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Israel has no planned approach, response to ICC, with 9 days to go

Israel has no planned approach, response to ICC, with 9 days to go

Jerusalem’s response to the ICC is due on April 9, a month after ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda sent the letter notifying Israel that she is… Read More ›

Netanyahu is responsible for his own downfall

Netanyahu is responsible for his own downfall

Opinion: Although conditions were perfect for Netanyahu’s bloc to win enough seats in latest elections, PM’s uncontrollable ego and excessive self-confidence drove potential voters into… Read More ›

State Dept. confirms US views Israel’s control over West Bank as ‘occupation’

State Dept. confirms US views Israel’s control over West Bank as ‘occupation’

Washington clarifies position after report on human rights situation restores the expression, excised under Trump, but also uses some of previous administration’s terminology   WASHINGTON… Read More ›

Analysis: Bumpy Road Ahead For Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

Analysis: Bumpy Road Ahead For Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

  WASHINGTON (AP) – Infrastructure was a road to nowhere for former presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama. But Joe Biden believes he can use… Read More ›

Political turbulence in Brazil overshadows Covid-19 crisis

Political turbulence in Brazil overshadows Covid-19 crisis

Sao Paulo – Brazil reported yet another record number of deaths on Tuesday as a surge of Covid-19 infections cripples hospitals across the country. But… Read More ›

Marjorie Taylor-Greene dubs COVID-19 vaccine passports ‘Mark of the Beast’

Marjorie Taylor-Greene dubs COVID-19 vaccine passports ‘Mark of the Beast’

She added that any company requiring one is engaging in a practice she dubs as “corporate communism.”   Freshman US lawmaker Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-Georgia)… Read More ›

Happy 10th birthday Iron Dome

Happy 10th birthday Iron Dome

Opinion: Despite its undeniably steep cost, the missile defense system has proven again and again that it is a life-saving guardian of the south, even… Read More ›

Sa’ar tells Lapid to ‘step aside’ to let Bennett be PM, before it’s ‘too late’

Sa’ar tells Lapid to ‘step aside’ to let Bennett be PM, before it’s ‘too late’

Yesh Atid head responds that parties must first recommend he form gov’t, so Netanyahu isn’t tasked to do so; after that, ‘everything’s on the table’;… Read More ›

Jews In The Former Soviet Union Eat Pounds Of Matzah Per Person — The Most In The World — Every Year. Here’s Why.

Jews In The Former Soviet Union Eat Pounds Of Matzah Per Person — The Most In The World — Every Year. Here’s Why.

AZERBAIJAN (JTA) – When it comes to consuming matzah, the Jews of the former Soviet Union are in a league of their own. At the… Read More ›

White House says Americans deserve ‘better information’ as allies criticize WHO coronavirus report

White House says Americans deserve ‘better information’ as allies criticize WHO coronavirus report

Washington – President Joe Biden believes Americans “deserve better information” about the origin of Covid-19 and further steps from the global community, White House press… Read More ›

Biden urges a pause on COVID-19 reopenings, CDC warns of ‘impending doom’

Biden urges a pause on COVID-19 reopenings, CDC warns of ‘impending doom’

Some parts of the US have done away with mask mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions altogether, as travel returns and pandemic fatigue takes hold.  … Read More ›

Israel’s elections pandemic

Israel’s elections pandemic

Opinion: Following the latest national vote, it’s clear the rules of the game have changed; bloc or party size no longer hold the significance they… Read More ›

Kingmaker Ra’am party won’t sit in coalition with far-right, warns Arab broker

Kingmaker Ra’am party won’t sit in coalition with far-right, warns Arab broker

Sha’a Mansour Massarwa says no Arab Israeli party will work with Smotrich or Ben Gvir; Gantz calls for concerted effort to oust Netanyahu; Rivlin to… Read More ›

Dominion Voting Sues Fox For $1.6b Over 2020 Election Claims

Dominion Voting Sues Fox For $1.6b Over 2020 Election Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news giant falsely claimed in… Read More ›

Coronavirus likely came from animal, not a lab, WHO draft report finds

Coronavirus likely came from animal, not a lab, WHO draft report finds

Covid-19 probably came to people through an animal, and likely started spreading no more than a month or two before it was noticed in December… Read More ›

Suez Canal Crisis: Ship blocking canal may be due to human error

Suez Canal Crisis: Ship blocking canal may be due to human error

Human error accounts for anywhere between 75% and 96% of maritime accidents.   The massive cargo ship currently blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal and bringing global… Read More ›

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 ›

Egypt delays attempt to dislodge megaship from Suez, says it needs more tugboats

Egypt delays attempt to dislodge megaship from Suez, says it needs more tugboats

Announcement dashes hopes the vital canal could be clear by the end of the weekend; crisis estimated to cost global trade some $6-$10 billion per… Read More ›

The Ramah versus the Vilna Gaon on Reading the Hagada on Shabbos

The Ramah versus the Vilna Gaon on Reading the Hagada on Shabbos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com Although, most shuls held the Shabbos HaGadol drasha last Shabbos, there are other minhagim of Shabbos HaGadol that are… Read More ›

UN officials condemn Myanmar junta after 100-plus civilians killed in one day

UN officials condemn Myanmar junta after 100-plus civilians killed in one day

Two top UN officials condemned Myanmar’s military junta in the wake of the bloodiest day of protests yet against the military coup that overthrew the… Read More ›