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A recent post on my Facebook feed disparagingly accused Israel of being a theocracy. Like so many accusations against Israel—including apartheid, genocide and colonialism—this … more
It was 16 years ago Monday— the 10th of Av on the Hebrew calendar—that more than 8,000 Jews were evicted from their homes in the Gaza Strip in what was officially known as the … more
The demographic race between Jews and Arabs is at the heart of the national conflict in Israel. Of course, it’s also a conflict over borders, religion, culture, and language — but … more
A conference in Jerusalem’s Knesset on Thursday discussed the strategic contributions made by lone soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces and addressed some of lone soldier community’s … more
Like a well-kept secret, the cisterns of the Temple Mount are concealed, barred and padlocked by the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf. In ancient times, the cisterns refreshed pilgrims arriving at the … more
One-hundred-sixty new French immigrants to Israel arrived at Ben Gurion Airport on Wednesday aboard a special aliyah flight from Paris organized by the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Ministry … more
In Judaism, the number 18, chai, symbolizes life. It is a positive and affirming symbol, which is why you often see it in Jewish artwork and jewelry. But for me, it signifies the number of years … more
First it was July 1, then it was August, but we still don’t know for sure when individual tourists will finally be allowed back into Israel as Delta and other emerging variants continue their … more
Why is there no peace between Israel and the Palestinians? Last week, the US State Department criticized Israel for destroying a terrorist’s home—an action the State Department … more
My mother was part of one of 97 Jewish families in Sheikh Jarrah in the early 1990s, but the Jewish roots there go back much further. As the Sheikh Jarrah case awaits the court’s … more
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