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DIPLOMAT: Dr. Hillel Newman, Israel’s Consul General for the Pacific Southwest, said the consulate in Los Angeles does not participate in any political activities.

Consul General says massive protests over possible judicial changes do not mean Israel needs a Constitution

By Sophie Katz, Staff Writer
May 14, 2023

When most of Israel was shut down due to a civil strike on March 27, the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles did not close that day,...

PROTEST: Israelis filled the streets on March 27, the day of the civil strike, outside of the HaShalom Train Station in Tel Aviv. The demonstrations stopped after Prime Minister Netanyahu halted the process of implementing the proposed judicial reforms.

Political divisions in Israel trouble students and faculty

By Sophie Katz, Staff Writer
May 11, 2023

For weeks, the Israeli government’s proposed judicial reforms and the protests that raged against them made headlines all over...

OVERLOOK: From the balcony of his dorm overlooking the Kotel, David Edwards 20 photographs smoke rising where fireworks had ignited grass fields after being launched from Silwan in East Jerusulam before Shabbat on May 14.

Israel Under Fire: Views of a War

By Keira Beller, Caroline Kboudi, and Tali Liebenthal
August 23, 2021

On May 10, six rockets were fired into Israel from Hamas in Gaza. Two were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system,...

BEFORE: Thousands of an estimated 100,000 Haredim and others at Mount Meron sang and swayed together around a huge Lag BOmer bonfire April 30.

Amidst dancing and ‘pure happiness,’ alumni saw tragedy unfold on Israel’s Mount Meron

By Keira Beller, Staff Writer
May 25, 2021

Around 1:15 a.m. on April 30, Sam Rubanowitz tried to make his way down an overcrowded, slippery exit pathway from the Lag...

SMILES: President Trump (center) was applauded at the White House Aug. 13 after announcing agreements to normalize diplomatic relations  between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, with (from left), Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook, Special Representative for International Negotiations Avi Berkowitz, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

UAE and Bahrain treaties could signal new era, Israel Consul-General says

By Molly Litvak, Editor-in-Chief
October 5, 2020

New treaties with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain -- only the third and fourth Arab countries to normalize diplomatic...

PARTNERSHIP: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at 10 Downing Street, the residence of the British prime minister, earlier this year. The two countries signed a trade agreement in February in case Brexit occurs.

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

By Sam Rubanowitz, Outside News Editor
October 16, 2019

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

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...

COALITION: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with his security team March 26. Religious and defense-oriented parties  have held his government together in the past, and may again.

Israeli election chooses same old same old — but not exactly

By Sivan Karz, Staff Writer
May 20, 2019

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

LABELS: Left means more government involvement and right means less - but sometimes theyre reversed, as in the debate over abortion rights.

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

By Sivan Karz, Staff Writer
May 20, 2019

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

GOVERNING:   Israel’s parliament meeting in the Knesset in December before it was adjourned until after new elections. At center is Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party

Instability in Israeli government leads Netanyahu to call early elections

By Sivan Karz, Staff Writer
February 21, 2019

Elections in Israel are now set to take place seven months early, as instability within Knesset coalitions and corruption charges...

MICHIGAN:  The University of Michigan’s Haven Hall, where the American Culture Department has its offices. The department adopted a BDS statement but does not require professors to follow its recommendations.

Michigan professors open new front in academic boycott of Israel

By Molly Litvak, Outside News Editor
December 4, 2018

Unlike most acts of Israel boycotting on college campuses, which are led by student groups, two students at University of Michigan...

Pepsico buys Israel-based SodaStream for $3.2 billion

Pepsico buys Israel-based SodaStream for $3.2 billion

By Jackson Resin, 10th grade
September 23, 2018

On Aug. 20, another Israeli company came off the shelves, as SodaStream sold to U.S. based PepsiCo in a deal valued at...

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