August 18, 2009 7:43pm
The dispute over evictions and demolitions in Arab areas of eastern Jerusalem is the most recent marker in the long-running battle over the city.
August 12, 2009 11:15pm
Israel, which has no immigration policy for non-Jews, finds itself in uncharted territory when it comes to the children born to foreign workers.
August 4, 2009 8:14pm
The rivalry with Hamas, along with discussion of how to resolve the Palestinian political deadlock, was front and center at the Fatah movement’s first congress in 20 years.
August 4, 2009 7:59pm
A leading contender for the leadership of the Palestinian Fatah movement said armed struggle against Israel is still an option.
July 28, 2009 6:48pm
With the Emmy-nominated “In Treatment,” adapted by HBO from an Israeli show, and other recent successes in TV and film, Israel is making a name for itself in the entertainment industry.
July 21, 2009 10:57pm
The Israeli military and the main settler organization say security has improved in the West Bank, but settlers say they still must cope with attacks on the roads — and worry that the removal of security roadblocks will eventually lead to tragedy.
July 13, 2009 6:12pm
By touring Israel, visiting historic sites, and even taking part in mass bar mitzvah ceremonies, many of the 8,000 or so athletes in Israel for the 18th Maccabiah Games are finding that the games are as much about fostering their sense of Jewish belonging and pride as they are about athletics.
July 12, 2009 11:52pm
A group of haredi Orthodox fundamentalists in Beit Shemesh uses violence and threats to impose an uncompromising brand of religious fundamentalism on their community. More moderate haredim and Modern Orthodox Jews are struggling to fight back.
July 7, 2009 7:11pm
New Israeli regulations that make it more difficult for converts from the Diaspora to obtain Israeli citizenship constitute the latest chapter in the long-running battle over who is a Jew — a question that repeatedly has strained Diaspora-Israel relations.
July 6, 2009 11:24pm
Despite his expressed support for allowing the “natural growth” of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has not approved any additional construction for Jews there. Israeli critics of the settlements say enough building plans already have been approved to keep settlement construction going for years.