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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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Israeli MKs Grapple with Life’s Great Mystery: Can Electricity Be Kosher?

How to avoid using power that comes from stations that work on Shabbat? Invent a new kind of strictly kosher grid, some haredi lawmakers say.

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A Killing in Amman Portends More Animosity Between Israel and Jordan

What began as a delivery of bedroom furniture may end up as a major diplomatic crisis

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Lebanese PM Saad Hariri Joins With Hezbollah to Con Donald Trump

Standing a few blocks from the White House, Lebanese delegation member Elias Bou Saab tweeted his support to Hezbollah ‘resisters.’ But the real problem is much, much worse.

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‘Transparent’ is Going to Israel

The trailer for the show’s fourth season, released today, shows the Pfeffermans visiting the Holy Land, get pushed around by haredi men, and whine in all-new locations

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North Korea Tested an ICBM. Iran Is Next.

‘Autocracies are less likely than democracies to sign international agreements and when they do, they are more likely to cheat. But we never seem to learn our lesson.’

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Trump Just Banned Transgender Soldiers, Claiming They Make Us Less Safe. Israel Begs to Differ.

Transgender people have served in the IDF since 2013, and the army covers the costs of reassignment surgery

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Introducing: The Metal Detectors of Islam

Simple security measures forbidden in Jerusalem are cool in Teheran, Damascus, and Cairo.

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Let Ethiopia’s Jewish Children Make Aliyah

I am only twelve years old. I do not understand why the Israeli government won’t let suffering Jewish children rejoin their families in Israel.

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As the Israeli Government Bans Same-Sex Adoptions, Likud’s Only Openly Gay MK Speaks UP

Threatening to vote against the government unless the decision is reversed, Amir Ohana nevertheless advocates looking at the bigger picture

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Eleven Years After the Second Lebanon War, Is Another Conflict Imminent?

Israel’s northern border has been quiet, but the upheaval in Syria may spiral into another show-down with Hezbollah

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IDF to Replace Llamas with Robots

A tribute to our forgotten fuzzy heroes

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India and Israel, Great Again

“Both our nations are complex. Like yogic asanas grounding down and pulling up at the same time, they face many challenges.”

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How Not to Kill Your Israeli Ex-Husband

A real-life guide to the criminally perplexed

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American and Israeli Literary All-Stars on Zionism, Judaism, Liberalism, and Trump

Amos Oz, A.B. Yehoshua, Etgar Keret, Jonathan Safran Foer, Paul Auster, Michael Chabon, Meir Shalev, Ayelet Waldman, Nicole Krauss, and Bernard-Henri Lévy

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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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