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  • Hebrew University-UCLA exchange program aims to expand med students’ horizons

    23 hours ago

    For the past three months, a trio of sixth-year students from the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem saw patients at UCLA and participated in grand rounds, during which they reviewed each patient’s status with the attending physician, residents and other medical...

  • Does Taglit make you right-wing? No! (And yes.)

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 day ago

    I’ve been meaning to write about a (relatively) new study concerning Taglit-Birthright for quite some time, but other things – elections, Iran, Netanyahu, Congress – prevented me from finding the time to write and the timing to post something about the study. Still, it is a timely...

  • Netanyahu to visiting senators: Proposed deal ‘paves way’ for Iranian bomb

    2 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a delegation of U.S. senators in Jerusalem that a proposed deal on curbing Iran’s nuclear program “paves Iran’s way to the bomb.”

    Netanyahu met Sunday morning in Jerusalem with the delegation led by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the...

  • Kanye West and Kim Kardashian to visit Israel next month

    1 week ago

    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian reportedly are planning to visit Israel next month.

    The celebrity power couple booked rooms at Jerusalem’s high-end Waldorf Astoria Hotel for themselves and their entourage for April 12, the Israeli daily Yediot Acharonot reported Wednesday.

    The...

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  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 weeks ago

    Sometimes, we get so caught up in the Rat Race, that we forget the most important thing in life- happiness. 

    In 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution that recognized happiness as a “fundamental human goal” and called for “a more equitable and balanced approach to...

  • A controversial Hamas exhibition on a Palestinian campus

    2 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared at The Media Line.

    The Hamas Student Association of the An-Najah University in Nablus recently held an exhibition on Jerusalem as part its “Jerusalem Week” festival. Hundreds of students and Hamas supporters attended the exhibition, including the...

  • Polls get it wrong as Netanyahu wins big

    2 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared at The Media Line.

    Israelis went to sleep believing that the two largest parties – the Likud of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Zionist Union headed by Isaac Herzog – had each received 27 seats in the Israeli Knesset, and Israel’s...

  • Lieberman says Israel should execute Arabs who carry out deadly attacks

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Wednesday execution should be Israel's answer to deadly "Arab terror," adding more fire to an election campaign in which he has suggested disloyal Israeli Arabs should be beheaded.

    The far-right politician turned his focus to...

  • NBC Universal’s ‘Dig’ travels far, but not as deep

    3 weeks ago

    Last summer, in the midst of the Gaza conflict, the threat of rocket fire forced NBC Universal’s “Dig” to stop production in Jerusalem and move out of the country.

    If only the show itself were half that dramatic.

    Instead, “Dig,” which premiered Thursday on the USA Network, is a...

  • Palestinian vehicle attack injures at least five in Jerusalem

    March 6, 2015 | 8:14 am

    Seven people sustained moderate to minor injuries when a car rammed into a group of pedestrians standing at a light rail station in east Jerusalem.

    Police are treating Friday morning’s incident on Shimon HaTzadik Street as a terrorist attack.

    Six of the injured are female...

  • Greek Orthodox seminary in Jerusalem torched in suspected hate crime

    February 26, 2015 | 9:57 am

    A Greek Orthodox seminary in Jerusalem was set on fire in what is believed to be a hate crime.

    Graffiti reading “Redemption of Zion” and disparaging Jesus were spray-painted on the walls of the seminary in the early Thursday morning attack. A room was damaged in the blaze; no one...

  • Copenhagen police forbid ‘peace ring’ at attacked synagogue

    February 23, 2015 | 4:04 pm

    Copenhagen police denied a request by Danish Muslims to create a peace ring around a city synagogue that came under a deadly attack.

    Police cited security concerns for rejecting the request by organizers, according to Danish media reports.

    “We have chosen to say no because of a...

  • Jerusalem mayor, bodyguard subdue Palestinian attacker

    February 22, 2015 | 11:47 am

    The mayor of Jerusalem and his security guard wrestled a Palestinian attacker to the ground near city hall on Sunday after an Orthodox Jew was stabbed with a knife at a busy intersection.

    Security camera footage showed mayor Nir Barkat, in a white shirt, walk towards the suspect...

  • Will Israel’s achievement gap stall the start-up nation?

    By Simone Wilson

    February 4, 2015 | 10:16 am

    On a foggy hilltop in Israel’s far north, near the Sea of Galilee, around 130 Orthodox Jewish boys sleep in rows of bungalows at the Kfar Zeitim farm-turned-yeshiva. The campus is run by Israel Sci-Tech Schools — the country’s largest non-governmental schools network — but it was...

  • Israel’s Loyal Druze Minority-and the Racist Beating of Tommy Hassoun

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    February 2, 2015 | 4:48 am

    The savage beating of 21-year-old Israeli Druze, Tommy Hassoun, two weeks ago by a group of eight young religious Jews brings a shameful issue to the forefront of public discussion: Israel's treatment of its loyal Druze minority. Adherents of a secret religion that is an offshoot...

  • What we talk about when we talk about anti-Semitism

    January 21, 2015 | 3:46 pm

    In summer 2014, Muslims attacked Jewish sites in Paris in connection to Israel’s bombing of Gaza. This month, the French Jews killed in Hyper Cacher were buried in Israel.

    What links these two events? Fear-based politics desperate to have us believe it’s still 1938 — a...

  • Japanese PM calls ISIS ransom threat ‘unacceptable act of terrorism’

    January 20, 2015 | 8:39 am

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Jerusalem called on the Islamic State to release two Japanese hostages immediately and said the demand for a $200 million ransom is “an unacceptable act of terrorism.”

    “Japan will cooperate with the international community and further...

  • Soul food: Aspiring haredi cooks train for restaurant jobs

    January 12, 2015 | 2:04 pm

    Five haredi Orthodox men are standing around a large wooden table crowded with bowls of chopped tomato, garlic, carrots and greens, their ritual fringes poking out from under their aprons. Each is wielding a large chef’s knife.

    Their instructor, wearing an embroidered chef’s...

  • Israel empathizes with French after magazine massacre

    January 8, 2015 | 12:06 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Israel has endured dozens of terrorist attacks over the past two decades, including a series in Jerusalem over the past few months. In the most shocking, Palestinians killed four Jewish worshippers and a policeman while they...

  • Israel’s three days of actual winter - watch the photo album

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 8, 2015 | 8:49 am

    The way us, Israelis, react to temperature drop, can really seem strange to anyone living in a country with actual wintertime. Living in such a warm place, we only get about a month or two of winter, with one weekend of a "crazy, out of control" storm. Obviously, we all go crazy...

  • Jerusalem’s cinema-industrial complex

    January 7, 2015 | 1:40 pm

    Only in Jerusalem could a single events venue offer both an educational celebration in a Bible museum, and a rollicking bash in a VIP lounge and movie theater.  

    That venue is the Cinema City Jerusalem Events and Convention Center, a sprawling, splashy complex with 19 movie...

  • Winter storm socks Israel, causes deadly car accident

    January 7, 2015 | 9:04 am

    A winter storm that closed the main roads into Jerusalem and schools throughout Israel caused a deadly car accident.

    Many Israelis awoke Wednesday morning to freezing temperatures and snow as the storm moved in late the previous night. Snow covered the Golan and heavy rain socked...

  • Snow forecast takes Holy Land by storm

    January 6, 2015 | 10:00 am

    With memories still fresh of the Holy Land's worst storm in 50 years last winter, Israelis and Palestinians stocked up on supplies for a forecast heavy snowfall on Tuesday.

    The approaching storm, due to peak on Wednesday, was expected to be lighter than in December 2013, when...

  • Israeli Supreme Court freezes barrier through Battir

    January 5, 2015 | 11:37 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Israel’s Supreme Court has frozen plans to build the separation barrier that Israel has been building in and around the West Bank, through the village of Battir, a 4000-year-old Palestinian village next to Jerusalem.

    The...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 2, 2015 | 12:58 pm

    Today, I would like to present to you an Israeli online store, which allows visitors to take home a piece of Jerusalem. The City of David store is located at the heart of the actual City of David in Jerusalem, but also sells products online. It offers special products from the City...

  • Apartment firebombed in Jewish neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem

    December 28, 2014 | 12:05 pm

    An apartment in a Jewish neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem was firebombed.

    A Molotov cocktail caused the balcony of an apartment in Armon HaNatziv to catch fire on Saturday night. There were no injuries reported.

    Israel Police and Border Patrol units searched the nearby...

  • Israel returns bodies of Har Nof terrorists

    December 25, 2014 | 1:25 pm

    Israel returned the bodies of two terrorists who killed five worshippers in an attack on a synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem.

    The bodies were transferred to their families on Thursday, more than a month after attack during morning worship services at Bnei Torah...

  • Join globetrotter Bruce Feiler on a journey through Jerusalem

    By  Tom Tugend

    December 17, 2014 | 3:41 pm

    Every religion has its pilgrimage, and PBS’ “Sacred Journeys” provides a lively visual guide to six of the best-known destinations for the devout.

    On Dec. 23, series host Bruce Feiler visits Jerusalem, and while the date might indicate a link to Christmas, the focus is on Sukkot,...

  • A TV pilgrimage to Jerusalem and other holy sites

    By  Tom Tugend

    December 16, 2014 | 2:14 pm

    Every religion has its pilgrimage, and PBS’ “Sacred Journeys” provides a lively visual guide to six of the best-known destinations for the devout.

    On Dec. 23, series host Bruce Feiler visits Jerusalem, and while the date might indicate a link to Christmas, the focus is on Sukkot,...

  • The spiritual challenge of centrism

    By Yossi Klein Halevi

    December 12, 2014 | 3:21 pm

    The following is an excerpt from the new preface to Yossi Klein Halevi’s recently reissued book “Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist: The Story of a Transformation” (Little, Brown and Co.). 

    I moved to Jerusalem in 1982 and have now lived in Israel longer than I’ve lived outside it....

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