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Ian Housman

Traveler & Birthright Alumnus

  The Times of Israel
Iran: Sanctions regime has collapsed, never to return

Teen dies, 8 more hospitalized as sweltering heat continues

Police plead for public’s help in finding killers of Palestinian baby

Melanoma cure may be within reach, Tel Aviv U study shows

Fatah forms village patrols to defend against settler violence

  Moment Magazine
European Maccabi Games Come to Berlin

‘Oriented’ Examines What it Means to be Gay and Palestinian in Israel

Edward Hirsch — Poet Laureate of Grief

Publish-A-Kid 2015 // Winners & Interview

A Great Civil Rights Partnership - Home
Palestinian 'special committees' to defend villages against 'settler gangs'

US official: Israel's Dermer not only ambassador in DC pushing policy against administration

South African BDS activists set sites on US pop superstar Pharrell

Fatah official: Netanyahu is founding father of Jewish underground terrorists in W. Bank

Netanyahu: I'm waiting for world to condemn terror against Jews

  Editorial and Opinion Feed
Ross Urges Israel To Be ‘Proactive’ With PA

Chain Of Command

Clamoring To Serve?

Proud Of Raisman

Brooklyn Energy Video - The Middle East
Disarray in Middle East Imperils Obama's Policy Plans

Oil’s Decline Threatens Iraq’s Fight Against ISIS

Brooklyn Men Arrested in Plot to Join ISIS

Jury Finds Palestinian Authority, PLO Liable for Attacks

French Extremists Find Platform in Terrorist Propaganda headlines RSS
New tensions threaten Arab businesses recovering from trauma of Gaza war

Tel Aviv residents save the city's oldest ficus tree

Young woman killed, two others hurt in West Bank stabbing attack

Four Syrian nuclear scientists shot dead near Damascus

Netanyahu 'invites' Arab protesters to move to Palestinian Authority

People Can Change

Yom Kippur and the Secret to a Happy Life

Yom Kippur: Coming Clean

Yom Kippur Infographic

Mother of Murdered Israeli Teen

  Jew or Not Jew
Markus Wolf

James Franck

Sarah Avraham

Benjamin Roth

Dock Ellis

  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Netanyahu visits Jewish woman burned in Jerusalem firebombing

Video shows Jerusalem light rail guard beating U.S. tourist

Jerusalem Pride Parade murder sparks calls for change to laws — and pushback, too

A year after Gaza war, border communities are growing

Kanye West to perform in Israel

I Went to India, And I Found “Shanti”

OMGWTFBIBLE: In Which We See the Backside of God. Literally.

OMGWTFBIBLE: Have You Ever Read the Bible on Weed?

OMGWTFBIBLE: In Which the Torah Gets All Sacrificial and Bloody, Narrative Be Damned

“The Job of a Novelist is to Talk About the Difficult Thing”

  Jewish Ideas Daily - Daily Features
You Only Live Twice

Religion and State in Israel

The Ten Commandments

Come Swing with Me

Secularism and Its Discontents

  Tablet Magazine
The Talmud’s Guide to Jewish Feminine Beauty

What West Bank Rabbi Menachem Froman Can Teach American Jews About Zionism

Watch Orthodox Rabbi Benny Lau's Powerful Denunciation of Homophobia Justified in the Name of God

Teen Stabbed at Jerusalem's Gay Pride Parade Dies

American Pharoah Romps in First Race Since Triple Crown











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