The grim history behind Sarona, the site of last week’s terror attack.
Leora Eren Frucht
Leora Eren Frucht is an editor at Haaretz.com.
A clause of the Adoption Law makes it a crime in Israel to publicly acknowledge having been adopted, but a new bill in the works may finally change that.
Despite discomfort some feel working with the Israeli organization IsraAID, Arab volunteers in Greece focus on helping refugees. But why, they wonder, isn’t the Arab world joining them?
It's so tempting to place the blame for this tango of terror solely on the shoulders of one side.
Raed Abu Raya is shocked by close friends' Facebook posts advocating killing all Gazans.
Women light the torches at the Independence Day ceremony at Mount Herzl.
In the decades since losing her legs and moving to Israel against all advice, Pascale Bercovitch has yet to meet a challenge, or climbing wall, she couldn't top.
For the first time, all 12 beacons at the ceremony on Mount Herzl will be lit by women.
Rescued by the Israel Sea Turtle Rescue center, Hofesh is now kitted out with cutting-edge prosthetics - and a new love.
A visit to a an Arab town, site of a recent 'price tag’ attack, reinforced a different message from the endless revenge of the Purim story.
The cowriter of the award-winning Israeli film 'Bethlehem' on why he painted such a dark portrait of Palestinian society.
As the Maccabiah comes to a close, Haaretz talks to Olympic athlete Esther Roth-Shahamorov, the woman who put Israeli sports on the world map.
In the pool, on the pitch, in the ice rink (!) and elsewhere, older athletes, including a 79-year-old swimmer, are out there going for gold.
Follow several color-coded trails that wind their way through the quarters of the Old City during this enlightening event.
After initiating a court challenge that led to the recognition of non-Orthodox rabbis in Israel and made her eligible for state funding, Rabbi Gold has yet to see a shekel.
A survivor of the Goel Ratzon cult gets used to freedom after 12 years spent serving the self-styled guru and polygamist, now on trial.
Ethiopian Christian Yohannes Bayu fled his home country in 1997, but it took years for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to recognize him as a refugee, and even longer for Israel to agree that he could stay.
Having crossed Sinai on their own tortuous routes to freedom, Eritrean and Sudanese migrants gathered for their own unique seder. Hardships continue in the Promised Land.
As the first Arab player on the Israeli national team, Rifaat Tourk knows what it's like to be cursed by fans and players alike. Four decades later, he's fighting for equality for Arabs – off the pitch.
Rony Leibovitz was once Israel’s favorite outlaw. Now even banks invite the legendary 'Biker Bandit' to recount how he managed to rob 21 of them before getting caught.
Israel may be ‘a very strange land,’ but for a family of Vietnamese refugees it has become home.
The 53 members of Knesset who are out of a job might look up, way up to Tawfik Khatib for inspiration. After leaving parliament, the former MK from the United Arab List found a new vocation: flying.
At 92, Frances Greenberg is finally settled in the land she tried to reach in 1947, but it’s not quite the Israel she envisioned.
Reda Melese was tortured in a Sudanese prison for trying to help bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel. Now the tables have turned: He mediates for African migrants detained for illegally entering Israel.
Roman Bronfman used to represent Russian-speaking olim in the Knesset. In a new book he explores their 'negative political impact' on Israel.
For four weekends a year in the month of December, the northern city of Haifa throws a party for all the major monotheistic faiths, and the result is a rare example of holiday cheer, lights and brotherhood.
In half a century Uzi Even has gone from thinking he was the only gay on the planet to becoming the first man in Israel to get the state to grant him – and his same-sex spouse – a divorce.
In the heart of the Jewish capital, a celebration of Muslim culture and a critique of many of its traditions from a woman’s perspective.
British-born Kay Wilson is rebuilding her life two years after a walk in the woods brought her straight into the path of a terrorist.
A former Prisoner of Zion channels her bold streak into other pursuits.