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How one popular Palestinian cafe puts women first and men in the corner

NABLUS, West Bank (JTA)-The "Mountain of Fire." The "terror capital" of the West Bank. This city has earned its militant nicknames with generations of violent resistance, whether aimed at the... Full story


World Series ignites old passions in American Jews living in the West Bank

KARNEI SHOMRON, Judea and Samaria (JTA)-The Chicago Cubs are facing the Cleveland Indians in a historic World Series, and most of Israel could not care less. This Jewish settlement is different. The N... Full story

 By Andrew Tobin    News    October 7, 2016

Saying goodbye to Shimon Peres, world leaders talk peace and love

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Israeli and world leaders gathered atop Mount Herzl on Friday to say goodbye to Shimon Peres, Israel's last founding father. In addition to fond personal recollections, many of those... Full story


Poll: Israeli Jews favor Hillary, but say Trump is better for Israel 'policy'

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Most Israeli Jews would prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, even though more of them think Trump would be better for the "Israeli... Full story

 By Andrew Tobin    News    September 9, 2016

Israel and Turkey should stick together

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Israel and Turkey ought to be friends, geopolitically speaking. As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan put it in January: "Israel needs a country like Turkey in this region. We,... Full story

 By Andrew Tobin    News    September 2, 2016

How Israeli women are gaining in the fight for Jewish divorce

JERUSALEM (JTA)-In this case, the sins of the son are the sins of the father. Israel's Supreme Rabbinical Court this month sentenced a haredi Orthodox man to 30 days in jail for pressuring his son... Full story


The third Jewish Temple is coming to your Facebook feed

JERUSALEM (JTA)-"It's time to build," reads the tagline of the Temple Institute's latest YouTube video. The phrase encapsulates the group's controversial mission to rally Jews to reconstruct the Templ... Full story

 By Andrew Tobin    News    August 12, 2016

How Israel's had success against 'lone wolf' terrorists

JERUSALEM (JTA)-"Lone wolf" terrorism in Europe is making headlines around the world. But in Israel, the phenomenon of angry or troubled individuals taking up arms is old news. Since October, Israelis... Full story


Actor Jason Segel opens up about childhood as Jewish outsider

(JTA)—Actor Jason Segel—best known as the star of  “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “How I Met Your Mother”—opened up on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast this week about growing up with one Jewish parent and as a complete outsider.... Full story

 By Andrew Tobin    Features    July 31, 2015

Instagram star The Fat Jew is now a top model

(JTA)-Josh Ostrovsky, aka The Fat Jew, is reportedly making an improbable transition from pudgy social media comic to fashion model. Self-avowedly rotund, The Fat Jew, 30, recently signed a deal... Full story


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