Jews with roots in Iraqi Kurdistan hope independence will enable them to reconnect with childhood friends and anticipate a strong alliance between Israel and the new Kurdish state
Ariel David is a Tel Aviv-based foreign correspondent for Italian and English-language publications. He worked for five years as correspondent for the Associated Press in Rome, covering Italy and the Vatican, reporting on key events in Pope Benedict XVI's pontificate, including his election and his trip to the Holy Land in 2009.
The 2018 race will begin in Jerusalem, where cyclists will pay tribute to Italian rider recognized by Yad Vashem for saving Jews during World War II
Pliny the Elder sailed into danger when Vesuvius erupted, and never returned, but a body found a century ago 'covered in jewelry like a cabaret ballerina' may really have been his.
The holy ark was likely kept in Jerusalem for much less time than the Bible tells us. And it may have contained something other than the Ten Commandments
New study of 3,200-year-old documents from Ramses III suggests the much-reviled Philistines were not alien belligerents but native Middle Easterners.
Highest military honor recognizes thousands of Jews from British-controlled Palestine who joined first official fighting force from the Yishuv and helped liberate northern Italy during WWII
Comics, conventions and Hollywood still favor hypersexualized, simplistic female characters, and don't treat female fans as equals
Sant’Egidio has enjoyed good ties with successive U.S. administrations, making the organization an ideal stop for Trump’s charm offensive with the Vatican
The Pope has called Trump's policies 'not Christian'; Trump called the Pope 'disgraceful'. But will Trump’s new rhetoric on Muslims and the Middle East bring reconciliation with Francis, but tension with Netanyahu?
Israelis like to boast about their success in developing the Negev, but under the Byzantine empire, Christian Arabs were the first to turn the desert into a garden.