Born in Israel and raised partially in East Asia, I have been lucky to travel and live in various countries around the world. Trained in both computer science and design, my professional identity centers around bridging the two worlds.
I live in New York City and may be reached at giladlotan -at- gmail -dot- com
Latest posts by Gilad Lotan from December, 2007
An agreement between the teachers union and the Ministry of Finance was signed just a mere 15 minutes before the Israeli Labor Court's restraining order was activated, in what has ended the longest strike in Israel's education system (over 60 days). Teachers received a raise in their salaries and the prime minister's personal promise to reduce the number of students in a classroom. Read reactions from the Israeli Hebrew bloggers here.
Hanukkah an all-time favorite Jewish holiday, has interesting historical value dealing with issues relevant to Israeli culture and sense of identity. Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the ancient Israelites over the Greeks in a series of battles taking place around the year 165 BC. The battles were not about territory nor resources, but dealt with freedom; the right to practice religion and follow the Jewish faith. Gilad Lotan shows us how the struggle continues today.
Jony Jerusalem is the online name of an AIDS activist in Israel. He lives in Jerusalem and has been an HIV carrier for the past five and a half years. Frustrated by the lack of information online, he created the website Israelpositive. On December 1, Jony launched a new a social networking website for HIV positive carriers.