is JTA's Israel correspondent.
August 19, 2014 1:22pm
The launch of an investigation by the U.N. Human Rights Council leaves a conundrum for Israel on how best to present its side of the story.
August 15, 2014 7:29am
Experts say that if Hamas is defeated, the other groups poised to take over Gaza could be much worse. JTA’s Ben Sales details Hamas’ would-be successors.
August 12, 2014 12:05pm
Robin Williams made me love the movies. This scene from “Mrs. Doubtfire” is why.
August 11, 2014 11:06am
Including both direct military expenses and lost economic activity, the total cost of Israel’s four-week Operation Protective Edge is estimated at between $2.5 billion and $3.6 billion.
August 4, 2014 1:53pm
United Nations facilities sheltering civilians have been struck six times during the Gaza fighting, prompting charges of possible Israeli war crimes.
July 29, 2014 2:46pm
A year ago Secretary of State John Kerry announced the launch of peace talks. Now, he can’t even get the two sides to agree on a cease-fire.
July 29, 2014 11:11am
A 79-year-old Holocaust survivor who converted to Islam when she married an Arab-Israeli man years ago is caught between two worlds and worrying about a daughter caught in the crossfire.
July 28, 2014 4:26pm
The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has created a $100,000 Indiegogo campaign to draft architectural plans for a Third Temple.
July 28, 2014 1:02pm
After nearly six decades in Israeli politics, the Nobel laureate and elder statesman leaves public life having failed to achieve the peace he long sought.
July 23, 2014 11:28am
Not all flights in and out of Israel were canceled after the decisions by U.S. and European aviation authorities on air travel to Tel Aviv. Some passengers with the right tickets — or good fortune — were able to fly.