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Emerging from virus, Israel looks forwards to true festival freedom

Emerging from virus, Israel looks forwards to true festival freedom

From family-friendly events in Jerusalem to art tours and drumming in Eilat, local authorities are wooing domestic tourists for Passover, Ramadan and Easter, which this… Read More ›

Passover: Could the Haggadah reveal the meaning of life?

Passover: Could the Haggadah reveal the meaning of life?

New Passover book showcases ‘profound and actionable’ lessons from the Seder   Mark Gerson wants you to bring a romance novel to your Passover Seder.… Read More ›

Iran fired missile at Israeli ship in Arabian Sea – report

Iran fired missile at Israeli ship in Arabian Sea – report

As the ship sailed between Indian and Oman, it was hit by a missile that damaged it.   An Iranian missile was fired at an… Read More ›

Unlikely kingmaker Mansour Abbas is playing for the pot

Unlikely kingmaker Mansour Abbas is playing for the pot

Opinion: Islamist party leader’s gamble in splintering from Joint List paid off, and his rightwing suitors should realize that while he does prefer a conservative… Read More ›

New Hope No. 2 says Likud offered her Education Ministry to defect

New Hope No. 2 says Likud offered her Education Ministry to defect

Yifat Shasha-Biton also says her faction will not partner with Joint List, calls on Netanyahu to step down   The No. 2 lawmaker in the… Read More ›

Coalition conundrum: What could Israel’s next government look like?

Coalition conundrum: What could Israel’s next government look like?

Here are several possible options.   Ahead of Tuesday’s election, all the party leaders, from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on down, spoke to reporters and… Read More ›

How Netanyahu went from Arab bogeymen to Arab besties

How Netanyahu went from Arab bogeymen to Arab besties

Analysis: Poor voter turnout in the sector coupled with anger over rampant violence, a split in the Joint List alliance and a party leader’s open… Read More ›

With 5th election possible, anti-Netanyahu bloc mulls law banning him from race

With 5th election possible, anti-Netanyahu bloc mulls law banning him from race

Labor MK says party will make fresh effort to legislate against a person under criminal trial forming coalition; Liberman reportedly backs move, Sa’ar said open… Read More ›

Is Israel heading toward a fifth election? – analysis

Is Israel heading toward a fifth election? – analysis

Strategists in parties across the political spectrum admitted behind the scenes that with all due respect to the current race, they were actually already focusing… Read More ›

Exit polls cast doubt on Netanyahu path to right-wing government

Exit polls cast doubt on Netanyahu path to right-wing government

All 3 main TV channels say even with boost from former ally Naftali Bennett’s Yamina party, PM still falls short of 61 Knesset seats he… Read More ›

Netanyahu claims giant victory; updated polls show majority slipping from reach

Netanyahu claims giant victory; updated polls show majority slipping from reach

Likud chief phones his likely partners, urges them to join ‘a strong, stable right-wing government’; potential kingmaker Bennett says changes afoot but coy on who… Read More ›

Israelis go to vote yet again tomorrow in fourth election in two years

Israelis go to vote yet again tomorrow in fourth election in two years

With criticism between candidates left and right and unclear rotation options for prime minister, who is going to win the Israeli elections in 2021?  … Read More ›

Goodbye to a lousy government

Goodbye to a lousy government

Opinion: Israel’s ill-fated 35th government crumbled from within thanks to the efforts of Netanyahu, who proved that even in the midst of a pandemic his… Read More ›

Expecting longer tally, election chief warns of efforts to discredit results

Expecting longer tally, election chief warns of efforts to discredit results

Orly Adas urges public to ‘be smart enough’ not to buy into or share ‘rumors and conspiracy theories’ reminiscent of Trump campaign   The head… Read More ›

New song “Afikomen” from Eli Levin and Motty Ilowitz to inspire us all to suggest Shidduchim!

New song “Afikomen” from Eli Levin and Motty Ilowitz to inspire us all to suggest Shidduchim!

Three years ago, Yisroel Levin and his Kallah, Elisheva Kaplan, were killed in a horrible car accident on Chol Hamoed Pesach. This tragedy shook Klal… Read More ›

The man who forgot what it is to be Israeli

The man who forgot what it is to be Israeli

Opinion: The fact that the election has led right-wing politicians to join the left in calls to oust Netanyahu shows that the nation wants a… Read More ›

Bennett signs pledge not to join government with Yair Lapid as prime minister

Bennett signs pledge not to join government with Yair Lapid as prime minister

Bennet calls on Netanyahu to sign same document that includes vow not to establish government based on support of Islamist Ra’am party   Yamina leader… Read More ›

Knesset approves new regulations for airport, cancels entry quotas

Knesset approves new regulations for airport, cancels entry quotas

The daily limit of 3,000 passengers entering the country was cancelled. Israelis now able to travel to Sinai.   The government approved new regulations to… Read More ›

Israel’s elections are all about Netanyahu

Israel’s elections are all about Netanyahu

Opinion: PM enjoys more adoration than any of his predecessors, including state founder David Ben Gurion; now his sights are set on stealing voters from… Read More ›

Lapid calls on Netanyahu to debate him: ‘Israel deserves answers’

Lapid calls on Netanyahu to debate him: ‘Israel deserves answers’

PM says opposition leader must first declare he’s running for premiership; Sa’ar says he and Bennett must be allowed to take part too   Opposition… Read More ›