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Articles about vacation home california desert modernist oasis on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Canadian family’s getaway in the California desert.<p>The desert, a wilderness of rock and hardscrabble, has had a profound impact on human culture, design and our collective...<p>A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.<p>Inspired by …

Architecture

In Israel, racism is the winning ballot

The elections for the twentieth Israeli Knesset, or parliament, were not lacking in drama: there were media ploys, political realignments and several …

Aftermath of Israel's Latest Assault on Gaza

The Aftermath of Israel's Latest Assault on Gaza<p>Scroll down to see charts depicting the tragic outcomes of Israel's 7-week assault on Gaza titled …

Gaza Access and Movement: 2014 Summary

Building in Gaza. Photo: Karl SchembriPessimists will rightly say that 2014 was the worst in memory for residents of Gaza. Optimists might say that …

Israel

The Rafah Crossing: Gaza’s gate to the world

The Egyptian controlled Rafah border crossing, which is located in the southern Gaza Strip, links Gaza with the outside world. The Palestinians of …

Rebuilding Gaza could take a century if Israel keeps blockade

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The rebuilding of homes, schools and hospitals in Gaza could take more than a century to complete unless an Israeli blockade restricting imports of construction materials into the Gaza Strip is lifted, aid agency Oxfam said on Thursday.<p>Palestinian boys walk …

Israel

Video campaign shows selection out of hundreds of thousands of inciting comments against ‘leftists.’ The pro-peace group is far from the only target of recent incitement — even the president is falling victim. Peace Now…

<b>Video campaign shows selection out of hundreds of thousands of inciting comments against ‘leftists.’ The pro-peace group is far from the only target</b> …

What’s Behind the Unrest in Jerusalem?

Nobody should be surprised that Jerusalem is once again a site of conflict. Clashes in the city have reignited following this summer’s murders of …

Israel Uses Palestinians as Human Shields but US Lawmakers Condemn Hamas

Both houses of the US Congress are considering passing a resolution that condemns Hamas for using human shields despite not having any evidence to …

Time to look at Israeli incitement not just Palestinian

The video footage of 15-year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir apparently being beaten up by Israeli soldiers is another lamentable chapter adding to the volcanic …

Too many ‘happy white people’? Hungarian city outraged at exclusion from EU culture contest

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Palestinian Refugee Students Attending UN Schools Outperform Peers

<i>Photo courtesy UNRWA</i><p>Palestine refugee students continually and consistently outperform public school students by a margin equivalent to more than one …

Education

25 Effective Design Portfolio Websites

The portfolio websites of designers are often excellent sources of inspiration. Portfolio sites frequently demonstrate exceptional creativity and …

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