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No light at end of the political tunnel – analysis

No light at end of the political tunnel – analysis

Even if the far-Right can eke out a 61-seat coalition, if the last year has taught the country anything, it is that this state cannot… Read More ›

Israel to let more Palestinians work in manufacturing to fill labor shortage

Israel to let more Palestinians work in manufacturing to fill labor shortage

Jerusalem approves 3,500 additional permits, increasing the total number to 12,000; Israel employs nearly 100,000 West Bank and Gaza Palestinian workers, Population and Immigration Authority… Read More ›

Military Intelligence backs revived Iran deal, breaking with IDF chief, Mossad

Military Intelligence backs revived Iran deal, breaking with IDF chief, Mossad

Supporters of renewed JCPOA say it buys army time to prepare for more extensive strike on Iran and deal with other regional threats, but they… Read More ›

Op-Ed: Agudah’s New Appointment Can Only Harm Already Poor Electoral Prospects

Op-Ed: Agudah’s New Appointment Can Only Harm Already Poor Electoral Prospects

  JERUSALEM — If there is one paradox which remains constant in chareidi politics, it is the lack of correlation between the growth of the… Read More ›

Russia to supply nuclear-capable missiles to Belarus

Russia to supply nuclear-capable missiles to Belarus

  Russia will transfer nuclear-capable Iskander-M missile systems to its ally Belarus over the coming months, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday. Putin told… Read More ›

Abraham Accords would destabilize region, said US Homeland Security

Abraham Accords would destabilize region, said US Homeland Security

The release of the intel report comes amid US President Joe Biden’s much-awaited and now-postponed trip to Saudi Arabia.   The US Department of Homeland… Read More ›

Naftali Bennett: From king to kingmaker?

Naftali Bennett: From king to kingmaker?

Analysis: Political fate of Israel will be decided by very slight changes that could tip the balance post-election; this is where outgoing premier, however politically… Read More ›

A series of 19th-century murders connects an Argentine writer to his family’s past

A series of 19th-century murders connects an Argentine writer to his family’s past

When Javier Sinay learned that his great-grandfather was a fellow journalist who covered the killing of shtetl immigrants, he connected with his Jewish roots –… Read More ›

Lakewood’s “Sary Wigs” Closes Instagram Account ‘To Make Space for Something Higher’

Lakewood’s “Sary Wigs” Closes Instagram Account ‘To Make Space for Something Higher’

  LAKEWOOD — Shaindy Braun has decided to close her “Sary Wigs” Instagram page, which has over 40,000 followers. She wrote one final post, including… Read More ›

Russia is gaining advantage in eastern Ukraine as forces learn from earlier mistakes, US officials say

Russia is gaining advantage in eastern Ukraine as forces learn from earlier mistakes, US officials say

  Russian forces are gaining an advantage in eastern Ukraine as they learn from mistakes made during the earlier stages of their invasion of the… Read More ›

Now is time to mobilize the center-right

Now is time to mobilize the center-right

Opinion: Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid demonstrated rare integrity, camaraderie and etiquette by dispersing the government; now the battle between the moderates and the extremists… Read More ›

Bennett said mulling timeout from politics, not running in next election

Bennett said mulling timeout from politics, not running in next election

Israel TV says outgoing PM floated idea of a break at Yamina meeting; previously, his aides reportedly offered high-level posts to rebel Orbach in failed… Read More ›

Woke ADL Leader Blasts Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Yeshivas

Woke ADL Leader Blasts Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Yeshivas

  NEW YORK –  Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, has again placed his woke leftist agenda above his Judaism. Greenblatt attacked this week’s… Read More ›

Ukrainian journalist Maks Levin ‘executed in cold blood,’ report says

Ukrainian journalist Maks Levin ‘executed in cold blood,’ report says

London – Pro-journalist and free speech non-government organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says it has evidence that Russian soldiers executed journalist Maks Levin in a… Read More ›

Israeli security forces evacuate Israelis from Turkey after threat

Israeli security forces evacuate Israelis from Turkey after threat

Israel’s National Security Council issued its most severe travel warning for Turkey, putting it on the same level as war-torn states like Afghanistan and Yemen.… Read More ›

Israel’s terror wave knocked government over, rebel MKs produced final blow

Israel’s terror wave knocked government over, rebel MKs produced final blow

Opinion: Dissolution of Knesset was a matter of time from the moment the coalition lost its majority; now, Netanyahu will attempt to retake the premier… Read More ›

Despite warnings of Iranian threats in Istanbul, life for local Jews hasn’t changed

Despite warnings of Iranian threats in Istanbul, life for local Jews hasn’t changed

Turkey’s chief rabbis say Israeli officials’ calls to heed danger have had little effect on expats or city’s 15,000-strong local Jewish community   JTA —… Read More ›

Forgotten History: Why the League of Nations Failed – a Hashkafic Suggestion

Forgotten History: Why the League of Nations Failed – a Hashkafic Suggestion

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com The League of Nations was the first worldwide governmental organization of nations. It’s purpose was to ensure world peace.… Read More ›

Analysis: The single most compelling witness of the January 6 committee hearings so far

Analysis: The single most compelling witness of the January 6 committee hearings so far

  Wandrea “Shaye” Moss was nervous. She couldn’t get the microphone in front of her to work. She initially struggled to find the words to… Read More ›

Elections reactions: Netanyahu vows that Likud will lead next government

Elections reactions: Netanyahu vows that Likud will lead next government

Bennett and Lapid announced that they would be dissolving government, and Lapid will be interim prime minister.   Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister… Read More ›