October 12, 2011 2:58pm
Though some Israelis expressed concern at the price for Gilad Shalit’s release — 1,000 Palestinian security prisoners, including convicted murderers — most said Israel had no choice: Gilad had to be brought home.
October 11, 2011 4:24pm
The secret to Israel’s disproportionate share of Nobel Prizes? Theories range from the quality of Israel’s schools to Jewish didactic styles, the Israeli military-engineering complex, relative salaries in the sciences and, of course, Israeli obstinacy.
October 3, 2011 4:11pm
The new leader of Israel’s Labor Party has a reputation as a social justice crusader at a time when such issues are roiling Israeli society. But will that be enough to turn around Labor’s fortunes in the next election?
September 23, 2011 4:04pm
Palestinians interviewed by JTA on the day the Palestinian leader formally submitted a statehood bid to the United Nations are under no illusion that the move will lead to immediate statehood, but there is a sense in the West Bank that eventual statehood is inevitable.
September 13, 2011 4:43pm
The attack on Israel’s embassy in Cairo was the latest and perhaps most worrisome in a series of events south of the border that have Israel concerned that it faces a game-changer with the new Egypt.
September 11, 2011 5:41am
Some Israeli schools are straddling the religious-secular divide.
September 6, 2011 6:59pm
The crisis in relations with Turkey poses problems on multiple fronts for Israel.
July 4, 2011 6:34pm
Any discussion of dismantling Jewish settlements in the West Bank is haunted by Israel’s experience six years ago this summer, when the removal of 9,000 settlers from their homes in the Gaza Strip was followed by a Hamas takeover of Gaza and rocket attacks against Israel.
June 26, 2011 5:24pm
Without a clear sign that a prisoner-exchange deal with Hamas is in the offing or even that Gilad Shalit is still alive, the plight of Israel’s famous captive soldier has become a symbol of what Israelis fear most.
June 1, 2011 3:30pm
Israeli officials are focusing on trying to limit the diplomatic damage that a General Assembly resolution endorsing Palestinian statehood could cause and worrying about a possible outbreak of violence after September.