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Foundation Myths

Stifling debate on the Nakba—the Arabic word for catastrophe and how Palestinians refer to Israel’s founding—prevents a free and open discussion of the historical record

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Wreckage

This week in Israel: ‘Iron Dome’ missile defense protects Ashkelon, Lieberman flushes and prepares for indictment, a train crashes, Justin Bieber gets tangled up, and more

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Daybreak: Fellow Panelists Challenge Goldstone

Plus Lebanese rage, Lieberman to be indicted, and more in the news

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Everybody Poops: Avigdor Lieberman Edition

Israeli foreign minister flushes on-air

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Daybreak: Ceasefire and Its Discontent

Plus, Chabad blast deliberate, and more in the news

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Bibi the Traitor

In which the PM is an innocent bystander to the criminalization of dissent

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High Time

This week in Israel: Bibi’s off-budget luxury travel, a portable anti-missile system, Daylight Saving controversy, a new chief for the Shin Bet, anti-Lieberman protests, and more

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Qaddafi’s Captive

When Israeli artist Rafram Chaddad visited Libya to document its once-thriving Jewish community, he was accused of espionage and put in jail. Now free, he tells of his five months in captivity.

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Lieberman May Leave if Rotem Bill Isn’t Passed

We wouldn’t want that

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Israel Disney

The Walt Disney Company and an Israeli movie-theater chain announced plans last week to build a Disney theme park in Haifa. An artist imagines what it will look like.

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Daybreak: Clinton Boasts of Iran Gains

Plus Loughner in court, and more in the news

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Safe Houses

A prominent Israeli rabbi wants to protect Israel by forbidding Jews from renting and selling property to non-Jews

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Russian Arc

Yuli Edelstein, Israel’s minister of Public Affairs and the Diaspora, says Russian Jews, contrary to belief, vote with the Israeli mainstream

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Daybreak: Talmud for all

Plus Israel to withdraw from Ghajar, and more in the news

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Resisting ‘Re-Ghettoization’

Lunch with Yossi Klein Halevi

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Israel Snubs UK Over War Crimes Law

But in other news, James Bond may go to Tel Aviv

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Monsters Breeding

The foiled Yemeni bomb plot shows why anti-Semitism isn’t only about Jews

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Bibi Moderates on Loyalty Oath

New bill would require pledge of Jews, too

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‘Declaration of Loyalty’

Your weekly dose of Israelispeak

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Daybreak: You Better Recognize

Plus the Bibi-Lieberman bickering, and more in the news

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Under Oath

Israel’s controversial new oath of allegiance reflects the reality of sectarian politics in the Middle East

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Daybreak: Lieberman on a Hot Spot

Plus Sheikh Jarrah tense, and more in the news

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Sundown: Bibi’s Coalition Blues

Plus Ike Davis’ amazin’ lineage, and more

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Daybreak: Report Says Iran Still Stonewalling

Plus Israel and Russia ink historic deal, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Avigdor Nixes Further Freeze

Plus Bloomberg continues crusade, and more in the news

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Sundown: Jihard

Plus Mathis requests God’s forgiveness, and more

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Of the People

Israeli democracy is strengthening, not weakening—and that might be the problem

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Have We Overreacted?

Rotem bill, currently frozen, provoked strong opposition stateside

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Bibi v. Rotem

Opposing bill, PM challenges coalition partners

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The Hangover

After the World Cup, in Israel a relished distraction from daily life, the comedown is hard