Not Afraid To Be a Girlie Girl

Unlike other Jewish comics, Amy Schumer’s point of view is unapologetically feminine. She represents a new stage in the evolution of the funny JAP, writes Elissa Strauss.

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Israel's New Push To Keep Africans Behind Bars

Israel’s parliament is trying again to keep thousands of undocumented immigrants behind bars. The high court has twice struck down similar laws.

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UPDATE: Bibi Fires Lapid, Livni — Elections Coming

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday fired the heads of the two center-left parties in his coalition, finance minister Yair Lapid and justice minister Tzipi Livni. He’s expected to address the media at 10:10 p.m. Israel time (3:10 Eastern) to discuss the political situation.

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In Berlin, Jews and Muslims Fight for Each Other

Just as Jewish-Muslim tensions reached fever pitch during this summer’s Gaza war, the newly-formed Salaam-Schalom Initiative got the two groups to join hands —  literally.

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A Failure To See Why Jerusalem Matters to the Other

We’ll never resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without overcoming our mutual ignorance, writes Marc Schneier. Especially when it comes to the significance of Jerusalem to Muslims and Jews.

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