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Dina Kraft, JTA
Dina Kraft, JTA

Cottage cheese becomes symbol of Israeli frustration with rising food prices

TEL AVIV —— For Israelis, cottage cheese is no mere dairy product. Whipped to exceptional creamy and airy perfection, it is a coveted staple of tables across the...

Fixing broken hearts in Israel

HOLON, Israel — Just two days earlier but a world away, 8-year-old Salha Farjalla Khamis said goodbye to her parents and four siblings in her village on the African...

Russian immigrants’ turning point in Israel: Dolphinarium terror attack

TEL AVIV — Faina Dorfman, who immigrated to Israel from Uzbekistan hoping that her only child would have a better life here, walks along a stretch of beach just south...

Arabs’ minority status highlighted as Israel celebrates 63rd

JERUSALEM — In an elegant limestone building in a Jerusalem neighborhood that before 1948 was home to the city’s Palestinian elite, a group of Jewish and Arab Israeli...

Oral histories document Israeli struggle for independence

RAMAT GAN, Israel — Ruth Farhi’s eyes cloud with tears and her gaze turns from the camera recording her story as she tells of a memorable January night in 1948 that...

Israel strategizes against brain drain

JERUSALEM — It was at a conference 15 years ago in the raw months following Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination that an unlikely Israeli trio — a young Navy officer, a...

Disgrace: Israel’s ex-president convicted of rape, sexual assault and harassment

TEL AVIV — For years it was considered an open secret in Israeli political and media circles that Moshe Katsav had a habit of sexually harassing women who worked for...

Reclaiming vanished Jewish history in Galicia

SOLOTVYN, Ukraine — On a sloping green hill tucked between small farmsteads, the mottled graves of Jews buried here since the 1600s rise up like a forgotten forest....

Israeli high-tech millionare leads West Bank settlement movement

TEL SHILOH, West Bank — Naftali Bennett does not fit the mold of a typical Jewish settler leader. He’s just 38, made his fortune in high tech before entering what he...

Settlement tours show softer side

PSAGOT, West Bank – Inside the cool of a cavernous wine cellar stacked high with oak barrels of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, the tensions of the Israeli-Palestinian...