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Israel

Jerusalem

The Anti-Defamation League released a truly shocking poll of Israeli opinion last week. You wouldn’t guess that from reading the newspaper headlines, which were all...
Israel

Over last week’s Sukkot holiday, Israeli Arab couple Khalil and Reem Bakly launched their own personal coexistence venture by building a completely kosher sukkah (aided...
Hamas

When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, he’ll undoubtedly devote part of his speech to the need to fight terrorist...
Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel — Fifty years ago, not long after the Six-Day War had concluded, my grandfather began the Jewish fast of Tisha B’av by reading...
Israel

Following Monday’s leadership primary for Israel’s main moderate-left party, much has been written about the outcome and its implications for the party. What I found...
Western Wall

I’ve rarely gotten as many responses to an article as I did to last week’s post on the Kotel (Western Wall) compromise. Yet most of...
israel

The Israeli government’s decision on Sunday to freeze a much-touted compromise on the Western Wall, which would have created a non-Orthodox prayer space equal in...
Israel

Though Israel’s diplomatic situation has improved remarkably, there’s been one glaring and nontrivial exception: Europe. Hence, it’s encouraging to discover that even in Europe, patient,...

The Israeli government is reportedly considering whether or not to downgrade Arabic as an official language. If a bill submitted to the Knesset passes, Arabic...
Israel

Speaking at official ceremonies marking Israel’s Independence Day, both President Reuven Rivlin and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein warned of the dangers of internal rifts in...
Israel

Regardless of whether you support or oppose a new law allowing Israel to bar entry to prominent supporters of anti-Israeli boycotts, one outcome was eminently...
Israel

A review of a comedy of manners set in England in the 1920s wouldn’t seem the obvious place to look to understand why the average...