In 2011, Tel Aviv’s Daphni Leef helped ignite the J14 movement for social change. She looks back at what went wrong.
Members of the Kurdish religious sect are under siege in Iraq. Who are they? What do they believe? And what is to be done?
While Hamas fires rockets, and ISIS beheads unbelievers, the Kurds build the second non-Arab state in the Middle East
Is Jewish rebellion really a form of submission? Two new novels and one political critic examine apostasy.
To Peter Himmelman, fame was no match for observance, and the music just got better
Historian Alon Confino traces a source of today’s global anti-Semitism to the ethical revolution triggered by Kristallnacht
They focus on fairness, community, and social justice—rather than profit. And some of the food is pretty good, too.
In his Jaffa café, London native Danny Phillips hopes that savory, sweet, and vegan pastries can bring Arabs and Jews together
There were a lot of little reasons I was unhappy. But ultimately, I realized I didn’t need to belong to a temple to feel Jewish.
Stolen Kremlin records show how the Soviets, including Gorbachev, created many of today’s Middle East conflicts
Plus tension in Lebanon, Iranian provocation, and more in the news
Not really. Let us count the ways.
Israel and Jordan once worked together for peace. Now their alliance is collapsing, driven apart by the issue of refugee resettlement, and Jordan may be turning to Iran.
The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim
J Street chief Jeremy Ben-Ami calls the plays for the first self-confident alternative Jewish establishment
Plus the first step on Iran is acceptance, and more
Israeli President Shimon Peres reflects on his mentor, his peace partner, and whether the State of Israel will survive
New book reveals PM’s motives
Plus a new peace push, if Netanyahu will have it, and more in the news
Uri Davis calls himself ‘a Palestinian, Hebrew, of Jewish origin, anti-Zionist’
It’s Israel’s fault, says Fatah
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury
After making a splash back home, the creators of the Hebrew-language program are launching an English version on Vox Tablet
From the Archive: With a women’s-only gig at Arlene’s Grocery in New York this week, Bulletproof Stockings hits the bigger time