Netanyahu, ‘King of Israel,’ Exits a Stage He Dominated

Israel’s longest-serving prime minister was a polarizing figure who sidelined efforts to resolve the Palestinian conflict but opened relations with four Arab countries.

#iran, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians

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A House Divided: A Palestinian, a Settler and the Struggle for East Jerusalem

Efforts to force Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah set the stage for the recent Gaza war. A similar dynamic looms in a nearby district.

#east-jerusalem, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #west-bank

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How Did a Gay Scientist of Jewish Descent Thrive Under the Nazis?

In “Ravenous,” Sam Apple tells the story of a researcher who was able to carry out his groundbreaking work on cancer cells even in the middle of World War II.

#apple-sam, #books-and-literature, #cancer, #content-type-personal-profile, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #jews-and-judaism, #ravenous-otto-warburg-the-nazis-and-the-search-for-the-cancer-diet-connection-book, #research, #warburg-otto

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Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Excluded From Coalition, Face Loss of Power

A new coalition that aims to remove Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from office could also usher in a more liberal civil rights agenda.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #orthodox-judaism, #politics-and-government, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

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Richard Rubenstein, 97, Dies; Theologian Challenged Ideas of God

A rabbi, educator and author of a landmark book, he asked, “How can Jews believe in an omnipotent, beneficent God after Auschwitz?”

#books-and-literature, #death-of-god, #deaths-obituaries, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #religion-and-belief, #rubenstein-richard-l

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A Historic Moment for Israeli Arabs, but With a Question Mark

An Arab party’s decision to join a right-leaning Israeli government would be an important, if uncertain, step toward inclusion rather than perpetual opposition.

#abbas-mansour, #arabs, #bedouins, #bennett-naftali, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #lapid-yair, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #raam-party-israel, #yediot-aharonot

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Netanyahu Rivals Agree on Israeli Coalition to Oust Him

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving leader, is on the verge of losing power as his opponents strike a deal that would replace him with an ultranationalist, Naftali Bennett.

#arabs, #bennett-naftali, #elections, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #lapid-yair, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government

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Faye Schulman Dies; Fought Nazis With a Rifle and a Camera

She joined the Resistance brigade after her family was executed and used her photographs as proof of German barbarity and Jews’ determination to fight back.

#canada, #deaths-obituaries, #eastern-europe, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #photography, #schulman-faye-1920-21-2021

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The Jewish History of Israel Is Over 3,000 Years Old. That’s Why It’s Complicated.

From the Torah, through the exile, Jews have always looked to Jerusalem. 

#dead-sea-scrolls, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #rabbis, #safed-israel

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There Is a Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A two-state solution remains our only viable option. 

#gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #peace-process

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U.S. Faces Outbreak of Anti-Semitic Threats and Violence

In the wake of clashes in Israel and Gaza, synagogues have been vandalized and Jews have been threatened and attacked.

#anti-defamation-league, #anti-semitism, #hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #united-states

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Greene’s Holocaust Comparisons Cause New Headaches for GOP

Republican leaders condemned the latest anti-Semitic statements by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, but their slow response and refusal to punish her reflected tacit backing.

#anti-semitism, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #house-of-representatives, #jews-and-judaism, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Greene’s Holocaust Comparisons Cause New Headaches for G.O.P.

Republican leaders condemned the latest anti-Semitic statements by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, but their slow response and refusal to punish her reflected tacit backing.

#anti-semitism, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #house-of-representatives, #jews-and-judaism, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Discrimination Palestinian Citizens of Israel Face

Palestinians live under a racist system whose laws enshrine their second-class status.

#defense-and-military-forces, #discrimination, #haifa-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #nazareth-israel, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Anti-Zionism Isn’t Anti-Semitism? Someone Didn’t Get the Memo.

An omen for Jews on America’s streets.

#anti-semitism, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #zionism

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Israeli Police Round Up More Than 1,550 Suspects in Mob Violence

At least 70 percent of those arrested are Arab citizens of Israel. Three Israeli Jews are charged with the attempted murder of an Arab driver.

#arabs, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #east-jerusalem, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #lod-israel, #palestinians, #tel-aviv-israel

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Before Rage Flared, a Push to Make Israel’s Mixed Towns More Jewish

An eruption of Arab-Jewish violence inside Israeli cities has focused attention on a movement of religious nationalists seeking to strengthen the Jewish presence in areas with large Arab populations.

#defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #lod-israel, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank, #zionism

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Man Charged in Arson at Brooklyn Synagogue and Yeshiva, Officials Say

The man was also connected to assaults on a Jewish man and a Black subway rider and vandalism at a Catholic church, court records show.

#ali-alaheri, #anti-semitism, #arson, #assaults, #brooklyn-nyc, #hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #saint-athanasius-roman-catholic-church, #synagogues, #vandalism

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Israel Is Falling Apart, Because the Conflict Controls Us

Our politics are stalled. Our democracy is in tatters. Blame it on the occupation.

#elections, #hamas, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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L.A.P.D. Investigate Attack as an Anti-Semitic Hate Crime

The attack came amid escalating violence in Israel and Gaza that has sparked protests in the United States.

#anti-semitism, #jews-and-judaism, #police-department-los-angeles-calif

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Gaza Conflict Stokes ‘Identity Crisis’ for Young American Jews

A new generation is confronting the region’s longstanding conflict in a very different context, with very different pressures, from their parents’ and grandparents’ generations.

#anti-semitism, #black-lives-matter-movement, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #youth

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The Gaza Conflict Is Stoking an ‘Identity Crisis’ for Some Young American Jews

A new generation is confronting the region’s longstanding conflict in a very different context, with very different pressures, from their parents’ and grandparents’ generations.

#anti-semitism, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #western-states-us

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The ‘Unshakable’ Bonds of Friendship With Israel Are Shaking

Israel might ‘win’ in Gaza, and lose America. 

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Mob Violence Against Palestinians in Israel Is Fueled by Groups on WhatsApp

Jewish extremists have formed more than 100 new groups on the Facebook-owned encrypted messaging app in recent days to target attacks.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hamas, #instant-messaging, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #mobile-applications, #palestinians, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #whatsapp-inc

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I’m a Trauma Surgeon in Israel. In My Hospital, We Are in This Together.

To me, this hospital — with its diverse staff and free medical care — represents everything that is beautiful and possible in this place.

#arabs, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #emergency-medical-treatment, #gaza-strip, #hospitals, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #lod-israel, #palestinians, #tel-aviv-israel

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Children of the Holocaust Who Are Anonymous No More

Researchers using enhanced, rare footage of a transport to a Nazi death camp have been able to identify some passengers, including children who survived.

#amsterdam-netherlands, #concentration-camps, #documentary-films-and-programs, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Democrats, Growing More Skeptical of Israel, Pressure Biden

Among Democrats in Congress, attitudes toward Israel have grown more critical as the party base expresses concern about the human rights of Palestinians.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #house-of-representatives, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #peace-process, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Israel’s Real Existential Threat

More than the missiles, I worry about the terror we have internalized. How will we overcome the hatred and fear?

#arabs, #discrimination, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #lod-israel, #palestinians, #terrorism

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For Trump, Hamas and Bibi, It Is Always Jan. 6

Netanyahu and Hamas both have a similar understanding of what it takes to remain in power.

#gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #trump-donald-j

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After Years of Quiet, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Exploded. Why Now?

A little-noticed police action in Jerusalem last month was one of several incidents that led to the current crisis.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #defense-and-military-forces, #hamas, #jews-and-judaism, #mosques, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #ramadan, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Tensions Among Democrats Grow Over Israel as the Left Defends Palestinians

Divisions within the party have burst into public view, with the party’s ascendant left viewing the Mideast conflict as a searing racial justice issue that carries echoes of U.S. politics.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Israeli-Palestinian Strife Widens as Frantic Calls for Calm Go Unheeded

While Israel and Hamas signaled willingness to consider a cease-fire, worries grew about further fracturing in one of the Middle East’s most intractable struggles.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #lod-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #west-bank

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In Mixed Israel Cities Proud of Good Relations, a Sudden, Explosive Division

Not even during the intifadas, the mass Palestinian uprisings of the past, did Israel experience such a surge of both Arab and Jewish mob violence.

#gaza-strip, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Palestinian Refugees Deserve to Return Home. Jews Should Understand.

If keeping faith that exile can be overcome is sacred to Jews, how can we condemn Palestinians for doing the same thing?

#israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

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The French Count Who Turned His Home Into a Museum to Honor His Dead Son

“Letters to Camondo,” by Edmund de Waal, is addressed to a wealthy fin-de-siècle French Jew whose elegant Parisian home is filled with priceless objets d’art — and memories of the family that once lived there.

#art, #books-and-literature, #collectors-and-collections, #de-waal-edmund, #jews-and-judaism, #letters-to-camondo-book, #museums, #paris-france, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Israelis, Palestinians and Their Neighbors Worry: Is This the Big One?

The clashes could quickly blow over, or the unrest could blow up into another Intifada.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations, #west-bank

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Why Jerusalem’s Aqsa Mosque Is an Arab-Israeli Fuse

The mosque sits on a site sacred to Christians, Muslims and Jews, and it is a chronic flash point in the protracted Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #east-jerusalem, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #muslims-and-islam, #palestinians, #temple-mount-jerusalem

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Israeli Officials Had a Plan to Prevent Tragedy at Mt. Meron. It Was Ignored.

Years of negligence preceded the stampede that killed 45 people. But patchwork religious oversight and the state’s reluctance to intervene sunk efforts to bring order to the site.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #mount-meron-israel, #politics-and-government, #rabbis

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Tree of Life Synagogue Plans a New Beginning, Years After Deadly Shooting

Daniel Libeskind, an architect known for memorializing historical trauma, will turn the site of 11 deaths back into a home for worship as well as a place to learn about confronting hatred.

#jews-and-judaism, #libeskind-daniel, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #myers-jeffrey-rabbi, #pittsburgh-pa, #pittsburgh-pa-shooting-2018, #synagogues

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Linfield University Fires Professor Who Spoke Out About Misconduct Cases

Allegations of anti-Semitism, sexual misconduct and racial discrimination have led to turmoil on the small Oregon campus. Some have called for the university’s president to resign.

#anti-semitism, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #jews-and-judaism, #oregon, #sexual-harassment, #the-merchant-of-venice-play

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Israel Mourns After Stampede at Religious Festival Kills 45

At least 45 people died in what witnesses described as a “human avalanche” after some slipped on a wet floor in a narrow passageway where people were pouring out of one area of the celebrations.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #mount-meron-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #orthodox-judaism, #safed-israel

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What We Know About the Deadly Stampede in Israel

A stampede during a mountainside religious celebration in Israel on Thursday night left at least 45 people dead and scores more injured. Here is what we know so far.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #mount-meron-israel, #stampedes

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Many Dead in Stampede at Israel Religious Celebration

An estimated 100,000 people had gathered to celebrate the feast of Lag b’Omer. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the episode a “terrible disaster.”

#israel, #jews-and-judaism, #stampedes

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Rights Group Hits Israel With Explosive Charge: Apartheid

Human Rights Watch is the latest watchdog to accuse Israel of perpetuating a version of the racist legal system that once governed South Africa. Israel says the charge is baseless.

#anti-semitism, #apartheid-policy, #btselem, #boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-bds, #boycotts, #east-jerusalem, #human-rights-watch, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #roth-kenneth, #shakir-omar, #south-africa, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #west-bank

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My Grandparents’ Immigration Lies Shaped My Father’s View of Justice

Years after fleeing Europe, my father saw himself in the Dreamers of today.

#asylum-right-of, #austria, #germany, #gerson-allan, #immigration-and-emigration, #jews-and-judaism, #kirkpatrick-jeane-j, #poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Israelis and Palestinians Clash Around Jerusalem’s Old City

The violence broke out as an extremist Jewish supremacy group marched in the city, chanting “Death to Arabs.”

#attacks-on-police, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #east-jerusalem, #israel, #jaffa-israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #politics-and-government

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Highest French Court Rules Killer of Jewish Woman Cannot Stand Trial

To the alarm of Jewish leaders, Sarah Halimi’s killer will go unpunished because of his mental state, brought on by cannabis, at the time of the crime.

#anti-semitism, #coulibaly-amedy-1982-2015, #france, #hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #knoll-mireille, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mental-health-and-disorders, #merah-mohammed, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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Many Yeshivas Cheat Students of a Basic Education — and Break the Law

Ultra-Orthodox schools must provide a proper education, but politicians aren’t holding them accountable.

#education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #reading-and-writing-skills-education

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These Sacred Jewish Books Were Abandoned. Could I Save Them?

Finding them in a trash bin saddened me. I couldn’t just put them back.

#books-and-literature, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism

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Can We Really Picture Auschwitz?

As memories of the Holocaust fade, one survivor’s images remain vivid.

#auschwitz-concentration-camp, #cluj-napoca-romania, #concentration-camps, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #levi-primo, #mengele-josef, #transylvania-romania, #wiesel-elie

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