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Sundown: Barak Predicts Assad’s Demise

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

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Sundown: What, Syria Bad for Human Rights?

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

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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

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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

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Head’s-Up Bystander Saved Lives

Obama offers strong condemnation, statement of support for Israel

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Israeli Soldiers View Tragedy From Afar

A visit with female IDFers here; a sister over there

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Bomb Rocks Jerusalem Bus Stop

Unattributed attack wounds dozens, kills one

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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

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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

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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.

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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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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.

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Leak Shows Huge, Secret Jerusalem Concessions

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

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Haredization

In Israel, gentrification is about religion, not class

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Facts on the Ground

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

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Tagged

In Israel, graffiti tells all sides of the story

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Q&A: Maen Rashid Areikat

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

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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

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Travelin’ Men

The latest ‘Text/Context’

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Making History

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

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‘V’ Is for Victory

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

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Sundown: Boat Bound for Gaza

Plus Zuckerman the speechwriter, and more

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Weather App Divides Jerusalem

But which side has better weather?

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New Wave

French Jews making aliyah go from one conflict zone to another

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Jordan Rules

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

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Good Samaritans

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

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Today on Tablet

Jerusalem, forever anything? and more

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O Jerusalem

Does Israel’s capital—with its large, activist, and growing ultra-Orthodox population—fairly represent Israel?

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Sundown: Goldstone Responds

Plus leave Chomsky alone! and more

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‘Yerushalayim Shel Zahav’ Today

And the song’s Yehuda Halevi connection

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