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  • Despair  and resolve  among Israelis

    Basel Street — a trendy, cafe-lined boulevard that attracts the young and hip crowd — is usually hopping till well past 12:30 a.m. closing time, on any given weeknight. But on Tuesday night, following two suicide bombings in Rishon le-Zion and Jerusalem t

  • Bar’s patrons recover from terrorism

    After a terrorist attack in April devastated a popular Tel Aviv pub, the owners and patrons of Mike’s Place have worked hard to bring the bar back to its usual lively status without forgetting the victims of the bombing.

  • Cubans make first birthright trip

    Eight Cuban Jewish youths recently toured Israel on the birthright israel program, making them the first organized group from Cuba to visit the Jewish state since the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The Cuban visit highlights the current birthright israel season, wh

  • Iraqi immigrants settle in Israel

    Recent Iraqi immigrants to Israel are glad to be in the Jewish state, whose name they could not even mention until recently without fear of persecution. But they also miss Iraq, to which they remained loyal during the half-century since most of the commun

  • Jews, Arabs walk for peace

    A series of Arab-Jewish peace walks in Israel, called Shvil Zahav, or Golden Path, was inspired in part by the nonviolent walks led by Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Ghandi. One of Shvil Zahav’s organizers describes the walks as a way to promote