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The easy way to save Israel’s collapsing tourism industry

The easy way to save Israel’s collapsing tourism industry

Op-ed: Israel has a tourist offering unlike any other country: Archaeological sites, great beaches, thumping nightlife, fantastic food and compelling landscapes. But great content means… Read More ›

New film explores struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel

New film explores struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel

The film ‘Oriented’ documents the lives of three gay Palestinians living in the heart of Tel Aviv’s gay community, and highlights the identity conflicts that… Read More ›

Bennett announces extra funds for LGBT youth

Bennett announces extra funds for LGBT youth

In wake of Jerusalem gay pride parade stabbing attack, education minister says no one in Israel should ‘fear walking outside due to their lifestyle.’ Right-wing… Read More ›

Hotovely: Netanyahu government will back more settlement building

Hotovely: Netanyahu government will back more settlement building

Beit El settlers shout at deputy foreign minister: “Where were you yesterday during the demolitions?”   Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely pledged on Thursday that… Read More ›

PA, EU: Israel’s authorization of 300 new settler homes harms harmful to peace

PA, EU: Israel’s authorization of 300 new settler homes harms harmful to peace

Nabil Abu Rudaineh, spokesman for the PA presidency, said the decision would sabotage US and EU efforts to resume the peace process between Israel and… Read More ›

Yad Vashem marks diversity, bravery of Red Army Jews

Yad Vashem marks diversity, bravery of Red Army Jews

A new, online exhibit recounts the histories of 100 Jewish soldiers who fought during the Holocaust   A new, online exhibit at Yad Vashem recounts… Read More ›

Jerusalem – Police Examining Irregularities In Kashrut Department And Religious Council

Jerusalem – Police Examining Irregularities In Kashrut Department And Religious Council

  Jerusalem – The battle being waged by Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Aryeh Stern to reform kashrut supervision in the capital was stepped up a… Read More ›

Israel’s Foreign Ministry chief: Sunni Arab nations are our ‘allies’

Israel’s Foreign Ministry chief: Sunni Arab nations are our ‘allies’

Director-General Dore Gold says Israel and some regional states are on the same page when it comes to concerns about Iran   NEW YORK –… Read More ›

First Ethiopian scholar made senior lecturer at Israeli university

First Ethiopian scholar made senior lecturer at Israeli university

Anbessa Teferra becomes senior lecturer of Semitic Languages at Tel Aviv University 15 years after obtaining his PhD; says his appointment gives message of hope… Read More ›

Knesset passes controversial ‘Norwegian Law’

Knesset passes controversial ‘Norwegian Law’

The “Norwegian Law,” based on the model of the Scandinavian country’s government, requires each minister to be replaced in the legislature by a candidate from… Read More ›

Why is Muslim harassment of Jews on the Temple Mount increasing?

Why is Muslim harassment of Jews on the Temple Mount increasing?

The most practical solution is for police to enforce a policy that restricts Muslim mobs from coming within 20 meters of Jewish visitors to the… Read More ›

Most Jewish students faced hostilities on North American campuses, study says

Most Jewish students faced hostilities on North American campuses, study says

Over one-quarter of respondents described hostility toward Israel on campus as “fairly” or “very big” problem, while nearly 15 percent reported the same level of… Read More ›

Prominent Jewish Democratic lawmaker backs Iran deal

Prominent Jewish Democratic lawmaker backs Iran deal

Strong supporter of Israel and 17-term Representative Sander Levin says agreement best way to curb Tehran’s nuclear ambitions   In  a major gain for the… Read More ›

Fresh clashes erupt at Beit El; state appeals demolition order

Fresh clashes erupt at Beit El; state appeals demolition order

Settlers hurl stones at police; education minister hails protesters’ efforts to prevent removal of illegal Beit El structures   Clashes between settlers and security forces… Read More ›

Netanyahu said to bitterly attack Kerry for placing Israel ‘on the menu’ of Iran deal

Netanyahu said to bitterly attack Kerry for placing Israel ‘on the menu’ of Iran deal

Responding to secretary’s decision to skip Israel on Mideast trip next week, PM reportedly snipes ‘he has no reason to come here’   Depicting Israel… Read More ›

Key committee okays bill allowing ministers to resign from Knesset

Key committee okays bill allowing ministers to resign from Knesset

So-called ‘Norwegian Law’ will enable Shuli Moalem-Refaeli, no. 9 on Jewish Home’s slate, to enter parliament   The so-called “Norwegian Law” allowing one minister from… Read More ›

Israeli court rejects child’s plea to end chemo

Israeli court rejects child’s plea to end chemo

16-year-old boy from a religious family fled his treatments at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, and was forced back against his parents’ wishes following… Read More ›

Teaming up with Arab states for Israel’s security

Teaming up with Arab states for Israel’s security

Op-ed: Combining intelligence abilities and coordinating preventive activity is the only way to restraint Iran, both in terms of nuclear deal violations and its further… Read More ›

Jonathan Pollard on forthcoming release: ‘I’m looking forward to being reunited with my wife’

Jonathan Pollard on forthcoming release: ‘I’m looking forward to being reunited with my wife’

Pollard has been serving a life sentence in a US prison since 1987.   Israeli agent Jonathan Polard will be released from prison after serving… Read More ›

Budget deal to give NIS 18,000 ‘piggy bank’ to 18-year-olds

Budget deal to give NIS 18,000 ‘piggy bank’ to 18-year-olds

This gift doesn’t differentiate between religion, race or nationality, says Kahlon   Soon enough, turning 18 wil not only be a time to celebrate, legally… Read More ›