Aimée Kligman

Aimée Kligman was exiled from Egypt with her family through ethnic cleansing. The family moved to Paris and then came to the United States as refugees in 1962, a time when she barely spoke English. She became a foreign language teacher at the age of 18. Naturally endowed with speaking several languages, she realized the American dream by running her own company in 1991. She has traveled all over the world, and was always keenly interested in politics. She began her second career as a writer after she returned from Bali in 1999. As an ambassador for the J Street Lobby, she is very involved in promoting peace and a two-state solution in the Middle East. Through her bilingual blog, Women's Lens, she has managed to reunite many in the diaspora and was able to trace her own family's lineage all the way back to the Spanish Inquisition. She is able to assess the news with a very wide lens as she combs the web in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese and other languages.

Arts and Culture

The Enemy is Us: Rachel Shabi

If you haven’t read We Look Like the Enemy, you’re sorely missing out. The definitive journalistic study of Israel’s Mizrahi community, Rachel Shabi’s groundbreaking book has been an event in its own right since its initial publication in the UK at the end of last year. An impassioned plea for recognition of Jewish Israel as a multicultural society, Women’s Lens editor Aimée Kligman provides an equally inspired reading of the volume.

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