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  • Obama will tell Israelis: take Arab opinion into account

    March 15, 2013 | 8:05 am

    President Obama plans to talk in Jerusalem about how Israel needs to do a better job of taking Arab public opinion into account, an Obama adviser said.

    "Israel as it makes peace is going to have recognize the broader role of public opinion in peacemaking," Ben Rhodes, the deputy...

  • ‘Come back [to Israel] and bring a lot of people with you’

    December 4, 2012 | 11:11 am

    “No Shopping!” guide Nadav Kersh admonished his charges as they entered the crowded Old City of Jerusalem. “I mean it. No shopping! It’s just too easy to get lost here.”

    Kersh was guiding a group of tour operators from the U.S., U.K. and South Africa on a whirlwind tour of the...

  • Israel Museum puts rare artworks up for sale

    October 4, 2011 | 8:54 am

    The Israel Museum is selling 38 rare pieces of art estimated to be worth $17 million.

    The money earned from the auctions will go to update the Jerusalem museum’s collection, the Israeli business daily Globes reported.

    The works going up for auction by Sotheby’s beginning next month...

  • Valuable Rodin statue stolen from Israel Museum

    March 9, 2011 | 10:36 am

    A bronze statue by French sculptor Auguste Rodin was stolen from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

    The theft of “Naked Balzac with Folded Arms,” created in 1892, reportedly occurred during the multi-year renovation of the museum that was completed last summer.

    Its disappearance was...

  • Renovated Israel Museum in Jerusalem emphasizes culture, “human experience”

    August 1, 2010 | 12:13 pm

    The Israel Museum reopened its doors last week after a three-year renovation to tell its story anew, a local story that half the world recognizes as its story too.

    The curators did not need to look far past the museum’s front door in Jerusalem to understand what it was they had to...

  • Israel Museum in Jerusalem Reopens After $100 Million Renovation

    July 26, 2010 | 6:44 pm

    After three years of renovation, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem reopened to the public on July 26, firmly reestablishing itself as Israel’s national museum and the most important repository of Jewish culture in the world.

    Even during the museum’s closure, 500,000 people came...

  • Show Decodes Early Years of 2 Religions

    By Tom L. Freudenheim

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Whether it's good luck or good planning, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in the Cleveland area has hit the exhibition jackpot with its current show, "Cradle of Christianity," which runs through Oct. 22. Because while the film version of "The Da Vinci Code" is generating buzz over...