Jewish Self-Government in Europe Was Not Just a Dream—It Was a Failure

The Council of Four Lands was the central body of Jewish autonomy in Poland for nearly two centuries. What went wrong?

Prayers for Rain Usher in Jerusalem Snowfall

Watch the snowfall in the Old City on “The Kotel Cam”

Report: Stanley Fischer Will Be Next Fed Vice Chair

The American-Israeli economist’s name has been floated for other gigs

Israel, Palestinians, Jordan Sign Water Deal

Sure it’s not a land deal, but maybe we’re getting somewhere?

Americans Have Cuba, but for One Pakistani Woman, Israel Is the Forbidden Destination

Thanks to the Internet, Jerusalem seems closer than ever—but thanks to her government’s policy, remains out of reach

Netanyahu to Skip Nelson Mandela Funeral

Citing cost, Israeli premier ignites a firestorm among detractors

Arguing for Israel’s Security First in Peace Talks

Before concessions on borders, Israel demands its safety be guaranteed

Having Boycotted Israel, American Academics Must Now Boycott Themselves

On the tricky logic of assigning guilt

In Protests Against Prawer Plan, Signs of ‘Palestinization’ in Israel’s Bedouin Minority

Long seen as allies of the Jewish state, Bedouins may be embracing their neighbors’ identity—as a way of expressing their own

The Muslim World’s Intellectual Refuseniks Offer Enlightened Views on Islam and Israel

Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers

Forget Brain Drain. The Truth Is Israel Gains When Talent Goes Abroad.

The much-deplored ‘escape of the brains’ has actually brought closer ties with Silicon Valley, India, and even Taiwan

A Brief Survey of Bibi Singing

Across the years, the Israeli prime minister channels Luther Vandross

LA Museum’s Nazi-Looted Art; FBI, NSA in Israel

Plus cancer-gene screening campaign sparks debate in Israel, and more

Arik Einstein, Israel’s Greatest Singer, Dies at 74

The pop sensation defined and preserved Israeli culture—until he no longer could

World’s Oldest Wine Cellar Discovered in Israel

Private stash of 500 gallons of wine in massive jugs dates back to 1700 B.C.

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