Artists Protest Lincoln Center Play Backed by Israel

More than 60 artists, including the Pulitzer winner Annie Baker and the actress Greta Gerwig, asked that the play “To the End of the Land” be canceled.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/theater/artists-protest-lincoln-center-play-backed-by-israel.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Indian Premier, in Israel Visit, Seeks to Break Barriers in Trade and History

Narendra Modi is the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel in the 25 years since the two countries established full diplomatic relations.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/04/world/middleeast/india-israel-narendra-modi-benjamin-netanyahu.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Uproar in Israel and Beyond as Netanyahu Yields to Ultra-Orthodox Jews

The Israeli prime minister backtracked on a deal over a prayer space at the Western Wall and approved a bill on Orthodox control of conversions to Judaism.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/03/world/middleeast/israel-benjamin-netanyahu-ultra-orthodox-western-wall.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Ehud Olmert, Israeli Ex-Prime Minister, Granted Early Release from Prison

He will be freed on Sunday, after a parole board cut short his sentence for bribery, obstruction of justice, fraud and breach of trust.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/29/world/middleeast/ehud-olmert-israel-parole.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Israel Suspends Plan for Egalitarian Prayer Area at Western Wall

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu backed down on an agreement to create space for men and women to pray together and practice non-Orthodox rituals.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/25/world/middleeast/benjamin-netanyahu-israel-western-wall-non-orthodox-jews.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

50 Years After War, East Jerusalem Palestinians Confront a Life Divided

Palestinians are applying for Israeli passports and even studying the Israeli curriculum in schools. But they say it’s a survival tactic, not an acquiescence.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/25/world/middleeast/jerusalem-palestinians-50th-anniversary-of-the-reunification.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Israeli Woman Who Sued El Al for Sexism Wins Landmark Ruling

An Israeli court ruled that moving female passengers at the behest of Orthodox men who object to sitting with them constituted illegal discrimination.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/21/world/middleeast/israeli-woman-who-sued-el-al-for-sexism-wins-landmark-ruling.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Trilobites: Revealed in Israel, a 2,600-Year-Old Request for Wine

The Hebrew words on a piece of pottery first found in 1965 were detected using multispectral imaging technology.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/science/send-more-wine-pottery-archaeology.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Israeli Dies as Palestinian Attackers Stage 3 Assaults in Jerusalem

The three assailants were shot and killed at the scene of the attacks, which ended a period of relative calm in the Old City.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/world/middleeast/israel-palestinians-attack-jerusalem.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

The Saturday Profile: A Best-Selling Israeli Philosopher Examines His Country’s Inner Conflict

In a provocative new book, Micah Goodman, 42, concludes that there is no possibility of any comprehensive final peace deal with the Palestinians.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/09/world/middleeast/a-best-selling-israeli-philosopher-examines-his-countrys-inner-conflict.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »