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Sundown: Israeli Security Cabinet Meets on Iran

Plus the Democratic platform: no word on Jerusalem

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Daybreak: Obama Slipping in Florida?

Plus U.S. snags $150m from Canadian bank linked to Hezbollah

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Daybreak: FBI Probes Galilee Skinny Dipping

Plus a settler leader gets profiled by the Times

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Tel Aviv’s Neglected Library

Israel’s main library remains underfunded and short on staff, even as neighboring cultural institutions thrive

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Melville in Jerusalem

The Moby-Dick author sought spiritual connection on an 1857 Holy Land trip. He found dust and rocks instead.

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The Israeli-American Divide

Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?

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A One-Man Supreme Court

Why a quarter of a million people turned out to mourn Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv

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All Eyes on Mitt

Everything you need to know about Mitt’s visit (and more)

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Yemin Moshe Windmill Back on the Grind

After 119 years, the windmill will turn again

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Sundown: Top U.S. Diplomats Heading for Israel

Plus Peres warns about settlements’ consequences, and more

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Israel’s Freedom Riders

On some Israeli buses, only men sit in the front. With the law on their side, some women are fighting back.

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The Longest Days I’ve Ever Had

Birthright made insane demands on our time, but showed us how to make the most of a day

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On Birthright, Our Zionist Coach

Our Israel tour guide first seemed an IDF G.I. Joe. He turned out to be like a football coach: tough but righteous.

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Seventy-Two Hours in Jerusalem

Shabbat in the shadow of the Knesset prompts political reflection

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I’m Getting Bat Mitzvahed on Birthright

A Tableteer explains why she’s taking the plunge, along with a dozen others on the bus

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Mideast Antiques Roadshow

Upheaval in Egypt and Libya has led to widespread looting—and the plunder is being sold on the Israeli market

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Sundown: Romney and the Jewish Vote

Plus the problem with the new Arabic Talmud, and more

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Sundown: The Model Is a Spy

Plus Eisner slapped on wrist, the lawyer behind the lawsuits, and more

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Taken for a Ride in Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s light-rail system was designed in part to force Arabs and Jews to interact. Now that it’s running, commuters share one thing: discontent.

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Holocaust Pulp Fiction

The Auschwitz survivor known as Ka-Tzetnik 135633 wrote lurid novels derided as pornography when they were published. Now he’s Israel’s Elie Wiesel.

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The Arabs Next Door

Thousands of Israeli Arabs are moving into Jewish towns seeking affordable housing and better quality of life. A warm welcome rarely awaits them.

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Daybreak: Iran Talks Seem Likely Next Month

Plus what the Syrian rebels should do next, and more in the news

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Other Supreme Court Decides Jerusalem Case

Rules that federal judiciary may mediate Congress-president feud

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AIPAC in Jerusalem

The view from our window

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Prize Fighters

Joseph Cedar’s Footnote pits a Talmudic scholar against his academic son in a tale equal parts midrash, riddle, and Israeli political tragedy

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Jerusalem Winter

Lost Books

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Unrest Leads to Talk of Third Intifada

Stream of incidents in East Jerusalem, West Bank over the weekend

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Writing Footnote

Director Joseph Cedar on Orthodox Judaism, The Social Network, and the nightmare scenario behind his latest Academy Award-nominated film

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Sundown: Mossad Posed as CIA

Plus Ed Koch presides over his bridge, and more

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Under a Spell

The road to marriage churns up an unusual conundrum: What happens when you fall for the matchmaker—not the match?