Batya Ungar-Sargon

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A Famous Palestinian Activist Could Be Sent to Israel Prison for His Years of Nonviolent Protest

Issa Amro says that he is being persecuted because the Israeli authorities don't know how to deal with Palestinians who remain nonviolent.
Batya Ungar-Sargon
9.25.16
Instagram

How Men Are Taking Over Makeup

Male makeup artists and YouTube vloggers like Jeffree Star, Manny Mua, and Miss Fame are hawking tips, tricks, and bestselling liquid lipstick lines to men and women alike. While some are inspired by drag, others just really love eyeliner.
Batya Ungar-Sargon
3.25.16
tech

A New App Is Trying to Forge Friendships Between Democrats and Republicans

The app, which formerly paired up Palestinians with Israelis, hopes to build relationships between people we expect to hate each other.
Batya Ungar-Sargon
2.22.16
Stuff

People Are Angry About a Romance Novel Where a Nazi Officer Falls in Love with a Concentration Camp Prisoner

For Such a Time features a "blonde-haired, blue-eyed Jewess" pairing off with an SS Guard.
Batya Ungar-Sargon
8.23.15
Stuff

Sara Erenthal's Journey From Ultra-Orthodox Jew to Nude Model and Artist

After fleeing her strict religious upbringing and an abusive past, Sara Erenthal is immersing herself in the New York art scene.
Batya Ungar-Sargon
8.9.15
Film

The Bovine Intifada: How 18 Cows Came to Represent Civil Disobedience for One Palestinian Village

The second intifada brings to mind bus bombings and terror acts. The first intifada was somewhat more peaceful, and it involved cows.
Batya Ungar-Sargon
6.27.15
Stuff

A Tech Guy from Detroit Created a Dating App that Matches Israelis with Palestinians

It may not bring about world peace, but Verona hopes to create greater empathy between those on both sides of one of the planet's oldest conflicts.
Batya Ungar-Sargon
5.24.15
Travel

The Nonviolent Palestinian Activists Working for Peace in the West Bank

Issa Amro wants to teach young Palestinians to peacefully challenge the Israeli occupation and build communities. Can his work overcome decades of violence and strife?
Batya Ungar-Sargon
5.3.15
Stuff

After Surviving a Suicide Bomb, Israeli Artists OMTA Turned Shrapnel Into Art

Israeli artist Omer Golan survived a Palestinian suicide bomb attack in 2000. Since then, he's worked with his wife Tal as the artist duo OMTA.
Batya Ungar-Sargon
3.28.15