August 13, 2003 9:00am
In the three years since the intifada began, security personnel have become Israel´s fastest-growing industry. Despite the relative quiet of the recent cease-fire, security is still at a premium, and armed, trained guards are in more demand than eve
January 21, 2003 10:00am
As Israel’s election approaches, the country’s English-speaking immigrants find themselves in the unusual position of being courted by a number of political parties. This traditionally right-leaning community is likely to remain so, but isn
December 30, 2002 10:00am
Israel’s election day is less than a month away, and signs of the campaign are beginning to emerge.
December 23, 2002 10:00am
Nearly a hundred members of the Bnei Menashe, a community from northeastern India that says it is descended from one of the biblical Lost Tribes, emigrated to Israel in August. Months later, some are still surprised by the reality of modern Israel.
December 10, 2002 10:00am
According to recently released statistics on poverty, nearly 20 percent of the Israeli population lives below the poverty line, up almost 1 percent from the previous year. With Israeli elections approaching, some parties are making demands for greater soc
December 4, 2002 10:00am
Confronted with statistics indicating that world Jewry is shrinking, officials at the Jewish Agency for Israel called the results “appalling.” According to their data, world Jewry is losing an average of 150 Jews every day.
December 2, 2002 10:00am
Despite the Kenya attacks, and despite the travel advisories for some of their destinations, young Israelis continue to leave for what has become a traditional, post-army service world tour that can last anywhere from two months to two years.
December 1, 2002 10:00am
Israelis love all things American — from McDonald’s and SUVs to Starbucks and the television show “The West Wing.” This extends to academic and political circles, where thinkers have long debated the utility of an American-style co
November 27, 2002 10:00am
In an Israeli suburb, David Niazov patrols the perimeters of five kindergartens. It’s a big job, given that there are nearly 500 children in this cluster of schools. But now, nearly three months into the school year, only 70 percent of the schools d
November 5, 2002 10:00am
As the intifada enters its third year, Israel programs are looking at a 92 percent decrease in the number of Jewish youth participating in educational trips to Israel. That means a generation of Jewish teen-agers, college students and young adults who nev
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