Amy Spiro, The Times of Israel

Amy Spiro

The Times of Israel


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Recent articles by Amy:

Iran's Khamenei accuses US, Israel of engineering ongoing 'riots'

In his first comments on weeks of unrest, supreme leader charges 'the occupying, false Zionist regime' and its 'paid agents' with stoking protests → Read More

The Miami Boys Choir churned out generations of child stars. Where are they now?

As the longtime Jewish singing group enjoys an unlikely viral moment on TikTok, The Times of Israel speaks to alumni about their experience in the choir and its lasting impact → Read More

Israeli novelist explores painful psychological price paid by IDF soldiers

In 'Victorious,' Yishai Sarid tells the story of a military psychologist who believes her job is to teach young soldiers to kill. And then her son enlists in the paratroopers → Read More

The Haredi women not afraid to step outside the box — and onto the screen

New HOT reality series 'Bnot Brak' debuts Sunday, spotlighting the lives of five ultra-Orthodox women who embrace social media and are eager to show the diversity of Haredi life → Read More

Queen Elizabeth’s long, complex relationship with the British Jewish community

Though she inspired loyalty among UK Jews throughout her reign, the unofficial royal boycott of visits to Israel irked some members of the community → Read More

Biography revisits the life of Golda Meir, the anti-feminist feminist leader

Author Pnina Lahav's 'The Only Woman in the Room' examines the career of Israel's fourth prime minister by exploring how being a woman shaped -- or twisted -- her path → Read More

Iran says it has yet to receive US response to its latest nuclear deal proposal

Comments by Iranian foreign ministry spokesman come days after White House official said Tehran's latest reply to reviving 2015 accord was 'not constructive' → Read More

Meeting German president in Berlin, Herzog denounces ‘toothless’ Iran deal

Ahead of 50th anniversary memorial for Munich massacre, Steinmeier denounces 'shameful' delay in compensation deal for relatives of Israeli athletes murdered in Olympic attack → Read More

Iran said to begin uranium enrichment with new advanced centrifuges

As nuclear deal talks hit fever pitch, IAEA report seen by Reuters says Tehran continuing 5% enrichment on IR-6 centrifuges at its underground Natanz plant → Read More

Lapid, Biden discuss Iran deal as EU says agreement could be reached in 'days'

PM's office says conversation addressed 'shared commitment' to preventing a nuclear Iran; White House spokesman says sides 'closer now' to finalizing a deal → Read More

Iran demands ‘stronger US guarantees’ in nuclear deal

In Moscow, FM Hossein Amir-Abdollahian calls for end to IAEA's 'politically motivated probes,' highlighting key sticking point in ongoing negotiations → Read More

DNA analysis suggests bodies found in UK well are victims of 1190 antisemitic attack

Study published in scientific journal uses radiocarbon dating and genome sequencing, comparing to genetic data from modern Jews, to match remains to medieval massacre in Norwich → Read More

Lapid set for official state visit to Germany next month

PM's planned visit comes after Abbas stirred controversy in Berlin with 'holocausts' comment; Iran nuclear deal will likely be high on the agenda → Read More

New Netflix series ‘Mo’ tells story of a Palestinian refugee family in Texas

The humorous and heartbreaking show from comedian Mohammed Amer is a heavily autobiographical tale about identity, belonging and displacement → Read More

Pop music duo Static and Ben-El announce split after seven years

Dogged by personal scandals, pair say they are going their separate ways, leaving the fate of their 10-year deal with Capital Records in question → Read More

Israeli health officials brace for combined wave of flu and COVID ahead of winter

Health Ministry's Sharon Alroy-Preis urges vaccines against both viruses, noting that shots for influenza and coronavirus can be administered at the same time → Read More

Did a Jewish mafia once control the US publishing industry?

In a new book, academic Josh Lambert dives deep into common allegations of Jewish hegemony in the postwar literary world to discover the nuanced story behind such success → Read More

‘Fasten your seatbelts’: Noa Kirel confirms she’ll represent Israel at Eurovision

Pop singer says it is an 'incredible honor' to be able to 'represent my country' at the 2023 song contest in the UK → Read More

The forgotten heroine of the deadly 1975 Savoy Hotel terror attack

In new hybrid documentary, filmmaker Zohar Wagner tells story of Kochava Levy, a young woman who served as mediator between terrorists and IDF while being held hostage in Tel Aviv → Read More

Israel’s ‘Big Brother’ contestants awakened by rocket sirens

Competitors on the show, who are normally cut off from outside news, were informed of the ongoing escalation with Gaza after a rocket was intercepted near the 'Big Brother' house → Read More