In the hills east of Jerusalem, overlooking the Palestinian city of Jericho and the Jordan Valley, stands a religious Jewish settlement whose red-tile roofs, neat gardens and brightly colored playgrounds give the sense of permanence.6
Why are Israeli Orthodox Jews more attracted to politically extremist views than their non-Orthodox fellow citizens? The question is not a provocation. It’s one that grows out of a new analysis of data from the Pew Research Center’s recent study showing that nearly half of all Israel Jews want Arabs expelled from their midst.81
Non-Orthodox activists for prayer rights at the Western Wall are fighting for face time with the government as the deadline for a compromise on the egalitarian plaza plan approaches.4
Across the spectrum, Israelis see their new defense minister as a dangerous extremist. But Washington is taking a pragmatic let’s-do-business approach.9
Bernie Sanders hasn’t provided any long-term strategy for securing a two-state solution, Jane Eisner writes. That’s not just bad for Israelis and Palestinians — it’s bad for Sanders himself.
An organization advocating Jewish-Arab coexistence has raised more than $18,500 in a crowdfunding drive for a Bedouin Israeli who was beaten by off-duty police officers.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry is badly mismanaging the fight against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, according to a state comptroller’s report.4
The Israeli state attorney general is taking Breaking the Silence to court to reveal the identities of the soldiers who testified to the organization as part of the state’s war crimes investigation, a move that the group says will severely undermine the work it does.72
Israel released from prison a Palestinian man who had endured a 93-day hunger strike during his five months in prison.
Following reports of his imminent replacement, Moshe Ya’alon resigned as Israel’s defense minister citing distrust in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.56
Israel’s finance and defense ministers announced a two-year plan to improve conditions at security checkpoints in the West Bank.18
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