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The State of Israel Confronts Anti-Semitism. But What Is It?

The Jewish Diaspora versus the national-policy interests of the Jewish state: a dispatch from a confounding forum on the rise and spread of an old hatred

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A Walking Tour of Secret Jerusalem

From the mundane to the sublime, Sarah Tuttle-Singer, author of a new book about the city, knows its mysteries, earthly and divine

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Diplomacy, Music, and War: Israel’s Emotional Roller Coaster of a Day

In Jerusalem: The dedication of the new U.S. Embassy. In Gaza: At least 55 Palestinians killed in violent riots. In Tel Aviv: Rabin Square packed with revelers celebrating Israel’s landslide victory in Eurovision.

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Trump Just Made it Much More Likely the Next Democratic President Will Open an Embassy to Palestine in Jerusalem

The very arguments advanced to support the embassy move today can easily be repurposed tomorrow

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Coexistence in the Maternity Ward

For the first time, Jewish women are choosing to give birth at an East Jerusalem hospital that caters primarily to Arabs

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You’ll Never Guess Which Airline Doesn’t Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Browsing El Al’s in-flight entertainment? You’re in for a lesson in geography.

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House Calls

In an excerpt from his new memoir ‘This Narrow Space,’ pediatric oncologist Elisha Waldman recalls the unique challenges he faced while treating Palestinian cancer patients at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem

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Israeli TV Presents: Kugel Porn!

What’s the secret to a perfect kugel? And why do some Jews eat four different kinds of kugel on Purim? A short film about long-standing culinary traditions.

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Miloš Zeman and the Czech Tradition of Supporting Israel When It Matters

The presidents in Prague have a history of standing with the Jewish State, and the current recognition of Trump’s Jerusalem announcement is no exception

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2,700-Year-Old Jewish Seal Found in Jerusalem

History, too, recognizes the city as the Jewish capital

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King of the Hill

From Tell El-Ful, an abandoned hilltop in East Jerusalem, you can see all the way from Amman to Tel Aviv, from Jerusalem to Ramallah. Its history stretches from the biblical King Saul to the bearded King Hussein, and includes tales of raped concubines, the Six-Day War, and pot-smoking teenagers.

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The Art of Christmas Avoidance

Only in Jerusalem do I feel secure enough as a Jew to enjoy the holiday

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Trump, Jerusalem, and the Jews

Was it cheap politics or historical concern and fellow-feeling that motivated the president to declare his allegiance to the millennial capital?

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Go Ahead, Bite Into That Bacon Cheeseburger. It’s Kosher.

A Jerusalem eatery uses innovations like lamb bacon and vegan cheese to serve up kosher and delicious versions of sinful delights

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Trump’s Embassy Statement

To really stand with Israel, the president will need to reverse the course of his predecessor and stop Iran’s march to regional hegemony. Mere proclamations mean nothing.

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Jerusalem of Clay

For a century, locally made Armenian pottery has brought together the holy city’s major religions in a uniquely artistic way

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Internationally Renowned Cycling Race Is Coming to Jerusalem

The Giro d’Italia, one of the world’s three most important races, will kick off in Israel’s capital next year, but the security costs are sky-high

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Introducing: The Metal Detectors of Islam

Simple security measures forbidden in Jerusalem are cool in Teheran, Damascus, and Cairo.

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The Palestinian Mountain of Hate

How the Noble Sanctuary, sacred to Jews and Christians as the Temple Mount, was transformed into a megaphone for bigotry, murder, and genocide

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How to Start a Holy War

Hint: it involves blaming the Jews

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An Outsider in Jerusalem

Like a vampire, I fit nowhere in Israel but inside the real and made-up stories of lovers and others. Fifty years after the end of the Six-Day War, a look back at the monsters and myths of youth.

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Paying My Respects to a Beloved Ancestor at Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives Cemetery

My grandfather was never able to say kaddish at his father’s grave. Decades later, I’m grateful to be able to fulfill his wish.

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Hard-Right Pro-Israel Partisans Should Stop Deluding Themselves About Trump

He’s pushed for Israeli-Palestinian peace, waived Iran sanctions, pressured Israel on settlements, and refused to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. What will it take for Trump’s hardline pro-Israel backers to criticize him?

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Mike Huckabee Plays ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ in Jerusalem

The former governor of Arkansas brought his bass to Israel, apparently

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Bibi Should Tell Trump to Go Take a Selfie

When the American president visits the Western Wall next week as part of his Abrahamic monotheism heritage tour, he’ll be using the Jewish state as a prop—in a fantasy of Middle East peace, starring himself.

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The Israel Festival Looks to Regain Its Edge

Now in its 56th year, the Jerusalem-based celebration is aiming to showcase a wider, more diverse range of artistic talent this June

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Lost and Found. And Lost Again.

My mother’s terrifying fear of losing me started with her fear of being lost herself

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