Marcy Oster covers the Middle East for the Cleveland Jewish News from Karnei Shomron in the West Bank.
Last week, Cleveland Jewish News columnist Cliff Savren laid out what could be next in terms of Israel possibly heading for an unprecedented third national election in one year and the failings of the current prime minister. He didn’t hold back on his contempt for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and that’s OK because he is not alone. There are plenty of Israelis and Americans who feel the same way.
I have had enough with the politics of forming a government here and of impeaching a president in the United States. Enough of global warming and insulting a teenage girl trying to rally the w…
Nahal Kana, a large stream that is one of the main tributaries of the Yarkon River, winds around and through parts of my community in the West Bank, ultimately spilling into the river near the Baptist Village in Petah Tikvah.
My husband and I spent a recent Shabbat with our 20-year-old son at his yeshiva. It is the end of his second post-high school year there and the first time all of the parents in his cohort were invited to spend Shabbat together and with our sons.
Last month, a Palestinian man who worked as a janitor in an elementary school in a haredi Orthodox settlement in the West Bank was arrested and indicted for the rape of a 7-year-old girl.
There is plenty of political excitement going on here in Israel. But I cannot seem to get my mind off of U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic congresswoman from Michigan.
Purim is just around the corner. When we say the blessing for the new month of Adar (this year the second month of Adar) in synagogue on Shabbat, I know I have to start thinking about who will…
The Shalva Band, a musical group made up of Israelis with disabilities, gave up its chance to possibly represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest because of a required dress rehearsal on Shabbat.