Jerusalem's Oldest Bakery Only Makes One Thing—and It's Perfect

The Zalatimo family's mutabak—a pastry of buttered phyllo, goat cheese, and sugar—is still cooked on the same handmade copper plates from 1860.
Justin Fornal

Trump's New Israel Policy Could Make the World a Lot More Dangerous

There have already been a handful of violent incidents possibly connected to the US recognising Jerusalem as the country's capital – and that might just be the tip of the iceberg.
Mark Hay
foreign policy

The Weird History and Dire Present of Britain's Role in Israel and Palestine

In remembering the Balfour Declaration we can't forget people suffering under occupation in Palestine.
Simon Childs

How One Jerusalem Joint Is Dealing with Israel's Terrible Restaurant Wages

If you think American waiters get screwed, Israelis have it even worse. At the kosher restaurant Crave, servers and bartenders receive a fair hourly wage, rather than surviving off unreliable tips.
Ilan Ben Zion
beitar nordia

Breakaway Club Beitar Nordia Are Rejecting the Racism of La Familia's Far-Right Ultras

With the far-right La Familia ultras driving fans away from Beitar Jerusalem games, a breakaway club sprung up. Beitar Nordia are preaching tolerance from the stands as they seek to climb the Israeli football ladder.
Reuben Lewis

How a Tiny Homebrew Shop Kicked Off a Craft Beer Revolution in Israel

Denny Neilson is the American father of Israeli microbrewing and the sole purveyor of hard apple cider in the land of milk and honey. As the craft brewing scene has exploded in Israel over the past decade, he’s been there every step of the way.
Ilan Ben Zion

At Midnight, a 150-Year-Old Building Becomes an Ancient Forest

Muralist Kobi Vogman puts on a show in an underground squat art factory in Jerusalem.
Francesca Capossela

Photos of Men and Women Praying at Separate Parts of the Western Wall

In accordance with Orthodox Jewish tradition – and thanks to a simple folding fence –, men and women are still praying separately in Jerusalem.
Lazara Marinkovic

Ramen Has Finally Arrived in Israel

The absence of pork ramen at Mian Noodles represents the chef's willingness to forgo gustatory greatness in exchange for accommodating Jewish customers’ dietary restrictions.
Ilan Ben Zion

Life After Leaving Israel’s Ultra Orthodox Jewish Communities

For many ex-ultra-Orthodox Jews, leaving the community means being excommunicated by their families, shunned by their friends, and learning how to navigate the modern world alone.
Livia Albeck-Ripka

Found J.R.R. Tolkien Map Reveals Middle-Earth's Earthly Inspirations

An annotated map of Middle-Earth was found in an illustrator’s old copy of 'Lord of the Rings.'
Nathaniel Ainley

The Essential Songs of the Rugby World Cup

Rugby has a deep and rich relationship with music. From anthems to supporters' songs, it provides a fitting soundtrack to the World Cup.
David Whelan