Joel Schalit / 07 Jan 2024

Travelling at Home

Aperture Priorities Contact Sheet #7

"We'll call it hyperlocal." Working as the editor of a citizen journalism startup in Silicon Valley, my boss was polling me on ideas to distinguish our platform from the new oped norm of the Huffington Post.(...)
Joel Schalit / 03 Dec 2023

Torino After the Pause

Aperture Priorities Contact Sheet #5

The flyers of Israeli captives still haven't come down. Partially torn, covered in angry comments, nearly two months after the start of the war, they serve as a brutal reminder that Gaza is only a three-hour flight away.(...)
Joel Schalit / 19 Nov 2023

Learning From the Protests

Aperture Priorities Contact Sheet #4

Regime change is on the horizon. Nationalism and borders are in; diversity and migrants are out. The centre-right is turning far-right, and populists will sweep the 2024 EU elections.(...)
Joel Schalit / 05 Nov 2023

The Sukkot War in Europe

Aperture Priorities Contact Sheet #2

If Saturday’s protests in Berlin and London are any indication, Israel has lost the public relations war. Never mind who started the Sukkot conflict and Hamas’ brutal massacre of Israeli civilians.(...)
Joel Schalit / 20 Sep 2023

Florence for Outsiders

Ingathering of Exiles

They were all soldiers. Or at least had been. Some spoke in Hebrew, others in Italian. Some didn't understand each other. My Israeli father served as translator, talking to everyone in English and German. That did the trick.(...)
John Foster / 08 Sep 2023

Revolutionary Italy

Remembering Mario Tronti, Part I

Mario Tronti’s death is a tragedy. A key figure in Italian radical politics in the 1960s, like many members of his generation, he started his career as a Communist and ended it in the Democratic Party (PD).(...)

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