The country's hospitals are not collapsing, the lockdown does more harm than good and the policy for dealing with COVID is fundamentally wrong. An increasing number of senior physicians are convinced: Israel needs to switch gears in its handling of the pandemic
A large tract of land in Brazil, a furnished home and a new car – it was hard to resist what the two religious leaders from Kafr Yasif were offering Christian-Arab believers. But some of those who made the move from Israel later discovered that they had paid a very high financial and psychological price for that dream
Doctors within the ear-nose-and throat department at Rambam hospital speak up about a lucrative procedure they say is being done unnecessarily and in a slipshod manner, and about department heads whom they say insist indiscriminately on operating
'The Health System Is in Hysteria': Israeli Doctors and Hospital Officials Warn of Major Coronavirus Fallout
As the epidemic is set to peak, physicians and senior health officials speak out on their concerns
Confusing rules, ambulance rides, panicky neighbors – but also camaraderie and awe of hospital staffers. Such is the life of coronavirus patients in isolation
Over 200 Palestinians were killed and nearly 8,000 were injured during almost two years of weekly protests at the Israel-Gaza border. Israeli army snipers tell their stories
Tens of thousands of teen boys and men from the former Soviet Union were herded into Israeli operating rooms beginning in the '90s to undergo circumcisions. Years later, they recall the resulting trauma and pain, and the damage wrought on their sex lives
Argentine lawyer Federico Schiber allegedly convinced destitute women to be subjected to extreme violence in order to get an insurance payout. He stole their money, was tried for heading a crime ring – and found haven in Israel
Surveillance software and apps, once intended to thwart terrorism and avert crime, have become tools in the hands of suspicious spouses, business competitors and paranoid employers
Young Israeli men who emerge from the closet may find their way to the gay community through its intense nightlife. Some get lost in the drugs, orgies and sexual assault
In the past 20 years, some 600,000 new immigrants came to Israel – principally from Russia, France and North America. They may be the real reason that the country's politics is now fixed on the right
Want a model as your egg donor? Fork over another $8,500. Want boy-and-girl twins? Try genetic engineering. Like many gay couples, we turned to surrogacy. But given the life story of the woman who carried our twins, we had to wonder if surrogacy can ever be moral
Men in Arab society who murdered women in their families talk frankly about the social and personal background that gives rise to murder in the family. Just don't call it 'honor killings'
A young Buddhist diagnosed too late with a genetic disease, a Holocaust survivor with cancer, and a once-happy nurse suffering from complications of bariatric surgery. Three people approaching death talk about a life of value, regret and what's next
Humiliating employee lists, weakened gatekeepers and shuttered flagship departments: Israel's new public broadcaster is resorting to the crooked old ways
Eminent intellectuals, including Judith Butler, have signed a letter defending Avital Ronell, a renowned NYU professor accused of sexually harassing a student. Critics say Ronell's supporters are victim-blaming hypocrites
David Friedman headed a foundation that was quite generous to a movement whose leaders are anti-gay and support the expulsion of Palestinians from the West Bank
The Unlikely Alliance Between Israeli Conscientious Objectors and an anti-Zionist ultra-Orthodox Sect
Secular leftists and anti-Zionist Haredim have joined forces in the battle against IDF service - but can they overcome the ideological abyss that stands between them?
When Mahmoud Magadba was released from prison, it wasn’t clear who felt more relieved: the inmate or the prison authority, which had coped with a relentless flood of petitions from him. He, for his part, doesn’t intend to get off their case
Israeli Settlers' 'Foreign Minister' Trots the Globe on Diplomatic Missions. Here's How Much It's Costing
Meetings with members of Congress in D.C., policy talks in N.Y., forays to parliaments in Europe – no, this isn’t the schedule of an Israeli diplomat but of Samaria Council head Yossi Dagan
Amir Sommer, who has Jewish, Arab, Tigrinyan and blue blood in his veins, writes poems about God and tries to evade a family curse
'They Took Over Like ISIS': Religious War in West Bank Town Shows Not All Jewish Settlers Were Created Equal
The standoff between secular and religious settlers in this isolated community would have gone unnoticed had it not escalated into a deadly altercation in the nearby Palestinian village of Qusra
Galilee hilltop villages put prospective residents through the wringer and require that they uphold Jewish and Zionist values; it's about creating communities of clones, a longtime resident explains
WikiFeet founder Eli Ozer says he's got 3 million users a month checking out the photos of celeb feet. Ozer says 'the rankings don't really focus on the feet but rather takes the whole into account. Most admire the woman's body without discriminating against any part'
Fifty years later, Haaretz revisits the kids who sent in letters and poems immediately after the Six-Day War. Today, they feel mostly disillusionment
Can Ilan Gilon, described by fans as the Israeli Bernie Sanders, widen the appeal of the tiny, out-of-touch left-wing Meretz party?
A Final Note From Kafka, a Trove of Manuscripts, and a Trial That Left an Israeli Heiress 'Destitute'
Eva Hoffe opens up about the ruling that forced her to transfer author Max Brod's estate – including Franz Kafka's papers – to Israel's National Library, about her parents' special relationship with Brod, and about her life in poverty.
Israeli philosopher Moshe Halbertal predicts that when the first signs of failure appear in Trump's policy, he will need a scapegoat – whether it's Islam, blacks or Mexicans: 'I can definitely imagine race riots breaking out with Trump fanning the flames.'
Any Israeli reaching for a fortune cookie is less likely to get an ancient Chinese proverb than he is to find an aphorism based on the life experience of Peretz Amasai, a 56-year-old atheist father from Kiryat Shmona.
Seeking to inject positive content into right-wing ideology that rejects the two-state idea, Sara Haetzni-Cohen, whose family belongs to settler aristocracy, has been out seeking alternative strategies. Haetzni-Cohen talks about life as a secular woman married to a religious man, and explains why she won't live in Kiryat Arba.