Daybreak: September Preview

Plus, Hezbollah gets feistier, Weiner’s district, and more in the news

Gas Pains

Recently discovered gas and oil fields could make Israel one of the world’s largest energy producers. That threatens Iran’s power, which is why its agents in Lebanon are manufacturing a border dispute.

Should Israel Apologize to Turkey?

U.N. flotilla report delayed again so that negotiations can continue

TFA in TLV

With school out for summer, U.S. teachers head to Israel

Daybreak: Flotilla Interception Done Right

Plus lawyers in Kletzky case tease insanity defense, and more in the news

Pit Stop

For kids growing up in Israel in the 1970s and 1980s, before cable TV and video games, summer meant apricots and the apricot-pit game called gogoim, mindless child’s play with political overtones

Reconceived

In Israel, where abortion hasn’t been the wedge issue it has in the United States, tensions are building between secular traditions and religious groups, which want to increase the Jewish birthrate

Dolled Up

An exhibit in Tel Aviv surveys the changes in Israeli history, and the nation’s self-perception, through the once-popular medium of decorative dolls

Long View

At a book festival in Sicily, admiring a tranquil lifestyle and remembering a father’s bedtime stories about drunks and prostitutes, based on his time spent Irgun gun-running at Italy’s southern tip

Sundown: Signs of Struggle in Kletzky Murder

Plus Jewish summer camps get their frack on, free Turkish circumcisions, and more

Blowback

Obama’s unsuccessful foreign policy in the Mideast is based not on idealism or realpolitik but anti-colonialism, a legacy of the collapse of the European empires

Jerusalem Post

The American Academy in Jerusalem will welcome its inaugural class of fellows this fall. The four artists—plus founder Elise Bernhardt, of the Foundation for Jewish Culture—talk about the program.

Sundown: Report Delayed for Breathing Room

Plus, remembering Yoni Netanyahu, and more

“I’m Semi-Sorry”

Quote of the Day

Quite A Six Months We’ve Had!

That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll

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