Beneath banners invoking historic calamities from the Egyptian enslavement to the Holocaust, hundreds of thousand of haredi Orthodox men gathered on the streets of Jerusalem to recite psalms and penitential prayers as they inveighed against an enemy they consider on par with Hitler and the ancient pharaohs.
At AIPAC, two entrepreneurs sparred over a plan for Israel’s future energy sources as hundreds of students got arrested for protesting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline at a nearby rally.
Hassan Shakur fled Darfur for Israel, only to find himself stuck in limbo in a detention facility. Instead of feeling bitter, he’s trying to build the foundation of a better life.
On the opening day of its conference, AIPAC went to great lengths to convey a message of bipartisanship. It came as President Obama bluntly warned Israel to seek peace now.
The timing ain’t great for AIPAC. The Israel lobby’s annual convention opens Sunday with the group still licking its wounds from a major defeat on Iran sanctions.
Three prominent Jewish institutions have found themselves embroiled in disputes over perceived critics of Israel. Are these skirmishes in a growing culture war?
Alice Herz-Sommer, who died at 110, was the oldest known Holocaust survivor. Her music allowed her to cheat death in a concentration camp — and helped others too.
Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto ordered a New York City police officer to arrest his top aide’s business rival, according to allegations in a civil suit.
John Judis’s new book suggests Harry S. Truman wasn’t a big supporter of Zionism. Did hypersensitivity about Israel kill his planned talk at the Museum of Jewish Heritage?
The Vassar Jewish Union declared itself an ‘Open Hillel,’ becoming the second Hillel-affiliated organization to break from the parent group over its Israel guidelines.