The Russian politician’s surprise decision to pull out of coalition talks is only the latest echo of his undying ambition
Plus the Hagel “Friends of Hamas” rumor gets put to rest with gusto
Video: With exit polls predicting surprises, Jerusalemites explained who they voted for in today’s election—and why
A look at some of the clips causing a stir in Israel
Can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power?
Leaked email shows Kenneth Roth comparing mullahs to Shas
Miriam Ben-Porat, also Israel’s first-ever female comptroller, was 94.
The highly influential rabbi and power broker was mentored by Rav Kook
Illegally occupy land, get politely moved. Protest for social justice, get beaten. I’m joining the protesters.
Some disheartening news for the fairer sex.
Deal could lend electoral reform and even peace process momentum
If Israel decides to carry out a strike against Iran, the desert town of Dimona could be a likely target for retaliation. Are its residents worried?
Plus, the second annual flotilla, Shas says don’t smoke, and more
Plus Chabad vs. Russia, and more
A tragedy in Israel lets the ‘ethnic genie’ out of the bottle
Israel’s leaders have abandoned the details of governance, as last week’s catastrophic wildfire tragically showed
Prestige hurt, but Turkish diplomacy is back
Yuli Edelstein, Israel’s minister of Public Affairs and the Diaspora, says Russian Jews, contrary to belief, vote with the Israeli mainstream
Lunch with Yossi Klein Halevi
Plus political rabbi gets U.S. scold, and more in the news
Shas chairman refers to ‘field trip’
Israeli democracy is strengthening, not weakening—and that might be the problem
Today’s rabbinic culture is closing the door to converts, and ignoring its own history in the process
Sephardic rabbi predicts Sephardic savior