Health & Science
Israeli scientists brew beer with revived ancient yeasts
Archaeologists and microbiologists teamed up to study yeast colonies found in pottery fragments from excavations around the country, including a salvage dig in central Tel Aviv, a Persian-era palace in southern Jerusalem and 'En Besor, a 5,000-year-old Egyptian brewery near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip
21:34 , 05.22.19
Iran counters dissent with crackdown on women
'Our right to choose an outfit and decide on our public appearance has been denied since the Islamic Revolution,' says activist; Government crackdown hindering work of rights activists, who blame leadership for blocking peaceful ways to bring about change
The Media line
13:52 , 05.18.19
Dog's life: Israeli prisoners get canine companion in rehabilitation
A new program pairs prisoners approaching release with abandoned pups, giving both a second chance in life; 'you were the child I never had," writes one inmate to his four-legged friend, who has since found a forever home
08:55 , 05.18.19
Why has measles epidemic hit the ultra-Orthodox so hard?
It's not a blind faith in God or disbelief in science that's behind the Haredi habit of not getting vaccinated, says senior doctor in Bnei Brak, warning that the outbreak could revive blood libel about Jews spreading disease
10:10 , 05.17.19
Eurovision weekend in the big city
All you need to know about the parties, major events and alcohol that will rock Tel-Aviv this Eurovision finale weekend
Shir Li Golan
23:18 , 05.16.19
Vegan diet finding fans in Arab world
While not yet widespread, a vegan diet is gaining popularity across the region, with some Muslims even claiming that the Prophet Mohammed himself eschewed the consumption of meat
The Media Line
21:19 , 05.16.19
Report: Iran-linked disinformation effort had personal touch
Iran attempted to enlist Saudi dissident via an Egyptian writer's Twitter account in an ambitious global disinformation effort aimed at seeding anti-Saudi, anti-Israel and anti-American stories across the internet, according to Canadian internet watchdog Citizen Lab
20:13 , 05.15.19
Holocaust survivor, former soldier have emotional meeting
Doug Harvey, 95, and Sophie Tajch Klisman, 89, met in Detroit 74 years after he and his brothers in arms rolled into the concentration camp where she was being held; 'the war is over. You are free. You survived,' Sophie recalls the GI's words
21:09 , 05.14.19
One by one, D-Day memories fade as war's witnesses die
Jewish- American veteran Bernard Dargols died a month before D-Day's the 75th anniversary, and most of his brothers in arms from the landing at Omaha Beach, who helped liberate France from the Nazis, are already gone; Normandy schoolteachers, veterans’ families and military memorials are laboring against time to record survivors’ stories
23:38 , 05.10.19
Gaza skateboarders battle blockade and conservatism
Wearing a cap and looking more skater-bro than Muslim Brotherhood, 23-year-old Rajab Reefi says the newly completed park is an oasis from the stresses of Gazan life; building the facility meant the Italian Cultural Center in Gaza jumping through Israeli administrative hoops
18:20 , 05.10.19
In Israel, members of Arab minority embrace Palestinian identity
Each year a gathering is held to commemorate the "Nakba," lamenting the Arab defeat in 1948 and the creation of Israel as many are increasingly confident in asserting identity
19:59 , 05.09.19
This is Israel- a year in pictures
IN PICTURES: From the peak of Mount Hermon to Jerusalem's Old City, these 20 aerial photos from the passing year show Israel at its magnificence, in honor of its 71st Independence Day
08:58 , 05.09.19
The loss of an IDF legend
Standing head and shoulders above his comrades, Yossi Dirhali had the reputation of fearlessness and heroic bravery that earned him two military medals; it is almost ironic that he was brought down by a small piece of shrapnel
Shani Zohar Shadme
14:45 , 05.08.19
A new light shines on bereaved Raimond family
Five years after they lost their son Nadav in the 2014 Gaza war, and following a long, difficult process, Avi and Yuval welcome into the world their new baby daughter, Ori; 'She's not a replacement,' says her father
14:37 , 05.08.19
This Memorial Day, Zachary Baumel is no longer missing in action
After 37 years of uncertainty, the fallen American-born soldier's family has a grave at which to mourn, after his remains were located in Syria and brought home in a joint Israeli-Russian effort
08:23 , 05.08.19
Fallen Druze troops are finally part of Israel's musical story
Jewish and Arab musicians unite to pay tribute to Border Police officers Hayil Satawi and Kamil Shanan, who were shot dead in an attack in Jerusalem in 2017; to their families, honoring their memories means righting the wrong of the Nation-State Law
19:36 , 05.07.19
For one Israeli mother, Gaza rocket fire will never be the norm
Opinion: Shiri Bachar, who lives close to the border with the Hamas-run enclave, explains what life is really like for a family whose days and nights are regularly disrupted by attacks from the Strip
21:29 , 05.06.19
A look at the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan
Islam's holiest month begins on Monday and requires those observing its traditions to adhere to strict and grueling routine, which includes daily fasting, prayers, abstaining from smoking and sexual intercourse
13:53 , 05.06.19
Cohen's prison reality: 'The Situation' and Shabbat services
Ranked one of 'America's Cushiest Prisons,' Otisville commissary sells more than 100 kosher items, has a rabbi on staff full-time, Shabbat services on Friday night
23:24 , 05.05.19
Eating disorders a growing problem in the Middle East, researchers say
Medical expert says issue long been overlooked in region due to lack of awareness and accurate data; Israel recently ranked high on list of nations plagued by high rates of the phenomenon
The Media Line
09:54 , 04.27.19
Paratrooper battalion conducts joint exercise in Germany
Some 300 IDF troops flew to an American training base in Germany, along with 25 tons of equipment and kosher food, to conduct a special military exercise on unfamiliar terrain
22:26 , 04.25.19
Voting to stay secure: Israel a long way from electronic ballots
After 70 years, Israelis still use paper slips to cast their ballots, for it seems that the start-up nation is well aware of the pitfalls of digital voting, and while some say the time is right to modernize the system, cyber experts warn that going electronic could leave the country open to hacking from a variety of sources, including from within
23:14 , 04.24.19
IDF soldier born to Gaza parents commended for excellence
His mother and father moved to Israel 30 years ago and had two sons here, both of whom chose to convert to Judaism and enlist in Israeli military after being encouraged at home; on Independence Day, 21-year-old Sergeant A., will receive a citation of excellence
Korin Elbaz Alush
14:35 , 04.24.19
Is the Dayan family Israel's Kennedy clan?
From the Labor Party to the settlements, there is one family whose presence reaches across history, war and peace and even the arts and whose names are prominent in every aspect of the state since its inception
09:52 , 04.24.19
Is there a way ahead for two-state solution?
Netanyahu touts West Bank annexation and settler leader says Israelis seeking new way ahead, but Palestinian PM warns dividing land is only option and Obama's US envoy to Israel still hopeful
23:38 , 04.21.19
Wikipedia's good bots fixing Hebrew language entries
Unlike their sinister counterparts that tamper with public opinion ahead of elections, this software finds and fixes errors, both great and small, in the online encyclopedia's quarter of a million Hebrew pages
11:06 , 04.21.19
A dive into Israel's mermaid community
Two mermaid fans started an unlikely social scene that has now grown on Facebook to nearly 1,000 people; welcome to the Israeli pocket of a worldwide community, whose members feel 'part of something big'
09:43 , 04.20.19
Fall of Bashir brings no change for Israel’s Sudanese refugees
The courts deliberate how long asylum seekers must wait for the government to respond to their requests while the situation in Sudan still unsafe for their return; lack of diplomatic ties means Sudanese community will not face deportation to home country
The Media Line
23:08 , 04.18.19
Israel will win any conflict against enemies to the north, says departing IDF commander
General Yoel Strick warns Lebanon will pay for Hezbollah cross-border incursions; threatens Israel will take out Russian S-300 system if used by Syria against IAF warplanes
14:23 , 04.18.19
Schoolboys find 1,600-year-old coin on Galilee field trip
Coin bears face of Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II, who abolished Sanhedrin in Land of Israel, causing Jewish leadership to relocate to Babylon; keen-eyed students receive special citation from Antiquities Authority
14:28 , 04.17.19
A headscarf among hijabs - Umm al-Fahm's Haredi teacher is building bridges
Ital Levy of Afula is the Arab city's sole Jewish educator, and while her appointment raised a few eyebows, she is determined to dispel what she calls 'harsh stigmas' and has won over her students and their parents.
23:55 , 04.13.19
A religious Jew and a devout Muslim find common ground
Elhanan Miller is a kippa-wearing Orthodox Jew and Thana Jawabreh is a devout Muslim who covers her head; together, they created a project to educate members of each other's faith and break down barriers.
Elhanan Miller, Thana Jawabreh
18:46 , 04.13.19
Palestinians see Israel election as repudiation of peace efforts
Analysis: Following the April 9 vote, many in the West Bank foresee an even more hardline government concerning the peace process and lament their diminishing chances of establishing an independent state
The Media Line
13:58 , 04.13.19
An Arab NATO in the making
Saudi Arabia plays host to high-level officials from US, Gulf states and Jordan as it prepares to launch Middle East Strategic Alliance - a new body designed to counter Iran's influence in the region
The Media Line
13:31 , 04.12.19
Israel’s election exposes its deep political and social divisions
For all the talk of unity from political leaders, the electoral map shows Netanyahu's Likud sweeping Israeli periphery as well as West Bank settlements and Jerusalem, all with mostly poor and religious populations
08:35 , 04.11.19
Rapper urges Arab voters to resist Israeli election boycott
Polls are predicting dismal voter turnout in the Arab sector, but a popular Arab rapper struggles to change that in a video that has racked up hundreds of thousands of views; ' It doesn't make sense for me to give up this tool," Tamar Nafar raps, 'So I'm going to vote.
23:21 , 04.08.19
Artificial limbs change lives for wounded Gaza protesters
136 amputations have been performed on Palestinians hit by IDF fire in border clashes over the past year; in the Hamas-run enclave, technicians at the Gaza Artificial Limb Center are making prosthetics with aid from the Red Cross, helping the wounded rebuild their lives
21:11 , 04.08.19
Israel could face austerity under next government
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has long touted the economic successes of Israel; however, he and his finance minister, Moshe Kahlon, have cut taxes while spending generously on pay rises for police and subsidies for kindergartens in recent years, leading to a widening budget deficit
23:11 , 04.06.19
Israeli election: the left that dare not speak its name
With only 12 percent of Israeli Jews identifying themselves as left-wing, the word 'leftist' has become a derogatory term in the current elections campaign; latest polls show Blue and White taking 4 point lead on ruling Likud
23:32 , 04.04.19
Health Ministry sees spike in applications to grow medical cannabis
Pending reforms don't deter more than 500 Israeli farmers who wish to go through the process of obtaining licenses to grow the highly prized plant; meanwhile, in first crime of its kind, the warehouses of the country’s leading supplier were robbed
The Media Line
11:59 , 04.03.19
Druze not forgetting Nation-State Law
We visited Druze town of Usfiyeh to hear how law is affecting how residents plan to vote; many disappointed by Kulanu's support for law; say they are furious with Likud, but few voted for the party previously.
23:02 , 04.01.19
40 years of peace with Israel - an Egyptian perspective
The anniversary of the US-brokered accord stirs complex emotions in the largest country in the Arab world, where some highlight the economic benefits the agreement brought, while others cannot see the deal lasting
The Media Line
22:35 , 03.30.19
From the lion’s den to London: the repatriation of ISIS children
While it’s feared youngsters accompanying foreign fighters home from Middle Eastern battlefields could pose a national security threat, it's evident many of the them are heavily traumatized and have been made to witness and participate in horrible atrocities; Western countries now struggle with the question of whether and how to repatriate these children — and what to do with their mothers, who got them into this in the first place
The Media Line
09:08 , 03.30.19
Ancient West Bank site draws Christians, and controversy
Tel Shilo, traditionally believed to have been the site of the biblical tabernacle - despite no archaeological proof - stirs controversy over competing narratives of archaeology, religion, and nationalism
15:44 , 03.29.19
Bedouin diplomat and Chabad rabbi unite to save lives
Upon arriving at his diplomatic posting in Kathmandu, Ismail Khalidi heard reports of a serious accident that killed Vered Aviyashar in the Annapurna Range of Nepal. Touched by the story of her life, Khalidi teamed up with the local Chabad Rabbi Hezki Lifshitz to establish a life-saving project to provide trekkers with mini oxygen tanks to protect from altitude sickness.
20:26 , 03.22.19
After eight years of civil war, can Syria be reassembled?
The figures are blurred, but the UN believes that a total of 11 million Syrians - almost half of the population - have been displaced, and it’s clear that it will take a lot of effort and an estimated $400 billion to put the country back together, if it’s to happen at all
Lawrence Rifkin, the Media Line
21:33 , 03.20.19
From widow to woman of substance
Hagit Vaknin lost her husband in an accident. At only 24 years of age, she was left with an infant and a baby on the way, no money in the bank and no profession. She had to muster all her strength to piece her life back together.
14:44 , 03.20.19
Far-right party turns cannabis into key Israeli election issue
Ultranationalist Moshe Feiglin formed Zehut after his extremist views saw him kicked out of Likud; but is his stance on marijuana distracting from policies that would be less palatable to young secular voters?
22:28 , 03.18.19
Will assault drones become a frequent presence in Mideast skies?
For Israel, countering the threat from the air – especially from non-state actors such as Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah – requires superior intelligence, advances in technology and plain old deterrence
Terrance J. Mintner, The Media Line
22:28 , 03.16.19
IN PICTURES: Disabled animals given new lease of life at Israeli sanctuary
On the Freedom Farm in Moshav Olesh, even a three-legged cow has a future; founded by animal-rights activists, the farm is home to 240 animals that were raised for slaughter — and now enjoy a good life and ample affection
18:42 , 03.16.19
A dreamy train between Ramallah and Nablus
Plans are afoot for a Palestinian rail line in the northern West Bank, extending eventually to the south, as a way to reduce both travel time and road accidents; worrying about the Israelis will come later, says a PA official
Dima Abumaria, The Media Line
14:01 , 03.16.19
Israel's unsung Ethiopian heroines
Forgotten stories of tumultuous desert journeys on foot and a yearning for Zion get center stage when 11 women are honored for their outstanding contribution to Israeli society
22:59 , 03.15.19
Then Sadat said: ‘No one believed that I truly sought peace’
When the Egyptian president announced that he was ready to go to Jerusalem to make peace, few believed he was serious. As a young journalist accompanying the Israeli delegation in Cairo, Smadar Perry earned an exclusive interview with Sadat and also got to enjoy the other pleasures Cairo offered.
23:28 , 03.11.19
Omar furor reflects intensifying national debate over Israel
Although controversial anti-Israel remarks made by the Muslim congresswoman have come under attack from Democratic party's establishment, she won support from the millennial activists, including some Jews, criticizing Israeli treatment of Palestinians and urging boycotts against the Jewish state
11:34 , 03.10.19
She did it her way
Ilanit Biran was a destitute woman, separated from her husband and living with her daughter at her father's home. Today, she is back together with her husband, a mother of four, and the financial and administrative director of Be-Atzmi, the NGO that helped her turn her life around.
00:12 , 03.10.19
Rescuing the rescuers: Syrian White Helmet builds new life in UK
With the help of Western powers and Israeli soldiers, Amer was among hundreds of White Helmets evacuated last July from southwest Syria, and now he is adjusting to the sights and sounds of normal life he has not heard for eight years.
00:09 , 03.10.19
Shattering stereotypes about Israel's Ethiopian community
A new movie about the antics of an aspiring Israeli Ethiopian musician 'gives the general public its first chance to see how we are at home and in our neighborhoods,' says its star Tzvika Iskais.
Tara Kavaler, The Media Line
19:38 , 03.09.19
Celebrating International Women’s Day, Middle East style
From Jordan to Israel, Lebanon to the West Bank, women across the region are marking the annual event with conferences, campaigns and demonstrations for gender equality.
Julia Altmann, The Media Line
19:18 , 03.08.19
Fighting gender segregation in the Jewish state
OPINION: Elinor Davidov, who leads the campaign against the separation of women and men at the Israel Women's Network, has been fighting against the exclusion of women in public areas for the past two years; now she is calling on the public to join her in the struggle against this troubling phenomenon, which is still prevalent in Israel in 2019.
14:22 , 03.08.19
VIDEO: Israeli cop on a wild goose chase
Police officer and driver rescue goslings who wandered onto Tel Aviv's Ayalon highway while their anxious mother circled above; parent and chicks successfully reunited in local park
21:37 , 03.06.19
Omar the flashpoint as Democrats confront divide over Israel
Democratic party is split over a series of anti-Israel remarks made by the Muslim congresswoman, with some insisting she is a victim of racism herself and others suggesting she is perpetuating anti-Semitic stereotypes
08:57 , 03.06.19
Israel’s ‘Beresheet’ spacecraft faces hurdles ahead of historic moon landing
Industry experts say crucial challenges remain before planned landing of Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft in April; the probe already ran into technical difficulties when its computer system unexpectedly rebooted, causing the craft to miss a scheduled maneuver to send it into an elliptical orbit around the Earth.
The Media Line
23:26 , 03.04.19
For Syrian refugees in Greece, Israel is no longer the enemy
Greek refugee aid centers are mainly operated by Israelis; in Lesbos there is an Israeli school for Syrian, Iranian, Iraqi and Afghan refugees; and it is all part of a joint plan to revolutionize the concept of 'Tikkun Olam' and Jewish volunteering around the world
16:13 , 03.04.19
The secret story of Israel's transit camps
In the early years of the Jewish state, new immigrants were sent to 'ma'abarot', tent cities of Jews from all over the world; conditions were tough and while many of the officers policing these shanty towns grew up there themselves, when the reisdents rioted, they were met with a firm hand.
00:12 , 03.03.19
Israel's Doctor Feelbad
Neither a professor nor an expert, Dr. George Feldman performed breast enlargement on A. on a massage table in his Tel Aviv apartment, with no life-support measures or general anesthesia; 'I got dressed on my own and went outside to look for a taxi to take me home,' says the patient, who still bears physical and mental scars.
18:46 , 03.02.19
The Arab world's pop culture revolution
While governments in the region have sought to harness the power of the internet—especially after the 2011 Arab Spring—young people have been experimenting with newer forms of digital activism
Terrance J. Mintner
14:34 , 03.02.19
Timeline of tragedy: The death of Madhat Yusuf
At the onset of the Second Intifada, 12 Border Policemen were stationed at the Joseph's Tomb complex in Nablus when a Palestinian mob attacked; the Druze sergeant was shot and bled to death before being evacuated by PA police over four hours later, and his family never forgave Benny Gantz nor the rest of the chain of command involved.
Ariela Ringel Hoffman
23:54 , 03.01.19
Building NextGen bridges: Young Israelis and Palestinians talk peace
VIDEO: Some 150 university and high school students from both sides meet in Haifa to hash out trust building measures and practical solutions to the decades-long conflict
Terrance J. Mintner, The Media Line
09:18 , 03.01.19
Opioid crisis engulfs blockaded Gaza Strip
Addictive painkillers have taken over the black market in the coastal enclave over the past decade. The drugs are smuggled through tunnels into Gaza and add another layer of misery to the impoverished population where many are afraid to admit their addiction.
19:54 , 02.26.19
The tangled web of Israel's extreme right, American Jewry and the US terror blacklist
Former MK Michael Ben-Ari, who heads Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) and could return to Knesset thanks to a Netanyahu-blessed union with Jewish Home, has ties to non-governmental organizations linked to Meir Kahane's Kach Movement, outlawed in Israel and on US Treasury and State Department blacklists; to make matters worse, some of these NGOs get their funding from US Jews.
23:13 , 02.25.19
Israel's rabbi for same-sex couples
Tamar Gur Krause is a Reform rabbi with hundreds of marriage ceremonies under her belt; she believes in equality and love and the need for Judaism to develop and adapt to the times, rather than stay stagnant; 'I see myself as a bridge that brings people to a life of spirituality and meaning that derive of generations of Jewish texts,' she says.
00:07 , 02.24.19
With new technology, Israel's forensic experts bring to life the things we see on TV crime series, and put behind bars the culprits of cold cases; but in some cases, like the Tair Rada murder, DNA technology fails to deliver.
19:49 , 02.23.19
Iran and the fine art of evading sanctions
With US penalties now back in place, Islamic Republic looks to art market both as revenue stream and as way of advancing its ideological agenda while simultaneously legitimizing itself on world stage.
The Media Line
16:37 , 02.23.19
Lego builds future in Mideast as youth population booms
CEO of Danish toy company says Lego aiming to accelerate market growth are with toy sector reportedly worth $4 billion in 2018, by 'putting people on the ground in Dubai who can develop the region further.'
The Media Line
10:22 , 02.23.19
Orange is the new khaki
Thanks to a widespread lack of army detention facilities for women, female IDF soldiers get sent to jail for minor offenses, while male soldiers serve their time at facilities on their own base and are given cleaning duties.
23:42 , 02.22.19
Two brothers, two deadly car accidents
A family mourns the loss of two sons who died in similar circumstances, 15 years apart; 'we are like a plane that lost two of its engines,' says their bereaved father, Eli.
18:52 , 02.20.19
Israel's oldest kindergartener
He fought with British officer Orde Wingate during the 1936 Arab revolt and established Kibbutz Hanita; so at 102 he was a little surprised to receive a letter asking his parents to enroll him in kindergarten — but he doesn't mind going 'if they insist!'
09:25 , 02.19.19
Surplus votes deal: How parties boost their Knesset quotient
Two parties can reach an agreement to combine their leftover votes so that one of them could secure an extra Knesset seat, but critics say the process runs counter to actually implementing the will of the electorate.
22:06 , 02.17.19
King Bibi or bye-bye Benjamin?
Against the backdrop of his multiple criminal investigations, and as the April elections loom, opponents portray Prime Minister Netanyahu as a criminal, while his ardent supporters pledge unequivocal support to the man they see as a champion.
18:35 , 02.16.19
Honenu: The legal arm of Israel's radical settlers
Once a small NGO, the organization is now one of the main weapons in the arsenal of West Bank settlers. It goes head-to-head with the Shin Bet, represents 'price tag' suspects in court, hands out calling cards to soldiers in case they're charged with violence against Arabs, and in the past even provided financial support to families of Jewish terrorists, including Yitzhak Rabin's killer Yigal Amir.
Elisha Ben Kimon, Itay Ilnai
23:30 , 02.15.19
In Hebron, Palestinians patrol in place of foreign monitors
Armed with video cameras, Palestinian activists say they will replace Norwegian-led monitors mission in order to document the ‘Israeli settlers' and soldiers' violations'; TIPH observer force's mandate was not renewed by Israeli government in light of alleged bias.
13:54 , 02.15.19
The awful truth behind the puppy mills selling purebred dogs
In recent years, dozens of illegal puppy mills have popped up in Israel, which breed and sell animals they claim to be purebred for thousands of shekels. The dogs suffer from abuse and neglect, but the families looking for a four-legged friend are unaware of that.
08:53 , 02.15.19
The 'angel of dangerous dogs’ pleads for help
Yuval Mendelovitz travels far and wide to save severely abused pups, many of whom were rescued from a brutal life of dog fighting; now, heavily in debt and fearing for their future, he is asking for aid to keep his animal sanctuary open.
Goel Beno, Kim Legziel
23:34 , 02.14.19
I did it for my daughter, says woman arrested for headscarf protest in Iran
Azam Jangravi climbed atop an electricity transformer box on Tehran's busy Revolution Street a year ago, waving her hijab above her head; she was arrested shortly thereafter, fired from her job and sentenced to 3 years in prison, but managed to escape the country with her daughter Viana.
21:23 , 02.14.19
'In a future Iran, Israel will once again be an ally'
The son of the exiled Shah, now head of his family dynasty, believes that the people still secretly support his reign and long to be free of a cruel and murderous regime that will ultimately destroy the country.
23:34 , 02.12.19
Israel's covert war with Iran: Fact or fiction?
Reports of Israeli special forces activity across the region do shed some light on the Jewish state's effort to thwart Tehran's expansionist and nuclear ambitions, but how much of it is actually true?
The Media Line
20:58 , 02.12.19
Iconic Palestinian robe fashions a new political symbol
Traditional attire called 'the thobe' is gaining prominence as a soft expression of Palestinian nationalism after Rashida Tlaib, the first female Palestinian American member of Congress, wore the garment for her swearing-in ceremony.
16:09 , 02.12.19
Did Israeli spyware company target its critics?
Lawyers and activists say that NSO Group, which sold its product to governments with questionable human rights records, is using operatives who try to discredit them and sabotage their case.
17:17 , 02.11.19
Iran's Islamic Revolution inspired, divided militants
Islamic Republic's Shiite-led revolution in 1979 had a tremendous impact on the Muslim world, playing a huge role in establishment of jihadist movements, among them Islamic Jihad and Hamas; 'The revolution gave us a strong belief that tyrants can be brought down.'
13:24 , 02.10.19
Trailblazer: Israel gets its first ever Druze athletics champion
24-year-old medical engineering student from the northern village of Daliat el-Carmel makes history for track and field win, says she hopes to be an inspiration to other women in her community.
10:08 , 02.10.19
The Ethiopian babies who disappeared without a trace
The stories are the same: healthy infants were born to new Ethiopian migrants in Israel in the 1980s but were suddenly declared dead, with families not getting a chance to say goodbye or even bury them. With no graves to be found, some families don't even have death certificates. MK Pnina Tamano-Shata, whose family also lost two babies, demands a state commission of inquiry.
Shirit Bruk, Yehuda Shohat
23:50 , 02.09.19
The trouble with Jewish conversions in Israel
While the Chief Rabbinate is near impossible to contact and puts obstacles and stringent demands on Jewish conversions, alternative options for minors emerge, helping children born through surrogacy become Jewish.
16:19 , 02.09.19
Iran's 'revolution babies' weigh their progress since 1979
It’s been 40 years since the overthrow of the shah, and the younger generation, which make up half of the Islamic Republic’s 80 million people, reflect on an event that changed the country they were born into forever.
13:36 , 02.09.19
Israeli producer believes Bryan Singer is no predator and some Harvey Weinstein accusers are lying
In an exclusive interview, Hollywood veteran Avi Lerner responds to criticism regarding his plans to keep working with the disgraced Bohemian Rhapsody director, who is accused of sexually assaulting underaged boys, brutally slams the MeToo movement and calls Rose McGowan a liar.
00:27 , 02.09.19
Netanyahu channels Trump as he fights for his political future
Huge billboards with a photo of the American and Israeli leaders shaking hands, fiery rhetoric against rivals and a weekly webcast to counter the 'fake news' industry—the prime minister is taking a leaf out of the president's book as he seeks reelection for a fifth term.
19:47 , 02.08.19
The Israeli backpackers' back-up
They work around the clock to aid nationals caught smuggling drugs or involved in accidents, and often they simply try to calm worried Jewish mothers; the staff at the Department for Israelis Abroad are there when needed, and sometimes when they really are not.
12:26 , 02.08.19
Torture still scars Iranians 40 years after revolution
A prison where the shah's lieutenants routinely brutally beat inmates viewed as opponents of the regime is now a museum to the horrors that happened there, and while decades have passed since those days, the current rulers are accused of using the same cruel methods.
08:12 , 02.08.19
Ayatollah Khomeini's family mostly absent from Iran politics
Despite his own success, the religious leader behind the overthrow of the Shah deliberately kept his own relatives out of the political sphere, partly due to the alleged corruption of his predecessor, but also due to their more liberal attitudes.
23:20 , 02.04.19
Primary elections: Corrupt cronyism or democratic defender?
Not all Israeli political parties choose their Knesset hopefuls by polling their members, some rely on the whim of the party leadership, a phenomenon that is becoming increasingly popular.
20:05 , 02.04.19
In a quiet French village, a cleric plotted Iran's revolution
40 years ago, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the man who helped bring down a monarchy that had endured for more than 2,000 years, lived in exile in a simple house in Neauphle-le-Chateau, west of Paris, while planning the coup.
23:44 , 02.03.19
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