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Yom Kippur War

Why I Am a Zionist

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Twenty-five years ago, in late 1989, I enrolled in an ulpan or Hebrew immersion program at Mishmar Haemek, a kibbutz in the Jezreel Valley. When I met the kibbutzniks as well as the other students in the ulpan, many of them would ask me two questions.

The Gospel According to Arik

Terence Smith | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Terence Smith

His death brings the Sharon legacy back into the forefront of the Israeli national consciousness and confronts the current Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, with an awkward dilemma.

Wall Street Makes Huge Twitter Mistake

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

By Jeanine Prezioso NEW YORK, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Oil prices jumped more than $2 to their highest in a month on Thursday on growing hope for a deal ...

40 Years Later: A Look Back at the Yom Kippur War

Terence Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Terence Smith

The legacy of the 1973 war, which the Arabs call the Ramadan War, is more complex and poignantly relevant 40 years later.

Yom Kippur In Israel Also 40th Anniversary Of War

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion

JERUSALEM -- Israelis ushered in the holiest day of the Jewish calendar at sundown Friday as nearly the entire country ground to a halt for Yom Kippur...

September 11th and the 40th Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 11.11.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

This year, the proximity of the anniversaries on two different calendars leads me to think about one through the lens of the other. The theme that runs through both is that we must learn both through what is broken and what is whole.

Golda to Henry: "Why Do You Think We Put Them There?"

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 06.30.2013 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

The hopes of some Israelis that the Arabs of the West Bank would migrate elsewhere have not been fulfilled. And as President Barack Obama stated in his recent visit to Israel, "Neither occupation nor expulsion is the answer."

Did Netanyahu Attempt to Score Partisan Points Against Obama in Washington?

Sigurd Neubauer | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Sigurd Neubauer

Conservative republicans may feel more sympathetic towards Netanyahu's leadership style, but it would be foolish to lose liberal Americans by playing up partisan differences by publicly undercutting Obama's call for direct negotiations with Abbas.

Mubarak's Turn

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gary S. Chafetz

Today, the situation in Egypt is not so dissimilar to that of October 6, 1981 at 1 pm. Back then, Mubarak was vice president and Anwar Sadat was president. Now, nearly 30 years later, it's Mubarak's turn.

Ghost Stories: Israel's Past Comes to Life

Angela Himsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Angela Himsel

"I'm having a love affair," our cousin Motti confides, "with ghosts." It's a pitch-black night but artificial light glows on the walls of Jerusalem's Old City just beyond us.

What Did the Arabs Really Win in the 1973 War With Israel?

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

In the 37 years since this "victory," the Arabs have been unable to persuade Israel to agree to the Arab Peace Initiative and have become absolutely impotent to prevent it from continuing the construction of settlements.

One Dead Israeli Spy, Two Theories of Double Loyalty, Three Explanations of How He Died, Four Suspects: Too Many Unanswered Questions

Haggai Carmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

If Ashraf Marwan was murdered, then his death could help us figure out whether Marwan was a loyal Israeli spy, a double Egyptian-Israeli spy or a spy with shifting loyalties.

Disneyland in Sinai: The Illusion of Peace

Annelle Sheline | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Annelle Sheline

It's a charged time of year, in a prickly piece of real estate. But this is Sinai. Ma feesh mushkila. (No problem.)

Disaster Tourism at the Edge of the Golan Heights

Freddy Deknatel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Freddy Deknatel

Today the curious traveler can get a government tour after securing an easy permit in Damascus. It is perhaps the best and most disturbing example of disaster tourism in the Middle East.

Energy Lessons for Europe and the U.S. from the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo

Charles D. Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charles D. Ferguson

While feeling angry is justified in a crisis, the governments would be best advised not to get mad at Russia but to get more secure in energy supplies and smarter in energy usage.