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  • Feast or Famine: Sukkot

    September 18, 2013 | 12:30 pm

    According to the rabbis, the holiday of Sukkot commemorates the 40 years of wandering in the Sinai Desert, and we eat and sleep in a sukkah — that temporary structure made with a roof of dried vegetation, such as palm fronds — because the Israelites slept in sukkot (the plural of...

  • El Al cancels Eilat flights over safety concerns

    September 11, 2013 | 9:57 am

    El Al Airlines halted flights to the southern resort city of Eilat, after questioning the safety of new flight paths.

    El Al made the announcement that it would cancel its three daily daytime flights from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport to Eilat on Tuesday, after new landing and...

  • For African migrants in Israel, a life in legal limbo

    August 20, 2013 | 11:00 am

    Hanging by his feet in a torture cell in the Sinai Desert, Dawit Demoz knew he had only one way to escape a nearly certain death: He would have to make good on his captors’ demand of a $3,500 ransom to buy his freedom.

    Demoz, 23, tells a harrowing tale of escaping mandatory...

  • Seven killed on Israel’s Egypt and Gaza borders

    June 18, 2012 | 4:28 pm

    Militants who crossed into Israel from Egypt’s Sinai Desert fired on Israelis building a barrier on the border on Monday, killing one worker, before soldiers shot dead two of the attackers, Israel’s military said.

    Israel later launched air strikes killing four Palestinians in the...

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