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Farewell to Miki Gurdus, Israel’s National Listener

With a powerful shortwave radio and a battery of TV screens, he broke national news long before the internet, scooping everything from the Entebbe raid to the first Gulf War

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The Beirut Echo Chamber

News of the News: How Lebanon came to host an information campaign designed to protect the pro-Iran policies of the Obama administration from the pro-Saudi policies of the Trump administration

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A New ‘Commando Unit’ Faces Mission Impossible: Making Israeli Commuters Polite

Want to keep folks from shoving as they board the train? Send in the clowns.

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Have a Happy Thanksgiving, America, But When It Comes to Eating Poultry, Israel’s Still in the Lead

This past year, the average Israeli gobbled up 125 pounds of turkey, chicken, and other fowl treats

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Welcome to ‘Bloody Hour’

Today on Jewcy: In Jaffa, happy hour for the menstruating.

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From the Maternity Ward to a Luxury Suite

In Israel, more new mothers are opting to spend a few days in upscale ‘baby hotels’ after they give birth

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A Short history of Ramming Attacks

What we saw yesterday in lower Manhattan was pioneered by Palestinian terrorists in Israel

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Mi Propia ‘Noche de Brujas’ Israelí

Tablet en Español: Envidioso de los niños geniales de la TV norteamericana, armé mi propia festividad

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The Pfefferman Pfroblem

The fourth season of ‘Transparent’ poses a real conundrum: Why are these people so awful?

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The Stamp Collector

A philatelist passes on his little square markers of love and loss to his daughter

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John V. Lindsay Builds a Sukkah

How a liberal mayor learned to embrace Jews’ international and cultural concerns to court their vote, and changed New York City politics

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Against Faux-Feminists Who Deny the Rights of Muslim Women and Jews

Why today’s postmodern postcolonial feminism avoids the true front lines of the battle for women’s rights

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How Israel Got Universal Health Care 20 Years Ago, and Why It’s Working

Government-regulated competition, legislation that largely excludes the courts, and a ‘social lobby’ that backed even neo-liberal economic policy into covering 100 percent of the Jewish state’s citizens. Is there a lesson for the United States?

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Picture Books for Parents Who Are Ambivalent About Israel

How to teach children about the Jewish State without cheerleading for Israel

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Elisheva Bikhovsky, One of the Greatest Poets in the Modern Hebrew Language, Wasn’t Jewish

A casualty of a naïve belief in Israel’s potential to adopt a secular Hebrew culture beyond Judaism’s defining religious difference, the Russian-born writer was also revived as a feminist icon in the 1970s

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How Israel Went Nuclear

The father of Israel’s nuclear deterrent reveals how it was built. An exclusive excerpt from No Room For Small Dreams, Shimon Peres’ posthumous autobiography.

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‘Death in the Terminal’ Reveals the Collateral Corruption of Terrorism

A disturbing new documentary provokes necessary questions about the impact of terrorism on the terrorized, and what we should do about it

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Europe’s Destructive Holocaust Shame

How the narrative of Israel as the new Nazis and Palestinians as the new Jews helps Western Europe avoid its culpability in World War II

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An Israeli Drone Scandal Exposes Moral and Strategic Hazards of the Country’s Burgeoning Arms Trade

An Israeli drone manufacturer performed a “live demonstration” in the middle of a conflict zone

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Why I Learn in a Secular Yeshiva in Tel Aviv—and You Should Too

How a staunch secularist found substantive Jewish study in the heart of Israel’s sin city

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Obama’s Israel Ambassador: The Two-State Solution Remains the Best Option, But We Need to Plan in Case It Fails

American interests will be worse off without two states. But it’s time to consider how we might make the best of that bad situation.

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Conan O’Brien’s Whirlwind Tour of Israel is Exactly What You’d Expect—and That’s What Makes It So Fun

The comedian has hit Tel Aviv and Jerusalem by way of El-Al, and the results are predictably endearing, if entirely ordinary

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There is No Position on Israel That Absolves or Excuses Your Anti-Semitism

There’s something perverse about dismissing anti-Semitism concerns of Jews in the U.S. by explaining how much you like Jews when they’re 6,000 miles away

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A Beauty Queen Helps Israel’s Egyptian Community Find Its Voice

As many as 7,000 Egyptians live in the Jewish State, including one former Arab Miss Israel. Suspected by Cairo of being spies, they’re fighting for their rights.

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India’s New Crush on Israel

How did Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s July visit with Benjamin Netanyahu fit into the last quarter-century of Indo-Israeli relations?

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Harold Pinter’s Birthright Trip

Excerpts from Dame Antonia Fraser’s 1978 diary of her and the playwright’s trip to Israel reveal a dusty cosmopolitan land still finding its way in a changing world

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Peace With the Palestinians Was a Bust. Here’s What Israel Should Do Next.

‘While peace with Palestinians may be the preferable instrument for ridding Israel of its undesirable control over millions of Palestinians, it is not the ultimate goal of the Zionist enterprise. It is an instrument.’

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