Sundown: Murdoch and Israel

Plus, Beck moves march, Mossad among the sheep, and more

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.

Culture City

Jerusalem—an ancient capital burdened by violence, economic hardship, and shifting demographics—may very well depend on a modern cultural renaissance for its survival

Pressing Matters

The Jerusalem Print Workshop, providing free workspace for artists, revives an artistic tradition in an ancient city struggling with changing demographics and religious tensions.

Sundown: Barak Predicts Assad’s Demise

Plus, Israeli envoy enlists American Jews, Lieberman the shanda, and more

Sundown: What, Syria Bad for Human Rights?

Plus the Supreme Court takes on Jerusalem, a Jew in Hogwarts, and more

Shock Waves

The renewed violence in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict may be tied to the wave of unrest in the Arab world—as a distraction meant to lure the U.S. back to a failed peace process

Strikes

This week in Israel: A bomb in Jerusalem returns terrorism to the capital, rockets in the Negev could prompt Cast Lead 2, a former president goes to jail, social workers demonstrate for higher wages, and more

Head’s-Up Bystander Saved Lives

Obama offers strong condemnation, statement of support for Israel

Israeli Soldiers View Tragedy From Afar

A visit with female IDFers here; a sister over there

Bomb Rocks Jerusalem Bus Stop

Unattributed attack wounds dozens, kills one

Suggestion Box

A New York-based public-art group called Illegal Art took to the streets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to collect suggestions—any suggestions—from passers-by

Be Happy

We’re commanded to be happy on Purim, and it turns out the acts required for proper observance—from donning costumes to celebrating with others—provide useful tricks for brightening moods year round

Unabsorbed

Late last year Israel accepted what’s set to be the final wave of Ethiopian immigrants. But the country is still struggling to integrate the 120,000 who’ve arrived over the past three decades.

Evil Inclination

In Jerusalem, Jerusalem, James Carroll uses the city as a metaphor for the human tendency to combine religion with violence

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