Contemporary Israel

Religious Soldiers in Israel’s Army

Israel's armed forces, like many Israeli institutions, make special provisions for the religious needs of Jewish participants.

Yitzhak Rabin’s Final Speech

Late Prime Minister Rabin's last remarks at a Tel Aviv peace rally.

The Wye River Memorandum

Signed by Israeli Prime Minister Natanyahu and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat in 1998.

Modern Aliyah

Economic, political, and religious trends shape the cultural makeup of the State of Israel.

Homosexuality in Israel

Israel is among the leaders in equality for sexual minorities.

Israel and Lebanon: A History

Internal Lebanese politics have long influenced relations with Israel.

Shimon Peres

Longtime leader of Israel's Labor Party.

The Jerusalem Question

A brief history of the role of Jerusalem in the peace process.

Israel’s 2006 Elections: With a Whimper, Not a Bang

2006 Israeli Elections. The Israeli Electoral System. Israeli Politics. Contemporary Israel. The Jewish State. Jewish History and Community.

Ehud Olmert

A politician with a career marked by quiet innovation, independent opinions and intimitions of scandal.