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Israel Debates How to Bury Non-Jewish Soldiers

A bill aims to allow Jews and non-Jewish IDF members to be buried together

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Could Divisive New Israeli Military-Draft Laws Lead to an Ultra-Orthodox Intifada?

As Israel debates conscription for Haredi Jews, one rabbi may decide whether the community peacefully integrates

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Are the Israel Defense Forces Finally Ready for the Next Lebanon War?

Israel’s failures in 2006 foreshadow the challenges that lie ahead in a fractured Middle East—and the coming wars there

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Reality Show Sends Haredim into Radio Daze

In Israel, ultra-Orthodox contestants compete to become ‘The Spokesman’

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Daybreak: Abbas Rejected Offer to Free Prisoners

Plus ultra-Orthodox protest IDF draft changes in New York City, and more

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Volunteer Service Draws Israeli Teens Before They Start Stints in Military

‘They learn to take responsibility, to be there for other people,’ says one organizer of the year-long Shin-Shin program

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Daybreak: Syria Seizes U.N. Border Crossing

Plus Austria withdraws from Golan Heights in response, and more

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We Should Be Proud of the IDF Soldiers Who Took Lewd Pictures of Themselves

The Israeli army has always relied on its creativity. It could do with shedding even more prejudices, bad ideas, and pants.

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Sundown: Shteyngart on Shteyngart

Plus a New Jersey Nazi and the furor about the Stephen Hawking furor

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Israel Closer to Ultra-Orthodox Conscription

Examining the implications of the fall of the Tal Law

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Trying on an IDF Uniform

While my friends interned on Capitol Hill, I learned to shoot an M-16 and ate kosher Spam in the Israeli army

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Losing a Friend at the Front

I don’t need Israeli Memorial Day to remember Alex Assaf, the kindest—and tallest—soldier I have ever known

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New Details About the Capture of Gilad Shalit

And what they say about Israel

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Is Bar Refaeli a Threat to Israel’s Image?

The answer, according to the IDF, is yes

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Leaving Orthodoxy for the IDF

As the Knesset debates conscription for Haredim, some teens are already leaving their community to serve

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Israeli Coming Out

Eytan Fox’s brilliant new film Yossi makes gay love into something much more powerful

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Picture of the Day: Arava Desert

It’s a full-on a double rainbow!

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West Bank Clashes On The Rise

Recent events stoke fears of broader violence, Third Intifada

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The Jewish Jordan Hopes To Assist the IDF

Tamir Goodman’s tzitzit project has a market

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Sundown: All Hagel, All the Time

Plus hundred of Jewish tombstones recovered in Greece after long search

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Daybreak: Syria Bombs Palestinian Camps

Plus Jacob Ostreicher finally released by Bolivia

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The Man Behind Iron Dome

Once-maligned Labor politician Amir Peretz explains how he saw what many decorated generals did not

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The Blood Libel That Won’t Quit

In Sweden, a respected magazine is reviving the canard that the IDF plundered the organs of Palestinians

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The Occupation’s New Witnesses

A new movie and book shed light on the effect of Israel’s military presence in the West Bank on its soldiers

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Waiting for My Reservist to Come Home

Desperate for news of a ceasefire, but true resolution seems nowhere in sight

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The ‘Kids’ Behind IDF’s Media

Young Israeli soldiers have pushed older commanders into adopting a more aggressive social media strategy

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U.S. Jews Fighting Wrong Battle

As rockets rain down on Israel, an Atlanta JCC bans Peter Beinart. When did we become so narrow-minded?

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IDF To Call Up 30,000 Reservists

Bloomberg issues statement on Operation Pillar of Defense

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Michael Oren: It’s May 1967—or May 1948

The ambassador talks Operation Pillar of Defense, ‘monumental threats’

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Here’s What ‘Pillar of Defense’ Actually Means

The name of the IDF operation references a famous midrash

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