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Two States, One Homeland: The Promised Land of Isra-stine?

Eliaz Cohen believes one way to break the one-state/two-state dichotomy might be to combine them, in an attempt to avoid ‘righting a wrong’ by creating another wrong

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Woody Allen’s Biographer Tells All

Id meet ego. Ego, id. The celebrated, controversial, highly self-aware filmmaker’s new ‘Café Society’ is about himself—but who is that?

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Panic in Cleveland, Gay Pride in Jerusalem

Returning to the scene of last year’s hate-motivated stabbing, as the Holy City again celebrates all forms of sexuality and gender

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How the Republican and Democratic Platforms Differ on Israel

Contrasting platform language about BDS, Palestinian statehood, and ‘occupation’ presents a picture of two parties drifting apart on matters relating to the Jewish state

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Summer Vacation on the Front Lines of Palestine

Do NGOs that work in and around Israel use their volunteers for propaganda?

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Why Critics of Israel’s New NGO ‘Transparency Law’ Are Wrong

The Knesset passed a law on Monday requiring local NGOs that receive more than half of their funding from foreign governments to disclose this information

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A Nice, Relaxing Weekend in the Sights of Hezbollah

Dispatch from the border, 10 years after the outbreak of the Second Lebanon War. How long until the next war—inevitably—begins?

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‘To the End of the Land’ Is Israel’s Hottest Ticket

A new Habima theater adaptation of David Grossman’s award-winning but deeply pessimistic novel puts the Jewish State on a treadmill to outrun history

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A Private Tour of Bnei Brak—With a Side of Cholent

For two years, Pini Gorelick has been leading private tours of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhood, including Thurday night’s ‘cholent scene’

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Dems’ Fight Over Israel on Party Platform Appears To Be Over

A draft text of the Democratic party’s platform on Israel sets forth a ‘parallel acknowledgement of Israeli and Palestinian rights.’ But it doesn’t go as far as some would have liked.

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A Laugh Unto the Nations: The History of Israeli Comedy in Nine Stops

Israel’s ‘king of comedy’ takes you on a guided tour of the country’s best satires and sketches

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Lipa Pitches Pop

Hasidic singer Lipa Schmeltzer, Pepsi’s new pitchman in Israel, says his new ad for the beverage giant promotes a positive image for Orthodox Jews

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Female Knesset Members Break the Silence About Sexual Harassment

Following an Israeli news report that 88 percent of Israel’s female lawmakers experienced harassment, MKs who told their stories hope they sent an empowering message to women

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Danny Danon Becomes First Israeli Elected to Head of Permanent UN Committee

Israel’s envoy to the UN makes history as he will chair the UN’s Sixth Committee, which interprets legal questions in the General Assembly

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‘You Touch My Heart’

Watch Lipa Schmeltzer sing a touching rendition of ‘Ein Li Eretz Acheret’ with Corinne Allal, the song’s composer

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Why Israel and Russia’s Relationship Continues to Warm

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu visited Moscow this week, where he met with Vladimir Putin to discuss the conflict in Syria and receive a once-captured IDF tank

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Is Dragan Bender the NBA’s Next Unicorn?

A top-five prospect for June 23rd’s NBA draft the 7-foot-1, 18-year-old Croat has been honing his craft at Maccabi Tel Aviv. But is ‘The Next Porzingis’ ready for the big time?

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Women of the Wall Leader Is Detained for Taking Torah Scroll Into Women’s Section of the Kotel

The battle for an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall continues, as Lesley Sachs was arrested in Jerusalem Tuesday

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Saul Bellow’s Favorite Chicago Mayor Wasn’t Richard Daley or Rahm Emanuel. It Was Teddy Kollek.

The Nobel prize-winning author called the Jerusalem mayor a ‘phenomenal personality, schemer, finagler, and arranger’ who ‘towers over most of the political figures I have known.’

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Throwback: PingPong, Israel’s Disastrous Eurovision 2000 Entry

After entering the contest as a joke, PingPong was disavowed by Israeli authorities after a controversial performance

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Americans, the Almost-Chosen People

On Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, lessons for our world from theirs

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The Zionist Monk Who Teaches Israelis How To Speak Arabic

A 90-year-old Catholic is the author of numerous textbooks and dictionaries on the colloquial dialect of the Palestinians

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Trump’s Israel Ground Game Takes Effect

Donald Trump’s Israel pivot has begun, gliding from a position of ‘neutrality’ on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to one that is decidedly pro-Israel

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Trump and Adelson, Sitting in a Tree…

…C-A-M-P-A-I-G-N-I-N-G

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Of Numbers and Names

For Yom HaShoah, stories of Israeli encounters with the Holocaust in the years and decades after it ended

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Thousands Host Intimate Gatherings to Commemorate the Holocaust in Israel

The organization Zikaron Basalon helps facilitate tributes to the Shoah through song, testimony, and discussion

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Learn, Practice, and Perfect Your Hebrew: Talking About the Holocaust

The StreetWise podcast from TLV1 in Israel tells us how the word ‘sho’a’ is being used in a number of contexts

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Mom-to-be Bar Refaeli Strikes a Modern Jewish Balance—In a Bikini

The supermodel’s swimsuit ad for an Israeli clothing company was recently deemed too racy for prime time TV

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Instagram of the Week: ‘Hot Dudes and Hummus’ in Israel

A group of Israeli college students are using social media to bolster Israel’s image, to make it, er, yummier

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