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Maya Norton

Welcome to my homepage on Global Voices Online. I love reading, writing, traveling, and hearing people's stories, especially those whose lives are different than my own. I work for an Arab-Jewish organization in Israel.

Connect on Twitter – and say hello: http://twitter.com/MayaNorton.

My original blog can be seen here: http://TheNewJew.wordpress.com. It was the first Jewish philanthropy blog on the internet and a true act of love.

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Latest posts by Maya Norton

10 November 2014

An American Muslim Reflects on Religion and Politics at the Temple Mount, Jerusalem

“It's sad some people demonize others only because they don't share the same belief. Yehuda Glick suffered from two assassination trials, once in real life and second on media.”

31 October 2014

Tensions High as Holy Site Reopens Following Targeted Assassination Attempt of Jewish Activist in Jerusalem

The targeted assassination attempt of Rabbi Yehuda Glick is being called a "dangerous escalation" in Israeli-Palestinian relations, leaving many concerned the region is on the brink of a third intifada.

30 October 2014

With Homes and Infrastructure Destroyed, a Tough Winter Lies Ahead for Gaza

The people of Gaza are doing what they can to prepare for the winter in the wake of war, which left an estimated 100,000 homeless.

5 November 2013

Palestinian Pick-Up Lines

Humor, especially dark humor, is a culturally acquired taste – especially in a war zone. The hashtag #PalestinianPickUpLines has recently been trending on Twitter, garnering tens of additions in the...

20 June 2010

Israel: World Cup Bonanza – Back to the Game

Maya Norton's attempts to find World Cup reactions in Israeli blogs are being foiled by a minor dilemma - it seems that most Israeli World Cup fans are too busy...

Israel: Dubious Thanks to USAID

Israel: Storing Water for Emergencies

Israel: A Woman's Power to Name Herself

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