Artem Dolgopyat

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Israel rejoices after its best Olympic performance ever

Since the Jewish state began competing in the Olympics in 1952, it had won only seven medals, never more than two at one venue. Now that seven is 11! 


Wrapping up Israel’s remarkable Olympics

Four medals, including 2 golds, outshine any disappointing results by blue-and-white athletes.


Israel should work for future Olympic glory - editorial

Israel’s participants reached a total of 18 finals that allowed them to vie for a podium finish. That was almost double what had been predicted before the Games.

Will a gold medal introduce civil marriage in Israel? - opinion

Israel is the only country that defines itself as a democracy yet does not enable civil marriages but only religious marriages, and in the case of Jews only Orthodox marriages.

An illustration of a bride and groom during a Civil marriage outside the Knesset, the Israeli parlia

65% of Israeli public support civil marriage - report

The same survey concluded 90% of secular couples and 79% of non-religious traditional couples also support civil marriage in Israel.


Bennett can liberate Israel from haredi chains on religion - opinion

After 73 years of statehood, Israel still does not provide full rights to all of its citizens. Over 300,000 citizens live here but can't get married.


Letting Dolgopyat marry leads to the end of the Jewish identity - opinion

As MK Arye Deri (Shas) said: ”Winning a medal, doesn’t make him Jewish.”

I will convert Artem Dolgopyat and officiate his wedding - opinion

When someone like Dolgopyat has grown up his entire life as a Jew and as an Israeli, the nuts and bolts of Judaism are part of his cultural upbringing.


At the Olympics, Israel's athletes pay a high cost in the quest for gold

OLYMPIC AFFAIRS: Most Olympians go out to the world stage and perform in their profession, representing Israel in the best way possible. But what do they get in return?

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