Israel http://nwpr.org en 'Promised Land' Wrestles With Israel's Brutal Contradictions http://nwpr.org/post/promised-land-wrestles-israels-brutal-contradictions In his new book <em>My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel</em>, Israeli journalist Ari Shavit tackles several basic questions: Why was Israel created? What has it achieved? What went wrong? Where is it heading? Will it survive?<p>The book is based on interviews with hundreds of Israelis — Jews and Arabs — as well as his own story and family history (two of Shavit's great-grandfathers became Zionists in the late 1800s).<p>Shavit, a columnist for Israel's <em>Haaretz</em> newspaper, was born in 1957. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:43:00 +0000 editor 37493 at http://nwpr.org 'Promised Land' Wrestles With Israel's Brutal Contradictions Women Find More Than They Bargained For In 'The Property' http://nwpr.org/post/women-find-more-they-bargained-property Israeli graphic novelist Rutu Modan's deceptively clear and simple line work — she can conjure a face in two dots and a single, expressive pen stroke — is a deliberate artistic choice. Narratively, Modan's work (including the acclaimed <em>Exit Wounds</em> and<em> </em>her<em> Jamilti and Other Stories</em>) lives in the realm of the indistinct, the undefined and the hotly disputed. In her books, conflicts between family members, lovers and nations all occur in the context of Jewish cultural history. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Glen Weldon 29952 at http://nwpr.org Women Find More Than They Bargained For In 'The Property' Federal Court Considers Controversial NW Bus Ad http://nwpr.org/post/federal-court-considers-controversial-nw-bus-ad <p>The question of how free speech applies to the side of buses is before a panel of federal judges. Members of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Wednesday in a special meeting in Spokane. The case stems from a controversial ad on Seattle buses but has implications for transit systems around the Northwest. Correspondent Jessica Robinson reports. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 13:23:39 +0000 Jessica Robinson 16233 at http://nwpr.org Federal Court Considers Controversial NW Bus Ad