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.

Nobel Laureate Prof.Aaron Ciechanover

How do you win a Nobel Prize?

An enlightening interview with Prof. Aaron Ciechanover

By SHLOMO MAITAL
24/02/2021
US Ambassador David Friedman presents Menachem Zivotofsky, with a passport

Jerusalem and the embassy issue

Israel enjoys diplomatic relations with more than 160 countries, virtually all of which have sited their embassies in Tel Aviv or neighboring cities.

Yonatan Blumenfeld initiated a fascinating project in Israel which helps elderly, unemployed

Jewish activists help communities deal with the harmful effects of COVID

Through the Coronavirus Response Micro Grants program, ROI has helped its members run projects that have been invaluable in helping communities in Israel and throughout the world cope with COVID.

Shir Peled (inset) at an 'Epoch Times' magazine business convention in Israel

Trauma center vows never to leave the emotionally wounded behind

PTSD, which can permanently disrupt sufferers’ lives, is still considered shameful in Israeli society.

By PATRICIA GOLAN
24/02/2021
A rare snowfall in Jerusalem's Sacher Park on February 18, 2021

Jerusalem Report’s page of poetry

Following recent articles about poetry in The Jerusalem Report, three readers sent in these poems for your reading pleasure.

Technology can help us look deep into the human body, Idan Bassuk says

Terror-tunnel detecting technology can be used to fight cancer

Just as soil north of the Gaza Strip isn’t like the soil in its south, different hospitals use different machines and protocols to provide different medical images.

Ambassador Danny Danon at the United Nations

Danny Danon sees himself as a future Likud leader

Danon expresses his concern about US President Joe Biden administration’s potential return to a nuclear deal with Iran.

24/02/2021
The cover of the writer's book

Iran and the anti-Zionist International: Is it antisemitic?

What conclusion can be drawn from the bizarre convergence of anti-Zionists, under the embrace of Iran?

By HENRI STELLMAN
24/02/2021
A B-52 Stratofortress, flown by Capt. Will Byers and Maj. Tom Aranda, prepares for refueling

A return to the Iran nuclear deal would increase the chances of war

The administration refuses to acknowledge that Iran desperately wants to rejoin a deal that was skewed in its favor.

Ambassador Houda Nonoo and Rabbi Dr. Elie Abadie

Gulf Jews unite: New communal association features Beth Din of Arabia

The AGJC was officially formed on February 15 after last September’s Abraham Accords which normalized relations between Israel and both the UAE and Bahrain.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
23/02/2021
Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market

How a biblical story inspired the resolution of a Jerusalem court case

Moses settles a dispute

By STEVE ADLER
23/02/2021
The Knesset building in the snow

The State of Israel is stuck in the 1980s

Studies have consistently revealed a contrast between strong public trust in Israel’s local government, and low public trust in the central government.

By ARIEL FINKELSTEIN
23/02/2021
A Palestinian man scuffles with an Israeli during a protest against settlements, Asira al-Qibliya

West Bank needs more light instead of might

Young extremists from many settlements in the West Bank have been emboldened by the teachings of some of their more extremist rabbis and their writings for many years.

By RON KRONISH
23/02/2021
Israeli model May Tager, holding an Israeli flag, poses with Dubai-resident model Anastasia, holding

Arab initiatives are seeding a new collective consciousness

The Arab Spring’s revolutionary fervor has finally yielded new energies which can invigorate each Arab nation, the Muslim world as a whole and inspire other nations.

23/02/2021
'Ahasuerus and Haman at the Feast of Esther' by Rembrandt, 1660, at Moscow's Pushkin Museum

Why is Purim like Yom Kippur?

What is Purim hiding?

By STUART GELLER
23/02/2021
Mohammed Mahmoud Al-Khaja sworn as UAE's first ambassador to Israel by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed b

14 day news roundup: Swearing in

Israeli news highlights from the past two weeks.

23/02/2021

Is Naftali Bennett the new kingmaker?

Does Sa’ar have a chance of being Israel’s prime minister? Perhaps, but it might just depend on Naftali Bennett.

23/02/2021
Ultra-Orthodox Jews pray outside their home in the city of Bnei Brak on January 14, 2021, during the

'Judaism Straight Up': New book makes the case for normative religion

If you are an Orthodox Jew or political conservative, you will relish this book. But if you identify more as a liberal, and especially a Jewish liberal, please do not stop reading just yet.

By ROBERTA ROSENTHAL KWALL
10/02/2021

The story of Queen Esther, Purim explored as political satire in new book

We do not know why or when the Scroll of Esther was written. But more importantly than this, its content raises a number of difficult questions.

By MORDECHAI BECK
10/02/2021

Titus to Trump: A book for those who believe in biblical prophecy

In his campaign to optimize the return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel, Reinstein has found massive support from the world of Bible-believing Christians.

JEWZY – Jewish-themed TV streaming

JEWZY isn't a competitor to Netflix, but an add-on, a go-to place for Jewish entertainment when the family is in the mood for just that.

Amudim: Perpetual pillars of support during coronavirus

Even amidst the bleakness of COVID-19, there has been much positive change as the Jewish community rose to the occasion.

By ELI MANDELBAUM
10/02/2021

Beresheet 2: Israel's next mission to the Moon is set for 2024

The Beresheet 2 project, like its predecessor, is expected to cost some $100 million.

Heartwarming stories from Israel's buses: 'Can I order you some dinner?'

Feel-good stories from public transportation.

By DAVID JABLINOWITZ
10/02/2021

Dressing up for Purim: The origins and modern custom

It appears that wherever Jews have settled over the centuries we have had to adapt ourselves in a chameleon-like way to survive discrimination and persecution.

By ROBERT HERSOWITZ
10/02/2021
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