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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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Israeli Boy—A Story

‘I too, was willingly sent to serve in the army. It was both sad and funny.’

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Israeli Debate Teams Achieve Record Showing at World University Championship

Israel showed that it is well on its way to becoming a debating powerhouse after breaking through against native English-speaking teams

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Stop Worrying About Israel

The Jewish State ‘has never been in a better strategic position than where it is today’

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The Age of the Terror Selfie

At a lonely army outpost in 1994, Israel was shown the difference between radicals and fanatics—and between soldiers and storytellers. But the West didn’t learn.

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Aliyah Numbers Rise, but Majority Coming From Just Three Countries

New data from The Jewish Agency reveals that 70 percent of Olim came from France, Russia, and Ukraine in 2015. What does this mean for immigration to Israel in the long run?

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Israel’s ‘Wedding of Hate’ Should Shock, But Not Surprise

Read Tablet’s 2011 exposé on the hilltop youth movement that spawned Israel’s radical right wedding

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After 70 Years, the United Nations Recognizes Yom Kippur as an Official Holiday

One of America’s most prominent anti-Israel activists claimed that recognizing the Jewish holiday would ‘increase global anti-Jewish sentiment’

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Amichai: the Tolerant Irony of Israel’s National Poet

A ‘wonderful’ new collection of Yehuda Amichai’s verse shows the poet’s profound resilience—and the weight of his ghosts

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In the Footsteps of Martin Luther and Jesus

The German and Israeli tourism bureaus are marketing ‘spiritual tours’ to celebrate 50 years since the countries have had diplomatic relations

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Israel and Turkey Restore Diplomatic Relations

Ankara and Jerusalem have cut a deal, as Israel will pay $20 million to the families of the Turkish citizens killed in Gaza flotilla in 2010; more

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The Most Israeli Address: Herzl 48

Israel Story’s first live show takes us from a phone operator in Kiryat Shmona to a Hebrew Israelite choir in Dimona

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Thinking the Unthinkable: A Lamentation for the State of Israel

‘I believe the state of Israel may not survive. That its days are numbered. I can hardly bear to say it.’

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The Bad-Faith Analogy Between Syrian Refugees and Jews Fleeing Nazi Germany

Why the comparison is more ‘virtue signal’ than productive policy stance

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The Israeli Castration Complex

From the 1972 Munich massacre to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s ‘crazy idea’

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How Israel Is Being Framed

Why Palestine is no Ferguson

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The True Face of the BDS Movement

A former Cambridge professor and horse domestication expert snubbed a young Israeli girl emailing about school project

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Thousands Attend Wedding of Israeli Woman Who Lost Her Father and Brother in Terrorist Attack

Just weeks after losing her loved ones, Sarah Tehiya Litman delivers a lesson in true grit

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How Israel Is Feeding BDS

Why the Jewish state has more say than the Diaspora over what the country stands for and where it is going

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In an Age of Terror, How Thinking Right Can Save the Left

What’s needed is more tribalism, not less

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The Middle East Has Fractured. Is Europe Next? A Tablet Roundtable Discussion.

Elliott Abrams, Paul Berman, Robert Blecher, Hanin Ghaddar, Edward Luttwak, Lee Smith, Nathan Thrall, and Robert F. Worth on Syria and Iran, Hezbollah and the Islamic State, France and Russia, Obama and Netanyahu, Jihad and Cold War, and the future of the West

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Bassem Eid Made ‘B’Tselem’ Famous by Reporting Israeli Abuses. Now He’s a Traitor.

The Arab human rights activist and fearless correspondent, caught in the middle of unending conflict

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