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Brexit fears? Israel has a separate trade deal with the UK, just in case

Brexit fears? Israel has a separate trade deal with the UK, just in case

October 16, 2019

Leaving the European Union will mean that the United Kingdom — whose full moniker is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland — will l...

Big crowd, small Shalhevet contingent joins worldwide walkout to protest inaction on climate change

Big crowd, small Shalhevet contingent joins worldwide walkout to protest inaction on climate change

October 4, 2019

  “We’re missing our lessons to teach you one,” read one sign at the Youth Climate March on Sep. 20. The streets of downtown LA were fi...

Live coverage of Israeli election results

September 17, 2019

LIVE BLOG: Boiling Point Outside News Editor Sam Rubanowitz, Staff Writer Sivan Karz and History Teacher Mr. Jeremy Shine are giving updates and analysis...

The Green New Deal: Big cost, big ambitions

The Green New Deal: Big cost, big ambitions

June 13, 2019

A resolution that seeks the physical result of protecting the environment combined with the more abstract result of an improved economy has been drafted ...

No bribes, but Shalhevet students have an edge for college

No bribes, but Shalhevet students have an edge for college

June 12, 2019

No Shalhevet students were involved in the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. But merely attending Shalhevet almost certainly grants them an advan...

Israeli election chooses same old same old — but not exactly

Israeli election chooses same old same old — but not exactly

May 20, 2019

After a tight race in Israel, it is almost definite that Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu will continue as Prime Minister, forming a coalition with r...

Right or left?  In politics, it can be hard to tell

Right or left? In politics, it can be hard to tell

May 20, 2019

“Right” and “left” are used as political terms all the time today, but what do they mean? The political terms left and right date from 1789...

Michael Cohen heading to prison Tuesday to start three-year sentence for actions during Trump campaign

Michael Cohen heading to prison Tuesday to start three-year sentence for actions during Trump campaign

May 3, 2019

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer, is scheduled  to report to the Federal Correctional Institute at Otisville, N.Y., on May 6 to beg...

Lori Gilbert-Kaye, Poway Chabad victim, is remembered for strength and ‘radical empathy’

Lori Gilbert-Kaye, Poway Chabad victim, is remembered for strength and ‘radical empathy’

May 2, 2019

Her favorite song was Eshes Chayil -- Woman of Valor -- sung around tables on Friday nights just before Kiddush, as several speakers pointed out over t...

‘Yellow Vest’ protests rock France

‘Yellow Vest’ protests rock France

March 20, 2019

The broken glass and graffiti have been cleared away, but according to Americans in Paris reached by the Boiling Point, the gap between the richest and...

President Bush remembered

President Bush remembered

March 10, 2019

“We are a nation of communities... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky” ~ Preside...