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.
August 25, 2013 12:20pm
Naftali Bennett, Israel’s minister of Jerusalem and diaspora affairs, announced that a temporary platform for non-Orthodox prayer had been built at Robinson’s Arch, the archaeological park adjacent to the Western Wall plaza.
August 20, 2013 1:35pm
Israel has begun cracking down on African migrants who have been streaming toward its borders. But for those who have already made it across, life in the Jewish state is a daily struggle.
August 20, 2013 10:43am
For the tiny Jewish community in Cairo, the military’s removal of the Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and its crackdown on his supporters are cause for hope in a more tolerant Egyptian future.
August 18, 2013 12:49pm
With two of Israel’s neighbors engulfed in chaos, some analysts are beginning to make a counterintuitive argument — the immense bloodshed in Egypt and Syria helps create a favorable climate for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
August 13, 2013 10:45am
Two years after emerging as one of the faces of resistance to haredi Orthodox domination in her Israeli city, Hadassa Margolese has left because of harsh words from members of her own Modern Orthodox community.
August 13, 2013 3:44am
Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky is expected to release his full plan for a compromise among religious groups at the Western Wall in two weeks.
August 11, 2013 11:57am
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was released from the hospital after undergoing successful hernia surgery.
August 9, 2013 2:47pm
A Likud party member and Netanyahu ally will be participating in J Street’s annual conference in September.
August 7, 2013 2:48am
Women of the Wall blew a shofar at the back of the Western Wall Plaza and raised a Torah scroll at the plaza’s gate under a heavy police barricade.
August 6, 2013 11:52pm
Mehmet Oz visited Israel for the first time last week with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.