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  • Zubin Mehta talks about his 'lasting marriage' to the Israel Philharmonic

     Zubin Mehta talks about his 'lasting marriage' to the Israel Philharmonic
    In this day of peripatetic music directors who juggle multiple appointments in various corners of the globe, most conductors are unable, or unwilling, to forge permanent relationships such as were commonplace in the symphony orchestra world several...
  • Israel approves law to draft ultra-Orthodox men into military

    Israel approves law to draft ultra-Orthodox men into military
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli legislators approved a controversial law Wednesday to end the historic exemption of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men from mandatory military service, a decision some religious leaders decried as persecution. The Equal Service Law...
  • Rockets launched from Gaza Strip answered with Israeli airstrikes

    JERUSALEM--In the heaviest barrage in more than a year, dozens of rockets were launched at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, drawing condemnation from Israel’s political leadership and swift retaliation by its military. At least 60...
  • Israel extends regret, sympathy to Jordan for slain judge

    JERUSALEM -- In efforts to ease tension over Monday’s fatal shooting by Israeli troops of a Jordanian judge at a border crossing, Israel expressed regret and stressed its commitment to the two countries' peace treaty. “Israel regrets the...
  • Scarlett Johansson takes heat for promoting Israeli firm SodaStream

    RAMALLAH, West Bank – Actress Scarlett Johansson is taking heat from Palestinian activists for becoming a brand ambassador for SodaStream International Ltd., an Israeli company that operates a factory in the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim....
  • Scarlett Johansson-Oxfam partnership fizzles amid SodaStream tiff

    Scarlett Johansson has resigned from her post as an Oxfam ambassador following her participation in a SodaStream campaign that ensconced the actress in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and put her odds with the humanitarian charity.  The "Her" voice...
  • Israel is not a 'democracy' [Letter]

    Israel is not a 'democracy' [Letter]
    Commentator Kenneth Lasson argues that universities should not boycott or divest from Israel, nor "inhibit Israeli scholars and scientists from obtaining grants or publishing learned articles" — all in the name of academic freedom ("Academic...
  • State Department issues travel warning for Israel, Gaza, West Bank

    State Department issues travel warning for Israel, Gaza, West Bank
    The State Department on Monday strongly warned Americans against travel to the West Bank and Gaza after violent clashes in the border area last month played out amid current peace talks. Section fronts "The security environment remains complex in...
  • Note to John Kerry: Stop talking about boycotts of Israel

    John Kerry is quite obviously a friend of Israel. He was a friend in the Senate, and he is one as secretary of state. His work on behalf of a two-state solution seems motivated by a deep love for Israel and a fear that Israel will cease to be a democratic...
  • Hebron still a divided city 20 years after mosque massacre

    HEBRON, West Bank — Nidal lives just steps from the mosque where his life changed forever. It was there, during early morning prayers in 1994, that an Israeli physician named Baruch Goldstein walked in and opened fire, killing 29 Palestinians...
  • REVIEW: 'Omar' ★★★

    REVIEW: 'Omar' ★★&#9733
    An inversion of all its shadowy, snakelike alleyways, the key image in writer-director Hany Abu-Assad's "Omar" is the high, narrow, forbidding concrete wall separating the title character, a Palestinian baker who's also a militant and a sniper, from the...