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Israel Plans to Target Radical Islam Offshoot Once Gaza Is Done

By Nathan Jeffay

Two decades ago, Israel’s Islamic Movement divided into two groups, one moderate and another radical. Once it finishes with Gaza, Israel plans a major crackdown on the radicals.Read More


Israelis Back Gaza Ground War — Despite Risks

By Nathan Jeffay

Despite fears of significant injuries and deaths among their soldiers, the Israeli public is strongly supportive of Israel’s ground operation in Gaza, and leaders across most of the political pectrum lined up behind the push.Read More


Nazi 'Perfect Aryan' Baby Was Actually Jewish

By Hody Nemes

Hessy Taft became a Nazi poster child after her portrait won a contest seeking the perfect Aryan baby. There was one detail the Third Reich overlooked: she’s Jewish.Read More


From Crown Heights to Mississippi

By Anne Cohen and Sigal Samuel

To the untrained eye, ex-Hasids and Southern Jews don’t have much in common. But Malkie Schwartz knows much more unites them than divides them.Read More


Brazen Anti-Semitism Sends French Jews Racing To Leave in Record Numbers

By Liam Hoare

French Jews are facing rising hatred on the streets, in civil society and even at shuls. Soaring numbers are voting with their feet — and heading to Israel.Read More


Jews Are Most-Loved Religious Group in America

By Hody Nemes

Jews scored the highest on a new Pew study of how Americans feel about religious groups. Evangelical Christians show a particular affinity to the Tribe — although the feeling ain’t mutual.Read More


Settlers Want Israel Tied to Past — But What About Future?

By Jane Eisner

In Hebron and elsewhere, Jane Eisner met settlers who want an Israel inextricably tied to its past —  consequences be damned. Political leaders Naftali Bennett and Dani Dayan explain why.Read More


What Kind of Israel Do Settlers Want?

By Jane Eisner

When Forward editor-in-chief Jane Eisner met West Bank settlers, she was disturbed by how normalized their presence has become. What kind of future do they envision for Israel?Read More


Inside Home of Mourning for Slain Palestinian Teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir

By Gideon Levy and Alex Levac

A shrine to revenge victim Mohammed Abu Khdeir lies on his bed: a photo, his favorite checkered shirt, and a schoolbag. It only reminds them of the brutality of his murder.Read More


Jewish? No, We’re Subbotniks. Welcome to Our Synagogue.

By Maxim Edwards

Subbotniks are a Russian group that practices Jewish rituals, yet are considered distinct from the community. Their numbers are dwindling but some seek to preserve their ancient culture.Read More





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