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Netanyahu Challenges the Left and Casts His Lot With the Right

  Political pundits have long debated who is the real Benjamin Netanyahu. Is he a pragmatist handcuffed by his right-wing support base and fealty to his...
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Israeli Startup Hopes to Put Paraplegics Back on Their Feet

  Radi Kaiuf was serving in Lebanon in 1988 with the Israel Defense Forces' Golani Brigade when, in the middle of an operation, he took...
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Iran’s the Target

Israel, a heated issue throughout the presidential campaign, finally took center stage at the final foreign policy-themed debate earlier this week. But whether the...
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The People on the Bus Go Up and Down

In the world of public transportation, lots of things change in 64 years. Take Egged buses, for example. The “no spitting” signs are no...
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More Than a Lot to Experience in Eilat

When my wife and I planned our recent visit to Eilat, we expected a glorious seaside holiday. Little did we know that we would...
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Rabbis Still Awaiting Pay Equity in Israel

Rabbi Miri Gold's paycheck looks the same today as it did six months ago, despite the Israeli attorney general's May decision that Reform and...

Largest-Ever Military Exercise Begins

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli and U.S. troops began their largest-ever joint aerial defense exercise this week. Austere Challenge 12, which began Sunday, is part of...
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Western Wall Arrest Galvanizes Groups

Activist Anat Hoffman is no stranger to confrontations with Israeli police for wearing a tallit while leading women's prayer services at the Western Wall....

Kafka’s Writings to Go Public

  JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli court ruled last week that papers belonging to writer Franz Kafka be transferred to the Israel National Library in...

Strike Kills Reported Al Qaeda Leader

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli airstrikes targeted and killed a leader of a terror group linked to Al Qaeda in the Gaza Strip, according to...