Israel News

James Blunt is coming to perform in Tel Aviv for the first time

James Blunt is coming to perform in Tel Aviv for the first time

British pop sensation James Blunt will perform in Israel for the first time on February 2, 2015, at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv as… Read More ›

Jordan delays return of ambassador to Israel after synagogue attack

Jordan delays return of ambassador to Israel after synagogue attack

Following Tuesday’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem, officials in Jordan said Amman will delay the return of Jordanian Ambassador Walid Obeidat to Israel. An official source… Read More ›

Riots erupt in East Jerusalem’s Shuafat refugee camp

Residents of east Jerusalem’s Shuafat took to the streets of the refugee camp on Wednesday to protest against Israeli security forces, amid heightened tensions in… Read More ›

More than 135,000 Ethiopians living in Israel at end 2013

More than 135,000 Ethiopians living in Israel at end 2013

At the end of 2013 the Ethiopian population in Israel stood at some 135.5 thousand people – 85.9 thousand who were born in Ethiopia and… Read More ›

Israel approves construction of new homes in capital, as violence flares

Israel approves construction of new homes in capital, as violence flares

Israel on Wednesday approved the construction of 78 new homes in two Jerusalem neighborhoods over the Green Line, likely to aggravate Palestinian anger at a… Read More ›

Tel Aviv are scared after Jerusalem massacre

Tel Aviv are scared after Jerusalem massacre

Panic gripped a stretch of Ben Yehuda Street in Tel Aviv on Tuesday night, when a series of callers told police dispatchers they heard shouts… Read More ›

PA spokesman blasts new Jerusalem construction plan

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said of Israel’s approval of 78 new homes in Jerusalem: “These decisions are a… Read More ›

Air pollution in Israel dropped significantly

Air pollution in Israel dropped significantly

The country’s air pollution levels underwent a dramatic drop between 2012 and 2013, the Environmental Protection Ministry reported on Tuesday. An examination of emissions data… Read More ›

Four Jewish Victims

Four Jewish Victims

JERUSALEM — The car crawled slowly through the streets of Har Nof, a loudspeaker on its roof, broadcasting psalms and announcing the funeral at 2… Read More ›

Israel is to ease controls on carrying weapons for self-defence

Israel is to ease controls on carrying weapons for self-defence

Israel is to ease controls on carrying weapons for self-defence in the wake of a deadly Palestinian attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, Public Security Minister… Read More ›

Attack at Jerusalem synagogue

Attack at Jerusalem synagogue

At least four people were killed Tuesday morning in a terror attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem, according to Magen David Adom. Eight other people… Read More ›

Israeli Economy Shrinks For The First Time In Five Years

Israeli Economy Shrinks For The First Time In Five Years

Tel Aviv – Israel’s government says the country’s gross domestic product shrank by 0.4 percent in the third quarter of 2014, the first time the… Read More ›

Inagural conference of the Israeli-American Council

Inagural conference of the Israeli-American Council

WASHINGTON — There were bagel breakfasts, a Friday night kiddush in English and Hebrew, and plenty of talk about how to keep the grandkids Jewish.… Read More ›

New Jerusalem Council

New Jerusalem Council

The success enjoyed by the dati leumi community in the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate elections is now turning its focus on rebuilding the Jerusalem Religious Council… Read More ›

Israeli NGO helped US convict Palestinian activist in US immigration fraud case

Israeli NGO helped US convict Palestinian activist in US immigration fraud case

An NGO claimed that it assisted the US Attorney’s Office in Detroit in convicting a prominent Palestinian activist on Monday of lying to the US… Read More ›

Jerusalem security has improved, police chief and public security minister say

Jerusalem security has improved, police chief and public security minister say

Further terrorist attacks can be expected in Jerusalem and elsewhere, though police are witnessing improved security on the ground as expanded security forces continue to… Read More ›

Kerry: Calm must be restored in Jerusalem

Kerry: Calm must be restored in Jerusalem

Calm must be restored in Jerusalem before direct or regional Israeli-Palestinian peace talks can commence, said US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, following… Read More ›

US Expresses Doubt Over Israel’s Commitment To Peace

US Expresses Doubt Over Israel’s Commitment To Peace

US officials state that relations with Israel’s government are not in crisis, despite claims to the contrary. But they have questioned its commitment to peace for… Read More ›

Jewish Day School Enrollment Spikes

Jewish Day School Enrollment Spikes

More American Jews are sending their children to Orthodox day schools, as total enrollment is up 12 percent from 2008, according to statistics from a… Read More ›

US Military Chief Admires Israel’s Efforts To Limit Civilian Casualties In Gaza

The highest-ranking U.S. military officer said he wants to learn from Israel’s good example.  Army General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of… Read More ›