The Jerusalem Report

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.

Little boy lost: A short story on the Tel Aviv seafront

You know what they say about the seafront in Tel Aviv. Walk along it often enough, and you’re bound to meet everyone you’ve ever known.

The psychology of politics and antisemitism - opinion

As one moves Right along the line and reaches the middle, attitudes labeled Left or Right are indistinguishable.

By ALBERT JACOB
13/01/2021

How to help children cope amid COVID-19 and beyond - opinion

Resilience hinges on feeling recognized, emotionally supported, and provided with a degree of safety and predictability through routine and consistency.

By TANYA COTLER
17/01/2021

Israel must help elderly citizens stay active in society - opinion

The average Israeli has a life expectancy of 83, but their HALE (healthy active life expectancy) is 75.

By SHLOMO MAITAL
13/01/2021

What's in a name?

The importance of names and their meanings

By PESSY KRAUSZ
13/01/2021

Heartwarming stories from Israel's buses

‘Like a prayer, you know I’ll take you there’

By DAVID JABLINOWITZ
13/01/2021

What is Biden’s potential impact on Israel and the Middle East? - opinion

Reviewing the foreign policy achievements of Biden's nominated secretary of state, Anthony Blinken.

13/01/2021

Jonathan Pollard makes aliyah to Israel 35 years after his arrest

For many in Israel, it was the culmination of decades of struggling for Pollard’s freedom.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
13/01/2021

Mitzvah beautifier: David Moss gives Judaism fresh artistic expression

His artistic range ranges from architecture to Hebrew calligraphy.

By DAVID GEFFEN
13/01/2021

Israel's greatest achievement: Reviving the Hebrew language

Hebrew, to be sure, had never died. But the secular Hebrew in which the ancient Jews farmed, traded, governed and wrote poems had been reduced to a language of liturgy, ritual and scholarship.

What does Biden owe his Jewish supporters? - opinion

There is much the Biden administration can do if it wants to establish a Middle East legacy that will last a lifetime.

COVID-19 and normalization: Reflections on Israel's 2020

2020 would have been an excellent year for Israel had it not been for the coronavirus pandemic

14 day news roundup: Tighter lockdown

Israeli news highlights from the past two weeks.

12/01/2021

Happy 2021: Prayers, poems for a coronavirus-free year

Words of gratitude and lifting one's spirits with the end of the pandemic in sight.

12/01/2021

Obama's memoir: A portrait of a responsible, reliable, reasonable leader

Reading this superbly constructed book reminded in very stark terms how much I have missed Obama as president of the US during the past four years.

By RABBI RON KRONISH
30/12/2020

Israel's history of resilience to adversity explored in new book

What is behind the resilience Israelis have in the face of adversity?

New exhibit shows van Gogh's Jewish connection

An exhibition in Finland spotlights the great Dutch artist

By INNA ROGATCHI
30/12/2020

Amid COVID-19, Oud Festival of Jerusalem goes digital

Only local artists were asked to perform, which turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

By MORDECHAI BECK
30/12/2020

The secret language of the Jews of southern Germany

Though spoken by few today, a movement exists to keep Lachoudesh alive.

The UK agonizes over its new Holocaust memorial

To put the present situation into context, the UK already has five significant Holocaust centers serving the public.

COVID-19 shows we owe the pharmaceutical industry an apology

Here is where the pharmaceutical companies’ strength played a role, by taking up a challenge to which a weaker industry would not be equal.

By KFIR LUZZATO
30/12/2020

Technion scientist uses stem cells to heal broken hearts, spines

Nowhere is the magic conjured by innovators greater than in medical technology.

By SHLOMO MAITAL
28/12/2020

Meet the skin treatment pioneer putting Israel on the map in cosmetics

Today Hava Zingboim stands behind more than 150 innovative breakthroughs in skin treatment and has placed Israel on the map in cosmetics.

By CARMIT SAPIR WEITZ
28/12/2020

Meet the woman memorializing, honoring fallen Jewish WWII pilots

Her aim was to record and honor the memories of those Jewish air force servicemen and women who gave their lives for their country.

By ROBERT HERSOWITZ
28/12/2020

What will the US approach to Israel, Iran be when Biden replaces Trump?

This piece is a mini-simulation exercise, trying to observe and predict the main interests, expectations and actions of these four actors.

By JOSEF OLMERT
28/12/2020
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