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  • What does the International Criminal Court action mean for Israel?

    January 23, 2015 | 11:52 am

    On Jan. 16, the International Criminal Court prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, launched a “preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine.”

    Here is a review of what that means based on interviews with experts on international law and statements by the ICC and Israeli and U.S....

  • The Almanac: What is Purim?

    March 1, 2001 | 1:43 pm

    What it is:

    As told in the biblical Book of Esther, the Purim story recounts how Haman, the chief minister to King Ahasuerus, plotted to destroy the Jews of Persia. In Shushan, capital of Persia, Haman cast lots (purim) that fixed the date of the Jews’ doom to 13 Adar. Esther, the...