Now a regular fixture on the front pages of Israel’s Sunday newspapers, pictures of parking protests by sometimes violent Haredim seem to chronicle a simple and familiar problem: religious-secular friction. In reality, the photos tell a different, more complicated story.
Seven Yemeni Jews, refugees from the heightened tensions in their homeland, have arrived in New York and begun settling into new lives amid the Orthodox community in Monsey. They are the first wave of what could be as many as 113 Yemeni Jews who are expected to immigrate to the United States, some as early as August 3.
A coveted invitation to meet with President Obama at the White House was extended to the leaders of 14 Jewish groups, including many of the expected mainstream organizations and two surprises: the dovish J Street and Americans for Peace Now.
The Israeli tennis team has advanced to the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time, defeating the Russians at Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv.
In the fifth-century BCE, scholars Herodotus and Callimachus created a list of the Seven Wonders of the World. Since then, lists of the seven wonders of the medieval, industrial and even underwater world have popped up, luring tourists around the globe.