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An Election Observer Who Had Never Voted

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 08.14.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

In 1999, I was assigned to be a roving war correspondent in Sub-Saharan Africa. I established my base in Johannesburg, South Africa, and from there travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where I reported from the front lines of the long and ruthless war raging there.

From Mohamed to Mordechai: Waiting for a New Generation

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 08.12.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

This is the story of two boys - an Egyptian and an Israeli - united in their convictions but separated by circumstances.

Researchers May Have Found An Ancient Sanctuary To Pagan God Pan

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.29.2016 | Religion

Archaeologists in northern Israel have uncovered a massive Roman-era gate they believe may have served as an entrance to an ancient pagan compound. Th...

How One Israeli Hair Salon Brings Jews And Arabs Together

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.24.2016 | Religion

Jews and Arabs live largely segregated in Israel, but you wouldn't know it spending an afternoon at Fifi's hair salon in Haifa. The salon is the subj...

Amos Gitai: With Rabin, The Last Day, Israel's Godard Takes on Netanyahu, Extremist Rabbis, and an Artist's Duty

Brandon Judell | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Brandon Judell

Amos Gitai. If you can recall when Vincent D'Onofrio was sexy, Gitai has that sort of confrontational charm. He turns you on while he sets you on edge...

Poem on the Way Home from Tel Aviv

Aron Wander | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts
Aron Wander

Poem on the Way Home from Tel Aviv I want to say that Haifa's coast outside the train window is beautiful, but not any more or less than any other...

Charisma Personified: Meeting Ali Suliman at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.15.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Meet Ali Suliman. Not only does Suliman embody all of the above qualities and possess each and every one of those talents, but he's also a great interview.

How Studying Arabic Brought Me to Israel in the Summer of 2014

Maria Sebas | Posted 01.05.2015 | College
Maria Sebas

The most notable observation I made was that the vast majority of Israelis that I spoke with wanted to find a peaceful solution. Whether they were Israeli Jews or Israeli Arabs, they wanted an end to the violence.

Jordanian Band Tour Runs Into Political Bumps

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Daoud Kuttab

This week, a Jordanian band went on a tour that includes the Golan Heights, Nazareth, Haifa, Ramallah, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. But the popular music ...

Can Bosra Still Beckon History Buffs to Syria?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Looking through stacks of old pictures today, I came across a set I shot in Bosra, Syria, 23 years ago showing stately, if worn, internationally recog...

Boutique Hotels Of The Holy Land

Kevin Richberg | Posted 04.13.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Walking through the front door at Akkotel means walking into a history stretching back almost a thousand years. The amenities and comforts are all completely modern but the essence and emotion is from another time entirely.

A Phoenix Rises: The Execution Of The Bab

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 09.08.2012 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

On July 9 this year, some 5 million members of the Baha'i community around the world will commemorate the Bab's last earthly moments with programs of prayers and readings.

Scenes From The First "Miss Holocaust Survivor" Pageant

BuzzFeed Shift | Posted 07.02.2012 | Women

Twenty female Holocaust survivors participated in a beauty pageant in Haifa, Israel. Some criticized the event for being “trivial,” but as far as ...

Being Back Home: 'We Are All Part of One Story'

Danna Harman | Posted 08.22.2012 | World
Danna Harman

This month, Sderot, a city less than a mile away from Gaza, which has for the last decade been under an intermittent barrage of rocket attacks, hosted the annual Cinema South Festival.

A New Era of Computing: IBM Research Helps Doctors Choose Best Care Options for Individual Patients

Steve Hamm | Posted 05.29.2012 | Technology
Steve Hamm

This is the latest in an occasional series of posts about A New Era of Computing. IBM envisions a monumental shift over the coming years: computing wi...

The Birth Of The Bab

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

The Bab in many of his works showed how some of the most seemingly mundane things can be infused with deep spiritual understanding.

Baha'is Commemorate The Martyrdom Of The Bab

Rothwell Polk | Posted 09.07.2011 | Religion
Rothwell Polk

When the smoke cleared, the crowd gasped in astonishment and fear. Muhammad-'Ali still hung suspended by the ropes, but was unharmed and the Bab had disappeared!

WATCH: Whoa! That's A Big Yo-Yo

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Yo-yos might be toys for kids, but when you're dangling one off the side of a crane on a 65-foot rope, it's not child's play. Students at the Techn...

WikiLeaks: Where's the Oil?

Charlotte Dennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlotte Dennett

Like FOIA, the ability of WikiLeaks to act as a watchdog over government will depend largely on whether an engaged public succeeds in protecting it from retaliatory actions by embarrassed governments.

Showdown at Sheik Jarrah

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

In Israel, the land of a million arguments, it's easy to get so exhausted by the back-and-forth that sometimes you just want to tune out.

The Terrorists Will Be Released and They Will Murder Again

Yossi Zur | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yossi Zur

Mawaz Abu Sharach and Majdi Amro, the two murderers of my seventeen year-old son, are currently in jail. But they could soon be freed with a thousand others, all in exchange for one Israeli prisoner.

Three Miracles From Israel for Saving Gas, Increasing Tourism and Middle East Peace

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Kloosterman

Three purported miracles, environmental in nature, have happened in Israel recently: a mermaid frolicking in the Haifa Bay; a gas saving retrofit for your car; and new peace pipe.