Einot Zukim nature reserve
Einot Zukim nature reserve Photo by Yoav Kaveh
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Israel published early Monday the names of 26 Palestinian prisoners set be released on Wednesday as part of the resumption of negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.

The Women of the Wall said Monday it will insist on continuing to pray at the women’s section of the Kotel and will demand that the restrictions preventing them from reading from the Torah scroll be lifted, until a new egalitarian prayer space is constructed at the Western Wall. The group's founder Anat Hoffman told Haaretz that accepting the compromise on the new prayer area is like Ben-Gurion agreeing to the UN partition plan

An Israeli study has discovered a biological mechanism that could explain how challenging mental and physical activity can delay the development and onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

The Israel Air Force attacked the Gaza Strip on Monday morning, shortly after Palestinian militants fired two rockets at southern Israel.

Israeli victims recount enduring the "anti-Semitic" attack at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. “They started to curse us, ‘Dirty Jews,’ and just started hitting us," said on of the victims. “Within seconds I’d been punched in the face. For 15 or 20 minutes they didn’t stop hitting us.”

A host of law-enforcement services have gradually been privatized, with no supervision, no public debate on the issue and with no legal basis, according to a new report by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel.

"Tzohar bill" that would ease the marriage process in Israel by allowing couples to register their marriage at a religious office of their choosing is likely to pass despite the opposition of the country's chief rabbis. 

Rock legend Lou Reed died at age 71. Ben Shalev remembers his legacy as the artist that took the genre to its darkest corners, and there, in the darkness, managed to produce some of the most beautiful songs of the latter half of the 20th century. Noah Efron pays tribute to Reed, the 'counter-Jew,' who saved his life when he bought the 'Walk on the Wild Side' 45 with his bar mitzvah money decades ago. 

As Dead Sea water levels recede and land erodes, efforts are underway to save the 'world's lowest nature reserve,' Einot Tzukim.