Debut novel by anti-occupation activist Moriel Rothman-Zecher reflects life in a 'broken place' and charts the fragile relationship between an IDF soldier and Palestinian twins
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They started leaving the U.S., 'Land of the Great Captivity', 50 years ago, and have weathered racism and poverty in Israel, establishing a vibrant community. But the legal status of the 'Black Hebrews' is still unresolved
It is by far the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's darkest book to date. From the opening scene, in which the grandfather strangles his boss in a blind rage, there is violence and emotional trauma at every turn.
New York Times editor Jonathan Weisman has quit the social network after the company refused to take down anti-Semitic tweets. Others say Facebook does a better job battling hate.
To combat the online vitriol, Jews and non-Jews alike are adopting a controversial new method which, some critics say, is equivalent to pinning a yellow 'Jude' star to one’s shirt.
Forty years on, 'Operation Thunderbolt,' an authoritative account of the rescue of 102 hostages from a hijacked plane – warts and all – has finally come to light.
Ben Ammi Ben Israel was considered the 'Abba Gadol' (Great Father) to his followers, also known as the Black Hebrews.
New film backed by NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire offers an updated portrait of the African Hebrew Israelites, but is criticized for not asking its members – who originated in the U.S. – 'hard questions' about their lifestyle.
NBA's Amar’e Stoudemire, who says he has 'Hebrew roots,' says he did not want to endanger campers or coaches.
The dramatic transformation in the last 50 years of the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem is the subject of an engaging, though sometimes evasive, work of scholarship.
Well, the quality doesn’t yet meet Bronx standards, but Israeli immigrants from Russia, Ukraine and Ethiopia are putting together their own weird style.
Campaign comes amid South African support of anti-Israel boycott and Netanyahu's failure to attend Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
Rose Fostanes has become a pop idol for local Filipinos, even if their children were rooting for the Israeli singer.
Immigrants from South Africa mourn Mandela's death and criticize the government's antagonism toward Israel.
Intoxicated with the idea of starting the country's first artisan whiskey distillery, a group of connoisseurs expects to produce its first blend by early next year.
ESPN says decision to cease broadcasting across Middle East and Africa is 'strategic business decision,' and will focus instead on digital syndication.
Amar'e Stoudemire is participating in the Games as coach of the Canadian men's basketball team, part of the superstar's growing connection to Israel.
Israeli President Shimon Peres, PM Benjamin Netanyahu, American President Barack Obama and British PM David Cameron all congratulated the 9,000 athletes from over 70 countries who had come to participate in the 19th Maccabiah Games.
After training intensively for years, the real obstacle for many athletes who want to compete at the Maccabiah is money. With the cost reaching five figures (in dollars), aspiring participants are deploying their creative energy to raise the necessary funds on their own.
A viewing guide for fans in Israel and around the globe who want to watch the 11-day sports competition.
The movement, Kol Oleh, hopes to harness the collective voting power of recent immigrants.
WATCH: Eritrean soccer players, Filipino volleyball players and Sri Lankan cricketers use sports to make a place for themselves in a country that has not always welcomed them with open arms.
Jack Markell, the only sitting Jewish governor in the U.S., is in Israel promoting Delaware as a hub for Israeli business incorporation and dabbling in the Tel Aviv lifestyle.
2,000 burgers, 3,500 slices of pizza and 5,000 bottles of soft drinks were served at the annual party honoring America’s Independence Day.
Arab network says cameraman was questioned, held for 90 minutes despite coordination with Prime Minister's Office.
Adelson, who has given hundreds of millions of dollars to Birthright Israel, enjoys celebration in Tel Aviv with over 6,000 Birthright participants and alums.
Harvard economist, in Israel for the Presidential Conference, tells Haaretz about academic boycotts, the Israeli economy, and being named alongside Stanley Fischer as a possible Federal Reserve chairman.
American Jewish Leaders: Netanyahu Should Disown 'Irresponsible' Statements Against Two-state Solution
In rare public protest, leaders of major Jewish groups condemn 'shortsighted' comments that 'undermine the credibility of the government.'
During a panel discussion at the Presidential Conference, the former Mossad chief says restarting peace negotiations with the Palestinians is a 'vital necessity'; Former U.S. envoy Kurtzer says settlement construction complicates any future agreement with Arab world.
In an effort to give immigrants a voice and perhaps launch his own political career, Guy Seemann, a 27-year-old immigrant from New Jersey, has started movement to inform Olim about upcoming Tel Aviv election.