March 15, 2017 RSS feed / Mideast

This women’s sport is taking Israel by storm

TEL AVIV—Every week, thousands of women across Israel gather to play a sport almost no one outside the country has heard of. For that matter, few Israelis knew about catchball—or “cadur-reshet” in Hebrew— a decade ago. More...

Reform leaders meet with Abbas

Leaders of the U.S. Reform movement met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. More...

Famed photographer took iconic pictures

David Rubinger, the Israeli photographer who took the iconic photo of Israeli paratroopers standing in front of the Western Wall after its capture in the Six-Day War, has died.  Rubinger, whose photos chronicled much of the history of the Jewish More...

Waze to help save animals

The navigation app Waze has teamed up with an Israeli NGO to help wild animals from becoming roadkill on Israeli roads.  The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel has launched a campaign that calls on Israeli drivers to use Waze to repo More...

How the Israeli army wages war on waistlines

NETANYA, Israel—One fit young soldier scales a rope. Two others practice hand-to-hand combat. A large group marches across the sand. But those were just the inspirational photographs on the walls. More...