Open Zion channeled an existing—and growing—public mood. Emily Hauser explains how in her final contribution to this blog.
A new joint desalinization plan does not bode well for the future of the Dead Sea.
Bibi says he must skip Mandela’s memorial service due to the high cost of travel. But check out what he's willing to spend on ice cream, say, or settlements.
Trying to force the entire world, Jews and Gentiles alike, to hew to an ever-narrowing notion of what one is allowed say about Israel is, Emily Hauser writes, not good for the Jews.
Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett were once allies in the Israeli government. Now their respective parties, Yesh Atid and Habayit Hayehudi, are at war in the Knesset.
The Prawer Plan, which recommends ethnic cleansing of Israel's Bedouin population, is slated to come before the Knesset during its winter session. If it's implemented, Jews around the world will face an uncomfortable revelation about Israel's character.
Emily Hauser comes out as J Street supporter.
When Israel's military experts disagree, the people on the outside of the Israel-Palestinian security debate can only do one thing: pick a side, says Emily L. Hauser.
Emily Hauser reports on the ever-worsening situation of Syrian refugees, and efforts by the Jewish community to do its part to help.