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The Children of Refuseniks Report From the Frontlines of Putin’s Russia

Journalists Masha Gessen, Miriam Elder, and Michael Idov talk about a changing Russia and their place in it

Israel-League Basketball Legend Kenny ‘The Wizard’ Williams Is in a Sea of Trouble

Where in the world is the American prep-school sensation who played for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers in the 1990s?

The Nazareth Code: Can Israel’s Booming Tech Sector Heal the Wounds of Israeli Arabs?

An ambitious new high-tech industrial park doubles as an initiative to bring more Arabs into the Israeli economy

Tomorrow There Will Be No More Two-State Solution—and Then What?

Ex-Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin warns that Israel’s leaders appear to be dangerously detached from reality

Ryan Braun is a Major League Baseball Star. So, Why Haven’t Jews Embraced Him?

Why MLB’s most productive Jewish player deserves fans—despite missing out on the All-Star Game and facing suspension

A Flourishing $40 Million Medical Marijuana Industry Helps Israelis Forget

On a kibbutz south of Tel Aviv, medical marijuana helps soothe the pain of cancer patients and Holocaust survivors

Media Warfare Is the Middle East’s Latest Blood Sport—and the U.S. Is the Loser

Who owns the widespread and influential new Arab media, source of much of our news about the region?

Why Were Those IDF Recruits Dancing With Their Guns? One Word: Facebook

The IDF’s veteran commanders fear that easier access to Internet and softer treatment of new recruits create lax fighters

How Nir Barkat’s Lack of Poetry Brought Jerusalem Back From the Dead

Can the mayor hold on in the next elections and continue his drive to pull the ancient city into the 21st century?

Will Egypt Save Itself From Total Collapse by Going to War With Israel?

Agents of Influence: With the nation divided, in turmoil, and lacking hope for peaceful prosperity, a Middle East neighbor has reason to fear

Get Detective: Meet the Elusive, Intrepid P.I. Who Frees Chained Jewish Women

He’s the expert who specializes in finding ‘disappeared’ husbands—men who leave their wives without Jewish divorces, or hope

Zionist Leader Haim Arlosoroff Was Murdered So That Israel Could Live

The notorious political assassination, still unsolved 80 years later, is instrumental in in keeping Israeli politics sane

As Chinese-Israeli Relations Enjoy a Second Honeymoon, America Frets

The last time China and the Jewish state drew close, the United States drove them apart. Now there’s even more at stake.

Electric-Car Company ‘Better Place’ Fails To Make It in the Start-Up Nation

Israeli battery-swapping venture burns through millions in capital without changing the world. What went wrong?

Feds Nab Death-Ray Plotter With Aim Set on ‘Enemies of Israel’

B-movie sci-fi scheme unraveled by FBI, Schenectady Reform synagogue, and Ku Klux Klan informant. But was it dangerous?

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