Amos Kenan, Israeli Writer and Artist, Dies at 82

Amos Kenan, the Israeli artist and writer who scandalized his countrymen with his iconoclasm, has died at 82.

Lieberman Says He Will Resign If Indicted

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said he would resign his position if he is indicted in a money-laundering scheme.

How Kidneys Are Bought And Sold on Black Market

Six months ago, Ronen came to the United States from Israel on a life-or-death mission. He needed a kidney transplant, or he would die.

Advocate For Privatization: Benjamin Netanyahu, center, with security guards in northern Israel on July 20.

Knesset Won’t Put a ‘For Sale’ Sign on Israeli-Owned Land

An unlikely alliance of settler leaders on the right, Arab parties on the left, student groups, Likudniks and many others across the political spectrum has united to scuttle a plan by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to privatize state-owned land.

A Snapshot in Time Rukhl Schaechter writes about a collection of historic postcards written by tourists visiting the Western Wall in Jerusalem early in the 20th century. The messages were not all positive. An American named Bella wrote on the back of this postcard in 1927: ?This is a picture where they go to wail. It is so funny.? See story on Page 10.

Diplomats Don’t Eat Treyf, and Other Issues

It was during a midnight repast of shrimp couscous at a gay bar in Tel Aviv that I discovered Israel’s Foreign Ministry does not reimburse diplomatic staff for non-kosher, work-related meals in Israel. But that was just the beginning of my problems.