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Birthright Israel Marks 18 Years of Trips for Young Jews

Birthright Israel Marks 18 Years of Trips for Young Jews

By Beth J. Harpaz | May 3
More than 600,000 young people have taken free Birthright trips to Israel since the program was founded 18 years ago.

How to Eat: Israeli Style

By Jill Gleeson | May 30
Everything from mangoes to lemons, figs to chickpeas is grown in the country, and thanks to that Mediterranean coastline, seafood is plentiful and fresh.

LGBT Israel: Down and Dirty in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

By Jill Gleeson | Apr 29
Heading to Israel? Here are our insider tips on how to explore two of its most popular cities: Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Israel Harnessing Sunshine with World's Tallest Solar Tower

By Isaac Scharf and Alon Bernstein | Jan 7
In sunny Israel, solar energy supplies only a small percentage of the nation's power needs, leaving it far behind countries with cloudier and colder climates.

Was it an Updo? Israeli Leader Spent $1,600 on Hairdresser in NYC

By Daniella Cheslow | Jun 17
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent more than $600,000 of public funds on a six-day trip to New York, including $1,600 on a personal hairdresser, according to a newly released expense report.

German Dramatists Come to Boston for 'The Whole World'

By Michael Cox | May 4
In their new comedy "The Whole World," German dramatists Theresia Walser and Karl-Heinz Ott talk about marriage and a whole lot more. The latest incarnation of their script will be read with the playwrights in tow at the Goethe-Institut Boston.

An Israeli Trifecta: 3 Not-to-Miss LGBT Festivals

By EDGE | Mar 31
Are you looking for an LGBT getaway to the Promised Land? Israel plays host to three epic weekends that will have you revisiting by the time you're ready to return stateside. Here's the rundown.

Ad in New York Times Touting Israel's Gay Rights Draws 'Pinkwashing' Criticism

By EDGE | Dec 26
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Executive Director of This World: The Values Network, and Stand With Us have taken out a full page advertisement in The New York Times to praise Israel as a nation that respects the rights of gay citizens.

Michael Lucas: The Polarizing Prince of Porn

By Andy Smith | Oct 28
Activist and porn entrepreneur Michael Lucas, discusses his love for Israel, political controversies, financial success in a tough business, the documentary "Campaign of Hate" and his stance on barebacking in his films and personal life.

Israel OK's Gay Jews to Immigrate With Spouses

Aug 12
Israel says it will now allow Jews to immigrate to Israel with their non-Jewish same-sex spouses.

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