The European Union agreed this week to push ahead with labeling Israeli goods made in settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move that has alarmed the Israeli government; but now there are proposals to go much further, including targeting Israeli banks.
The University of California is considering defining anti-Semitism as ‘delegitimizing, demonizing, or applying a double standards’ to Israel. Jay Michaelson explains why the definition makes no sense and could harm the fight against real hate speech.
The foreign ministers of the European Union called on Israel to halt settlements and policies including “forced transfer.”
Israeli lawmakers voted to impose longer jail terms on people caught throwing rocks at civilian cars and roads.
Judaism’s most liberal movement faces slights from Orthodox officials and skepticism from secular Israelis in its quest for authenticity in the Jewish state. Can it reinvent itself — and grow its numbers?
J.E. Reich, who specializes in postcolonial studies, is maybe the last person you’d expect to self-identify as a Zionist. She explains why she’s reclaiming the word anyway — and why you should, too.
On Tisha B’Av, traditional Jews fast to commemorate our exile. But nowadays, Daniel Greyber asks, shouldn’t we be feasting — even partying — in celebration of the State of Israel?
Over the past week, two men heading Orthodox institutions in Israel—including Rabbi Ezra Scheinberg of Safed—have been added to the roster of suspected sex predators in the religious Jewish world.
Did Benjamin Netanyahu’s politics on Palestinians cost him Europe’s support on Iran? Liam Hoare says the Israeli premier’s confrontation with the British Foreign Secretary has made that much clear.
Nine months after the Gaza War, some started noticing a post-war baby boom in Israel. Are the crowded maternity wards due to soldiers who ‘missed their wives’ — or just plain boredom?