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Andrew Tobin, JTA
Andrew Tobin, JTA

Avi Gabbay (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Labor, choosing Gabbay, gets a boost

Likud still ahead in the polls, but it could be a different ball game JERUSALEM — After political newcomer Avi Gabbay’s surprise election to head the Labor Party,...

Staff Sgt. Joana Chris Arpon

For Filipina, IDF service is very personal

JERUSALEM — Staff. Sgt. Joana Chris Arpon isn’t Israeli, or even Jewish. Her service in the Israel Defense Forces is personal. Arpon, 20, is the daughter of Filipino...

Infielder Cody Decker of Team Israel holds team mascot The Mensch on the Bensch in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty)

Team Israel baseball gear a home run with kvelling fans

TEL AVIV — A couple weeks ago, Adam Atkins didn’t know Israel had a baseball team. But since the squad started winning games last week in the World Baseball Classic,...

Poppy, date, chocolate are still king

TEL AVIV — Cheesecake, amaretto or goat cheese and onion jam? Those are just some of the new hamantaschen options this year at Roladin, a popular Israeli bakery chain....

Police and protesters face off during the forced evacuation of Amona in the West Bank, Feb. 1. (Ashernet)

Evacuation, legalization bill, high split on settlements

AMONA, West Bank — In a dramatic clash with the settlement movement at this hilltop outpost, the state seemed to have won. Over two sometimes violent days last week,...

Firefighters battle to keep a fire in Latrun under control, Nov. 22. (Ashernet)

On fires, Israel seeks answers

JERUSALEM — As the wildfires that raged across this country for nearly a week were subdued Sunday, Nov. 27, Israelis surveyed the devastation in search of answers. The...

Irina Bokova Director General of UNESCO speaks on September 18. (Riccardo Savi/Getty)

UNESCO: Pyrrhic Palestinian victory

NEW YORK — If the latest draft resolution at UNESCO on “Occupied Palestine” succeeded in the Palestinians’ aims to reclaim the world’s attention, then it was a...

Hostess Nagla Aburous sitting at the Jasmine Cafe in Nablus before her shift, Sept. 18. (Andrew Tobin)

Nablus café puts women first

NABLUS, West Bank — The “Mountain of Fire.” The “terror capital” of the West Bank. This city has earned its militant nicknames with generations of violent...

US Pres. Barack Obama at the funeral of Shimon Peres at Har Herzl, Sept. 30, 2016. (Ashernet)

The world came to Peres’ funeral

JERUSALEM — Heads of state came from all over the world to join Israeli leaders in saying goodbye to Shimon Peres, Israel’s last founding father. His funeral took...

The Turkish government sends humanitarian aid on the Lady Leyla to Gaza after Turkish-Israeli reconciliation deal, in Mersin, Turkey on July 1, 2016. (Sezgin Pancar/Anadolu Agency/Getty)

Israel and Turkey reconciliation bodes well for both

JERUSALEM — Israel and Turkey ought to be friends, geopolitically speaking. As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan put it in January: “Israel needs a country...