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  • Lavie Tidhar brings together unlikely mix of Jews, zombies and aliens

    Forget Iran and anti-Semitism. Lavie Tidhar and British fantasy author Rebecca Levene’s newly released short-story anthologies “Jews Versus Aliens” and “Jews Versus Zombies” (both published by Jurassic London, with all profits going to MOSAC, a British group that assists victims of child sex abuse), have Jews literally taking on a whole new world of challenges. Tidhar,… More ▸

  • What Israel’s next government might look like

    On Tuesday, Israeli voters gave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a clear mandate to form the next government. To do that, he’ll need the support of at least 61 of the Knesset’s 120 lawmakers. Here are a few of his options, and for background, here’s an overview of the parties and what they stand for. The… More ▸

  • How a chocolate bar drove Israeli women from the polls

    In the U.S., courting female voters involves plenty of silly political acrobatics — including claiming, as one nameless presidential candidate once did, that you have binders full of them. But on the eve of yesterday’s national elections in Israel, haredi Orthodox party Yahad gave the former Massachusetts governor a run for his money by trying to bait… More ▸

  • Netanyahu won. Now what?

    If you’re just tuning in, Benjamin Netanyahu will be Israel’s next prime minister. Again. But who will be in his coalition? What will be Kulanu chief Moshe Kachlon’s price for entering the government? What does Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog do now? Stay up to date with JTA’s Israel Election updates: Netanyahu comeback propelled by… More ▸

  • Israeli singer rocks Paris with Hava Nagila to protest anti-Semitism

    A city where anti-Semitic attacks occur on a daily basis may not seem like the obvious backdrop for an Israeli production of a music video titled Hava Nagila. Yet Paris’ anti-Semitism problem was precisely why the Rehovot-born religious Jewish singer Gad Elbaz chose to film the video for his newest single  — posted on YouTube earlier… More ▸

  • Bar Refaeli wants to judge you

    In the wake of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on March 3, which added to a growing rift in U.S.-Israel relations, the Israeli embassy in the United States has started a contest to reignite the next generation’s enthusiasm for Israel. The hook: it involves Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli. The contest is calling for… More ▸

  • How voter turnout could sway Israel’s election

    Israel’s politicians have spent the past three months telling voters they’re the best choice to serve Israel. But their success tomorrow will depend not just on whom they convince, but on how many of their supporters make it to the ballot box. Since 2001, voter turnout in Israel has hovered around 65 percent, and the… More ▸

  • Chuck Norris endorses Netanyahu

    Could Chuck Norris come to Benjamin Netanyahu’s rescue in tomorrow’s election? Probably not. But that didn’t stop the 75-year-old action hero-turned-Internet-meme icon from endorsing the Israeli prime minister on his official Facebook page. You can watch Norris’ video endorsement below: Norris shilling for Netanyahu is far from surprising. The actor has endorsed the center-right politician in… More ▸