Seth J. Frantzman was apprehensive about jetting into Kurdish Iraq, surrounded by ISIS and other hostile forces. He found surprisingly strong backing for Israel — and a lasting bond to the Jewish people.
The Iraqi site believed to be the burial place of the biblical prophet Nahum is in danger of being destroyed by the Islamic State, or ISIS.
The massacre of Iraqi Jews known as the Farhud was no anomaly, Shulamit Binah writes. It was an unfortunate marriage of Arab nationalism, Nazi anti-Semitism and Iraqi national struggle.
It’s hard to understand the tangled web of chaos in the Middle East, writes J.J. Goldberg. Until you go back to two men whose misplaced obsession with Saddam Hussein created the mess.
Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi government said, in their latest assault on some of the world’s greatest archaeological and cultural treasures.
Journalist Bob Simon, who died last night in a car accident, had a brush with death almost 25 years earlier — and being a Jew was the main reason.
A new exhibition of ancient clay tablets discovered in modern-day Iraq is shedding light for the first time on the daily life of Jews exiled to Babylon some 2,500 years ago.
Israeli scribes restored a 200-year old Iraqi Torah scroll that arrived in Israel under mysterious circumstances.
Arab Jewish culture is enjoying a revival across all fields — literature, food, music — yet somehow nobody’s talking about it. Can this identity come into its own in 2015?
Gill Rosenberg, a Canadian-born immigrant to Israel, has become the first foreign woman to join Kurds battling Islamic State in Syria. ‘They are our brothers,’ he said.