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.Immigration to Israel up Nearly 30 Percent Thanks to RussiansAliyah from Russia rose by 72 percent to 7,884 arrivals this year. The number of Ukrainian Jews making aliyah was likewise up.The Miss Universe Pageant Could Be Coming to Israel SoonRepresentatives of the Miss Universe Organization have met with Israeli producers in New York and have secretly visited Israel to look into staging a pageant there.Secular Ayelet Shaked Is at Home in the Religious RightShaked’s ascent seems to working its magic for the right: A recent poll shows the United Right winning 12-13 seats in the next Knesset.Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Longest-Serving Prime MinisterNetanyahu, 69, on Saturday surpassed the number of days as prime minister held by David Ben-Gurion, the country’s first prime minister.Coexistence on the Menu at Izak Hummus in JerusalemIzak hummus cafe is co-owned by Samir Kanwane, who is Arab, and Gal Itach, who is Jewish.Less Mess Translates to ‘Balagan Be Gone’ in IsraelThe Haifa-based organizing guru explores the how-to of tidying up on her podcast and via email newsletters, consultations and online courses.U.S. Diplomats Help Inaugurate Pilgrimage Road in JerusalemThe excavation of the pilgrimage road under Palestinian homes in the Silwan neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem has been a point of contention between Israel and the Palestinians.