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Ultra-Orthodox Parties Bar Yeshiva Students From Enlisting In Israeli Army

www.timesofisrael.com | Posted 02.27.2014 | Religion

The rabbinic councils of all three Orthodox parties in Israel issued a statement prohibiting their yeshiva students from enlisting in the Israeli mili...

What if Your Home Was Turned into an Israeli Firing Zone?

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Sunjeev Bery

Even as President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry speak in favor of a peace agreement, the U.S.-subsidized Israeli military is subjecting Palestinians to ongoing human rights abuses.

Israeli Defense Ministry Raises Eyebrows With Viagra Order

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

The Israeli Ministry of Defense raised some eyebrows when it sought prices for a product usually associated with pursuits more lusty than war. The req...

Israeli Army Disciplines Female Soldiers For Racy Photos

AP | MAX J. ROSENTHAL | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- The Israeli military said Sunday that it has disciplined a group of female soldiers who posed for photos in underwear and combat gear and...

Jewish Black Magic And The Raging Battle For Israel's Soul

Nicholas Saidel | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Nicholas Saidel

An old saying within the Israeli political establishment goes something like this: "You haven't made it in Israeli politics until you've been cursed by the Pulsa Dinura." The latest such threat is a conjuring-of-last-resort by those within the ultra-Orthodox community who feel sidelined.

One Palestinian Village Obama Should Visit

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Sunjeev Bery

Israeli military law imposed in the occupied West Bank places sweeping and arbitrary restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly. This makes any unauthorized peaceful protest by Palestinians a criminal offence.

Gilad Shalit And A Distorted Zionism

Aryeh Younger | Posted 01.07.2013 | Religion
Aryeh Younger

I consider myself an ardent Zionist. I appreciate Israel for its democratic values and, more poignantly, for embodying my family's heritage. However, the Zionism with which I wish to identify can't be based on fear or tragedy.

22,993 Heroes

David Issacharoff | Posted 06.25.2012 | Teen
David Issacharoff

Israel never forgets the people who sacrificed their lives for their country, and that's why Israel celebrates Independence Day and Remembrance Day.

How I Became A 'Post-Zionist': Liberal Zionists Speak Out

Rabbi Aryeh Cohen | Posted 06.24.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Aryeh Cohen

The Zionist movement succeeded in creating a homeland for the Jewish people in the Land of Israel more than 60 years ago. Its current challenge is to become a truly liberal democratic country of all its citizens and work toward peace with a homeland for the Palestinian people in Palestine.

The Party at the End of the World

Julie Gray | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Julie Gray

America does not know the feeling of having countries, say, 90 minutes away from its border that often say things like America doesn't deserve to exist and brethren will unite to prove this! America does not know what is like to be attacked, routinely, by missiles.

Do Jewish Youth Movements Glorify Violence?

Joshua Bloom | Posted 03.11.2012 | Religion
Joshua Bloom

At 15-years-old, I found myself crawling through the desert in a combat simulation, part of a weeklong military training program during my six-week United Synagogue Youth teen tour in Israel.

WTF? Israeli General Warns of Texting Orders, Being Ignored

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Michael L. Millenson

When an Israeli Army officer says, "Follow me!", the soldiers under his command may be confused whether he means Facebook or firefight.

Center Provides Home Away From Home For Expat Jewish Soldiers

Posted 06.16.2011 | Religion

By Michele Chabin Religion News Service JERUSALEM (RNS) When Passover begins on Monday (April 18) at sundown, Roxanne Fogelman, a 22-year-old Isra...

Palestinian Shepherd Killed By Israeli Army Near Erez Border

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A Palestinian medic says the Israeli army shot and killed a shepherd near Gaza's border with Israel. Adham Abu Salmia s...

Israeli soldier mocks Palestinian prisoners in photos

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Highlighting the cold indifference and cruelty that has come to characterize the Israeli occupation, a recently discharged soldier has posted photos o...

The People of Gaza and a Reporter: Victims of the NY Times' Stubbornness

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daoud Kuttab

As a result of the reluctance of the executive editor of theNY Times to do the right thing, the newspaper has lost its star Gaza reporter and has short changed its readers.

Purim and the End of "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

The Purim story has a special resonance this year: The Book of Esther marks civilization's first recorded repudiation of "Don't Ask Don't Tell."

Can You Hear Me Now?

Omri Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omri Marcus

Palestinians were furious to discover that now not only Fox News ignores their side -- but now even during commercial breaks are they invisible.

Israela Oron, Fmr. Israeli General, Says Engaging Hamas Critical To Mideast Peace

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hanna Ingber Win

The Huffington Post recently sat down with the former deputy of Israel's National Security Council Brig. Gen (Ret.) Israela Oron to discuss prospects ...

Former Israeli Soldiers Report: Reactions (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On Wednesday July 15, a group of Israeli reservists called Breaking the Silence released a report including anonymous interviews by former Israeli sol...

Israel: Wall Commercial Sparks Controversy (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new Israeli cell phone commercial has sparked anger from Palestinians and left-wing Israelis, ABC reports. The Cellcom ad features Israeli soldie...

Israel Not Talking To U.S. About Possible Iran Attack, Fearing Disapproval

The Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his top deputies have not formally asked for U.S. aid or permission for possible military strikes on Iran's nucl...

A Religious War Heats Up Within Israel's Army

New York Times | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The publication late last week of eyewitness accounts by Israeli soldiers alleging acute mistreatment of Palestinian civilians in the recent Gaza figh...

Investigating War Crimes on our Fact Finding Mission to Gaza

Noura Erakat | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Noura Erakat

Upon returning from a National Lawyers Guild fact-finding mission in Gaza, I believe it is of the utmost importance to speak to Anthony Cordesman's resounding dismissal of international law.

The Shministim

Ed Asner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ed Asner

If you haven't heard the name Omer Goldman yet, have a seat and grab your Kleenex. Her courage, and the courage of the other "Shministim" in Israel is utterly humbling. And amazing. I don't use those words lightly.