For years, writer Yossi Klein Halevi considered himself a peace skeptic. But changes in the region, along with recent experiences with friends like Bar Galin and Rawan Odeh, have challenged that skepticism.
- Israeli SceneChoosing a Different Path Toward Peace
Changes in the Middle East, and the work of friends like Bar Galin and Rawan Odeh, hint at new attitudes about Israel.Israeli SceneThe Pioneering Women of Zionism
An updated anthology of classic Zionist texts acknowledges the influence of women like Golda Meir and Naomi Shemer as well as Hadassah leaders.Israeli Scene Wider WorldMaking a Difference in Nepal
In Tevel B’Tzedek, Israeli Micha Odenheimer has created a Jewish Peace Corps that brings Jewish aid and ideals to Nepal, one of the world’s most impoverished nations.
Volunteers from Tevel B’Tzedek enhance Nepalis’ skills as farmers, educators and community leaders.Israeli SceneDigging Beneath the Surface: An Archeologist’s View of the Temple Mount and its Environs
Eilat Mazar, scion of a family of esteemed Israeli archaeologists, unearths connections to the past in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Eilat Mazar, scion of a family of esteemed Israeli archaeologists, unearths connections to the past in Jerusalem’s Old City.Israeli SceneThe Six-Day War 50 Years Later: The Pride, the Pain
The events of 1967 united Jews around the world in an emotional trajectory—from existential fear to relief and, finally, to jubilation when Israel reunified Jerusalem. But it also bequeathed to us wrenching dilemmas that persist to this day.
The events of 1967 united Jews around the world in an emotional trajectory. But it also bequeathed to us wrenching dilemmas that persist to this day.Israeli SceneCaesarstone: From Kibbutz Dining Hall to Ultra-Modern Milan
Haute cuisine has become a national pastime in Israel, and Caesarstone embraces this trend with its first conceptual cookbook, A Material Menu: Designs for the Culinary Aesthetic.
Haute cuisine has become a national pastime in Israel, and Caesarstone embraces this trend with its first conceptual cookbook.Israeli SceneIsrael Building the World’s Tallest Solar Tower
When the entire Ashalim B power plant in the Negev Desert is completed at the end of this year, the 750-feet-high tower will supply enough renewable electric power for 120,000 households.
When the entire Ashalim B power plant in the Negev is completed at the end of this year, it will supply enough renewable power for 120,000 households.Israeli SceneThe Promised Land of Medical Marijuana
With eight farms authorized to cultivate marijuana and pending legislation to ease access to the drug, Israel’s cannabis industry is one of the most advanced in the world.
With eight farms authorized to cultivate marijuana and pending legislation to ease access to the drug, Israel’s cannabis industry is one of the most advanced inIsraeli SceneGetting Your Hands Dirty in Israel
Taking part in volunteer digs from Ein Gedi near the Dead Sea to sites in the north has become a popular attraction for tourists, students and retirees.
Volunteer digs from Ein Gedi near the Dead Sea to sites in the north have become popular attractions for tourists, students and retirees.Can Israel’s Watergen Change the World Through Clean Water?Watergen uses technology that filters humidity from the air to create clean, fresh drinking water.Susan Weiss Advocates for ‘Chained’ Women in IsraelWeiss is the founder of the Center for Women's Justice, which works on behalf of Israeli women “chained” to husbands who won’t grant them a Jewish divorce document.Israel and America, Building Bridges by Airing DifferencesAmerican and Israeli Jews must acknowledge how different they are to begin the sacred work of healing their relationship and ensuring that the Jewish people remains one people,Israel’s President to Task Gantz With Forming GovernmentGantz will have 28 days to try to form a government coalition. If he fails, Knesset members have 21 days to advise President Rivlin of their support forDiscovery of Golda Meir Letter to Bereaved Families in 1973In the years following the establishment of Israel, it was customary for the prime minister to send a letter for holidays and official occasions.There Are Now More Than 9 Million People Living in IsraelThe current total population includes 6.744 million Jews, 1.907 million Arabs and 441,000 people who identify with neither group.