West Bank Killing No Reason to Stop Talking

Trent T. Gilliss

is the cofounder of On Being and currently serves as publisher & editor-in-chief. He received a Peabody Award in 2007 for his work on “The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi” and garnered two Webby Awards (in 2005, and again in 2008). The Online News Association nominated his journalistic work multiple times in the general excellence and outstanding specialty journalism categories. Trent’s reported and produced stories from Turkey to rural Alabama, from Israel and the West Bank to Cambridge, England.

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March 14th, 2011

A family was killed Friday night. A husband, wife, and their three children died in Itamar, an ideologically driven Jewish…

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March 13th, 2011

(photo: Trent Gilliss) We happened upon the most magnificent soundscape today while viewing the Old City of Jerusalem from the…

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March 12th, 2011

Tonight, during dinner at a vegetarian restaurant in Little Jerusalem, Yossi Klein Halevi, a journalist and fellow at the Shalom…

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March 12th, 2011

Editor’s note: Krista and the On Being team are in Israel this week and working with Diane Winston’s graduate students…

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March 12th, 2011

One day last fall, just after 3 a.m, I found myself on a country road in the high Ogden Valley…

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March 11th, 2011

A pedestrian road collapsed in Urayasu city, Chiba prefecture of Japan (photo: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images). The Telegraph notes an important…

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March 11th, 2011

Artist Sayed Haider Raza at Mission Delhi. (photo: Mayank Austen Soofi/Flickr) “What was so revolutionary was that they insisted on…

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March 10th, 2011

Fellow passenger deboarding the plane in Tel Aviv. (photo: Trent Gilliss) What you can’t see in the photo above is…

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March 10th, 2011

My household just received the latest issue of National Geographic, which contains a massive pull-out poster showing “a composite face…

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March 8th, 2011

Rabbi Rochelle Kamins Rabbi Rochelle Kamins has not always felt Jewish enough. No youth group or summer camp. She never…

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March 7th, 2011

Nejma Shea is a 29-year-old hip-hop artist who categorizes herself as an underground MC. Her socially conscious lyrics are militant,…

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March 7th, 2011

This morning I got a gift in my inbox. The talented René Marie responded to my request to use her…

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March 5th, 2011

Praying with an IDF soldier from Givati Brigades at the Wailing Wall in 1995. Moshe Hillel Eytan, born Marcus Hardie,…

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March 5th, 2011

Screen capture of the Baha’i Faith Facebook page. Day two of fasting this year, and the egg salad on the…

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March 4th, 2011

When we think of historic Islamic scholars, it’s easy to think of philosophy and literature and forget the science. From…

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March 3rd, 2011

The Rykestrasse synagogue in East Berlin survived “Kristallnacht” of 1938 and was the only functioning synagogue in former East Germany….

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March 3rd, 2011

Once a month, in and around Beverly Hills, a word-of-mouth club, comprised of all Israelis, meets at alternating members’ homes to…

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March 2nd, 2011

Beautiful, beautiful article by Louis Ruprecht at Religion Dispatches on the death of Fr. Matthew Kelty, long-time fellow monk and mentor of Thomas Merton at Gethsemani Abbey.

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March 1st, 2011

“I hoped to get instruction in Yoga, expected wonderful teachings, but what the teacher did was mainly to force me…

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March 1st, 2011

For 20 years Sherry Turkle has asked unusual questions about the human side of technology. She wants to know how…

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February 28th, 2011

A man listens intently as he waits his turn to speak at a at a village meeting in Kule, Maharashtra,…

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February 27th, 2011

Religious leaders have been joining the march against the Wisconsin government. Catholic, Episcopalian, ELCA, and Jewish voices were amongst those…

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February 26th, 2011

A magical description of the primordial silences of people and places outside urban corridors by Taline Voskeritchian.

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February 25th, 2011

Children watch fish in the reflection of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at a park in Thrissur, India on International…

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February 24th, 2011

“The Platform of Surrender” (photo: Anna Gay/Flickr, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) While going through the process of divorcing my…

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February 23rd, 2011

Israeli brothers fare well when it comes to immigration and employment Oz and Jonathan Zilberberg (photo: Christin Davis) In a…

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February 22nd, 2011

A participant writes on a “Why Are You Conservative?” poster at the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Marriott Wardman…

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February 21st, 2011

Malcolm X on Front Page Challenge, 1965: CBC Archives | CBC Malcolm X was assassinated on this day in 1965…

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February 20th, 2011

On Monday we received an unexpected valentine. Krista’s presentation at the United Nations to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Karen…

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February 19th, 2011

In the Room with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish As we began to drill down on our editorial planning for next month’s…

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