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Female Knesset Members Break the Silence About Sexual Harassment

Following an Israeli news report that 88 percent of Israel’s female lawmakers experienced harassment, MKs who told their stories hope they sent an empowering message to women

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Danny Danon Becomes First Israeli Elected to Head of Permanent UN Committee

Israel’s envoy to the UN makes history as he will chair the UN’s Sixth Committee, which interprets legal questions in the General Assembly

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‘You Touch My Heart’

Watch Lipa Schmeltzer sing a touching rendition of ‘Ein Li Eretz Acheret’ with Corinne Allal, the song’s composer

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Why Israel and Russia’s Relationship Continues to Warm

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu visited Moscow this week, where he met with Vladimir Putin to discuss the conflict in Syria and receive a once-captured IDF tank

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Is Dragan Bender the NBA’s Next Unicorn?

A top-five prospect for June 23rd’s NBA draft the 7-foot-1, 18-year-old Croat has been honing his craft at Maccabi Tel Aviv. But is ‘The Next Porzingis’ ready for the big time?

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Women of the Wall Leader Is Detained for Taking Torah Scroll Into Women’s Section of the Kotel

The battle for an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall continues, as Lesley Sachs was arrested in Jerusalem Tuesday

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Saul Bellow’s Favorite Chicago Mayor Wasn’t Richard Daley or Rahm Emanuel. It Was Teddy Kollek.

The Nobel prize-winning author called the Jerusalem mayor a ‘phenomenal personality, schemer, finagler, and arranger’ who ‘towers over most of the political figures I have known.’

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Throwback: PingPong, Israel’s Disastrous Eurovision 2000 Entry

After entering the contest as a joke, PingPong was disavowed by Israeli authorities after a controversial performance

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Americans, the Almost-Chosen People

On Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, lessons for our world from theirs

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The Zionist Monk Who Teaches Israelis How To Speak Arabic

A 90-year-old Catholic is the author of numerous textbooks and dictionaries on the colloquial dialect of the Palestinians

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Trump’s Israel Ground Game Takes Effect

Donald Trump’s Israel pivot has begun, gliding from a position of ‘neutrality’ on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to one that is decidedly pro-Israel

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Trump and Adelson, Sitting in a Tree…

…C-A-M-P-A-I-G-N-I-N-G

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Of Numbers and Names

For Yom HaShoah, stories of Israeli encounters with the Holocaust in the years and decades after it ended

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Thousands Host Intimate Gatherings to Commemorate the Holocaust in Israel

The organization Zikaron Basalon helps facilitate tributes to the Shoah through song, testimony, and discussion

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Learn, Practice, and Perfect Your Hebrew: Talking About the Holocaust

The StreetWise podcast from TLV1 in Israel tells us how the word ‘sho’a’ is being used in a number of contexts

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Mom-to-be Bar Refaeli Strikes a Modern Jewish Balance—In a Bikini

The supermodel’s swimsuit ad for an Israeli clothing company was recently deemed too racy for prime time TV

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Instagram of the Week: ‘Hot Dudes and Hummus’ in Israel

A group of Israeli college students are using social media to bolster Israel’s image, to make it, er, yummier

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Raphael Mechoulam, the Israeli Godfather of THC

The 85-year-old Israeli chemist was recently given a lifetime achievement award for his prioneering research in the field of cannabis

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One Father’s Quest to Help His Children Become Fluent In Hebrew

Inspired by the educational process in Israel, Liore Alroy, a businessman from New Jersey, has created a immersive playgroup for toddlers to help them learn Hebrew

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Almost Home

Abbi and Ilana go to the Motherland (and it’s not Long Island)

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University Debaters Asked to Justify Palestinian Terrorism Against Israeli Civilians

A controversial motion at the U.S. Universities Debating Championship in Atlanta sparked walkouts and, apparently, tears

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Far-Right Austrian Leader Visits Israel, Yad Vashem

Why did Likud invite Heinz-Christian Strache, who has been accused of anti-Semitism in the past?

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Eli Singalovski Shoots the Concrete Face of Israel

One photographer asks, can architecture create a better society?

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Egypt Gifts Saudi Arabia Two Strategic Islands in the Red Sea; Informs Israel

Saudi Arabia, one of most powerful militaristic countries in the Middle East, now controls the Strait of Tiran, Israel’s outlet to the Red Sea. It’s significant that Israel doesn’t seem to be concerned.

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Jewish Refugees From Arab Lands Go to Ramallah to Meet Mahmoud Abbas

Dispatch from a meeting of Sephardi leaders with the Palestinian President

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Sanders Inflated the Gaza Death Toll, But It’s Not Because He’s Anti-Israel

Contrary to the fulminations of the radical anti-Zionist left and hawkish pro-Israel right, Sanders’s mistake had nothing to do with his being anti-Israel, and everything to do with his not knowing much about foreign policy

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Rabin: The Environment of Murder

Amos Gitai’s disturbing documentary ‘Rabin, The Last Day,’ and the shaping of the real

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The Professor and the Spy

Ahron Bregman’s research uncovered Ashraf Marwan as an Egyptian mole and Israeli agent, which led to his apparent suicide. Now in a new book, the historian writes of his regret.

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Poets in the Kitchen Window

Canadian-Israeli writer Ayelet Tsabari’s new collection of short stories, ‘The Best Place on Earth,’ turns Israeliness into a new kind of Diasporic identity

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Chosen People? The Break-Up of American Jewish Identity

Repeatedly asked to uphold value systems they no longer share, Diaspora Jewry may soon hit unsubscribe

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