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A living memory of how Israel began

A living memory of how Israel began

Op-ed: There are few countries in the world in which a man can hold in his hand a thread that starts at the country’s first… Read More ›

The sports event where Iran and Israel are friends

The sports event where Iran and Israel are friends

Unlike in most competitions, where Iranian athletes tend to avoid meeting Israelis, relations are warmer at the Special Olympics; members of the Islamic Republic’s delegation… Read More ›

Israeli backpacker in Georgia missing since Tuesday

Israeli backpacker in Georgia missing since Tuesday

Dor Cohen, a 23-year-old from Jerusalem, went on a trek with a childhood friend, during which they separated for a few hours; he never arrived… Read More ›

Does the path to a peace agreement run through Gaza?

Does the path to a peace agreement run through Gaza?

Some western diplomats argue that if a full-scale Israeli-Palestinian peace is to be achieved, Hamas, entrenched in Gaza, cannot be ignored.   A YEAR after… Read More ›

Two rockets fall near Israel-Gaza border fence

Two rockets fall near Israel-Gaza border fence

No warning sirens were triggered.   Two rockets launched from the Gaza strip exploded near the Israel border fence on Saturday night. Warning sirens were… Read More ›

Survivors appeal to Pope to intercede with Germany over Holocaust reparations

Survivors appeal to Pope to intercede with Germany over Holocaust reparations

Despite large sums of money allocated for survivors, many still live in poverty.   An organization representing American Holocaust survivors wrote to Pope Francis last… Read More ›

Abbas: Islamic State already operating in Gaza

Abbas: Islamic State already operating in Gaza

Hamas previously denied jihadist group’s presence in the Strip; Israel has accused the two of cooperating   Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that… Read More ›

Israeli diplomat: Don’t count on US Jews to unify against Iran deal

Israeli diplomat: Don’t count on US Jews to unify against Iran deal

In cable to Jerusalem, consul-general in Philadelphia says lobbying against deal could alienate White House, Democrats and limit Jewish organizational influence   WASHINGTON (JTA) —… Read More ›

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 ›