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Touring Israeli Graffiti, From South Tel Aviv to the Syrian Border

On the second day of my AIFL-sponsored press delegation trip, we went on a graffiti tour of Florentin, the trendy South Tel Aviv neighborhood that was #2 on Thrillist’s “The 10 Most Hipster Neighborhoods On Earth” list last summer. Like many neighborhoods of similar status, Florentin is bordered by somewhat darker … » 6/22/15 3:30pm 6/22/15 3:30pm

Wife of Israeli Minister Apologizes After Calling Obama 'Black and Weak'

Judy Shalom Nir Mozes, an Israeli TV personality and the wife of Israeli interior minister Silvan Shalom, has apologized after tweeting a racist joke about President Obama on Sunday, four days after a gun-wielding racist killed nine black community leaders inside Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
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Israeli Women Continue to Fight Against 'Modesty' Signs

Back in January, a group of women in the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh won a lawsuit against the municipality for refusing to remove “modesty signs”—signs instructing women how to dress, placed around the city by members of the ultra-Orthodox community—which the plaintiffs argued created a threatening atmosphere for… » 5/28/15 11:50am 5/28/15 11:50am

Right-Wing Blogger: Kayla Mueller Was a 'Bitch' Who Deserved to Die

On Tuesday, the White House confirmed that Kayla Jean Mueller, a 26-year-old American woman kidnapped outside a Syrian hospital in 2013, died while being held captive by ISIS. According to media reports, her parents have been provided with at least three photographs of her corpse. So now, naturally, is the time for… » 2/11/15 4:00pm 2/11/15 4:00pm

Horribly Misguided Pro-Israel Art Casts Princess Jasmine As a Terrorist

What would happen if your favorite Disney characters were redrawn to resemble terrorists out to kill jews? Well, if you haven't had your daily dose of outrage yet, you're going to need to sit down for this "art" which casts "Princess Yasmine" and Aladdin as terrorists and Family Guy characters as poor defenseless… » 7/30/14 8:30pm 7/30/14 8:30pm

Israeli Women Stand With IDF By Showing Off Their Breasts and Asses

A Facebook page that was created on Wednesday is receiving a lot of attention on the internet, and it's not just because the page is in support of the Israeli Defense Force. It's because the photos that line the page's wall are of scantily-clad women with "I <3 IDF" written on their breasts. » 7/24/14 8:30pm 7/24/14 8:30pm

Israeli Jews Furious at Natalie Portman Filming in Ultra-Orthodox Area

News that Natalie Portman's production company acquired the film rights to Amos Oz's autobiographical A Tale of Love and Darkness for her directorial debut was initially met with much excitement. But now that filming has begun in an ultra-Orthodox-populated section in Jerusalem, it looks like the locals are causing… » 2/12/14 12:40pm 2/12/14 12:40pm

Tiny Santa Claus Plots This Year's Toy Delivery Route

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - DECEMBER 08: (ISRAEL OUT) An Israeli Arab woman holds a baby dressed as Santa Claus as locals prepare for Christmas on December 8, 2013 in Jaffa, a mixed Jewish-Arab suburb of Tel Aviv, Israel. Christianity is one of the recognized religions in Israel and is practiced by more than 150 thousand… » 12/08/13 4:30pm 12/08/13 4:30pm

The Times Explains That Controversial Front Page Nipple Photo

Considering the New York Times' general hesitancy to publish anything remotely scandalous (curse words, nudity), it made sense that people were surprised they chose to display a woman with a tattoo of the Star of David, a lumpectomy scar and a smidge of her areola. But now the photographer and photo editors involved… » 11/27/13 6:40pm 11/27/13 6:40pm