EXCLUSIVE – State of Jerusalem: The Maqdasyin * Streetwise Hebrew for January

Dear ToI Community member,

We’re excited to share with you the next episode of the new video series co-produced by The Times of Israel: ‘State of Jerusalem.’ In this video, we take a look at the complex status of East Jerusalem Arabs (the “Maqdasyin”). This early release is available exclusively for ToI Community members.

Very quietly, the members of the East Jerusalem Arab community are learning Hebrew, becoming Israeli citizens, and seeking to integrate. How will the status of the Maqdasyin affect Jerusalem — and Israel? Watch the episode by clicking below:

This video series, originally released in Hebrew, was created by Eiv Kristal and Natan Odenheimer and co-produced with Kan (the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation). It was adapted to English by The Times of Israel.

In case you missed it, here’s part one of the series: The ‘Secular’Struggle and part two: The Christian Community. (These episodes are now publicly available to all of our readers, not just Community members.)

We’d love to hear your feedback on this series. To share your thoughts, please email us at

Thank you most sincerely for your support of The Times of Israel, which enables enlightening editorial projects such as ‘State of Jerusalem.’


Moving forward in 2022: Join in to January’s Streetwise Hebrew for ToI Community!

⏩  This month, we’re covering the topic of beginnings. We’re starting a new calendar year, so let’s make some progress with new Hebrew terms about transitions, advancement, and moving forward!

Photo Credits, from top left: Wikimedia Commons (Djampa), Gershon Elinson/FLASH90, Hadas Parush/Flash90, Zipa Kempinsky

Here’s how it works: Make sure to listen to the four audio classes on the Streetwise Hebrew page by Thursday, January 13, when we’ll have a live discussion with Guy (Zoom details below).

Click HERE to listen to the audio classes

If you have questions to ask Guy or want to discuss something with other members of the Community, there are two ways you can do so: post your question(s) on the ToI Community Facebook page, or send it to us through this Google form.

Live session with Guy on Zoom — details:

Next Thursday, January 13, 2022
11:00 am Eastern
4:00 pm UK
6:00 pm Israel

*** A recording of the session will be available on the Community page the next day ***

📅 Add next Thursday’s live session to your calendar:

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Click HERE to join the live session next THURSDAY on Zoom

Missed last week’s live Streetwise Hebrew session with Guy? Watch a recording here!

We hope to see you there — and thank you for being a part of our Community!


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