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  • Adolf Eichmann and the hunt for monsters

    Adolf Eichmann and the hunt for monsters
    On May 23, 1960, then- Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion stood at the podium in the Knesset and solemnly said: "A short time ago one of the most notorious Nazi war criminals, Adolf Eichmann, was discovered by the Israeli security services. Adolf...
  • Israel's identity crisis

    Israel's identity crisis
    From 1948 on, the Arabs still living in Israel -- those who didn't flee or weren't driven out when the state was established -- were allowed to become citizens. They could vote in free elections, criticize the government and run for public office,...
  • Is this a new Benjamin Netanyahu?

    Is this a new Benjamin Netanyahu?
    Bibi is back. Unlikely as it seemed after his resounding electoral defeat in 1999, Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel's right-wing Likud Party, has returned triumphantly from the political wilderness and was inaugurated -- for the second time --...
  • In Theory: An interview with Desmond Tutu

    Anglican Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu has announced that, after his 79th birthday in October, he is to resign from nearly all of his official commitments and withdraw from public life, the United Kingdom's Guardian newspaper reported last week. He...
  • Book review: 'To the End of the Land' by David Grossman

    Book review: 'To the End of the Land' by David Grossman
    To the End of the Land A Novel David Grossman Translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen Alfred A. Knopf: 582 pp., $27.95 From an American standpoint, the degree of moral authority conferred upon Israeli novelist David Grossman in his homeland can...
  • ISRAEL: Specter of Meir Kahane continues to haunt politics

     
    Two decades after his party was banned from running for seats in the parliament, Rabbi Meir Kahane and his ideas are once more on its agenda. Recently, right-wing legislator Michael Ben-Ari asked to hold a discussion in parliament in memory......
  • ISRAEL: Parliament might put an end to "Photoshop" models

     
    "You look too thin." It's one thing when your mother says it. When the Israeli Health Ministry says it, they mean a person's BMI (body mass index) is less than 18.5. And when legislators said it Monday, this meant a......
  • ISRAEL: Conversion bill rattles relations with U.S. Jews and Israeli politics

     
    A bill proposing (among other things) that control of conversions to Judaism be given to the country’s chief rabbinate, an orthodox body, is causing political controversy in Israel and threatening a big family feud outside it. The question of "who......
  • ISRAEL: TV airs out political disputes

     
    > If TV is the modern tribal hearth, then the flames are burning a bit high in Israel these days. A recent rash of controversy touches permanently raw nerves and mirrors the fault lines that have come to define society.......
  • ISRAEL: Recognition for Jews displaced from Arab countries

     
    A year and a half ago, M., an Iranian-born Israeli, walked into the Iranian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, and bribed his way into obtaining Iranian ID papers. He then traveled to his native city in Iran where he met with......
  • ISRAEL: Israel's ban of the iPad flaps on

     
    Israel's Ministry of Communications has banned import of iPads on the grounds that they are not compatible with the country's Wi-Fi standards. The device isn't sold in Israel commercially yet. Few were aware of any problem until the media reported......