This week at the Tel Aviv airport: What it's like to serve on an Israeli army counter-terrorism unit ■ The difference between the American and the Israeli Burning Man
Haaretz investigation spanning 100 sources in 15 countries reveals Israel has become a leading exporter of tools for spying on civilians. Dictators around the world – even in countries with no formal ties to Israel – use them eavesdrop on human rights activists, monitor emails, hack into apps and record conversations
As Gaza boils and Netanyahu balks, Lieberman, one of the premier's main rivals on the right, is demanding a tough response by Israel. Meanwhile, their colleagues on the center-left are looking for a savior
The Continent has indeed received millions of migrants, and they pose a variety of problems to their host countries. But these emanate for the most part from right-wing nationalists, not Muslim refugees
Several strangers cross paths at a derelict roadside motel in a time-jumping, twist-filled movie that cleverly deconstructs and remakes its genre. But what’s the message?
'Yiska' Shadmi, the highest IDF officer tried for the Kafr Qasem massacre, admitted before his death that his trial was staged to protect military and political elites. Historian Adam Raz believes that behind the horrific 1956 event was a secret plan to transfer Israel's Arabs
The seriousness with which top politicians are handling the idea that Netanyahu could be immune from prosecution demonstrates how Israel has gone off the rails
Is it just for the sake of financial security that the same actors stay in long-running shows like ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ season after season?
MK Oren Hazan accused TV anchor Lucy Aharish of seducing Fauda actor Tzahi Halevi in order to hurt Israel – and Netanyahu said nothing
Debunking the myth that the living outnumber the dead
Sony's 'Venom,' starring Tom Hardy, has a huge hole in the shape of Spider-Man
This week at the Tel Aviv airport: A former resident talks about the freedom of growing up in a West Bank settlement ■ a true kibbutznik's view on being a surrogate mother: 'It was a dream come true'
Where can one flee? To anti-liberal Hungary? Oligarchic Bulgaria? Nationalist Austria? Rapidly deteriorating Italy? More and more countries are succumbing to the powers of darkness
Poet Naphtali Herz Imber is best known for penning the words to 'Hatikva.' But at the end of the 19th century, he was warning Americans about the dangers of capitalism and families like the Rothschilds
The cognitive psychologist spent years studying happiness, yet now he considers satisfaction and life satisfaction of greater importance to people
The Knesset’s winter session will be held in the shadow of an election, with a prime minister preoccupied by investigations and campaign calculations. He can always count, however, on some sycophantic minister or other in his corner
This week at the Tel Aviv airport: A group of young Diaspora Jews talk about what Zionism means to them; an Israeli tour guide recalls how a busload of Jews and Arabs in Slovenia realized they weren't so different
'His Pen Was My Prick': The Incredible Secret Life of Author Alice B. Sheldon, Aka James Tiptree Jr.
She always felt deeply alienated – a woman born at the wrong time and in the wrong gender. Her intimate correspondence sheds light on the secret life of Alice B. Sheldon, who wrote science fiction in the mid-1900s under the pen name James Tiptree, Jr., and was compared to Hemingway
Outgoing New Israel Fund president talks about how the offensive from Israel’s right has affected her, and why she’s convinced that it remains in Israel’s power to return to the values of democracy and equality
The trend of banning criticism of the Israeli army clashes with its ethical foundations and with religious tradition
Egyptian Bombings, Stubborn Leaders and Buried Nazi Gold: The Chronicles of the Tel Aviv Prime Minister's Bureau
The historic prime minister's bureau in Tel Aviv has been restored and opened to the public. If only its walls could talk
A look at the scheming and scandals that went on behind the scenes of the founding of Israel's top court 70 years ago
A wireless pacemaker saved my life, but also got me wondering how easy it would be for hackers or commercial profiteers to 'break into' my heart. I traveled to the medical tech firm's HQ and got less than reassuring answers
Less known than Yiddish or Ladino, Judeo-Arabic was spoken by Jews from Iran to Spain, from Yemen to Syria. The 99-year-old doyen of Maimonides' tongue, says that during Golden Age of Islam, Jewish culture in Arab lands was 10 times greater than that of Ashkenazi Jewry
This week at the Tel Aviv airport: An athlete-turned-doctor returning from Hungary gives life advice, and a Belgian-Israeli couple recounts a frightening experience on a Colombian island
The author found herself forced to choose between a stuttering explanations of the associations that pole dancing arouses and quiet acquiescence. She chose the latter
Netanyahu's proposal to allow parties a mere three seats in Knesset was met with a resounding 'no.' But he was aiming at one specific group of voters ■ The race for Jerusalem mayor could send shock waves across the political scene – all the way to the general elections
Thousands of Egypt's 250,000 African refugees have fallen victim to the illegal organ trade. Haaretz traveled to Cairo and spoke with six survivors. 'A strange man held a rag doused with an anesthetic over my mouth. Six days later, I woke up with a scar'
This Controversial Russian Novelist, Accused of Promoting Cannibalism and Pornography, Is a Literary Star
Baking and eating a girl on her birthday, a man roasting meat over a bonfire of burning books – these are just two provocative scenes written by Vladimir Sorokin. Haaretz sits down with the author and talks sex, food and terrorism
A young Buddhist diagnosed too late with a genetic disease, a Holocaust survivor with cancer, and a once-happy nurse suffering from complications of bariatric surgery. Three people approaching death talk about a life of value, regret and what's next
An oligarch does as much damage to the climate in a day as an average person does in five years, according to a leading anthropologist and environmental researcher. Nevertheless, he remains hopeful
Opinion Monotheism Is Seen as Judaism's Gift to the World. But Has It Really Brought Peace and Harmony?
Monotheism is widely considered more moral and rational than polytheism. But a controversy in Germany is raising the question whether the belief in one God actually leads to fanaticism and violence
This week at the Tel Aviv airport: An Israeli flying to El Salvador who would marry his best friend – if he was a girl, and a New Jerseyite who founded a startup to make a living
Israel has aligned itself with one nationalist, even anti-Semitic, regime after another. Where does that leave world Jewry?
The first-ever complete translation of the seminal work of Jewish mysticism grants access to English readers who were heretofore unable to grasp the brilliant stories rendered in its original Aramaic and medieval Hebrew versions
This week at the Tel Aviv airport: A newlywed pair of Russian immigrants, who met on Facebook, works to make the world a better place through courtrooms and apps for children with Down Syndrome
What some contemporary heroes of culture and politics have in common is not contempt for the law, but contempt for guilt
On the left, we have persisted in pushing our agenda even in the face of continued failure and disappointment. Could it be that we were wrong all along?
The Noahide Project, which has Israeli governmental and rabbinical support, is trying to proselytize members of remote communities. Just as long as they don’t call themselves Jews, right?