Why ‘Islamophobia’ in Europe cannot be equated with anti-Semitism, either in nature or degree
With Central American children at our borders, the United States, and the West, cannot just criticize Israel
A former AP correspondent explains how and why reporters get Israel so wrong, and why it matters
From Black Rock City to the Negev Desert, the sandy camping trip comes to the Middle East
Karl Stern, Canadian psychiatrist and writer, was in his day a famous Catholic convert. Why has he been forgotten?
In the movie ‘Kicking Out Shoshana,’ a popular athlete pretends to be gay. The result is both funny and surprisingly meaningful.
Jewish grandma Isadora Alman pioneered the American sex-advice column, then found her work obsolete.
Talmudic rabbis debate professional eulogizers, trying to strike a balance between the holy and the mundane
Showing my teenage daughter around the city, I realized that each generation remembers—and forgets—its own Jerusalem
‘I very much hope that this deal will advance peace,’ soldier tells Egyptian TV after five years in Hamas captivity; he’s now safe in Israel
The cost is staggering, the reward inarticulable
It seems likely that Egypt bargained Israeli-American away as well
Yoel Shalit expresses relief and joy about his brother’s pending release, while Israelis mostly celebrate at the family’s Jerusalem encampment
In opposing the mass release of terrorists in exchange for Gilad Shalit’s freedom, I felt as if I was betraying my own son
The movement to free Gilad Shalit, the long-captive IDF soldier soon coming home, was a necessary precursor to this summer’s protests in Israel
The deadly crackdown on protesting Egyptian Copts marks a turning point in the military’s post-Mubarak rule. Is this what democracy looks like?
UPDATED: Israeli soldier has been in captivity in Gaza for more than five years; deal reached with Egyptian mediation
Plus Congress halts some aid to Palestinians, and more in the news
Plus mysterious goings-on with Egypt, and more in the news
Plus Galliano convicted, tent protests tested, and more in the news
Plus, Syria heads for civil war, Gilad’s birthday, and more in the news
Plus, U.S. prepares to call for Assad to step down, and more in the news
Plus AJC controversy, movement (maybe) on Shalit, and more in the news
Plus the flotilla to take to the air, and more in the news
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury
After making a splash back home, the creators of the Hebrew-language program are launching an English version on Vox Tablet