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  • On election night, remembering when Israelis loved Iran

    While Israel’s election results were still rolling in, one predominantly Jewish audience in New York was watching Israelis talk about Iran. But the Israelis in the documentary screened Tuesday night at the Center for Jewish History weren’t addressing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program or the role Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hard-line approach to it (including… More ▸

  • From the Archive: Bibi’s first big win

    A close election in which exit polls initially suggest a Labor win. Benjamin Netanyahu emerging triumphant. The Democratic president of the United States, who had been rooting for a more dovish candidate, grudgingly sends congratulations. Sounds like the news from this past week, right? It was also the scenario 19 years ago, when Netanyahu, then 46,… More ▸

  • At European art fair, collectors increasingly seek Jewish objects

    Collector interest in art objects with Jewish content and themes is on the rise at The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), a major annual event with nearly 275 galleries selling everything from ancient sculpture to Rembrandt paintings to photography and modern art. The fair, often hailed as the “world’s premier fair for pre-21st century artworks,”… More ▸

  • Sarah Palin: Netanyahu good for ‘heartland’ Americans

    Sarah Palin has not one but two posts on her Facebook page congratulating Benjamin Netanyahu on his reelection. Maybe two makes up for none from President Barack Obama. In each post Palin says Americans in the heartland “will sleep better knowing Bibi remains the voice of reason and strength in the beautiful nation of Israel.” Bibi… More ▸

  • Advances for women, and other surprising Israeli election results

    We all know Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won another term. The shape of his next coalition seems pretty clear. But what happened in the rest of the Knesset? What does the full, 120-seat picture look like? And is it actually that different from last time? Here are some interesting number breakdowns to help make… More ▸

  • 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 ▸