Dating, freedom to divorce, women in the labor market and behind the wheel, foreign tourists, coed leisure – Saudi Arabia is becoming a society that wants to resemble the West. How do people live with all this sudden freedom, yet no hope of democracy?
The food may not be kosher, but St. Petersburg’s Israeli restaurants have a lot of blue-and-white flags and Mediterranean music. Israeli-style falafel, shakshuka and shawarma, it seems, have become a big hit in Russia’s northern capital
An IDF soldier shot a Palestinian police officer standing 100 meters away, at the entrance to his station, talking to other members of the force. Sgt. Tarek Badwan, a father of two with a family of police officers, was killed
In an autobiographical novel, French author Edouard Louis returns to a brutal and almost fatal one-night stand. He tells Haaretz why he understands his assailant's behavior – and how literature can influence reality
Netanyahu commissioned polls to find out. The findings were a slap in the face
‘Dark Waters’ is a well-told, faithful recreation of how DuPont faced a belated reckoning for giving profits priority over the health of millions. But the events deserve a bigger show of cinematic fury
A German historian says Hitler was making hateful comments about Jews before World War I, suggesting that his anti-Semitic epiphany occurred years earlier than previously thought
The Israeli startup QM is the first company in the world to be building both the hardware and the software that will make it possible to use quantum computers – once they actually are a practical reality
Nabi Saleh has ended weekly protests, but its struggle against the occupation continues
Science fiction has a surprising answer
Both the public and Netanyahu, who would gain another six months in his Balfour St. digs, seem almost resigned to the possibility of yet another election round
This week at the Tel Aviv airport: A young Palestinian heads to Cyprus to study medicine, while a retired American heads to Nazareth to find the difference between the Bible and reality
Those who want to silence ‘offensive’ artists and works come from the left as well as the right, but in both cases they are wrong
Scholars say no, despite testimonies from Holocaust survivors
‘The Farewell,’ starring Awkwafina, breaches the Chinese-American divide
Four teens were on the way back from the village playground, when they spotted the soldiers laying in ambush, and took cover. When Mohammed Shatawi stood up for a moment, he was shot. Now he’s in a vegetative state
This week at the Tel Aviv airport: An American expat who considered becoming a Jew before embracing Jesus, a Canadian who helped bring ice hockey to Israel
A witness to the deportation of Libya's Jews, who lost much of his family in the bombing of a Tunis suburb in 1943, recounts the history of that now-defunct community, victims in their own way of the Final Solution
'Secular Jews Need to Stick Up for Us': Fighting anti-Semitism, Orthodox Search for Jewish Solidarity
The Orthodox community in the U.S. has been on the front line of recent anti-Semitic incidents. But they don’t always feel the support of secular Jews
Encouraging the study of mathematics is important in Israel, but the initiative being undertaken is heightening disparities between periphery and center, and between Arabs and Jews
In the heart of the American Midwest, one can’t help but be amazed that someone from an isolated town even knows how to pronounce 'Netanyahu'
France’s sparsely populated ‘empty diagonal’ is a swath of land that covers about a third of the country’s territory. Despite its name, there are some pleasant surprises there, as revealed on a roadtrip
As a reelected Modi government in India becomes increasingly blunt in its attempts to disenfranchise Muslim citizens, the premier's opponents feel free to compare his regime to that of Nazi Germany
Ari Miller moved to Israel to become a soldier and a politician, but found himself bouncing from kitchen to kitchen in Tel Aviv. Now the man behind blood matzo balls and bacon-wrapped hamantaschen is garnering acclaim in Philadelphia
This week at the Tel Aviv airport: An Israeli who spent years being 'very busy being gay' and is now focusing on what Judaism means to him, and a French expat who loves Paris but feels at home in Jerusalem
The multiculturalist left in Israel and elsewhere has become so extremist in its embrace of groups that reject democracy that it has turned into the useful idiot of rightist zealots that advocate the supremacy of certain religious and ethnic communities, and undermine the legitimacy of pluralism
Trump is spoiling for a Palestinian surrender; the world is mum and Abbas is isolated; the scenario of a Democratic president; and how Bibi blazed in Washington. Four comments on the ‘deal of the century’
A document unsealed after 60 years reveals the Israeli government’s secret intentions behind the imposition of a military government on the country’s Arab citizens in 1948: not to enhance security but to ensure Jewish control of the land
Four types of physical and invisible partitions erase and humiliate ultra-Orthodox women, but it's all women who suffer
The occupation has wrought havoc with a Gaza couple with quadruplets, only one of whom survived and now fights for her life in a Jerusalem hospital. Their father, repeatedly denied entry, never saw the other three
Turkey's case highlights how blocking Wikipedia can exact a price first and foremost on local knowledge
The national flag and portraits of the country’s leaders have become part of the décor in Israeli preschools. What messages is the system trying to inculcate in our children?
A new exhibition at Jerusalem’s Bible Lands Museum brings to life the rich heritage of Yemenite Jewry
This week a the Tel Aviv airport: A Canadian who travels to warmer climates during the winter, and a South African journalist whose career took a toll on his family
Megamodel Refaeli is just too beautiful, successful, rich, presentable. Jail is for ugly folks, no?
What is it about the Dreyfus Affair, which polarized fin-de-siecle France that still resonates with an immediacy that makes one wonder if humanity is truly capable of learning from its mistakes?
Netanyahu has managed the task of defending Israel's interests in Syria without crossing Putin. But how long can this delicate balance last?
In his new solo show at the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion in Tel Aviv, Yonatan Vinitsky takes viewers on a surreal journey through contemporary culture
After shooting Khalil Mahmoud in the head in 2015, disabling him for life, Israeli Border Police showed up in his home last week to summon him for questioning, no explanations offered