A Wary Response, So Far, on Trump’s Expected Declaration on Jerusalem

Arabs and Israelis alike were impatient to see whether Mr. Trump would really declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and how he might hedge it.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/world/middleeast/trump-israel-jerusalem-capital.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

The Saturday Profile: Pumping New Life into Israel’s Labor Party, From the Right

Avi Gabbay surprised the country in July when he took control of Labor. Now, shellshocked liberals must decide whether to follow his lead.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/world/middleeast/avi-gabbay-israel.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

An Iranian Wrestler Throws His Match to Avoid an Israeli

The athlete was cruising against an inferior Russian until his coach shouted “Lose!” after learning who his next opponent would be.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/28/world/middleeast/iranian-wrestler-alireza-karimi-machiani.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Sabbath Railway Work in Israel May Unravel Netanyahu’s Coalition

A resurgence of Israel’s so-called Sabbath wars leads an ultra-Orthodox minister to quit on his rabbi’s orders, putting pressure on others in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/26/world/middleeast/israel-government-benjamin-netanyahu.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Trump Team Begins Drafting Middle East Peace Plan

Led by the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, the White House team hopes to develop an American blueprint for resolving Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/11/world/middleeast/trump-peace-israel-palestinians.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Trusted Netanyahu Adviser Caught Up in Corruption Inquiry

Yitzhak Molho was the one confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who had seemed untouched by Israel’s scandals. Then the police came knocking.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/world/middleeast/yitzhak-molho-benjamin-netanyahu.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Jerusalem Memo: Is the End of Israeli Democracy Nigh? Israelis Debate Its Future.

Warnings that Israel’s right-wing government threatens the country’s democracy are coming from the right-wing establishment itself.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/31/world/middleeast/israel-rivlin-netanyahu-democracy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Jews of the Diaspora Bring Their Cause to the Israeli Public

Dismissing a modified offer on access to the Western Wall, non-Orthodox leaders want to inform Israelis about the lives of Jews from outside Israel.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/30/world/middleeast/reform-conservative-jewish-leaders-pr-blitz.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

A Dig in Israel Unearths Clues About Ancient Food and Drink

After finding a trove of jars, archaeologists hope to reproduce a Canaanite wine.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/20/dining/israel-ancient-wine-canaanite.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Escalates Confrontation with Iran

The ambassador, Nikki R. Haley, used a Security Council meeting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to deliver a strident denunciation of Iran’s behavior.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/18/world/middleeast/trump-haley-iran-nuclear.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »