Israeli Modesty Squads Fighting Miscegenation?

London writer says ultra-Orthodox groups have state OK to keep Jews, Arabs apart

Sundown: Chicken Soup for the Drinker’s Soul

Yom Kippur without God, a Catholic call-out, and Dylan disappoints

Daybreak: Holiday Test

Iran threatens, Barak is sued, Madoff victims stew, and more in the news

Israeli Census Stats Released

Palestinians more impoverished; ultra-Orthodox more hungry

Netanyahu at U.N.: If They Recognize Us, We’ll Recognize Them

But meetings have resulted in little apparent progress

Point of Departure

A translation of Mahmoud Darwish’s journals offers an introduction to the Palestinian poet’s work

Why Is Israel So Upset by Goldstone Report?

Because it’s a loss in the ‘Legitimacy War,’ Princeton prof argues

Daybreak: Mixed Expectations for Summit

Obama says one thing, Peres says another, and more in the news

Leonard Cohen Makes the Political Personal

With concert in Israel this week, after recovering from food poisoning

Israeli Organ-Harvesting Stories Spread

Through Arab media, blogosphere

Daybreak: A Pointless U.N. Meeting?

Obama plans a photo op, Russian inmates get sanctuary, and more in the news

Daybreak: New Roadmap Still Bumpy

Mitchell’s dreams, HRW’s scandal, and more in the news

Sundown: Taking the Sting Out

Imagining Mamet, roaming charges, and the band that played on

Daybreak: Obama Plans for Peace

A violent clash, a deportation, and more from the news

U.S. Shift on E. Jerusalem: Bad, or Wrong?

One blogger is worried about the change, another doesn’t buy it

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