is JTA's Israel correspondent. He reports on Israeli politics, culture, society and economics, in addition to covering Palestinian and regional affairs. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and the Columbia University Journalism School, he is the former editor-in-chief of New Voices, the national Jewish student magazine.
October 7, 2013 6:36am
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the Israeli sage who founded the Sephardic Orthodox Shas political party and exercised major influence on Jewish law, died Monday in Jerusalem at the age of 93.
October 7, 2013 6:33am
Women of the Wall agreed in principle to pray in a new egalitarian space adjacent to the Western Wall Plaza, provided the space meets several conditions regarding design and management.
October 6, 2013 4:18pm
Benjamin Netanyahu in a major address took an uncompromising stance on Iran’s nuclear program and asserted that the primary obstacle to Mideast peace is Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
October 4, 2013 8:40am
Scores of women gathered for a Women of the Wall service at the Western Wall with little police protection and minimal disruption from protesters.
October 3, 2013 7:41am
The Western Wall rabbi requested that haredi Orthodox girls not fill the plaza for the next Women of the Wall service.
October 2, 2013 7:04am
At the U.N., Benjamin Netanyahu stays on message.
October 1, 2013 12:52pm
A handful of English-speaking immigrants are hoping to bring American-style governance to Israeli cities.
October 1, 2013 10:55am
J Street’s new campaign website offers more boilerplate than groundbreaking proposals.
September 24, 2013 2:58pm
Nearly 20 years after it came under full Palestinian civil and security control, the West Bank city of Jericho remains a backwater, with high unemployment and a population still subject to Israeli security needs.
September 23, 2013 11:15am
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allowed settlers to return to a Jewish house in Hebron in response to the fatal shooting of an Israeli soldier in the West Bank city by a Palestinian sniper.