Dozens of Israeli Cities Face New COVID-19 Lockdowns – Faced with alarming daily numbers of new confirmed cases in a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Israeli Health Ministry decided on Tuesday to ask the...

Israeli FM: Annexation Move Unlikely This Week

Israel’s foreign minister said a move toward the proposed annexation of West Bank land was unlikely on Wednesday, the start date set by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government for...

Mainstream Dems Still Committed to Funding Israeli Military

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — For Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, the announcement was routine, noting the inclusion of $500 million for Israel’s missile defense in a key...

Israel’s AG: Women Torah Scholars Can Take Accreditation Exams

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Responding to a discrimination lawsuit, Israel has advanced the cause of women Torah scholars in their bid for more equitable treatment. Israel will establish a set...

Israel Limits Some Gatherings As Number of Serious COVID Cases Increases – Israel’s ministerial committee that deals with the coronavirus crisis unanimously accepted on Monday a recommendation by the Ministry of Health to limit certain social gatherings to 50...

IDF Hits Hamas Targets After Two Rockets Launched at Israel From Gaza – Israel hit multiple Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Saturday morning after two rockets were launched at Israel from the coastal enclave on Friday evening, according...

US Ambassador’s Official Residence in Herzliya for Sale

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — The U.S. Embassy in Israel has put the ambassador’s official residence up for sale and stands to sell it for a record-breaking price. The asking price for...

Netanyahu: Applying Israeli Law in Jewish Settlements Will Advance Peace – In a recorded address to the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Virtual Summit 2020 on Sunday night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touted the application of Israeli...

3 Orthodox Extremists Arrested Ahead of Jerusalem Pride Rally

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Police in Jerusalem arrested three members of a militant Jewish group over concerns that they would disrupt a Pride rally in the Israeli capital city. Members...

Trump Administration Talks on Annexation End Without Decision

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump administration still isn’t sure if it will back Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal to annex parts of the West Bank. Top administration officials...
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