a Feminist Looks Like” by Nimrod Ben Zeev, Israel

The first time I was ever asked the question, “So, are you a feminist?” was when I was 26 years old. The mild state of shock, which I entered following it, was induced by the fact that I simply didn’t know what to answer. I had never thought of myself in such terms before. Having … Continue reading “You Are What a Feminist Looks Like” by Nimrod Ben Zeev, Israel