Yehoshua Elitzur was a German Catholic who studied design in Italy, and ended up converting to Judaism, moving to an Israeli settlement, killing a man – and then disappearing. My years-long mission to find him took me as far as Brazil
Hitler-loving racists and African Americans came together for two minutes to watch the historic eclipse; this Israeli reporter spent that time in a police station
Footage of terror attacks show Israeli medical staff standing by as Palestinian assailants lie wounded on the ground; the incidents put the national rescue service, which officially isn't meant to operate in the territories, in an embarrassing position.
Opposition leader's bureau says many others attended the meeting, but security footage shows otherwise.
From downtrodden Jews dueling anti-Semites to the German-Jewish fencing champion who called Hitler a 'cute little man,' the story is a bizarre one.
50 years after the first issue of Haaretz Magazine featured a story about an eccentric steakhouse owner with an unusual story, the plot has thickened.
A Haaretz investigative report shows that the benefits of the drug are far from clear, especially when taken without proper supervision.
Testimonies provided to Haaretz describe conditions in which the anonymous inmate is being held; Lieberman: Case is 'extremely severe incident.'
In a new book, analyst Yagil Levy says there has been a substantial change in the blood price that Israeli society is willing to pay in military confrontations, restricting the army’s ability to operate effectively.
Twenty years after his army service in Deheisheh refugee camp, and 25 years after the start of the first intifada, Shay Fogelman returns to the camp in search of the girl whose life he saved.
New movement, Zionists Breaking the Silence, is a response to groups who criticize the IDF, but others stand to benefit.
The Israeli Public Movement's campaign Rebranding European Muslims.
A hefty amount of the marijuana grown in Israel comes from home laboratories.
The IDF conquest of the Beaufort in 1982 lasted just hours but the battle over the legitimacy of the attack, which left 6 soldiers dead, still rages.
The hunger strike is the latest rock in the avalanche of largely nonviolent flotillas, 'fly-ins' and marches that Palestinians and their supporters have organized, to great success.
In the second part of Haaretz’s investigation into the Lev Tahor Hasidic cult in Canada, Shay Fogelman speaks to the group’s leader, Rabbi Shlomo Helbrans, about his prison time in America and the community’s attitude to underage marriage, to a young man who managed to leave the religious extremists and to a mother who defend their hard-line way of life.
Haaretz spent five days with the controversial 'Lev Tahor' Haredi community in Canada to uncover the truth about the sect and its charismatic head, Rabbi Shlomo Helbrans. Part one of a two-part series.
A great hope of Israeli cinema is about to direct his first feature film.
She studied law in Russia, but has launched a career as a model and actress in Israel.
The Hula painted frog, thought to be extinct, makes an unexpected reappearance.
Every three months Dr. Sarig Gafni strings nets hoping to find signs of life from the painted frog, which disappeared when the Hula swamp was drained in the mid 1950s.
A previously unpublished transcript of a meeting between Israeli and U.S. leaders in Washington on December 17, 1977, offers a surprising revelation: Prime Minister Begin's suggestion that autonomous international religious councils would oversee Jerusalem's holy places.
Although neither Jewish nor Christian, the Szekely Sabbatarians honored the Sabbath and kept many Jewish rituals, with their activities centered around the village of Bozodujfalu in Transylvania. The Jewish world had its doubts about them, but the Nazis didn't.
The mass demonstrations have ended and most of the tents have gone. But the social protest that mesmerized Israel this summer is just beginning. Six activists from the front lines of the struggle talk about what's ahead.
Every fall, around 250 Druze leave the Golan Heights to spend the year studying in Syria; when the students returned this summer, they were full of stories about the revolution and what really happened on the roads to Damascus.
Like Paris’ Pere Lachaise cemetery, Tel Aviv’s Trumpeldor Street cemetery is a repository of memory and history, social status, lives truncated at an early age and lived to the fullest.
If sport in Israel doesn't receive the funding it deserves, women's sport is even worse off. And women's sport in the Arab sector is the most poorly served of all. But change may be just around the corner.
The mass flight of Haifa's Arabs remains one of the most contested events of the 1948 war. Yet despite strong evidence to support Arab claims, Israeli historians remain economical with the truth. Here's the story they don't want you to know.
Four mortar shells fired by the IDF 'at a military target' in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead landed on a busy Al-Fakhoura Street and killed dozens of civilians. An investigation by Haaretz finds that the army's answers are not consistent with its own reports about the day of the shelling and that there are also major contradictions with facts made public here for the first time.