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On Sept. 4, Israel commemorated the 90th anniversary of the 1929 Hebron massacre, during which Arab residents slaughtered their Jewish neighbors, leading to a Jewish exodus for the next half … more
Beginning on the night of Aug. 23, 1929, and continuing for three days, rampaging Arab residents of Hebron turned on their peaceful Jewish neighbors, massacring 67 Jews and destroying their homes and … more
As Israeli government ministries work to communicate the singularity and attractiveness of the country’s culture and industry to audiences abroad, they’ve put wine in the … more
“I’ve been kidnapped,” a voice can be heard saying in Hebrew in the opening of a new HBO series about the lead-up to the 2014 Gaza War. It’s Gilad Shaer, a 16-year-old … more
When Mikhail (not his real name), who immigrated to Israel with his parents during a wave of migration from the countries of the former Soviet Union, recently became engaged, he went to the Chief … more
On Tuesday, Sept. 17, Israelis will head to the polls for their second national election in just six months. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau’s inability to form a majority coalition following … more
Israel’s upcoming elections in September — just five months after the last ones in April — are essentially a do-over. In the April election, the right wing won … more
Israel got a two-fisted public relations boost this week — one from a troubled corner of the political spectrum, the other from the pinnacle of pop culture.  On Monday, 41 Democratic … more
A recently released Pew Research Center report about global restrictions on religion focuses mostly on discrimination against, and the persecution of, various religious … more
More than 370 New York teens participating in summer programs operated by the Orthodox Union in Israel came together last week with 2,500 teens … more
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