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.

British Jewry

Britain’s Jewish community examines its record on race and discrimination

Jewish studies departments should ensure that their teaching celebrates and engages with the racial and cultural diversity of the Jewish community worldwide.

From Nazi Germany to Shanghai to California, a story of Jewish success

Heinz Meyer fled Nazi Germany, and struggled his way to success through China, before establishing himself in the United States.

By FRANCOISE OUZAN
10/06/2021

Lithuanians still coming to grips with slaughter of Jews 80 years ago

Lithuania was beautiful to visit. I was, however, overwhelmed with sadness. Like most South African Jews, my ancestors came from Lithuania and my family tree has family who perished in the Holocaust.

By DAVID SOLLY SANDLER
10/06/2021

The special relationship of Kosovo and the Jewish people

“The special bond, the special history, between Albanians and Jews. That has never changed.”

By PAULA SLIER
10/06/2021
Baroness Ariane de Rothschild

The truth about the Rothschild Foundation

The Rothschilds – separately and together — are Israel’s most consistent supporters and fund a myriad of projects, including one for children traumatized by war.

Jewish businessman brings kabbalah and quantum physics to children

Eduard Shyfrin, scientist, businessman, student of Jewish mysticism, and author, is a man of many parts — and is now branching out into children's books.

Israeli start-up MyGenes changing how we understand our health

Each individual has a unique and complex set of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that impact clinical biomarkers and contribute to conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

By SHOSHANA TITA
10/06/2021

The language conflict over Israel and Judea-Samaria

Different language about the same geography can reflect various sides of a conflict. The Arab-Israeli conflict is no different.

By MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN
10/06/2021

Gaza fighting exposed IDF's information failures

The latest fighting in Gaza exposed the ailments of Israel’s information operations, with IDF positions lost in translation.

Who is Israel’s next astronaut?

A colleague of Ilan Ramon, former IAF pilot Eytan Stibbe aims high.

Is the unity coalition an Israeli political watershed moment?

Is this the dawn of a new era? Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, has no intention of going without a fight.

By MARK WEISS
10/06/2021

An examination of the ethics of drone warfare

As the US found itself hunting terrorists in up to eighty countries around the world, it became addicted to killing them in the easiest way possible, through Hellfire missiles and drones.

How to overcome attempts to demoralize the Jewish people

Israel and the Jewish people face a vicious enemy who seeks to destroy and to demoralize us.

By RABBI MOSHE HAUER
10/06/2021

The history of B’nai B’rith in Austria

Of all Austrian philanthropic societies, B’nai B’rith is one of the most discrete. The reason doesn’t root in any kept secrets, but rather in a historical trauma.

By OLIVER CYRUS
10/06/2021

Understanding the beauty of old age

The wisdom attributed to age is just an accumulation of all your experiences plus the lessons you learned from them.

Advice on how to put things in perspective

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when the COVID pandemic or the political turmoil is driving you to despair, remember the large jar and the two cups of coffee.

14 days: New leaders

Israeli news highlights from the past two weeks.

10/06/2021
SpaceIL

To the moon and back: Israel and UAE to cooperate in space?

In the interview, the SpaceIL chairman Morris Kahn announced that Beresheet 2 was scheduled for mid-2024, and he urged the UAE to join the initiative.

10/06/2021

Alternate History: Zion by the shores of Alaska

While the stories in Alternate History are conjectural, they may have some basis in fact and this is the case in The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, a 2007 novel by Michael Chabon.

By JACOB SIVAK
25/05/2021
People wave Palestinian flags during Eid al-Fitr prayers

Jews, Muslims and Jerusalem: A warning of Armageddon

Much of Moshe Moaz's book is devoted to a sweeping survey of Muslim-Jewish relations from the emergence of Islam in the 7th century to the present.

By LESLIE SUSSER
25/05/2021

Hapoel Jerusalem is back in the Israeli Premier League

Hapoel Katamon worked their way up from the lower leagues before eventually changing their name back to Hapoel Jerusalem and, in May 2021, clinched promotion to Israel’s Premier League.

By MARK WEISS
24/05/2021

Israel Festival 2021: Imploding culture looks inward

Ever inventive, the festival management used the coronavirus crisis to focus on local talent, of which there is no shortage.

By MORDECHAI BECK
24/05/2021

Jerusalem Youth Chorus: ‘Transcending conflict through song’

The Jerusalem Youth Chorus is believed to be the only organization that is doing both music and Arab-Jewish dialogue.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
24/05/2021

Bus stories: When Netanyahu called me while I was on the bus

Feel-good stories from public transportation.

By DAVID JABLINOWITZ
24/05/2021

Destinations for the Jewish traveler - Part 2: Germany

With Frankfurt as the base, the areas of Hesse and North-Rhein Westphalia can easily be combined in one visit to see much of the Jewish history of earlier centuries.

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