USAID to Close Doors in West Bank, Gaza by Early 2019

The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development confirmed on Wednesday reports that USAID will close its doors in the West Bank and Gaza by early 2019. “We have...

Former Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat talks Politics, Faith

Outgoing Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced that he would not be running for a third term and will instead be entering national politics. Barkat has been working for the city...

Baby of Ofra Terror Victim Pronounced Dead

The baby son of Amichai and Shira-Ish Ran, delivered by emergency Caesarean section at just 30 weeks, was pronounced dead on Wednesday, according to a statement by the Shaare Zedek...

IDF official: Hezbollah Unable to Produce ‎Precision Weapons

Hezbollah’s missile arsenal has been static for ‎years and the organization lacks the industrial ‎ability to convert, upgrade or produce precision ‎weapons, Director of Military Intelligence Maj. Gen. ‎Tamir...

Ayelet Shaked: Mideast Peace Plan Should Wait

Israel Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has been a major force behind the ascent of the Jewish Home party, the third most powerful party in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government...

Netanyahu: Settlers Will Stay in Wake of Drive-By Shooting

JERUSALEM (JTA) — More Jewish homes will be built in the Judea and Samaria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday in the wake of a drive-by shooting in the...

Israel, Brazil Sign $5 Million Technology Agreement

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Israel and Brazil have signed an agreement to invest $5 million in technology cooperation and innovation over the next five years. The memorandum of understanding...

Father of Ofra Terror Attack Victim: Pray for Daughter, Newborn Grandson

Medical staff at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem were still battling on Tuesday to save the life of a baby delivered by cesarean section after his mother, Shira...

IDF Releases Info on New Tunnel-Detection Technology, Methods

The Israeli military on Monday released details of the technology being used to detect and destroy tunnels dug by Hezbollah under the Jewish state’s northern border with Lebanon. Since “Operation Northern Shield”...

Bennett Blames Assimilation for Decline in Israel-Diaspora Relations

(JTA) — Naftali Bennett, Israel’s minister for Diaspora affairs, set off the latest round in the long-running saga of sour relations between Israel and the Diaspora by blaming the...

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Many exciting and new things have been happening lately at the Yachad Long Island Center. The center, which houses an elementary school (IVDU), adult...

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Last year saw the launching of a wildly successful chesed initiative of the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls called GEMS, Going the...

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