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Sam Sokol, JTA
Sam Sokol, JTA

Israel cracks down on foreign workers

TEL AVIV — The woman approached me with trepidation, fidgeting and glancing nervously over her shoulder as she sat down in a coffee shop here. A Filipino caregiver who...

A twisted and complicated history

KIEV — The rabbi appears serious, with just the barest hint of a smile behind his long white beard. Standing beside him, a stocky, unremarkable man with a thick black...

The secular woman leading a religious party

JERUSALEM — Late last month, as Israel prepared for yet another round of elections, Ayelet Shaked ascended to the leadership of the United Right, a joint list...

Fire destroys Mevo Modiin

Fire destroys Carlebach community

MEVO MODIIN, Israel — “It’s an apocalypse,” Zelda Burkey, 63, blurted out in a piercing voice as we walked through the charred remains of the once beautiful...

Avigdor Liberman

What makes Liberman tick?

JERUSALEM — So just who is Avigdor Liberman, the man who single-handedly forced Israelis to go to the polls for an unprecedented second time in a year? Is he really...

Friends and family mourn at the funeral of Alex Sasaki, March 28, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Suicides among Israel Defense Forces’ lone soldiers

JERUSALEM — After Alex Sasaki died of a drug overdose in late March, Tzvika Graiver of the KeepOlim activist group posted on Facebook that the American-born soldier in...

The logo of Eurovision Song Contest (STR/NurPhoto via Getty)

Gaza violence and Eurovision

TEL AVIV — When Israel won the right to host this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the event was anticipated as a golden opportunity to showcase a side of the nation...

Yisrael Katz

Another diplomatic row with Poland

JERUSALEM — It was meant to be a diplomatic triumph for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: a much-touted diplomatic summit in Jerusalem on Feb. 18, with four...

Alice Walker (Mark Sagliocco/Getty)

Alice Walker endorses anti-Semite’s book

NEW YORK — Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker has come under intense criticism after endorsing a book by anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist David Icke. In an...