Mainstream media consumers often think of this tiny country’s population in terms of two factors: Jewish and non-Jewish — which often means Arab. Yet the reality is much more complex. Modern-day Israelis have emigrated from or descend from roughly 25 countries in substantial numbers, with Russia representing the largest migration, and Syria the smallest. And each country’s culture carries its own history, values, and beliefs — whether Jewish or Muslim, Christian or Druze, or something else entirely.
Created for “Digital” class at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, fall 2013.