One of the saplings grown from Anne Frank's beloved chestnut tree has been cut down and stolen, reports the Jerusalem Post. Someone felled the 8-foot tree that had been planted outside the Anne Frank School in Frankurt, Germany, at some point over the last week. It was one of several...
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Stanley Fischer, who led the Bank of Israel for eight years until he stepped down in June, has been asked to be the Federal Reserve's next vice chair once Janet Yellen takes over as chief of the U.S. central bank, a source familia...
( JERUSALEM) — A Dutch water company says it has cut ties with Israel’s national water carrier over its operations in the West Bank. Vitens said joint projects with Mekorot “cannot be seen outside their political context.” The Palestinians claim the West Bank, captured by Israel in 1967, as part of a future independent state. Show More Summary
Reviewing a new collection of interviews, Richard Brody takes a shot at Hannah Arendt’s most famous work, Eichmann In Jerusalem. Brody writes, “Arendt’s charge that Eichmann suffered from a ‘lack of imagination’ is actually the essential flaw of her own book”: Her mechanistic view of Eichmann’s personality, as well as her abstract and unsympathetic consideration of […]
Netanyahu skips Mandela memorial. Israelis say ‘are you kidding?’ (via The Christian Science Monitor) Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Nov. 17. Fresh off a series of scandals over his high-flying lifestyle and expensive habits, the prime minister said Monday he would skip Nelson Mandela’s funeral…
One book I read as a kid claimed that when knights traveled east to attack Jerusalem during the Crusades, they sometimes got so hot that their sweat filled up their armor, drowning them. That was still fresh in my mind, so when JohnShow More Summary
The Abu Ghosh restaurant in Jerusalem is encouraging diners to turn off their devices in return for a generous 50 percent discount.
Former New Yorker Ben Wiener is launching one of the first micro-funds in Jerusalem, so new ideas can flourish in one of the world's oldest cities.
The Israeli government commissioned the project in the aftermath of the Six Day War as an experiment in geometry and architectural construction. The housing complex was planned for a stop atop a hill, just outside of Jerusalem, where over 700 modular dodecahedrons
Jerusalem, 2016 As you may be aware, the Government of Israel and its Palestinian partners have come to an agreement concerning the permanent border between Israel and the new Palestinian state. There are several hundred thousand Israeli citizens in areas of the West Bank that will be part of the new Palestine. Show More Summary
Yotam Ottolengi and Sami Tamimi's Jerusalem doesn't skimp on its use of spices, but what do you really need? The authors paid a visit to our favorite spice shop in New York, Kalustyan's, to show us in this video from the Jewish Daily Forward.
Tom Sperlinger writes about teaching 'Romeo and Juliet' while teaching at Al Quds University in East Jerusalem and navigating the trials, and themes, of occupation.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in Jerusalem on Thursday that despite reports to the contrary, there is “some progress” in the talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Kerry said that regarding Iran, the U.S. is “committed to Israel’s safety” and that it is a top priority in the P5+1 diplomatic discourse with Iran. [...]
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry assured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday that core sanctions against Iran would remain in place despite its interim nuclear deal with world powers.
A successful joint collaboration between researchers at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem and the startup company TyrNovo may lead to a potential treatment of brain diseases. The researchers found that TyrNovo's novel and unique compound,...Show More Summary
Ron Dermer gives Obama cufflinks made in the City of David, a Jewish settlement in occupied East Jerusalem
House built 10,000 years ago dating back to the beginning of civilisation is unearthed by archaeologists working near Jerusalem A 10,000-year-old house has been unearthed in Israel, offering what archaeologists say is a fascinating glimpse into human development. The structure, which dates back to the beginning of civilisation, was discovered close to Jerusalem in a region [...]
Residents of two neighborhoods in East Jerusalem are bracing for the largest wave of home demolitions ever proposed by Israel. On October 31, Jerusalem municipal officials affixed legal documents to residential buildings in the Ras Khamis and Ras Shahada neighborhoods. Show More Summary
JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will present the outlines of a West Bank security plan in meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders this week, stepping up American involvement in hopes of reviving faltering Mideast peace efforts, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
Down by one, Hapoel Jerusalem's Yotam Halperin hit a three-pointer with a lucky bounce to take a two-point lead over Maccabi Tel Aviv. But it took a well-placed referee for Halperin to get his game-winner. Read more...