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Jack of All Trades

This week on Unorthodox, ‘Alexa’ editor David Kaufman and Jack Daniels’ in-house historian Nelson Eddy

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The Book That Obama Won’t Read, But Hillary Clinton Should

Sixty years after the Suez Crisis, two new histories of the Egypt-Israel conflict try to garner lessons on the Mideast and American power in a changing world

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We Need to Talk About Israel

Is it possible to write a book about Israel where conflict is not the fulcrum of the Jewish state’s history?

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Dread, Prayer, Hope, and Forgiveness

Yom Kippur in Israel is a complicated yet often peaceful time. But the specter of violence is always felt.

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Shimon Peres Laid to Rest in Jerusalem

Foreign leaders—and the entire state of Israel—mourned the loss of one of the great leaders of the 20th century

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One Last Interview

Three weeks ago, Shimon Peres sat for what he intended to be a Rosh Hashanah-timed discussion about the state of the world. It was also his final one.

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The Occupation Is on Trial

An IDF soldier shoots a wounded Palestinian terrorist in Hebron, and is detained and tried. His guilt or innocence will reveal how Israel—after five decades of military control—is dealing with its society becoming more intolerant, more dangerous, and more violent.

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From the Ground Up

Whether it’s to work or to play, Israeli life is built around coffee. Here are some of the best places to refuel.

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In N.J. Congressional Race, a Political Role Reversal

The Republican looks to Tehran, while the Democrat defends Israel 

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Shimon Peres Suffers Stroke, but Doctors Say He Is ‘Stable’ and ‘Responsive’

The former Israeli prime minister was hospitalized after he had a ‘major stroke’ on Tuesday, but doctors say they have the situation in hand

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The Kotel Compromise: An Opportunity Not to Be Missed

How a failure to come to an agreement to allow equal access to the holy site for the non-Orthodox would reverberate across world Jewry

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Israel’s Next Female Prime Minister

Who could be the first woman to lead the Jewish state since Golda Meir? And why is it taking so long?

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Newly Declassified CIA Briefings Show the U.S. Didn’t Really See the Yom Kippur War Coming

One report claimed ‘neither side seems bent on starting hostilities’

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Honduras Seeks Israel’s Help to Strengthen Its Armed Forces

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández is looking to obtain Congressional approval for an agreement with Israel to help fight the country’s crime

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The Problem Isn’t Black Lives Matter. It’s the Occupation.

How Jewish criticism of the rights group reflects our own moral confusion about the last 50 years of Israeli politics

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Due to Salmonella Contamination, Hummus Scare Spreads in Israel

As if the Jewish people hadn’t suffered enough

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As a Jew of Color, I Back Black Lives Matter But Not Its Approach to Israel, Which Erases Jewish Experience

It would be easy to subsume one of my identities to serve the other, but I choose instead to build bridges

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Why Trump Sent an Adviser to Israel—and Why it Probably Won’t Matter for the Election

The Republican candidate is performing so poorly in the polls that his belated Israel outreach isn’t likely to have much of an impact

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Exclusive: The Druze Minister in Charge of Bibi’s Secret Outreach to Arab States Speaks

Ayoob Kara advocates for a combination of Israeli military deterrence and economic fortitude to sway Arab neighbors

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Three Female Israeli Artists Use Buried Personal Histories to Counter Zionist Myths

Michal Baror, Tamar Nissim, and Maya Zack go digging in archives

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Ultra-Orthodox Schools No Longer Required to Teach Core Subjects: Knesset

A new law passed Tuesday exempts some Haredi elementary schools from teaching math, science, and English while remaining eligible for government funding

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My Biggest College Consideration? Israel.

How my Judaism helps to identify the schools I want to attend

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Sorry, ‘New York Times,’ But Israel’s Press Is Doing Just Fine

Another day, another ridiculous opinion piece in the paper of record

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Two States, One Homeland: The Promised Land of Isra-stine?

Eliaz Cohen believes one way to break the one-state/two-state dichotomy might be to combine them, in an attempt to avoid ‘righting a wrong’ by creating another wrong

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Woody Allen’s Biographer Tells All

Id meet ego. Ego, id. The celebrated, controversial, highly self-aware filmmaker’s new ‘Café Society’ is about himself—but who is that?

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Panic in Cleveland, Gay Pride in Jerusalem

Returning to the scene of last year’s hate-motivated stabbing, as the Holy City again celebrates all forms of sexuality and gender

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How the Republican and Democratic Platforms Differ on Israel

Contrasting platform language about BDS, Palestinian statehood, and ‘occupation’ presents a picture of two parties drifting apart on matters relating to the Jewish state

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Summer Vacation on the Front Lines of Palestine

Do NGOs that work in and around Israel use their volunteers for propaganda?

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Why Critics of Israel’s New NGO ‘Transparency Law’ Are Wrong

The Knesset passed a law on Monday requiring local NGOs that receive more than half of their funding from foreign governments to disclose this information

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A Nice, Relaxing Weekend in the Sights of Hezbollah

Dispatch from the border, 10 years after the outbreak of the Second Lebanon War. How long until the next war—inevitably—begins?

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