In 2005, a Russian-born ironworker named Michael Chaiyevsky was caught trying to escape Israel aboard a raft that he built from an old Citroen. Since then he’s been refining his vessels in the hope that in the end he’ll succeed to sail away someday
Baking bread for the Temple, learning about Israeli army weapons and sifting through debris from the Temple Mount – our correspondent takes a 'patriotic' vacation
Reefs, boulders, natural pools and seabirds – all in Tel Aviv at a pristine beach. But if you don’t already know about it, the hour’s getting late
Cultural and recreational activities are rife, bars are packed, and young, wannabe renters from the Tel Aviv area are flocking there. With four applicants for every vacant apartment, the Galilee panhandle is enjoying a boom
Dozens choose to live in caves around the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai – with the help of amenities that make this alternative lifestyle doable
Farmland goes for a song, farmers receive state support and falafel and malabi are readily available. More and more Israelis are finding a haven on Portuguese soil
The Fine Line Between a Nobel and Jail: How a Renowned Israeli Botanist Ended Up in Prison for a Drug Op
The Kafkaesque story of a renowned Israeli botanist who found himself in jail for growing 1,000 cannabis plants on his roof for an unauthorized cancer trial
From Bar Refaeli's Torah Lessons to Paparazzi Shots of Rabbis: The ultra-Orthodox Love Affair With Gossip
As ultra-Orthodox internet and smartphone use becomes more widespread, gossip columns are growing more popular - but some topics remain taboo
The tragic story that started it all and the crucial advice she got from her mother. With 740,000 followers, Hannah Ziad is the Holy Land's biggest YouTube star
They maintain good relations with the Jews, are reluctant to visit Israel and Palestine, but identify with their brethren in the territories. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians live in Chile - we spoke to some of them
The area was known as ‘Jerusalem of Argentina.’ Some hoped that Moises Ville would become the hub of an autonomous Jewish district. These days, all that's left are a gravestone maker who has no work, an aging gaucho and, above all, memories
Christian Arab villages in the Galilee have recently become hotbeds of nightlife – and the birthplace of a new culture of coexistence
Reacting to the nation-state law, a Palestinian-Israeli activist suggested that her Jewish friends add their name in Arabic to their social media profiles. The response was overwhelming, she says
Beyond owning the Achziv resort, Eli Avivi was a fighter, a lover and a bohemian, a combination not so common today. When has the word bohemian last appeared in the press?
When two former Tel Avivians opened a fashionable bookstore in Berlin, they never imagined that they would find themselves embroiled with local anti-fascists
He’s being persecuted, he’s innocent, he's a great leader – four Likud voters explain why they're sticking with Netanyahu
He was tortured by the British, fought in the War of Independence, was the first Israeli to work at NASA, made archaeological discoveries, invented a dance style and devised a fantastical peace plan: The off-the-wall life story of Yehuda Kedar
Netanyahu Lashes Out at Arabs Demonstrating Against Him: Shame on You, Protesting the Only State That Protects Human Rights
Netanyahu was invited by local Arab leadership, but the local community was not pleased
Decades ago, ostensibly modern descendants of a biblical species of wild asses were brought to the Negev from the shah’s Iran. They were fruitful and multiplied, but are now destroying flora and fauna big-time
A chance meeting with the Dalai Lama changed the life of this Israeli couple, inspiring them to travel the world to empower disaster victims with honey and rebuild destroyed villages
They admire Karl Marx, despair over swinish capitalism and were inspired by the social protest movement. A century after the communist revolution, we spoke to Israelis for whom the dream remains real
Chemical engineer David Bloch claims salt is an aphrodisiac and wants to color huge areas of the planet white in order to save it. He could care less if people call him obsessive
In their eyes, the moon landing never happened. Another sign of the post-truth era?
Since nothing else seems to be working, why not go for the strange? A cluster of imaginative, even jaw-dropping, proposals from private citizens for putting an end to the conflict
Ministers, lawmakers and party members flocked to show support for the embattled premier. But even amid the display of loyalty, one of them admitted: 'This is the last party. They've caught him'
Beleaguered by ongoing corruption probes, Netanyahu slams 'fake news', the Israeli left and his political rivals in speech to 3,000 at Tel Aviv rally
Palestinian Goes to the Beach for the First Time in Decades, Gets $200 Fine From Israeli Fashion Police
The Palestinian factory worker is afraid he'll never get to see the sea again because he doesn't have money to pay the fine
Israeli artist Maayan Strauss aims to highlight the danger of global warming in an installation in which real polar bears might get to eat the refuse from liposuction operations
Meet the artists and curators seeking to vitalize Haredi art world, and if possible, see fewer paintings of challahs and rabbis.
A visit to Metzukei Dragot shows you there’s a world without boundaries – but living without boundaries ultimately breaks you.