The Jerusalem Report is an editorially independent biweekly newsmagazine that offers original journalism from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world. Founded in 1990, The Jerusalem Report consistently aims to bridge the gaps between Israel and the Diaspora, and honestly assess Israel's relations with its Arab neighbors.
No doubt most American Jewish liberals are disgusted with President Trump – not only his administration’s policies, but also his insolence and dishonesty.
Fasten your seat belts because we may be heading for a period of unprecedented turbulence in Israeli politics.
It is known that there is a dearth of publishing opportunities for English-language writers in Israel.
The Way Back promises to pull its readers into a beautifully written web of smugglers and spies, Israel and the Middle East – and it fulfills this promise.
The wholly convincing interweaving of fiction with historical fact makes Promised Land a compulsive read, and we are left wondering about how life pans out for the main characters.
The economies of Israel and the Palestinians are intertwined as is the cheek-by-jowl proximity of neighborhoods, villages and settlements.
The famous Iditarod race in Alaska raises ethical questions.
David Berman believes that learning the ancient board game at an early age can be life-changing.
Knesset Member Pnina Tamano-Shata of Blue and White, a member of the Ethiopian-Israeli community, condemned the violence but said the outburst of rage followed years of pent-up frustration.
It would take a cataclysmic change similar to the end of the Cold War – for example, a universal Middle East peace – to change the Israeli political landscape.
As a Jewish Confederate Boy Scout in the 1940s and early ’50s, I first learned about the KKK.
Top Israeli and American officials, including US Ambassador David Friedman and Special Representative Jason Greenblatt, attended the opening on June 30 of Jerusalem’s Pilgrimage Road,
Whether or not you support Ehud Barak, Israel’s most decorated soldier is no idiot.
So what has turned this small stretch of much-contested real estate into the object of millennial Jewish longing and the keystone of Jewish identity?
‘Bucharest Diary’ is a vivid memoir by a former US envoy to Romania.
Now in her 80s, the protagonist opens up to the sympathetic writer about the horrors of the Holocaust in the Netherlands.
My blessed Yiddishe mother used to ask, when something was weirder than real life, in Yiddish of course, “Am I meshugge, or he is meshugge?”
I am fortunate to share an office at the Technion’s Samuel Neaman Institute with Rafi Nave, a hi-tech pioneer whose career spans four decades.
“A big part of Ramadan is the hospitality we give to others and…one of the big purchases (Muslims here) make is sweetened soft drinks which are very unhealthy,” Barakat told The Jerusalem Report.
“I knew that the Canadian government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had come out a number of times against BDS, even referring to the campaigns as a ‘new form of antisemitism in the world.’
One of the biggest concerns about making aliyah is that your children won’t be surrounded by the scores of cousins they are used to sharing birthdays, family celebrations and holidays with each year.
The story of Moe Berg, the US spy who wanted to be sent to Israel
On July 3, the United States will mark the 156th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a decisive engagement in the American Civil War.
Trump announced on June 22 that the US would impose “major” additional sanctions on Iran in a bid to prevent it from obtaining nuclear weapons, and pressure its leadership to change course.
His connection with Zionism was reinforced while serving in the Royal Scots Greys cavalry, when he was sent to Mandate Palestine to fight with a saber and rifle on horseback.
Her journey, from Germany to Israel via England, has been a full one so far, packed with accomplishments, lessons, contributions, loves, losses and regrets.
There is enormous creative energy in Israel. While politicians play games, scientists continue to do pathbreaking research, and entrepreneurs continue to launch thousands of new start-ups.
Ticho House is a popular tourist attraction and art gallery in downtown Jerusalem.
Newly appointed AJC President Harriet Schleifer discusses mounting global antisemitism and fighting for Israel in the corridors of power.
Over 2,000 schoolchildren and youth group members were invited to be the bearers of the first-fruit offerings.
The prominent philanthropist talks about improving ties between US Jews and Israel, and advancing the rights of people with disabilities.
Communal life is a vital component to maintaining Jewish identity, and so Jewish intentional communities – whereby people congregate around a social action – have been on the rise around the world.
I transitioned from virtual estrangement from Judaism to an observant lifestyle in Jerusalem, then gradually abandoned some of the mitzvot and settled into a compromise between extremes.
The festival brings together Jewish and Arab musicians in a celebration of music.
FIRST LADY President Reuven Rivlin kisses the coffin of his wife, Nechama, at the Jerusalem Theater on June 5, before her funeral on Mount Herzl.
“Avigdor Liberman is now part of the Left,” said a fuming Netanyahu, using his worst curse word.
The immigrant couple found themselves without birth and marriage certificates, college transcripts, photograph albums, books and other mementos. They had to start life anew like refugees.
The demand for workers grows, but wages don't increase too. This is because of the two new phenomena of globalization and technology.
Ricky Rapoport Friesem's book Gimme Shelter touches upon bomb shelters, Independence Day and Israel nostalgia.
A corporate executive’s aborted nomination as the IDF’s spokesman underscores the travails of Israel’s media relations
The story of Rabbi Jacob Sonderling and a special Shabbat during World War I.
"I’ve always known I had family living there, but until now I had never met any of them."
How did it feel for a Jewish boy from Brooklyn who lives half the year in Jerusalem to meet the Pope?
Chief Justice Esther Hayut stressed the importance of an independent judiciary at a Nuremberg conference.
In Israel’s fateful War of Independence, thousands of volunteers came from 59 countries to fight with their brethren and played a pivotal role in winning the war.
What do the election results mean for Jewish South Africans?
Duncan Laurence of the Netherlands accepts the trophy from Israel’s Netta Barzilai after winning the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv on May 19.
Yehoshua, 82, dubbed “the Israeli Faulkner” by The New York Times, is a prolific author of novels, short stories, plays and essays.
In a new book, two brilliant clinical psychologists contrast the classical Greek view in psychology and psychiatry with the Judaic-Biblical approach.
"Doing nothing is more important than just doing."
How one program is trying to rebuild Israel's public civil service.
In his talk, Yehoshua covered Jewish identity, Zionism, and Israel with a mix of far-right and far-left views.
American chefs from popular US culinary television programs, food critics and top restaurant owners, take a culinary tour around Israel.
An Egyptian-mediated ceasefire ends the deadliest flare-up since 2014
The population has grown more than 11-fold since the country was established in 1948.
Two Holocaust scholars, in a book based largely on interviews, give voice to Peter Bergson, a key Holocaust rescue activist in America
"As I sat over a cup of coffee in the basement museum with its director, Claudia Sophia-Weinberg, some of the residents wandered in to chat in a warm and welcoming environment."
He rescued thousands of Jews in Hungary.
There are the makings of a great novel and a splendid film in the intertwined lives of Victor and Lilian, a saga stretching across 70 years.
The topic was the subject of a conference organized by the Institute for Polish Jewish Studies at the Polish Embassy in London.
The Warsaw Ghetto Museum opens in 2023
"I was stunned at the numbers of people on social media who took selfies."
On the moon, but not over the moon.
His duress only made his loyalists join him as he circled his wagons
This is the first time anyone anywhere has successfully engineered and printed an entire heart replete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles and chambers.
“If at first you don’t succeed, you try again.”
Soprano Eva Ben-Zvi sings the Holocaust diarist’s legacy.
The fundamental principles of democracy have become hollowed out even more than before.
It is worth noting that Europeans or people of European descent are not the only people with wrong ideas.
Perhaps even more than the High Holy Days, Passover, which is the first of four Jewish New Years, is the symbol of Jewish peoplehood and common Jewish destiny.
Rabbi Steinsaltz’s brief English introduction sets the tone for the entire book. In just four pages, he explains why the Psalms hold a universal appeal for mankind.
Since I am interviewing myself, I can really take the gloves off – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Pedaling south to north across the entire African continent with this bare minimum of supplies, he made this epic 19,000 km journey in just over five months
Jews first arrived in the country during Roman times
With every shade of political opinion represented by Knesset seats, no one party can emerge as the outright winner.
I want to find the ideal partner and get married and have kids I can raise as Israelis.
Beyond the antisemitic canards, Jews alternately participated, coopted and resisted slavery.
Religious Zionism does not want to isolate itself, but rather to integrate.
Baumel’s remains were recovered in Syria with the aid of the Russian Army.
An exhibition focused on my mother’s role in Polish history.
I decided I had to tell her story to others.
A handbook on antizionism for activists.
The ‘deal of the century’ should be revealed before the April 9 elections, urge cofounders of Blue White Future.
Zehut’s momentum challenges the establishment.
It was difficult to watch thousands of athletes running in such a festive spirit, without thinking about the flare-up on the Gaza border.
The Hasidic Jew at the cutting edge of medicinal cannabis development.
Israel’s most important elections
Poland and Hungary: Prewar Jewish experiences
Polity – the voters who elect the body politic, based on its proposed policies. Policy – what political candidates propose to do, to deal with pressing economic, social, and defense challenges.
A roundup of the last two weeks.
On the legacy of Isaac Ochberg.
A choice between the king and the general.
We all need to be able to relax and to laugh even when there are troubles. Purim gives us that opportunity and the Book of Esther – for all its problems – is perfect for that.
With Eagles’ Wings, young pastors travel to Israel to build bridges with Jews.
Sam Grundwerg, World Chairmain of Keren Hayesod-United Israel Appeal.