Gentle Persuasion: A delegation of Orthodox constituents and other Jewish leaders met with Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-Brooklyn) Feb. 1 and convinced her to renounce her support for a congressional letter calling on President Obama to press Israel to ease its blockade of civilian goods and raw materials moving in and out of Gaza.

Congresswoman Rues Signing Gaza Letter

In the strongest sign so far of pushback against dovish Jewish groups, a New York congresswoman representing an ultra-Orthodox constituency retracted her support from congressional initiatives meant to ease the pressure on Palestinians in Gaza.

Slalom: Israeli skier Mikail Renzhin competes in 2008 at the FIS Skiing World Cup in Val d?Isere, France.

Against All Odds, Israel Hopes for Medals at Winter Games

With only one major ice rink and a mountain that would never be confused with the Alps, Israel is being buffeted by opposing forces as it prepares to send a small delegation of athletes to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.


A Survivor Does Hip Hop

An 85-year-old survivor of Auschwitz has adapted the sound of gangsta rappers and dance clubs.

Tamar Katz

Dashing an Olympic Hopeful’s Dreams

This year, Israel achieved a tremendous athletic feat: One of its athletes, 20-year-old Tamar Katz, became the first Israeli to qualify for the women’s figure skating competition in the Olympics.

Gossipmonger: Rosenberg of ?Entertainment News.?

Israeli TV Gets in on the Gossip Craze

For Israeli celebrities, going out for a cup of coffee is about to get a whole lot less pleasant.