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Like Advil for Cancer

Jewish and Arab Israelis are working together to aid Syria’s refugees. Does it matter?

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From Florida to Canada, BDS is Having the Worst Week Ever

Already morally vile, the movement is now legally questionable as well

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Egyptian Curriculum Details 1979 Treaty With Israel for the First Time

Important amendments have been made to a ninth-grade textbook—including the diminished role of Hosni Mubarak during the Yom Kippur war—as part of a wider effort by the Egyptian Education Ministry to change curricula

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The One-Map Solution

Drawing the line on borderlines

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Love, Revisited

Three couples look back at their time together—on a kibbutz, in verse, and in a hospital

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The Green Line on the Label

How a U.S. Senator’s fight against labeling Israeli settlement products is actually a gift to the BDS movement

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How Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s Daughter, Adina Bar Shalom, Became Israel’s Leading Ultra-Orthodox Iconoclast

The Israel Prize-winning educator, activist, and former seamstress seeks to integrate secular and religious lives for a new generation of Haredi men and women

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How to Hack Birthright

New web series ‘Avi Does the Holy Land’ satirizes the Birthright experience

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Why Sayed Kashua Is Every ‘Ha’aretz’ Reader’s Favorite Ex-Israeli Arab

The writer’s new collection of personal essays and newspaper columns will make you laugh until you cry

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Talking Israeli Politics? There’s a Dialect for That

In Israel, a common language does not mean a common dialogue. And Israelis love to argue. Here’s a linguistic guide to help you traverse those moments.

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America Makes a U-Turn in the Middle East

Obama’s long game is a complete restructuring of the balance of power in the region—but with what results?

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The Gertrude Stein of Anglo-Jewish Jerusalem

Can poet Linda Zisquit keep the enlightenment ideal of the salon alive in Israel?

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Hey, Obama, Israel Wants the Iran Treatment, Too!

Instead of labeling goods made in the West Bank, how about a few billions in the bank?

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Shoot the Messenger?

Dan Shapiro delivered some inconvenient truths that Bibi didn’t want to hear. Here’s why Israel should listen.

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Identity Politics on the Court, Part 2

‘David Blatt is a reminder that when you invoke one form of Jewish identity you, to some degree, invoke them all’

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Besties

How Moshe Dayan’s wife and Yasser Arafat’s mother-in-law became bosom buddies, and other unlikely tales of friendship

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Identity Politics on the Court

‘Where does David Blatt end and Jewishness begin?’

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Right to Debate: Hillel’s ‘Israel Guidelines’ Cause a Stir

Students and prominent academics are speaking out against Hillel International’s guidelines that police conversations about Israel on campus. Their concerns are legitimate, and Hillel should reformulate its divisive policies.

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‘Rabin, The Last Day’ Makes Oliver Stone’s ‘JFK’ Look Stone-Cold Sober

Amos Gitai’s polemical new documentary—opening in U.S. theaters Friday—on the 1995 assassination that rocked Israel sacrifices facts in favor of sensation

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When Jewish Terrorists Need a Good Lawyer, Better Call Adi Keidar

The defense attorney says he works to protect the law and due process in Israel, not the violent ideology of his clients

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Israel: High on Power, Low on Adventure

Sure-fire findings from a ‘best countries’ poll by ‘U.S. News & World Report’

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Lord Gaga of Batsheva

Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin’s new language of modern dance

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New Report Finds Israelis Waste Obscene Amount of Food Each Year

A study from a food rescue non-profit says that Israeli household toss nearly 200 lbs. of food each year

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National LGBTQ Task Force Reinvites Jewish and Israeli Groups To Conference

Rep. Jared Polis and Roberta Kaplan—the lawyer who invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act—headlined the progressive protest against the ejection of Israel’s premier gay rights organization from a major LGBTQ conference

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Writer Transforms Ottoman-Era Akko Home Into Artists’ Retreat

Arabesque, a project by Evan Fallenberg, aims to create a dynamic space for visitors, artists, and locals

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Why Israel’s President Talks to Obama, but Not to Netanyahu

Reuven Rivlin’s visit to Washington last month may say more about the Jewish state’s political infighting than its foreign policy

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Embrace the Ivrit

The Academy of the Hebrew Language has released a new set of words intended to help Israelis lean less on English. Will it catch on?

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A Jewish ISIS Rises in the West Bank

They reject modern political states and their institutions. They want to return to an imagined earlier era of religious order. They are extreme, fundamentalist, and violent. What separates so-called Hilltop Youth from young Jihadis?

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