The attacker who stabbed two Jewish teenagers as they walked to the Western Wall on Shavuot night was a Christian-Israeli.
When David Axelrod, then a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, first learned that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly had referred to him and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as “self-hating Jews,” he remembers feeling stung.21
‘Abraham Path,’ a community-based tourism project in the West Bank, takes hikers on the ancient road of the patriarch Abraham. Naomi Zeveloff went on the journey into the rarely seen heart of the Palestinian territory.51
With a shoestring budget and provocative tactics, Students for Justice in Palestine might not sound like a political dynamo. Yet it’s making its voice heard on campuses from coast to coast.168
Jane Eisner envies voters in Iowa and New Hampshire, whose voices actually count during primary season. How can we change the system so that Jews’ and other minorities’ voices count, too?
Jerusalem Day celebrates the unification of Jerusalem under Israeli rule. Naomi Zeveloff reports from the annual march that only underlines the city’s bitter divisions.43
Sam Sussman’s tour of Masada started in a pretty standard way. It happened three years ago as part of the Taglit-Birthright program, which offers young Jews free 10-day trips to Israel. At Masada, 50 American students were on hand.65
A controversial Jerusalem program that aims to educate American Muslims about Judaism, Israel and Zionism has lost its sole Palestinian member.
Ultra-Orthodox leaders have convinced Benjamin Netanyahu to roll back laws that would have required all Israelis to serve in the military. Yeshiva students are celebrating their victory — as secular opponents fume over perceived injustice.26
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