They move to the Jewish state to serve in its army, and receive a great deal of support as they do. But a spate of suicides among IDF soldiers from abroad has raised red flags and highlighted the issues facing young people in stressful situations without their families and other support networks.
Ayala Or-el, Iris Lifshitz Klieger 20:54 , 18.01.19
An anchor for the state-run Iranian channel Press TV, 59-year-old grandmother Marzieh Hasemi, born Melanie Franklin, found herself in Iran after her marriage, where the Islamic revolution 'attracted her.'
Associated Press 11:58 , 18.01.19
Hundreds of defense projects, each worth more than Israel's annual medicine basket budget, have been either shelved or halted in recent years, after being deemed irrelevant, due to inadequate planning and lack of oversight.
Yoav Zitun 23:40 , 15.01.19
Preparing meat according to kosher and halal law is now outlawed in one out of three Belgian counties, causing Jews and Muslims make common cause against the far-right and animal rights activists.
Yaniv Halilyand Tamar Shabak 21:09 , 14.01.19
The recollections of Max Glauben, a Dallas resident who as a Jew in Poland survived the Warsaw Ghetto and Nazi concentration camps, are now being preserved in a way that will allow generations to come to ask his image questions.
Associated Press 23:03 , 13.01.19
The dissemination of explicit photos and videos of minors online affects children as young as 6, but law enforcement authorities are unable to put a stop to it; a new Knesset study finds that while the law allows jail time for perpetrators, most cases never make it to trial.
Noam Barkan 22:52 , 12.01.19
They left the West to join their husbands in Syria, only to lose them in battle and then face death by hanging; for the foreign women wed to Islamist jihadists, their countries have abandoned them to a judgment that is quick and often lethal.
Smadar Perry 16:16 , 12.01.19
It helped bring down drug lords, thwart terror attacks and stop pedophiles, but despite its determination to paint itself as the enemy of 'bad guys' everywhere, Israeli tech company NSO Group is facing some unsavory claims, not least over the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. CEO Shalev Hulio talks for the first time about his life, his work and what he really wants to achieve with the one of the most sophisticated spyware in the world.
Ronen Bergman 22:14 , 11.01.19
Mexico's war against its cartels always had one prime objective - to capture Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the world's most wanted man and the country's most powerful drug baron. And thanks to a company in Herzliya, with a little help from an unwitting Hollywood actor and telenovella star, it managed to do just that.
Ronen Bergman 08:38 , 10.01.19
In the first years of the State of Israel, young Jewish migrants from Yemen had their children taken away and were told they had died. Seventy years on, no one really knows what happened to them and the grieving families who still live with the burden are demanding to know the truth. What happened to their children?
Etti Abramov 23:48 , 05.01.19
A photo essay of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the site where Christians believe Jesus Christ was crucified and buried; the Greek Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches share custody of the building and other denominations also hold services there.
Reuters 12:08 , 05.01.19
Clad in a modest skirt and headscarf, Bracha Deutsch, a mother of five from Jerusalem, was first across the finish line at the National Half Marathon Championships, and now she has her sights set on the Olympics.
Avinoam Porat 13:31 , 30.12.18
Yishai Zimmerman fought in a unit led by Ariel Sharon, received a Medal of Valor for singlehandedly battling the Egyptian army, stole a plane in Lebanon in 1982, but never managed to achieve his dream of becoming a combat pilot. Inspired by him, his son and three of his 15 grandchildren are taking to the skies instead.
Israel Moskowitz 12:37 , 28.12.18
Reuters photographer Mohammed Salem snapped the most dramatic moments that occured along the Israeli-Gaza border over the past year, documenting the March of Return protests, Hamas's rocket salvoes, Israeli fields scorched by incendiary kites and balloons and buildings destroyed by IDF strikes.
Reuters 21:40 , 17.12.18
A popular way of getting about is now a top target for attacks, sowing fear in the hearts of Israelis in West Bank. The method is bold and effective: A car pulls up, a terrorist gets out, opens fire at short range, and flees.
Elisha Ben Kimon 23:53 , 16.12.18
Four years of intense intelligence gathering led in early December to the launch of an operation to uncover and destroy Hezbollah's tunnels on the Lebanese border. From top secret discussions kept from half the General Staff to combat engineering soldiers who didn't even know what they were training for—this is how Operation Northern Shield came to be.
Alex Fishman 23:22 , 14.12.18
Asaf Israeli is sick of the ease with which an endless array of interest groups block roads, disrupting the lives of average citizens to express their anger at government policies—all with the backing of the police. So he created an ironic Facebook event to protest the blocking of Ayalon by blocking Ayalon.
Itay Ilnai 16:14 , 10.12.18
The Mikveh Israel boarding school and youth village launches a crowdsourcing campaign to raise NIS 75,000 to send 20 students of Ethiopian descent on a heritage trip to Ethiopia; 'The thought I'll meet my father soon excites me,' says 17-year-old Yosef Mersha.
Korin Elbaz Alush 14:53 , 01.12.18
Omer, a 20-year-old Merkava tank driver, made it his life mission to help Holocaust survivors with the money deposit he received for recycling more than 24,000 plastic bottles; 'I want to meet them, hear their personal story,' Omer says.
Israel Moskowitz 19:49 , 30.11.18
The statue of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, the famous French-Jewish officer who was convicted of treason following an anti-Semitic tale in 1895, is now erected in Tel Aviv; From Paris, to Devil’s Island and then Tel Aviv—the story of Dreyfus resonates with the story of the Jewish people.
Korin Elbaz Alush 15:49 , 30.11.18
While Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Rivlin praised the renewal of diplomatic ties between the two states, President Idriss Deby's opponents say his government brutally suppresses opposition and violates human rights, calling his visit to Israel an attempt to strengthen his 30-year-old tyrannical rule.
Dror Liba 21:51 , 26.11.18
Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, WIZO publishes data on domestic violence; 21 women—30% increase from last year—were murdered by their relatives since the beginning of 2018.
Amir Alon 19:58 , 25.11.18
They are trained to rescue and evacuate wounded soldiers under fire, operating far beyond enemy lines, but even for these trained professionals, the Zafit Stream disaster, which claimed the lives of 10 teens, was a particularly traumatic event.
Yediot Ahronot 23:54 , 24.11.18
The latest round of fighting in Gaza left many Israeli kids stuck in safe rooms and shelters for days; one of the ways in which they keep themselves busy is drawing; Michal Weiman, professional interpreter of children's drawings, found signs of severe anxiety and longing for a different reality.
Noam Barkan, Shahaf Frenkel 08:51 , 24.11.18
Social media accounts 'We Are Not Numbers' and 'Otef Gaza' show the same conflict from different sides of the border—with both Israelis and Palestinians believing their lives are misunderstood and misrepresented to the world and wishing to set the narrative themselves.
Reuters 16:47 , 23.11.18
New details are revealed about the Mossad's special operation to seize Iran's nuclear archive, including a rare glimpse into Tehran's classified documents: secret tests, a plan to manufacture the first 5 nuclear bombs, and even a photo of proud Iranian scientists outside a nuclear facility. This is the story of how Iran tried to deceive the world… and almost got away with it.
Ronen Bergman 08:43 , 23.11.18
Negotiations between Israeli government and Gaza's rulers are mediated by Egyptian intelligence head Abbas Kamel, who is considered by some the second most important person in the country after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Daniel Salami 20:40 , 20.11.18
In honor of International children's Day, the Central Bureau of Statistics published a report about the children of Israel; Some 32% of the Jewish population is made up of children, and 40% of the Arab population; Some 64% of the residents of Modiin Illit are children while only 21% of the residents of Tel Aviv are;
Keren Natanzon 23:34 , 19.11.18
Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Knesset Research and Information Center releases alarming data: 79% of sexual harassment victims are women, the vast majority of whom refrain from filing police complaints; 32% of sexual harassment cases happen in the workplace; 'despite recent conceptual changes, women still feel defenseless,' says MK Touma-Suleiman.
Amihai Attali 21:35 , 19.11.18
Former defense minister asserts his right-wing credentials accusing Netanyahu of being all talk, no deeds and surrendering to terror by ignoring his calls for a tougher stance on Gaza; 'Appointing Bennett for the defense post can save the education system;' After elections: 'I will only join a right-wing government.'
Yuval Karni 23:17 , 18.11.18
19 year old from Jerusalem area, where clashes with police is an everyday occurence, decided to join the Border Police and this week will complete his basic training. Only close friends and his mother know about the teenager's decision as his family might be harmed if it became public knowledge.
Yishai Porat 21:48 , 18.11.18
A leftist activist, an actress, a settler, a bereaved sister and the mother of a combat soldier are promoting a bill that requires Security Cabinet members to examine all political options, including diplomatic ones, before going to war; 'The state should leave no stone unturned in making sure we only go on defensive wars.'
Yifat Erlich 23:55 , 16.11.18
Zvi Hatkevitz was in his mother's womb when his parents, survivors of the Holocaust, sailed on the illegal immigrant ship Exodus and fought the British to be allowed to enter the Land of Israel. 71 years later, he successfully persuaded the state to award medals to those immigrants for their contribution to Israel's establishment.
Israel Moskowitz 11:07 , 16.11.18
Identifying details of IDF Lt. Col. M., who was killed during a mission in Gaza, quickly spread through social media despite the media blackout; while security officials condemn what they view as a despicable phenomenon, social media experts say it's a lost battle for those trying to conceal information in this day and age.
Noam Barkan 00:26 , 14.11.18
Following years of diplomatic hostility toward Israel by the ruling Swedish Social Democrats, there is an opportunity for a policy change as the center-right bloc is set to take charge and form the next government coalition. Two members of parliament, one of whom is of Iraqi descent, say criticism of Israel is nothing more than a ploy to win votes of the Muslim community.
Itamar Eichner 21:31 , 12.11.18
Ambassador Danny Carmon was born into diplomacy, lost his wife and was wounded in the Buenos Aires terror attack, but got right back on the horse, representing Israel around the world. We joined Carmon on his goodbye tour of the Indian subcontinent, hearing about Israeli backpackers in trouble, business ties between Israel and India and the cultural dissonance.
Lior Ben-Ami 20:00 , 10.11.18
25 years after the Oslo Accords, the new settlement Amichai, being built for families evacuated from the illegal outpost Amona, and the nearby outposts that will be annexed to it and legalized, are helping create a Jewish corridor breaking up Palestinian territory in the West Bank and burying the agreements.
Oded Shalom 23:19 , 09.11.18
Latest data shows there are 120,000 addicts in Israel today with drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex and online shopping being the most popular vice choices. While the overwhelming majority of the addicts are men, there has been a sharp increase in the number of women becoming addicted to harmful substances and behaviors.
Noam Barkan 23:21 , 07.11.18
Highway 90 has claimed 17 lives over the past two weeks, and not for the first time. The newest sections along its 480 kilometers are 50 years old, while the oldest are from the Ottoman rule. Meanwhile, renovations and the installation of safety measures are nowhere in sight. A look at one of Israel's most dangerous roads.
Udi Etsion 20:58 , 06.11.18
Illegal Eritrean and Sudanese migrants in Israel have to work longer hours and make considerably less money after a 2017 law directed employers to deduct 20% from their wages. They spend less time with their children and can't afford basic necessities; 'There are actually hungry children,' says aid worker.
Thomson Reuters Foundation 19:18 , 06.11.18
Although LGBT demonstrations—sparked last July following the passing of the discriminating Surrogacy Law—seemed to have subsided, the campaign's organizers insist they are working tirelessly behind the scenes to breathe new life into the struggle, which they say is essential not only for the community but for Israel as a whole.
Amit Alexander Lev-Brinker 13:02 , 05.11.18
A journalist who bought his childhood home turned it into a museum, Herzog Park was built in his honor in Dublin, and his family received a dignified welcome at the Irish Parliament. To mark the 100th birthday of Israel's sixth president Chaim Herzog, his children went on a journey to Ireland to promote Zionism in a pro-Palestinian country.
Meshi Ayad 11:33 , 05.11.18
Moshe 'Chico' Edri served 28 years in the police, during which he commanded over the Traffic Police and the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv districts; his close work with Minister Erdan at the Public Security Ministry after his retirement from the force gave him the edge over his competitors; but the LGBT community is against the appointment, holding his responsible for the murder of Shira Banki at the 2015 Jerusalem Pride Parade.
Ynet reporters 15:52 , 04.11.18
Eli Arazi from Ashdot Ya'akov took part in the Jordan peace talks and dreamed of making Naharayim into a Las Vegas of coexistence, by building hotels, a casino and a water park there. But his vision collapsed when King Hussein passed away.
Oded Shalom 23:56 , 03.11.18
Female politicians make history this week with a record of at least 11 women chosen to head cities and local councils across the country; despite promising results, analysts argue that female representation in local politics remains quite low.
Maya Margit, The Media Line 23:49 , 02.11.18
Mahmoud Abbas is almost 83, a heavy smoker, and a very sick man; although no one knows when he intends to retire, the battle over his many roles and titles is already heating up behind the scenes; these are the top contenders to replace him.
Smadar Perry 12:25 , 02.11.18
Months of Hamas-led border riots have taken their toll on the strip's auto businesses as prices of tires, which are set alight and tossed at IDF troops by the demonstrators during weekly protests, skyrocket making a pair of tires an unaffordable luxury.
Associated Press 19:08 , 01.11.18
After asking Polish PM Morawiecki about his country's controversial Holocaust law, prompting the answer that Jews were also 'perpetrators,' journalist Ronen Bergman was bombarded with hateful messages online. An analysis of the thousands of postings found this was no unorganized outburst of populist, anti-Semitic and fascist sentiments, it was directed by someone with a lot of money and power.
Ronen Bergman 11:48 , 01.11.18
Oman is the only Arab country in the Gulf that could host Netanyahu without fear of destabilizing backlash, thanks to its longstanding policy of non-interference. The prime minister's visit to the sultanate opened the door to additional cooperation between the Jewish state and moderate Arab nations, with the main unifying issue being Iran.
Associated Press 08:10 , 01.11.18
Shai Attias, who once worked at Prime Minister's Office and is now head of an organization that deals with Israel's advocacy, was only 800 meters away from the scene of Pittsburgh shooting attack, attending a prayer in a different synagogue; 'People were in total shock ... they were not prepared, it was a sense of total helplessness.'
Itzchak Tessler 18:04 , 28.10.18
Israel, Canada's medical cannabis partnerships are flourishing, but experts warn government regulations tied to exporting marijuana could lose Israel billions of dollars in revenue ; 'Israel doesn’t give us permission? Well, I’ll create my product somewhere else,' says industrialist.
The Media Line 22:49 , 20.10.18
Israeli-American Abraham Golan was hired by the UAE and Mohammed Dahlan, former head of Palestinian Preventive Security, to head a team of mercenaries tasked with killing a Yemeni Islamist leader, according to a Buzzfeed report.
Ittai Shickman 13:42 , 17.10.18
Based in three trailers near the Gaza border, with advanced computers and technologies, is 'the lab': 10 soldiers—some of whom finished their physics degree in high school—who already found 15 terror tunnels, the latest neutralized this week; when the need arises, they go out to the field and under the ground; 'finding a tunnel is not a scavenger's hunt. It's a game of chest against Hamas,' says one.
Yossi Yehoshua, Reuven Weiss 01:03 , 14.10.18
Over the course of 5 days, La Repubblica reporter Francesca Borri, writing for Yedioth Ahronoth, met and spoke to Hamas's leader in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar. Sinwar stresses prisoner exchange is an important part of any agreement with Israel, claims he is not interested in more fighting, but 'it doesn't mean I won't fight if needed.'
Francesca Borri 16:34 , 05.10.18
Minutes of a discussion published this week between Israel’s top military brass, including the Military Intelligence Directorate and former IDF chief David Elazar, reveal the extent of the surprise that Egypt and Syria were able to deliver in the Yom Kippur War that would reshape a nation’s military doctrine forever.
Korin Elbaz-Alush 23:52 , 21.09.18
State archives publish urgent telegram from Zvi Zamir to the military secretary of PM Golda Meir on the morning of the war which contained clear warning from Mossad's source, Nasser’s son-in-law, Ashraf Marwan, that war was imminent.
Yaron Drukman 14:11 , 18.09.18
Yuval Arad was a year and three months old when her father embarked on a mission from which he did not return. She never gave up hope of seeing him again. Thirty two years after the IAF navigator was captured in Lebanon, his daughter still has hope of one day uncovering the mystery of his disappearance.
Yuval Arad 23:33 , 14.09.18
12,000 Christians who fled from Iraq to Jordan because of ISIS were saved from death, but were left destitute. Help came from Israel, through The Fellowship. Rabbi Eckstein, president of The Fellowship, was asked to hide his kippah and remove the word 'Jews' from the sign at the medical clinic, but he is certain this is the bridge to peace: 'In the end, everyone will know that the aid comes from Israel.'
Itamar Eichner 00:29 , 18.08.18
Nickolay Mladenov is perhaps the most effective Mideast diplomat in recent years. Tasked with holding off a major confrontation between Israel and Hamas, and rebuilding Gaza, he has managed to develop excellent relations with all sides, even if Abbas feels he’s been sidelined.
Itamar Eichner, Elior Levy 23:40 , 02.08.18
A look at one of the most secretive units of the Israeli intelligence community— the Shin Bet’s counter-espionage division, which was responsible for the arrest of former minister Gonen Segev—one of many cases of Tehran's infiltration attempts. However, it turns out that the Iranians are actually the least of Israel's problems.
Ronen Bergman 23:53 , 31.07.18
For several months, the IDF hid from the public the fact Hamas drones dropped explosives inside an Israeli community on the Gaza border; this could've been an experiment indicating on a worrying new capability, which could be used to target Iron Dome batteries and IDF positions.
Alex Fishman 00:19 , 29.07.18
You may not know the name Michal Grayevsky, but there are very few Israelis who are more dominant than her in the New York media industry. The senior adviser to the president of the World Jewish Congress, Ron Lauder, is a success story.
Kerry Rubinstein 11:45 , 24.07.18
One of the New York Times reporters was invited by Israel to review the documents stolen from the Iranian nuclear archive by the Mossad. The article describes in detail, not only the nature of the documents—which prove Iran's intention on building a nuclear bomb, but also the intricate mission Mossad agents had to embark upon in order to obtain them.
Ynet 23:11 , 16.07.18
Syrians, who are now fleeing in the thousands to Israel's border as Assad continues battling for control of the country, have been raised on a steady diet of anti-Israel propaganda. As the IDF's humanitarian efforts continue, Syrian children express their gratitude with drawings and one Syrian mother writes to an IDF officer: 'I hope the borders between us will one day be only geographical.'
Yoav Zitun 23:45 , 06.07.18
Following talks with intelligence officials, including former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo, Ronen Bergman and Iran expert Raz Zimmt profile the Quds Force commander and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ strongman in Syria—the one person capable of dragging the IDF to its next war with a single order.
Ronen Bergman, Raz Zimmt 01:00 , 04.07.18
Dr. Dafi Moran of the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon writes an emotional Facebook post about the special connection she established with a Gazan baby suffering from a life-threatening heart defect and his grandmother; ‘There are people with left-wing views and people with right-wing views at the hospital, but we leave the news outside,’ she says. ‘We are, first of all, human beings.’
Itai Amikam 23:33 , 23.06.18
Shlomo Hillel served British officers warm beer so they don't drop in unannounced and find his secret munitions factory, while Ahmed Jarghoun from Gaza still holds on to mandate-era document for a piece of land where Israeli city Lod now is.
Reuters 08:28 , 23.06.18
Hidabroot, which started out 15 years ago as a small organization encouraging a return to religion, has become one of Israel's largest associations, with an annual turnover of nearly NIS 50 million, a TV channel, an online matchmaking service and special departments against assimilation and abortions. Yedioth Ahronoth investigation uncovers the organization’s well-oiled system of intimidation, harassment and financial incentives to stop young women from terminating unwanted pregnancies.
Yedioth Ahronoth reporters 23:40 , 16.06.18
Leading rabbis have been issuing halachic rulings against their decision to join the IDF, their families don’t always understand their choice, but more and more religious girls are donning the uniform. Girls studying in the Lapidot Emunah pre-military academy discuss the difficulties they have been facing and explain why they know they are doing the right thing.
Renana Meir-Cohen 00:50 , 15.06.18
The camera can’t convey the smell of smoke, nor the feeling of anger, pain and helplessness, but it accurately perpetuates the reality of life in communities on the Gaza border: The yellow fields painted black, the scorched nature reserves, and the firefighters and farmers together trying to save what they still can.
Yedioth Ahronoth 23:22 , 11.06.18
For the first time, members of the Israeli security agency’s Cyber and Technology Division reveal the secret activity taking place behind the scenes; ‘there isn’t a dull moment in the cyber units,’ says the head of the development and assault team. ‘The work provides the drive, the creativity and the passion for the important things we do.’
Itamar Eichner 11:10 , 07.06.18
Israeli Navy's Dakar submarine mysteriously sank 50 years ago with 69 crewmen aboard and was found 31 years ago; the tragedy remained an unsolved enigma for many years; footage of its remains being removed from the sea's floor revealed for first time.
Inbar Tvizer 23:51 , 28.05.18
Less than 3,000 Palestinians went out to protest in the West Bank on Nakba Day in support of Gazans; a tour of the former terror capital of the West Bank reveals residents have remained almost indifferent to the deadly riots in on the Gaza border, some even asking the Hebron brigade commander to apprehend would-be terrorists.
Yoav Zitun 09:34 , 26.05.18
Egypt has opened the crossing during the month of Ramadan easing a border blockade of Gaza that it has enforced, along with Israel, for the past 11 years; Hamed al-Shaer encountered difficulties while attempting going back to Saudi-Arabia where he has been living for the past 13 years, after visiting his family in Gaza.
Associated Press 18:38 , 25.05.18
Two American companies, competing over who will fly IDF soldiers on sensitive missions, present their helicopters side by side at ILA Berlin Air Show: Sikorsky-Lockheed Martin’s advanced yet expensive CH-53K King Stallion vs. the veteran Boeing CH-47 Chinook.
Yoav Zitun 00:11 , 21.05.18
A unique delegation involving Holocaust survivors, IDF officers, and American FIDF supporters conclude a moving journey from Holocaust to independence in Poland and Israel, in collaboration with the IDF Witnesses in Uniform project.
Moshe Yemin 16:05 , 05.05.18
A year after 80-year-old Eliezer Berland’s release from prison after being convicted of sex offenses against women from his congregation, the rabbi’s business is thriving. Three Yedioth Ahronoth and Ynet investigative reporters infiltrate the Shuvu Banim community, get a glimpse into the financial empire he built at his poor followers’ expense, and find out just how far his supporters are willing to go to defend him.
Ariela Sternbach, Nina Fuchs 23:39 , 04.05.18
One aspect of Netanyahu's speech revealing Iran's secret nuclear files was shining a light on the elusive Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a senior IRGC officer and nuclear scientist who headed the Islamic republic's nuclear weapons project; 'Remember that name,' the prime minister said of a man who hardly anyone in the West has seen.
Saar Haas 10:42 , 01.05.18
Ynet provides a special, exclusive peek at the advanced MSS, or multisensory system, deployed across Israel's northeastern frontier; as each suspicious occurrence is graded on a 1-10 scale, with a flick of their joysticks lookouts can spot rebels deep within Syrian territory down to the gun they're carrying.
Yoav Zitun 18:35 , 28.04.18
From Bangkok through Berlin to Silicon Valley, about half a million Israelis live abroad. As a result of globalization and Israel’s changing demography, 'emigration' is no longer perceived as a derogatory term, but as a legitimate option for people who wish to improve their lives. So why do Israelis leave, how do they choose their destination and will they ever come back?
Yaniv Pohoryles 23:50 , 26.04.18
The Hungarian-American business magnate and philanthropist is loathed by many around the world. He is hated for the causes he supports, he is hated for his opinions, he is hated because of his money, he is hated for being Jewish—and he is hated for all the same reasons in Israel too. ‘We are being used,’ his son, Alexander, tells Yedioth Ahronoth. ‘We are the excuse for every crisis, for every error, for every corruption scandal.’
Nahum Barnea 23:30 , 25.04.18
Once one of the Middle East's most vibrant, ancient communities, Iraq's Jewish population now numbers in the single digits, as most of its members came to Israel; 'We kept our tradition, but it's not the joy you feel in Israel,' says one Iraq Jew; Iraqis nevertheless nostalgic for a time country was 'mosaic' of minorities, says another.
Reuters 22:27 , 21.04.18
After losing 36 of his comrades in a single battle, Yossi Sidkoni says he had difficulties revisiting the battleground for months; now, he accompanies his granddaughter in the trenches of Ammunition Hill, recounting the fight that almost cost him his life.
Hadar Gil-Ad 23:36 , 17.04.18
A collection of letters donated by the family of a Jewish-American officer who took part in the liberation of several Nazi concentration camps during World War II depicts shock at witnessing full scale of Holocaust atrocities, as well as survivors' need for retribution.
Amir Alon 17:33 , 12.04.18
85-year-old Mireille Knoll was stabbed to death in her Paris apartment by her Muslin neighbor, who she had known since he was a child. Despite the tragedy, her granddaughter Keren—an intelligence officer in the IDF—continues believing in a world in which people won't lose their lives just because they were born Jewish.
Keren Brosh 20:27 , 11.04.18
The Israeli army scored a significant achievement in the last two Fridays' clashes: It stopped Palestinian protestors from breaking through the fence, it prevented the situation from deteriorating to a comprehensive conflict and it didn’t violate Israeli communities' holiday routine with Code Red alarms. This achievement also proves that Hamas can gain full control on the ground when it wants to.
Nahum Barnea 23:50 , 08.04.18
Observers in operation rooms along the border are tasked with monitoring the security fence and alerting the troops on the ground to any suspicious movement; it's their job to distinguish between armed terrorists, main instigators of rioting, uninvolved protesters, shepherds, and Palestinian workers trying to cross illegally.
Yoav Zitun 23:51 , 07.04.18
Ahead of another week of mass protests near the Gaza border Friday, locals speak about conditions pushing them to risk their lives protesting; 'If I was wounded or became a martyr, my family would be proud,' says high school student; other residents speak of a sense of purpose protests afford them, as they congregate in encampment to await Friday's clashes.
Associated Press 23:54 , 05.04.18
Among Polish nationalists, Jan Gross, a retired Princeton professor who has researched and documented Polish abuses during and after WWII of Jews, is not welcome, but he is determined to continue his research, however uncomfortable.
Associated Press 14:42 , 04.04.18
After suppressing traumatic memories for years, soldiers who greeted asylum seekers in Israel after their long journey in the deserts of Africa have decided to share their experiences; ‘While I was on guard duty, I saw the Egyptians placing them in a row and executing them,’ Staff Sgt. Nir Leibler recalls; ‘One woman was full of scars on her body from melted plastic and cigarettes,’ First Lt. Eliana Bastiaans says.
Amir Alon 23:50 , 27.03.18