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  • American-Israeli is new first fiddle in Israel orchestra

    The packed concert hall in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv went silent, then burst into applause when the 28-year-old violinist took his bow, wearing long coattails and a broad grin. David Radzynski is still getting used to his first job out of college as...
  • Dueling elections: a look at Israeli, UK electoral systems

    If the polls are to be believed, Thursday's British election may produce a "hung parliament," where no political party holds an absolute majority. That's cause for angst in a place where tradition, fair play and a system that inflates majorities have...
  • A look at key figures in Israel's new government

    The Israeli prime minister's new coalition government is dominated by nationalists and religious parties, setting Israel on a collision course with the international community on multiple fronts. The success of that government rests largely on the key...
  • Analysis: New Netanyahu government headed for turmoil

    Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to cobble together a government dominated by nationalist and religious allies, setting the stage for conflict with the Palestinians and much of the world and leaving Israel angrily divided. The coalition concluded this week...
  • Boycott the Israel boycotters?

     Boycott the Israel boycotters?
    For years, groups critical of Israel's policies in the West Bank and Gaza have pressed universities and pension funds to divest themselves of stocks from companies deemed guilty of "profiting off of the illegal occupation of Palestinian lands." The...
  • Leading Israeli settler figure Moshe Levinger dies at age 80

    Rabbi Moshe Levinger, a leading figure in Israel's settler movement, was laid to rest Sunday in the West Bank city of Hebron, where he helped establish a controversial Jewish community after Israel captured the territory from Jordan in the 1967 Mideast...
  • CANNES WATCH: Portman says new Israeli isn't political

    Natalie Portman's directorial debut, "A Tale of Love and Darkness," is set around the time of the formation of Israel, but the Oscar-winning actress says it doesn't have a political agenda. The film, adapted from an autobiographical novel by Amos Oz,...
  • CANNES WATCH: Portman eschews politics, Mara's fashion coup

    The first week of the Cannes Film Festival came to an end this weekend with plenty of buzz. Natalie Portman talked about why her new film in Israel is not political, there was an honor for Jane Fonda and a big deal for Tom Ford. And then there was also...
  • Clashes erupt in Jerusalem as Israel marks 'Jerusalem Day'

    Under heavy police guard, thousands of Israeli demonstrators on Sunday marched through Arab sections of Jerusalem's Old City to celebrate Israel's capture of the area nearly 50 years ago. Police reported clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in...
  • Pope calls Palestinian leader "angel of peace" during visit

    Pope Francis praised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as an "angel of peace" during a meeting Saturday at the Vatican that underscored the Holy See's warm relations with the Palestinians as it prepares to canonize two 19th century nuns from the region....
  • Blatter to visit US in 2016, rejects talk of avoiding FBI

    Sepp Blatter says he has no fear of setting foot in the United States — no matter what the FBI might be doing. The FIFA president insisted Friday he is not avoiding the U.S. despite a reported probe implicating two of his former FIFA colleagues...