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Is Israel Catching Up Too Late to a Major Strategic Threat from Iran?

The Jewish state confronts the possibility of a new front—or two—in its ongoing conflict with a hostile regional power on the rise

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Hezbollah’s Environmental Warriors

Iran Week: Are trees planted in Lebanon along the Israeli border really for ‘nature reserves’?

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Pride and Prejudice in the Jewish State

Recent events—from Pride in Beersheba to Netanyahu scrapping plans for an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel—serve as a reminder to fight for the Israel you want to see

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The Iranian Intellectual Who Inspired the Islamic Revolution and Admired Israel

Iran Week: Jalal Al-e Ahmad’s astonishing and paradoxical account of his 1963 travels in the Holyland, newly translated and reissued as ‘The Israeli Republic’

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Meet Melech Zilbershlag, the Israeli Millennial Who’s Becoming a YouTube Sensation

Got assumptions about the Orthodox community in Israel? ‘King’ Zilbershlag is here to debunk them.

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Israeli-born T.J. Leaf Is Ready to Play Ball in the NBA—and Make History

The  6’10” forward from UCLA is projected to go in the first round of Thursday’s NBA Draft in Brooklyn

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Jews Gather at Sumud Freedom Camp to Support Palestinian Outpost in the West Bank

Confusion, shame, hope, eviction, love, ping-pong, and good posters in the Hebron hills

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Candy From Outer Space

Israeli-Canadian confectioner Maayan Zilberman makes art out of cane sugar and isomalt. Her crystal-inspired creations are now on display at a roving gallery in Los Angeles.

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Dina Dayan Wants To Be Israel’s Next Prime Minister

The Haredi, Mizrahi feminist from Mitzpe Ramon wants to upend the Labor Party, and her campaign video is going viral

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An Outsider in Jerusalem

Like a vampire, I fit nowhere in Israel but inside the real and made-up stories of lovers and others. Fifty years after the end of the Six-Day War, a look back at the monsters and myths of youth.

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Breaking: Israeli Security Cabinet Secret Transcripts Part II, The Accidental Occupation

Fifty years after the Six-Day War, newly unsealed classified documents reveal Israeli leaders discussing what to do with the Arabs in Jerusalem and the West Bank, debating how to manage diplomacy with Egypt and Syria, and neglecting to realize the extent of the conundrum they were leaving for us to solve.

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What the AP’s Collaboration With the Nazis Should Teach Us About Reporting the News

Is it better to cooperate with dictatorships and authoritarian regimes and tell half the story with hands tied—or not tell the story at all?

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Thom Yorke Sets the Record Straight on ‘Extremely Upsetting’ BDS Campaign

Set to perform in July in Tel Aviv, the Radiohead frontman gave an impassioned, profanity-laced interview to Rolling Stone, calling supporters of a boycott against Israel ‘mind-boggling’

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Unsettled

On the 50th anniversary of the start of the Six-Day War, pondering the myth-making stories that define Judaism

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Amid Wide Praise, ‘Wonder Woman’ Gets Banned in Lebanon

The film was banned because its lead, Gal Gadot, is Israeli and a former IDF soldier

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My Tel Aviv Fashion Week

The founder of Paper magazine takes a junket to the Holyland, where designers are trying to reconcile the competing demands of play and pray

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Hard-Right Pro-Israel Partisans Should Stop Deluding Themselves About Trump

He’s pushed for Israeli-Palestinian peace, waived Iran sanctions, pressured Israel on settlements, and refused to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. What will it take for Trump’s hardline pro-Israel backers to criticize him?

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The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and BDS

How a storied philanthropy came to lend its legitimacy—and money—to groups that push boycotting Israel

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Mike Huckabee Plays ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ in Jerusalem

The former governor of Arkansas brought his bass to Israel, apparently

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Are Right-Wing American Jewish Settlers Destroying Zionism?

A new history, City on a Hilltop, looks at the huge range of political affiliations that have animated people to occupy land in and around Israel

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Bibi Should Tell Trump to Go Take a Selfie

When the American president visits the Western Wall next week as part of his Abrahamic monotheism heritage tour, he’ll be using the Jewish state as a prop—in a fantasy of Middle East peace, starring himself.

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Breaking News: The Secret Transcripts of the Six-Day War, Part I

Newly unsealed classified documents reveal: Jerusalem conquered almost by accident; Israel’s National Religious Party, forerunner to the settler movement, lobbied for military de-escalation at every turn; and nobody in Israel’s security cabinet seems to have seen the country’s most momentous war coming.

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Will Israeli Bedouins Choose the Army Over the Islamic Movement?

Israeli Arabs at a Crossroads: The tug of war between state-sponsored clerics and soft-spoken Islamists over the hearts and minds of the young now includes the IDF

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Israel Provides a Third-World Education for Bedouins

Israeli Arabs at a Crossroads: high dropout rates and low achievement leave many children at a dead end

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Fighting the ‘Patriarchal Deal’ Between the State of Israel and the Bedouin

Israeli Arabs at a Crossroads: How one woman in the Negev stands up against polygamy, abuse, and ignorance

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Mahmoud Abbas Is History’s Most Stubborn Real Estate Holdout

And Donald Trump knows ‘The Art of the Deal.’ Who will blink first?

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The War For the Negev Comes to Um al-Hiran

In the first of a series of dispatches from Arab society in Israel, where—and how—should the Bedouin live?

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The Top Five Laughable Lies From Hamas’s New Political Document

The theocratic terrorist group now claims it supports religious tolerance, women’s empowerment, and electoral democracy

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A Song About Israel

An American ballad, on the Jewish state’s Independence Day

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