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Daybreak: IDF Thwarts Brazen Attack from Sinai

Plus, Syria’s prime minister defects to Jordan

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Settlement University Approved

A new school in Ariel is funded by the state, even though it doesn’t fall under Israeli jurisdiction

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Don’t Draft the Ultra-Orthodox

Israel should abandon its plan to make the ultra-Orthodox join the army and give them all jobs instead

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The American Girl in the Bunker

To a volunteer from New York in an IDF paratrooper unit, the rockets fired from Gaza last week felt like war

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A Support System for Israeli Soldiers, and for Us

An IDF soldier, whose job is to comfort families of fallen soldiers, was also there for me

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The Stakes of Being Skinny

My Israeli roommate and I both grew up reed-thin. The implications for him as a soldier are far more profound.

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Talking to a 20-Year-Old IDF Spokeswoman

The Haifa native explains why she decided to come on Birthright

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Meet Tal, a 19-Year-Old Soldier

The Tel Aviv native talks nineties T.V.with an American participant.

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Birthright Israel: Day One

In which we crawl in caves and eat lunch at a gas station. Next up: Ben Gurion’s grave.

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Tablet Is Going to Israel

Birthright Israel will take 40,000 young Jews on a free trip to the Jewish state this year. We’re joining them.

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Haaretz Journalist Indicted

Uri Blau faces up to seven years in prison for having classified IDF documents

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Sundown: The Model Is a Spy

Plus Eisner slapped on wrist, the lawyer behind the lawsuits, and more

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IDF Vets Fight for Better P.R.

Tired of being portrayed as ‘bloodthirsty murderers,’ three former infantrymen launch a website to help improve the image of Israel’s military

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Flying Two Flags

American veterans of the Israeli army face alienation from their peers in both countries. A group called Aluf Stone gives them a place to belong.

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Iran Around Tel Aviv

A writer born in the capital of Holocaust denial tours the Jewish state as the cold war between Iran and Israel is about to get hot

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Innocents Abroad

Advice for vacationing Israeli soldiers

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The Avengers

Michael Kohlhaas, a 19th-century novella by Heinrich von Kleist, reminds the Israeli and U.S. right that lust for vengeance is a terrible idea

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Mixed Marriage

The Israeli government wants to lure expats back home with provocative ads. For one American Jew and her Israeli-born husband, it’s a false promise.

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Rules of Engagement

The president of Israel remembers Ben-Gurion’s 1948 decision to exempt young Orthodox men from military service

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Girls at War

How a group of teenage believers could reshape the Israeli-Palestinian struggle

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Readings

This Week in Israel: Netanyahu visits Berlusconi, an American-Israeli student is arrested in Egypt, rising cottage-cheese prices cause protests, Book Week begins, and more

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National Pride

This Week in Israel: Obama and Netanyahu spar, a conglomerate is slapped for sales to Iran, the IDF changes uniforms, an Israeli wins at Cannes, and more

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Israeli Soldiers View Tragedy From Afar

A visit with female IDFers here; a sister over there

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IDF Is Probing Foreign, Left-Wing Groups

Why the military should stay away from non-military questions

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Shoot First

Israeli offical recommends killing conscientious soldiers

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Daybreak: Palin Pushes ‘Blood Libel’ Button

Plus Shultz joins Team Pollard, and more in the news

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General Illusions

Two former high-ranking Israeli officers come to Washington on a misguided mission to promote peace

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Cast Lead

What the Gaza operation and dreidels have in common

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Sundown: Mumbai Victims Sue Pakistan Intel

Plus the settlers’ favorite former Alaska governor, and more

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Sundown: Obama Condemns Settlements

Plus Weisz and Aronofsky call it quits, and more

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