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Shimon Attie Challenging Preconceived Notions about Israel and the ‘Territories’

Rich with ambiguity, the phrases—some culled from the history of Zionism, others artistic distillations—resist interpretation.

Family of German Jewish Victim Suing Israel Museum over ‘Birds’ Head Haggadah’

The family’s attorney is E. Randol Schoenberg, who helped Maria Altmann successfully recover Gustav Klimt's "Woman in Gold," from the Belvedere Museum in Vienna.

German Museum Displays Small Scale Expressions of Racial Hatred

It turns out Germans continue to harbor ugly feelings about people and things that are not German, and they prefer their bigotry small and intimate, away from the lime lights.

Binyamin Council Launches Stunning Virtual Tour to Entice Tourism [video]

An estimated 1.5 million tourists visit sites across Judea and Samaria annually.

Tel Aviv Yafo Celebrates Water Sports This Week in ‘Sail 2016’

Israelis and tourists from all over the country and abroad are in Tel Aviv this week to celebrate water sports.

Streisand on Rumors of Prince Charles Fling: Could Have Been First Real Jewish Princess

The secret romance-fling apparently took place in 1994, two years after his highness had separated from Princess Diana.

FOI Request for Obama to Share Advance Game of Thrones Copies

"When the commander-in-chief says, 'I want to see advanced episodes,' what are you gonna do?"

New Ethiopian-Israeli Soldier Film to Be Released on Independence Day [video]

Born and raised in an Ethiopian village, Mekonen was a 12-year-old shepherd when his father died suddenly, less than a day before his family was to move to Israel.

Jerusalem’s Gazelle Valley Urban Wildlife Park Takes the Prize

Jerusalem's newest award-winning wildlife park is an island of serenity in a city buzzing with culture.

Kevin Costner in Israel for pre-premiere of Criminal

Academy Award winner stars alongside actress Gal Gadot in Israeli directed, produced film.

90-Yr-Old New Yorker Suing Art Dealer for Info on Paintings Stolen by Nazis

Attorney David Toren is hunting for two museum-quality paintings stolen from his family by the Nazis.

Yiddish Theater Triumphs Again at Museum of City of NY

Yiddish Theater returns to New York in a one-of-a-kind exhibit that runs through July 31.

Son of Saul’ Wins Oscar for Best Foreign Film

'Son of Saul's' riveting plot brought a first-time Oscar for a Hungarian film, by a first-time director.

Jerusalem’s Israel Museum Searches for New Director

The present director transformed the Israel Museum into a world-class institution and doubled visitor numbers.

Knesset Committee Amends ‘Popcorn Law’ to Let Movie Goers Bring Own Snacks

Here's another good reason to make Aaliyah: pretty soon you'd be able to openly bring to the movies as many snacks as your heart desires — openly!

‘I Was Pope John Paul II’s Girlfriend’ Tonight on BBC

In 2008, Tymieniecka sold her archive of letters to the Polish National Library, which kept them from public view until the BBC was invited to take a peek.

Confirmed: Beyonce to Grace the Stage in Tel Aviv

It's office: Beyonce is set to appear in Tel Aviv in early August.

Tell Jennifer Lopez Why She Should Keep Plans to Perform in Tel Aviv

Jennifer Lopez announced she will perform in Tel Aviv and hatred began - tell her why she should #JustGoJLo

Hitler’s Other Hobby, Painting, Now on Auction

It should be noted that WW2 was fought not by one, but by two really bad amateur painters.

Simpsons Search Engine for Folks Who Want to Be Cool and Jewish

When you pick one image, you get a large screenshot from the episode, the quote, and you then have the option of producing a meme of the scene.

Authentic Lower East Side Kossar’s Bialys to Reopen Friday

"We bought a business to almost restore a bit of history in New York City and then desire to expand that throughout the city, throughout the country and even throughout the world.”

Ethiopian MK Rebukes Israelis for Ignoring Russian Jews’ WW2 Suffering

"Israeli society is not sufficiently aware of the Russian Jewry's suffering during World War Two," said MK Naguisa.

Richard Dreyfuss Playing Fellow New Yorker Bernie Madoff in ABC Mini-Series [video]

"I am the logical person to play the role, I am clearly a New Yorker, I've made a career out of playing college-educated, Upper West Side Jewish men."

Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson to Perform in Israel

The scheduled appearance is another blow to the Boycott Israel Movement.

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