As multiple fires continue to burn and thousands of people are evacuated, Israelis across the country are coming together to help those in need. In many cases, Israeli Arabs are opening their doors to Israeli Jews.
As fires rage throughout Israel, nations are sending tangible support to extinguish the flames. Online, however, Islamists have ignited a prevailing narrative that celebrates the infernos, calling them Allah's judgment. Some see this rhetoric as a direct challenge to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Wildfires are erupting in widely separate locations across Israel and among Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. Not one Palestinian community has been affected. As surveillance cameras capture an arsonist starting one blaze, officials here suspect a new form of Islamist terrorism is behind the flames.
As Israeli President Reuven Rivlin winds up his trip to India, his nonchalant courage and familiarity with issues that matter to his host, a nation of 1.3 billion is impressed by his chutzpah. Rivlin's nudge might be enough to adjust New Delhi's ship of state to sail with Jerusalem. Indian journalist, Kanchan Gupta reports.
As Israel and Egypt renew diplomatic ties, significant differences remain between the two states. As one ambassador arrives in Tel Aviv and the other in Ankara, both are walking on eggshells.
As President, will Trump have the authority to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish State of Israel. Julian Ku, a Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, says there is no doubt: he will have that authority; and that he just might use it.
For 24 years both Israel and Palestinian negotiators have been constrained to one model for peace: a two-state solution. As both sides reject this option, and as Donald J. Trump assumes the office of the US Presidency, there is a unique opportunity to consider other solutions, other paradigms for peace.
Unknown to most the world, there are thousands of Palestinians who are disgusted with their governments' anti-Israel rhetoric and glorification of terrorists who murder Israelis. It is not easy to speak out. But some do, including Sheikh Abdullah Tamimi from Hebron.
Knowing his life was coming to a close, Leonard Cohen wrote, performed and published a remarkable swansong called, "You Want it Darker." The "You" is God. How Cohen responds to this statement and the reality of evil in our world is a remarkable challenge to all who suffer and wonder why. Contemplating these things in a hotel room in New York, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks shared his thoughts in this video.
Israel's Sayeret Matkal, "the Unit," has been called "the most effective counterterrorism force in the world." Famous for stiletto-like operations throughout Israel's modern history, it remains a key weapon in the Jewish State's military forces.