Isabel Kershner, The New York Times

Isabel Kershner

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Recent articles by Isabel:

Cyprus Rape Case That Roiled Israel Falls Apart, With 12 Suspects Freed

A dozen Israeli teenagers accused of raping a British tourist in a Cyprus resort have been freed, and the accuser was arrested on charges of making a false accusation. → Read More

West Bank Attack Raises Tensions Ahead of Israeli Elections

An assailant stabbed an Israeli soldier to death and then injured two other Israelis. The attack quickly became fodder in a heated election. → Read More

After Rockets Are Fired at Tel Aviv, Israel and Hamas Quickly Pull Back

The Israeli military said the rocket fire had been a mistake. A Hamas official blamed rogue militants. Either way, both sides worked to restore calm. → Read More

Prosecutor Moves to Indict Netanyahu on Corruption Charges

The announcement was the culmination of a two-year investigation into Benjamin Netanyahu’s dealings and imperil his political future just 40 days before he is to stand for re-election. → Read More

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein Dies at 67; Fostered Israeli-Evangelical Ties

His organization has raised more than $1.5 billion from evangelical Christian contributors abroad, though the effort has left some Jews uncomfortable. → Read More

Israel, in Rare Admission, Confirms Strike on Iranian Targets in Syria

By lifting the veil on its campaign to curb Iranian influence in the region, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be trying to convey confidence during his re-election campaign. → Read More

Israeli Teenagers Are Suspected in Deadly Stoning of a Palestinian Woman

Five youths are being investigated for “grave terrorism offenses, including murder,” over the death of Aisha Rabi on a West Bank road. → Read More

New Year’s Fete From Russia Irks Some in Israel: ‘It’s Not a Jewish Holiday’

Novy God, the Russian New Year, has become a way to gauge Israeli acceptance of more than one million Russian-speaking immigrants, many of whom feel they constantly have to prove their Jewishness. → Read More

Amos Oz, Israeli Author and Peace Advocate, Dies at 79

One of Israel’s most prolific writers, he published numerous works of both fiction and nonfiction, and his writing was translated into more than 35 languages. → Read More

Israel to Hold Early Elections in April

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had wanted the coalition government to complete its term through November, but Parliament will instead be dissolved. → Read More

Israel Calls for International Action Against Hezbollah Tunnels

Israel’s military exposed a fourth tunnel from Lebanon, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the case for United Nations action. → Read More

Facebook Blocks Netanyahu’s Son, Saying His Posts ‘Included Hate Speech’

Yair Netanyahu, the older son of the Israeli prime minister, is a divisive online presence. Facebook blocked him for 24 hours, so he turned to Twitter. → Read More

Suspected of Crimes, Netanyahu Is Also Suspected of Fear-Mongering

Critics say the Israeli prime minister, battling for political survival, over-dramatized an anti-tunnel military operation to distract from his predicament. → Read More

Israel Moves to Seal Hezbollah Tunnels at Lebanon Border

The military action, called Operation Northern Shield, is aimed in part at limiting Iran’s regional ambitions, Israeli officials said. → Read More

What’s Next for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu?

While the corruption cases against Prime Minister Netanyahu could end his career, there are enough variables that could allow him to hang on to power. → Read More

Israeli Police Urge Bribery and Fraud Charges Against Netanyahu. Again.

For the third time this year, the prime minister is accused of corruption. But this time, his governing coalition is already teetering. → Read More

American-Israeli Teenager Is Sentenced to 10 Years for Bomb Hoaxes

The 19-year-old from southern Israel was a minor when he began his campaign of terror, which forced school evacuations and grounded planes. → Read More

Airbnb Bans Listings in Israeli Settlements on West Bank

The home rental site acceded to demands that it end listings in settlements that much of the world calls illegal. Israelis were outraged by the move. → Read More

Netanyahu’s Coalition in Israel Survives, for Now

In a sharp turnaround, two hawkish ministers decided not to resign over the government’s handling of the latest conflict in Gaza, staving off elections. → Read More

Netanyahu, Citing Israel’s Security, Tries to Avoid New Election

With members of his ministers threatening to force a vote, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleaded, “In the middle of a battle, we do not play politics.” → Read More