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  • What really happened in the battle of Khuzaa, Gaza?

    By Simone Wilson

    September 4, 2014 | 2:35 pm

    No neighborhood along the eastern half of the Gaza strip — the half closest to Israel — emerged unscathed from the recent 50-day war in Gaza, which left more than 2,000 Palestinians dead.

    But in Khuzaa, a middle-class farming town of around 10,000 in southern Gaza that pushes up...

  • Islamic State’s appeal presents Jordan with new test

    August 29, 2014 | 10:47 am

    He had a good job and a loving family, but it wasn't enough for a 25-year old Jordanian who abandoned his life of privilege in Amman to join the Islamic State group that has seized swathes of neighboring Iraq and Syria.

    Handsome, courteous and highly regarded in his profession as...

  • Iran leader calls Israel ‘rabid dog,’ urges arms for Palestinians

    July 29, 2014 | 12:55 pm

    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called Israel a "rabid dog" for its attacks on Gaza, and urged Muslims to arm Palestinians to enable them to counter what he termed genocide.

    About 1,087 Gazans, most of them civilians, have been killed in 22 days of...

  • Choose Life: Jews and Muslims working for peace together in Israel

    July 23, 2014 | 3:33 pm

    While violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has escalated in recent weeks, a small group is attempting to keep dialogue open between the disparate groups. 

    Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, 57, Rabbi Shaul Judelman, 35, and a growing number of Israeli West Bank settlers and...

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  • SodaStream fires Palestinian employees in Ramadan fast dispute

    July 21, 2014 | 11:39 am

    The SodaStream company reportedly fired 60 Palestinian employees from its West Bank plant over a dispute on breaking the Ramadan fast.

    The workers were fired earlier this month, the WAC-MAAN trade union representing the Palestinian workers told The Marker, a business newspaper...

  • For murdered teens, revenge is not enough

    By David Suissa

    July 1, 2014 | 11:02 am

    When I first heard the tragic news that the three kidnapped Israeli boys had been murdered by Palestinian terrorists, my immediate instinct was to cry out for revenge. What other sentiment could I have? How else to respond to such cruelty? Should we not punish the murderers and...

  • Kassam rocket strikes Israel following resumption of peace talks

    July 30, 2013 | 9:11 am

    A Kassam rocket fired from Gaza exploded in southern Israel hours after the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington.

    The rocket fired Tuesday morning landed in an open area after Code Red warning sirens sounded in several southern Israeli communities. No...

  • More Palestinians visiting Israel during Ramadan

    July 16, 2013 | 10:33 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Palestinians are torn between being happy that many have received permits to visit Jerusalem and Israel during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, and being concerned for the West Bank shops which will lose a great deal of...

  • Despite hardships, some Bedouins still feel obligation to serve Israel

    August 20, 2012 | 10:29 am

    On an August weekday afternoon, 19-year-old Mohammed Kernowi stands in front of a small store in Israel’s largest Bedouin city, a hot plate in front of him with small pancakes sizzling in preparation for the end of that day’s Ramadan fast.

    At his age, many Israeli men have been...

  • Palestinians flock to Jerusalem as Israeli restrictions eased

    August 15, 2012 | 4:21 pm

    Israel has unexpectedly eased restrictions on Palestinians looking to visit Jerusalem during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, saying improved security meant it could let in thousands more from the West Bank.

    Israeli officials said on Wednesday they had lowered the age limit for men...

  • Sao Paulo declares Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah official holidays

    August 10, 2012 | 10:50 am

    The Brazilian city of Sao Paulo – which has more than 11 million people—declared Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Ramadan as official holidays.

    Jewish and Muslim municipal workers may take two days off during the Jewish High Holidays and Ramadan, respectively. The city has...

  • Egyptian actors, told they were on Israel TV, turn violent [VIDEO]

    July 24, 2012 | 12:57 pm

    Egyptian actors on a hidden camera television show reacted violently upon being told they were being aired on an Israeli TV channel.

    Excerpts from the show, part of satellite TV channel Al-Nahar’s special Ramadan programming, were translated and distributed this week by MEMRI-the...

  • Israel eases West Bank travel for Ramadan

    July 20, 2012 | 10:28 am

    Israel is easing travel restrictions for West Bank Palestinians for the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

    Israel reportedly also told its soldiers that when possible they are to refrain from eating, drinking and smoking in front of Palestinians “to demonstrate a high...

  • From Ramadan to Elul: a California Chasid’s spiritual journey

    September 22, 2011 | 1:23 pm

    For Lee Weissman, a Breslov Chasid in Irvine, Calif., the recent onset of Elul caps a spiritual journey he began a month ago with the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

    Weissman, a teacher at a Jewish day school in Irvine and a scholar of Southeast Asian religions, says...

  • From Ramadan to Elul: A spiritual journey

    September 7, 2011 | 12:40 pm

    For Lee Weissman, a Breslov Chasid in Irvine, the recent onset of Elul caps a spiritual journey he began a month ago with the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

    Weissman, a teacher at the Tarbut v’Torah Community Day School in Irvine and a scholar of Southeast Asian...

  • For Israel’s Muslims, Ramadan a time to celebrate Islam in the Jewish state

    August 25, 2011 | 1:54 pm

    Last week, Muslim and Jewish soldiers gathered after a day’s training to eat a communal iftar, the traditional break-the-fast meal eaten after sunset during the month-long observance of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan.

    “Ramadan isn’t just one day like the 17th of Tammuz or...

  • For Israel’s Muslims, Ramadan a time to celebrate Islam in the Jewish state

    August 23, 2011 | 5:08 pm

    Last week, Muslim and Jewish soldiers gathered after a day’s training to eat a communal iftar, the traditional break-the-fast meal eaten after sunset during the month-long observance of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan.

    “Ramadan isn’t just one day like the 17th of Tammuz or...

  • All I want for Ramadan is you!

    By Dennis Wilen

    September 1, 2008 | 1:25 am

    First of all, I want to wish a blessed Ramadan to all my Muslim cousins. May your month of fasting and prayer bring you closer to the God we all share.

    In many ways Ramadan sounds like our month of Elul and the High Holy Days, which include fasting, self-examination, charity,...

  • Where is the Muslim Adam Sandler?

    By The Web Guy

    October 10, 2007 | 12:58 am



    Ahmed Soliman blogs:

    The Eid holiday is upon us—the annual Muslim holiday that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. It’s a festive occasion in which the fast ends, charity is given, and everyone is in a good mood.

    I love Eid. I love the cookies my mother makes, and...

  • Water and pumpkins mark eco-friendly Sukkot

    By Jane Ulman

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm


    During Sukkot, families of Kesher Israel, a Modern Orthodox congregation in Washington, D.C., will gather together for a special celebration. Socializing in the synagogue's sukkah, they will be treated to a tantalizing array of chocolate cakes and candies, accompanied by delicious...
  • Arabs, Jews Mix at Haifa Holiday Festival

    By Dina Kraft

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Thousands of Jews and Arabs fill the winding stone alleyways of a Haifa neighborhood, sampling latkes, roasted chestnuts and pastries dripping in honey at a coexistence festival to mark the holidays of Chanukah, Christmas and Ramadan.

    Walking a path lined with poems by Arab and...

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