IDF Draft Dodgers May Face Criminal Penalties

Knesset committee approves bill targeting Haredi men who defer army service

Jordanian Boy Named Yitzhak Rabin to Join IDF

18-year-old granted Israeli citizenship after 16 years of residence in Israel

Why Religious Judaism Is Tied To Nationalism

What subjects of a recent New York Times column get fundamentally wrong

Closure of Israel’s Border With Egypt Seeds a New Domestic Industry: Homegrown Pot

Marijuana smokers lament a ‘drug drought,’ but now enterprising Israelis—including settlers—are stepping in to meet demand

Israeli Professor Likens the Occupation to Slavery

It’s as factually baseless and morally repugnant as it sounds

Jerusalem Is Among the World’s Most Divided Cities, But One Thing Unites It: Trash

Touring the Holy City with the garbage collectors is a reminder that it’s also a place where people go about their day-to-day lives

Four Charged In Foiled Jerusalem Terror Plot

Plan was to infiltrate a crowded wedding hall with mini Uzi guns

Israel’s Newest Delicacy? Chocolate Shawarma

New hybrid confection swaps the block of rotating meat for a slab of chocolate

Q&A With Yaakov Amidror, Former Head of the Israeli National Security Council

Netanyahu’s ex-national security adviser says Abbas has a choice between Israeli troops on the Jordan River—or no state at all

Natalie Portman Gives To Syrian Refugees

Donates money and winter clothes to aid Syrian children displaced by civil war

Ultra-Orthodox Brothers Bring Brazil’s Capoeira to Israel

Nearly 200 people have signed up to train at their Bnei Brak dojo

When an Israeli Ambassador Debated a British Historian on Israel’s Legitimacy—and Won

The Montreal face-off between Yaacov Herzog and Arnold Toynbee offers ways of discussing the Jewish state that still feel fresh

Ari Shavit Talks Israel At Columbia University

The Israeli author discusses his new book, ‘My Promised Land,’ with students

When I Found a Place Where I Belonged, I Finally Came to Love My Jewish Hair

I grew up hating my curly, unruly frizz. But on a trip to Israel, I found people who celebrated kinky locks—theirs and mine.

Israel’s ‘Master Chef’ Brings Together a Diverse Cast of Characters

Meet the contestants on Season 4 of Israel’s most popular TV show

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