Mya Guarnieri

Mya Guarnieri is a Tel Aviv-based freelance journalist and writer. Her Zeek column offers biweekly excerpts from her forthcoming novel, tentatively titled Alma, the story of one young girl's journey to adulthood.

Guarnieri is a regular contributor to The National and The Jerusalem Post. Her work has also appeared in Outlook India-- India's Newsweek subsidiary-- as well as Haaretz, The Jewish Daily Forward, Maan News Agency, Common Ground News Service, Mondoweiss and numerous other international publications.

Arts and Culture

All the way to Flatbush

In this new installment of Alma’s story, Vic and Alma go to the pool.

Arts and Culture

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Alma is not the first nice Jewish girl to wish Bill Cosby lived next door. If only her family could be more like his.

Arts and Culture

The Promised Land

Alma prepares to be redeemed at AA meetings. Not by sobriety, but by Brooklyn, where being Jewish is no big deal, and difference means equality.

News and Politics

Road to Nowhere

Some Israelis consider him an extremist. Some American neocons love him. Salam Fayyad wants to unilaterally declare Palestinian statehood. Mya Guarnieri thinks it’s a very bad idea.

Arts and Culture

Hidden Fathers

No matter how hard they look, the “father” is somehow always missing. Mya Guarnieri’s Alma goes to an AA meeting, and gets closer to her higher power.

News and Politics

Respecting the Rule of Law

On Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day), Mya Guarnieri reflects on the state of Israeli democracy, and doesn’t like what she sees.

Arts and Culture

Jews Are Welcome Here

Her mom got married on Shabbat. The new guy is a gentile. They moved into a nice house, with air conditioning. Everything screams integration.

News and Politics

Publish and Be Detained

According to a 2009 survey, Israel ranks 93rd in global press freedoms. Outraged by the detention of a fellow journalist, Mya Guarnieri decided to do something about it.

Arts and Culture

Welcome to the Family

Whenever a parent remarries, their kids inevitably have crises. Mya Guarnieri captures the anxieties of a Jewish adolescent entering an interfaith family.

News and Politics

Remixing Israel/Palestine

Everything is up for reconsideration. The deepening of the Occupation is leading many Israelis to change their views about how to best resolve their conflict with the Palestinians.

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