Topic: Hebrew University of Jerusalem
A landmark supreme court decision ends exemptions for ultra-Orthodox, a mushrooming group whose devotion to religious study instead of military service has led to accusations of freeloading.
Patriotism applies to countries, while 'civicism' applies to cities – where more than half the world's population lives. As the world urbanizes, a new class of global cities is competing for the affection of residents and tourists. There are several reasons to welcome this development.
12/01/2011 02:59 pm
Nearly 500 Palestinians are scheduled to be released by Israel Tuesday in an exchange for soldier Gilad Shalit. Here’s the status of seven well-known prisoners (See the whole list here):
10/17/2011 04:22 pm
The trial of accused underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is set to begin Tuesday. Will testimony support Obama's contention that slain cleric Anwar al-Awlaki 'directed' the failed plot?
10/10/2011 03:54 pm
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose approval rating has dropped nearly 20 percent, today scrambled to respond to a widening movement protesting pocketbook issues.
07/26/2011 04:24 pm
Common ground for two very different nations found by Human Rights Watch.
07/14/2011 11:41 am
The Israeli parliament passed a law Monday banning boycotts against the state and its settlements, a move critics call an unconstitutional assault on democratic values.
07/12/2011 11:42 am
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, long criticized for being passive and reactionary, is under pressure to exhibit the Zionist legacy of risk-taking and initiative in his address to Congress today.
05/24/2011 11:08 am
A spate of recently-passed bills in the Israeli Knesset are seen by sponsors as necessary for the state's security, but critics say they infringe on civil rights.
03/29/2011 01:18 pm
Sarah Palin visited Israel in what may have been an attempt to up her foreign policy credentials and build a rapport with Israeli leaders increasingly at odds with Obama.
03/21/2011 10:19 am