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In its final installment, our 'Wall' series comes full circle, back to where we began - the Kotel. But this time we won't be meeting Holocaust-survivors-turned-Palestinian-housewives. Instead, we will meet Jews who - in the name of their Judaism - have set off on a lifelong crusade.

Walls can make us feel safe, warm and protected. But that’s also their greatest danger. After all, walls can cut us off from what is going on outside, and hiding behind them can give us a false sense of security and stability. Throughout this series, we’ve tried to open up windows in the walls that make up Israeli society. And that’s a tricky thing to do, really. You need to make sure you don’t damage the foundations that keep us bonded together. But you also need to be ready to see your neighbor, and let your neighbor see you.

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Walls are something you can see. Something you can touch. Something you can run into and get a nasty bump on your head. Or... are they?! In our episode today - part three of our miniseries - we tel...

For the last seventeen years, when people say "the wall' and "Israel" in the same sentence, they're usually referring to something very specific: A four-hundred-and-forty-mile-long barrier - some 9...

Everywhere we turn these days, it seems as if walls are staring back at us. Their powers are magical: They protect and alienate; keep people both in and out; and can even - as we have all seen - br...

Over the last four episodes, we've told the stories behind some of Israel's most iconic songs. When we set off on this musical journey, we hoped to find a unicorn, a unifying island of Israeliness ...

In Israel today, Mizrahi - or "Eastern" - music is ubiquitous. In fact, to many, it is pract...

In 1968, an up-and-coming left-wing politician by the name of Uri Avnery brazenly suggested replacing Israel's national anthem...

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