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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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Stop the Bus!

The world’s largest bus station, and a bus driver who wanted to be God, on today’s Israel Story

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Yemeni Jews Brought Secretly to Israel By The Jewish Agency

Few details are known about the covert operation, which successfully led 19 Yemeni Jews to Israel. One of them, a rabbi, brought a 500-year-old Torah scroll with him.

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Diva D, the Godmother of Jerusalem Drag, Can’t Leave the Holy City Alone

For one of the founding practitioners of Israel’s cross-dressing performance art—chased out to Tel Aviv by ultra-Orthodox antipathy—Purim is just another day to do battle for her right to be her

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Ending the Mindset Is Hard

President Barack Obama has done more to pivot the United States away from the hawkish foreign policy entrenched in Washington than even his supporters give him credit for

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You’ll Never Guess Who’s Advising the New Herzl Biopic

OK, fine, it’s Sidney Blumenthal

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Over and Out

On Israel Story, the crazy things lovers (and kibbutzniks) do when they no longer see eye to eye

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Mourning the Loss of Taylor Force

An American graduate student and former U.S. Army officer was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist in Tel Aviv

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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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