First Black Miss Israel Titi Aynaw Reflects Growing Diversity of Jewish State

Titi Aynaw is the first black woman to win the Miss Israel title. But she’s just one of a growing number of African-born Israelis making a splash in pop culture.

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'Jews of Egypt' Rides Bumpy Road to Premiere

The director of ‘Jews of Egypt’ was planning a guerilla campaign to show the controversial documentary after it was banned. But the Egyptian government unexpectedly had a change of heart.

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With Ehud Barak Out, Who in Israel Will Talk With The Americans?

The retirement of Ehud Barak hasn’t cause much of a stir in Israel. But in Washington, his departure is mourned as he was a crucial liaison between the two governments.

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Will Barack Obama's Speech Inspire a Generation of Israelis To Seek Peace?

Barack Obama’s speech energized young Israelis in a way not seen since the death of Yitzhak Rabin. Will they run with his agenda for new peace talks with the Palestinians?

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Israel Vows To Draft Haredim, But Major Hurdles Remain

Israel’s new government says it has a plan to draft ultra-Orthodox men into the army. But any change won’t happen soon — if ever.

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