Day 1 of Peace Drive: Grouper and Saffron Risotto

A round-up of very little diplomatic news

Netanyahu, Oui! French-Born Israeli Elected to National Assembly With Backing of PM

Meyer Habib will represent French citizens living in seven countries and Israel, home to half a million French speakers

In ‘The Store,’ the Arrival of a Second-Hand Shop Unhinges an Israeli Village

Short fiction by David Ehrlich, the owner of Jerusalem’s beloved bookstore café Tmol Shilshom, and read for us by novelist John Haskell

Israeli Childhood Obesity Nears American Rates

According to new study, 17 percent of Israeli children are overweight

Israeli Marriage Freedom Ranks With Iran, Saudi Arabia

Jewish divorce is back in the news

Israeli-Turkish Détente Hits the Snag We Knew It Would

It’s never been about the money

Seymour Stein, Record Company Man Who Signed the Ramones and Madonna

The music mogul and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer talks about his faith in God, rockstar Kabbalah, and the soundtracks of life

Israel Elects New Chief Rabbis

Rabbi David Lau and Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef chosen for ten-year terms

Russia to Offer Iran an Air Defense System

Oh yes, and will help revive nuclear talks as well

Born In Jerusalem? Your U.S. Passport Can’t Say Israel

U.S. Court invalidates law making ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ a valid place of birth

Jesus Was a Rebel and a Bandit. What Made Him Also the Christian Son of God?

Reza Aslan’s powerful new ‘Zealot’ paints a vivid, accessible portrait of Jesus as a Jewish nationalist

U.S., Israel Not Invited to Iran’s Inauguration

Britain, however, has made the list

Haredi MK Handcuffs Himself to Knesset Podium

To protest ultra-Orthodox draft law, Meir Porush chains himself to the stand

The Teachers’ Lounge: Stories

An original translation of new Hebrew fiction from Bernstein Prize-winner Dror Burstein, author of ‘Kin’

Israel Teams Up With Terminator to Fight Terror

Arnold Schwarzenegger reportedly lobbied Austria to blacklist Hezbollah

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