Natalie and Me

In 2004, Natalie Portman—likely to win a Best Actress Oscar for Black Swan this weekend—spent a year at Hebrew University. So did I, and it’s her fault I started smoking.

Leak Shows Huge, Secret Jerusalem Concessions

Israel rejected big offer; news is bad P.R. for P.A.


In Israel, gentrification is about religion, not class

Facts on the Ground

A Columbia professor tours East Jerusalem, where national histories clash, converge, and intertwine


In Israel, graffiti tells all sides of the story

Q&A: Maen Rashid Areikat

The Palestinian ambassador to Washington sees a role for the American Jewish community in creating a Palestinian state

Master Builder

With his U.S. Institute of Peace set to open in Washington, Israeli-born Moshe Safdie takes his place among the world’s leading architects

Travelin’ Men

The latest ‘Text/Context’

Making History

Israeli President Shimon Peres reflects on his mentor, his peace partner, and whether the State of Israel will survive

‘V’ Is for Victory

The odyssey of Jack Tytell: An intimate look at the accused Jewish killer

Sundown: Boat Bound for Gaza

Plus Zuckerman the speechwriter, and more

Weather App Divides Jerusalem

But which side has better weather?

New Wave

French Jews making aliyah go from one conflict zone to another

Jordan Rules

Amman’s ambassador to Washington talks about the possibilities for Middle East peace

Good Samaritans

Israel’s smallest religious minority offers Jews a glimpse of what might have been

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