Matti Friedman

Mysterious Jerusalem markings intrigue experts

Mysterious stone carvings made thousands of years ago and recently uncovered in an excavation underneath Jerusalem have archaeologists stumped.

Israel’s Netanyahu brings balancing act to Europe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Britain on Monday as a leader walking a tightrope.

In Gaza campaign, Israelis see temporary victory

Sderot's open-air market is open and bustling for the first time in a month, thanks to newfound quiet following Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Gaza children ‘were playing next to rocket launcher’

The Israeli military said on Friday that three Gaza children killed this week were playing next to a rocket launcher when the army mistook them for militants and opened fire. The three young cousins were killed on Wednesday when Israeli troops combating Palestinian rocket squads spotted figures moving near rocket launchers in northern Gaza.

DiCaprio and girlfriend in Israeli paparazzi storm

Israel's prime minister held an important meeting with the Palestinian president this week, but few things appear to interest Israelis more right now than Leonardo DiCaprio. The Oscar-nominated star flew into Israel early on Sunday with his girlfriend, supermodel Bar Refaeli, igniting a paparazzi storm.

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