It was supposed to be a great year for religious pluralism. The reality, and the future, are not so certain.
Year in Review 2016
Top 30 Articles of 2016
Cool fountains and a huge pool in mid-desert enabled by strikingly advanced stone-carved irrigation and water storage system.
Otto Skorzeny, one of the Mossad’s most valuable assets, was a former lieutenant colonel in Nazi Germany’s Waffen-SS and one of Adolf Hitler’s favorites.
The discovery of the oldest-known pre-Islamic Arabic writing in Saudi Arabia, from ca. 470 CE, evidently caused some consternation, given its Christian and Jewish context.
If tested in a showdown, Putin's sole old smoky carrier is unlikely to prove as capable - it's inferior, inexperienced and carries a history of mishaps. For now though, the Kremlin has one clear advantage.
Facebook tells Haaretz it hasn't taken down video of gay and straight couples, reason for removal of post remains unclear.
There's a reason why so many anti-Semites are going for Trump. It's not that he's an anti-Semite. He's something worse. He's an influential public figure who enables and tolerates and excuses and pumps Jew-haters, and who, most crucially, cannot afford to lose their votes.
Adopting Arab causes after his retirement from the ring, 'The Greatest' frequently clashed with the Jewish people, accusing 'Zionists' of world domination, even as some notable members of the U.S. Jewish community were his fervent admirers.
White House was again reminded that Netanyahu has no qualms about attacking them, even when he needs them. PM's comments were almost word-for-word on hasbara talking-points penned by far-right political strategist.
Author and human rights activist made perpetuating the memory of the Shoah his life's work.
A new Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council will work to protect religious minorities' rights as well as other 'issues of common concern.'
America isn't Nazi Germany and Trump isn't the Führer. But today it is easier to grasp how millions of people accepted the outrageous lies and dangerous delusions offered by the tyrant.
Trump has certainly been among the greatest influences on the events of the year. For clues as to how Time feels about it, we can look to the image chosen for his cover as 'Person of the Year.'
After tapping campaign CEO Stephen Bannon as chief strategist, no one can say there is any ambiguity as to who Trump is and what kind of president he plans to be.
The New Jersey governor's shocking endorsement of the Republican frontrunner is better understood in the context of the soap opera that is the Kushner family affairs.
Cobalt glass beads found in Scandinavian Bronze Age tombs reveal trade connections between Egyptians and Mesopotamia 3,400 years ago — and similar religious rituals.
The Israeli Arabs constituted a security risk, said Jewish passengers, who prevented the flight from taking off by standing in the aisles.
Headed into the general election against Hillary Clinton, Trump's positions on Israel are still somewhat unclear. Here's what the Republican nominee has said about Israel so far.
A trove of files obtained by German journalists reveals how a global industry of law firms and large banks sell financial secrecy services to politicians, crooks and drug dealers as well as billionaires, celebrities and sports stars.
WATCH: An easy guide to making the most delicious egg dish in the Middle East.
General Akin Öztürk, who served as commander of Turkey's air force, was arrested Saturday in connection with the failed coup. At least five other generals were detained.
After attending the funeral alongside Obama and Bill Clinton, the British royal went to Church of Mary Magdalene on the Mount of Olives to visit the grave of his paternal grandmother, a righteous among the nations.
Trump's new approach to foreign policy would leave Israel twisting in the wind.
The Levant region could already be feeling the effects of human-induced climate change, the agency reports.
Bowie sings 'Here are we, one magical movement from Kether to Malkuth' in 'Station to Station,' perhaps the only usage of kabbalistic terminology in Hebrew ever by a major international pop singer.
Fires raged throughout Israel for a third consecutive day. Some of the incidents are believed to be cases of politically motivated arson.
Newly published diaries of the first KGB chief state that the Swedish diplomat was liquidated on Stalin’s orders in a Soviet prison in 1947.
The strength of organizations working to end the occupation and their supporters is greater than we think.
The Jew haters are celebrating. And Jews – from Jared Kushner to Sheldon Adelson –helped it happen.
Haaretz meets up with some foreign tourists to find out what brought them to Israel, what they think of the country - and why one man decided to walk from France to Jerusalem.
As the First Jewish War raged, villagers would hide in impressively inaccessible cliffside caves as the Roman armies marched through.