Articles by: JewishNews-Ben

In Historic Move, Israel AG OKs Seizing Palestinian Land for Public Settler Use

In Historic Move, Israel AG OKs Seizing Palestinian Land for Public Settler Use

The High Court of Justice and the state, including Mandelblit, have until recently held that private Palestinian property cannot be seized for the public good… Read More ›

Is Israel Ready for the Next Big Earthquake?

Is Israel Ready for the Next Big Earthquake?

Tamir Levy, chief engineer for the Association for Better Housing, warns that most homes would not withstand a powerful earthquake   Sunday night’s tremors not… Read More ›

Analysis: Is Submarines Corruption Probe Closing in on Netanyahu?

Analysis: Is Submarines Corruption Probe Closing in on Netanyahu?

Can he continue to remain a non-suspect when so many of his close advisers are getting deeper and deeper into the scandal?   Did the… Read More ›

Will Iran Chair the Next UNESCO Executive Board?

Will Iran Chair the Next UNESCO Executive Board?

The overall make-up of the executive board is seen as more hostile to Israel than the previous one.   A diplomatic battle is under way… Read More ›

Lebanese PM Quits, Has Harsh Words for Hezbollah, Iran

Lebanese PM Quits, Has Harsh Words for Hezbollah, Iran

Hariri’s resignation brought down the coalition government and plunged Lebanon into a new political crisis.   Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned suddenly on Saturday,… Read More ›

Florida – Miami Beach Mayor Enters Florida Governor’s Race

Florida – Miami Beach Mayor Enters Florida Governor’s Race

  Florida – Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, who built a cruise ship media company worth hundreds of millions of dollars, entered Florida’s Democratic primary… Read More ›

Madison, WI – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Bars Israel Boycotters From Doing Business With His State

Madison, WI – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Bars Israel Boycotters From Doing Business With His State

  Madison, WI – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed an executive order that prohibits state agencies from entering into contracts with companies that boycott Israel.… Read More ›

Israel’s next challenge: Precision-guided missiles in Gaza

Israel’s next challenge: Precision-guided missiles in Gaza

Analysis: As part of its expansion in the region, Iran plans to produce upgraded rockets in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen. In light of the Iranians’… Read More ›

Zubin Mehta’s 5 most memorable moments with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Zubin Mehta’s 5 most memorable moments with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

A look at the legendary conductor’s greatest hits during his 50 years with the national orchestra as he launches a farewell tour starting Wednesday at… Read More ›

Oswald Killed JFK, Says Veteral Israeli Reporter Whose Father Knew Assassin

Oswald Killed JFK, Says Veteral Israeli Reporter Whose Father Knew Assassin

Case closed, says former ‘Jerusalem Post’ defense correspondent Arieh O’Sullivan.   As conspiracy theorists eagerly await what they hope will be a smoking gun in… Read More ›

US Marks 16 Years of War in Afghanistan

US Marks 16 Years of War in Afghanistan

Analysts and experts wonder what the future holds and if the US role has succeeded and is necessary.   On Friday, October 20 a man… Read More ›

With Netanyahu, it’s all about political survival

With Netanyahu, it’s all about political survival

Op-ed: The prime minister’s attack on the police chief and initiatives to shut down IPBC and advance the law granting a sitting premier immunity from… Read More ›

The holes in the Palestinian reconciliation agreement

The holes in the Palestinian reconciliation agreement

Hamas and Fatah sign an agreement in which a unity government will seize control of Gaza, but many questions—most of which essential for the agreement’s… Read More ›

Key points of the Hamas-Fatah Palestinian reconciliation deal

Key points of the Hamas-Fatah Palestinian reconciliation deal

Newly signed agreement in Cairo rests on PA resuming control of Gaza but sticking points include Hamas recognition of Israel, fate of armed wing, ongoing… Read More ›

US doctor lightly injured in Golan Heights by possible stray fire from Syria

US doctor lightly injured in Golan Heights by possible stray fire from Syria

Army investigating incident after shots fired from across the border hit Israeli medical facility treating wounded Syrians   An American doctor working in an Israeli… Read More ›

The right to protest: Determination is the name of the game

The right to protest: Determination is the name of the game

Op-ed: From the disabled people’s protest through the war on religionization in schools to the anti-corruption demonstrations, Israel’s civil society is finally waking up. The… Read More ›

US defense chief: Military must ‘be ready’ to confront North Korea

US defense chief: Military must ‘be ready’ to confront North Korea

Russia warns US against ‘unacceptable’ escalation of tensions over Pyongyang’s rogue nuclear weapons program   US Defense Secretary James Mattis said the US military must… Read More ›

US seeks ‘new Israel’ in region, Khamenei says of Iraq Kurd referendum

US seeks ‘new Israel’ in region, Khamenei says of Iraq Kurd referendum

Iran supreme leader meets with Turkish president, claims Washington, Jerusalem benefit from vote   Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Wednesday that the… Read More ›

‘Who is a Jew?’ Can Now be Answered by Genetic Testing

‘Who is a Jew?’ Can Now be Answered by Genetic Testing

The mass immigration of Jews from the FSU to Israel was seen as a welcome blessing, but many have experienced difficulties proving their Jewish identity.… Read More ›

Government Anxious to Rush Through Haredi Military Service Exemption Law

Government Anxious to Rush Through Haredi Military Service Exemption Law

The High Court struck down Israel’s policy on haredi recruitment, deeming it to be discriminatory.   The cabinet appointed Tourism Minister Yariv Levin Sunday to… Read More ›