The historic Bialystoker nursing home closed under a cloud in 2011. Now a move to designate its Lower East Side building as a landmark has stoked a new controversy.
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.11
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.13
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?24
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