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Michael Chabon attacks Jewish inmarriage, Israeli occupation in speech

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author delivered spoke about his atheism, Israel's occupation and Jewish inmarriage.<p>><br>• ><p>Author Michael Chabon. (photo …

Israel

A place in which to get away from it all in the Galilee

Set literally in the midst of the forest, the first impression that Bayit Bagalil it evokes is that of a Spanish hacienda.<p>><br>• ><p>The lounge at Bayit …

Swimming Pools

Dispatch from Manila

A few days in the Philippines is a festival of sights and sounds.<p>><br>• ><p>Boats at Coron harbor are for hire to get to various sites on Coron Island, May …

Asia

Kurds attacked in Greek camp, accused of not fasting on Ramadan

The Moria camp on Lesbos has been the center of brawls before between refugees who are stuffed into a facility of 7,000 inhabitants that has been …

Islam

Kurds in Iraq adrift after Iraqi election

Kurdish politics has been in disarray since the independence referendum last September.<p>><br>• ><p>Kurds in Erbil, Iraq, on the day of the independence …

Middle East

Honoring the millennial friendship between Jews and China

Unlike their experience in Europe, Russia and many other Christian and Muslim countries in the world, the Jews have never experienced discrimination …

China

Teaching Israelis about China

As a critical transit point on China’s New Silk Road, Israel could become an essential part of the global trading ecosystem.<p>><br>• ><p>Le président chinois Xi …

China

Recognize the Golan

If Israel wants the US and other countries to recognize its sovereignty over the Golan, it needs to take its sovereignty seriously.<p>><br>• ><p>An old military …

Israel

UK Labour take note: Iran 2018 is not Iraq 2003

Whether Labour realizes or not, the UK is a major international power with a role in shaping regional policy.<p>><br>• ><p>Britain's shadow foreign secretary …

Middle East

A mohel reflects: Blood on all our hands

The rabbinate should be an institution committed to professional development and support for mohalim.<p>><br>• ><p>A ‘MOHEL’ holds a scalpel as he performs a …

Medicine

Pirkei Avot: More than ‘Who is rich?’ and ‘Who is wise?’

The study of Pirkei Avot is an invitation to life lived purposefully and meaningfully, and with spiritual integrity and intelligence.<p>><br>• ><p>Reading a …

Israel

It’s past time to bury the Israeli-Palestinian peace process

We should put our moral support behind free societies, such as Israel, and genuine freedom-seekers – including among the Palestinian community …

Israel

Israel’s enemies just want one thing: its destruction

There is a phrase uttered at the end of Passover: “next year in Jerusalem.” But, in effect, all of Israel’s enemies seem to saying a different …

Israel

Jean-Yves Thibaudet to perform with Philadelphia Orchestra in Israel

The concert pianist will perform Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 2 (The Age of Anxiety) for solo piano and orchestra in Haifa, Tel Aviv and …

Flute

Saudi Arabia stops new business with Germany over its pro-Iran policy

Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman is “deeply offended” by the German government and froze new business with the Federal Republic, wrote Der …

Saudi Arabia

SHEKEL’s annual film festival challenges the concept of disability

People with special needs have become more active than ever in telling their own stories in recent years, and the world has begun to take notice.<p>A …

Disability

Grapevine: Explaining the situation to the EU

Relations between Israel and the EU have known their ups and downs, and are currently in a state of decline primarily due to events at the Gaza …

Israel

Elite IDF soldier dies of wounds sustained during arrest operation

The soldier was hit on the head by a slab of marble thrown from a third-story rooftop.<p>><br>• ><p>Ronen Lubarsky Z"L. (photo credit: INGIMAGE + IDF …

Israel

Report: Syrian rebels searched for IDF soldiers' bodies in Yarmouk camp

Cooperation with Israel, or Assad's propaganda?<p>><br>• ><p>SYRIAN SOLDIERS walk past damaged buildings in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on …

Middle East

Four Gazans breach security fence, flee back after IDF troops open fire

No casualties were reported. In addition, some 5,000 Palestinians demonstrated along the Gaza border security fence Friday.<p>><br>• ><p>KKL-JNF firefighters …

Israel

In French poll, majority say Zionism is a Jewish conspiracy

The poll also revealed widespread hostility toward and ignorance about Israel.<p>><br>• ><p>The French flag flies above the Grand Palais in Paris, France, June …

Israel

German Jewish leaders call for probe into bank for allowing BDS-linked accounts

Legal expert tells bank it is "making common cause with Jew-hatred."<p>><br>• ><p>BDS activists in Berlin. (photo credit: REUTERS)<p>The Central Welfare Board of …

Israel

Iran pressures Europe to speed up plans to save nuclear deal

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened Iran on Monday with "the strongest sanctions in history" if it did not change its behavior in the …

South Asia

WWII-era Polish cardinal closer to sainthood despite anti-Jewish acts

“It is good to prefer your own kind when shopping, to avoid Jewish stores and Jewish stalls in the marketplace",wrote the cardinal.<p>><br>• ><p>A photo from …

Israel

Leader of Hezbollah: U.S. sanctions on Iran 'will not yield results'

Nasrallah claimed that the new sanctions target the Lebanese people and companies, he added that they will not impact the formation of a new …

South Asia

Lebanon's Hariri named PM, wants unity gov't fast

The new coalition government is expected to reflect the enhanced political position of the Iran-backed Shi'ite group Hezbollah.<p>><p>Saad al-Hariri talks …

South Asia

New York teen to serve jail time for vandalizing Jewish cemetery

Dozens of members of the Temple Beth Shalom congregation attended the sentencing hearing.<p>><br>• ><p>A member of a Neo-Nazi group attends the "Day of Honour" …

Israel

Movie producer Weinstein surrenders on sex assault charges

Weinstein is expected to be charged with raping one woman and forcing another to perform oral sex on him, the New York Times reported, citing …

Harvey Weinstein

Not looking back - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

Sometimes, my writing elicits smiles. Other times, it does not cause even a small kerfuffle. Nonetheless, I plan to continue to string words together …

Education

Report: Israel attacked a Hezbollah base in Syria

According to the Syrian Al-Marsad organization for human rights, Thursday's attack on the Dabaa military airport in central Syria was aimed at …

Middle East