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  • Voices of conflict arise in ‘Wrestling Jerusalem’

    By Avishay Artsy

    February 4, 2015 | 3:23 pm

    “It’s complicated,” Aaron Davidman says as he paces a bare stage at the beginning of “Wrestling Jerusalem.” The playwright and actor recounts the pivotal moments in Israel’s history — the 1948 War of Independence that Palestinians call “The Catastrophe,” the Six-Day War of 1967,...

  • FAA extends Ben Gurion Airport ban another 24 hours

    July 23, 2014 | 1:33 pm

    The Federal Aviation Administration extended for another day its ban on flights to Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv.

    The U.S. agency said, however, that it had received “significant new information” from Israel that could influence its decision.

    “The agency is...

  • Military airfield lands as alternative to banned Ben Gurion

    July 23, 2014 | 1:04 pm

    Foreign airlines banned from using Ben Gurion Airport will be able to use a military airfield in southern Israel as an alternative, Israel’s transportation minister said.

    The opening of Ovda Airport to increased commercial traffic is aimed at encouraging the resumption of flights...

  • Delta grounds flights to Israel, diverts plane to Paris

    July 22, 2014 | 9:55 am

    Delta Airlines suspended flights into Tel Aviv until further notice and diverted a flight on its way there due to rocket fire from Gaza.

    The flight en route from New York’s Kennedy Airport was sent to Paris on Tuesday after a rocket fired from Gaza struck and destroyed a home in...

  • New emigres joining the military land in Israel

    August 14, 2012 | 10:14 am

    A charter aliyah flight carrying 127 young men and women who will be joining the Israel Defense Forces landed in Israel.

    The special Nefesh B’Nefesh-Friends of the Israel Defense Forces flight, carrying a total of 350 new emigres to Israel, arrived early Tuesday morning in Israel.

  • Historian Aaron Friedman on Israel’s leaders [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal

    March 6, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    Israeli historian Aaron Friedman shares his experiences in the creation of the State of Israel and his relationships with its leaders.

  • The liberal case for Israel

    By David Suissa

    February 15, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    For several years now, critics of Israel have been claiming that liberalism and democracy are in “crisis” in Israel. It’s what historian Gil Troy calls the “reddening of Israel, dismissing the Jewish state as a right-wing, religious, Republican project, increasingly foreign...

  • Israel public sector strike headed for third day

    February 9, 2012 | 3:03 pm

    Israel’s banks, ports and stock market were closed in the second day of a general strike on Thursday that threatened to drag on for another 24 hours after negotiations between unions and government hit new obstacles.

    The strike called by the Histadrut labor federation, an umbrella...

  • U.S.-bound plane makes emergency landing at Ben Gurion

    November 9, 2011 | 10:31 am

    A plane bound for the United States made an emergency landing at Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport after smoke was detected in the rear of the plane.

    The Continental Airlines Boeing 777 had taken off from Ben Gurion at noon, but it returned a half-hour later after pilots told air traffic...

  • Shimon Peres remembers Ben-Gurion

    November 3, 2011 | 11:41 am

    The overly creased and still tender face of Shimon Peres looks like he has always been crying; he seems to carry centuries of Jewish suffering upon his strong shoulders. Still, there is some flicker of hope in the old man’s eyes; a stubbornness and a determination that his life’s...

  • Declaring a place to call home

    By Lauren Bottner

    October 25, 2011 | 5:11 pm

    “Up until 1948, the Jewish nation had no one at the other end of the 911 call, we were a nation without a home.” So explained the guide at the Israel Independence Museum in Tel Aviv as he described the situation of Holocaust survivors post-WWII.  “How do you know the war is over?...

  • ‘Flytilla’ protesters stopped at European airports

    July 8, 2011 | 8:53 am

    The first wave of Palestinian protesters who hoped to fly into Ben Gurion International Airport were mostly prevented from boarding planes in European airports.

    Hundreds of protesters were due to fly in this weekend for solidarity meetings with Palestinians in the West Bank. The...

  • Flights resume from Israel’s airports, but fuel crisis continues

    May 6, 2011 | 11:32 am

    Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport resumed flights Friday after jet fuel contamination halted all outgoing flights Thursday afternoon.

    Friday morning, the airport was permitted to tap into emergency jet fuel supplies to enable grounded planes to fly to refueling stations in...

  • Cutting-Edge Traffic Safety Research in Israel

    By Dikla Kadosh

    April 20, 2010 | 6:07 pm

    In Israel, every fatal car accident makes the national news. When four people were killed in an accident in the Negev in March, the entire country was abuzz about the tragedy. A comment posted on a Ynet article reveals the prevailing mindset in Israel: “Is this a ‘cultural’...

  • VIDEO: Ben Gurion proclaims the State of Israel and then says a ‘shechecheyanu’

    By The Web Guy

    July 14, 2008 | 10:09 pm

    Sound footage of Ben Gurion proclaiming the State of Israel on May 14, 1948—and then everyone says a “shecheyanu!

    Amazing! Amen!