Netanyahu to Request Pardon for Israeli Prisoner in Russia

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will ask Russian President Vladimir Putin to pardon 26-year-old Israeli-American Na’ama Issachar, the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed on Tuesday. A day prior, President Reuven Rivlin...

Is Israel Headed for Another Runoff Election?

BY DOV LIPMAN (October 11, 2019 / JNS) As the situation stands right now, Israel seems to be headed toward a third election in the early months of 2020. The Likud Central Committee met on...

Rabbis Billet, Hain to Lead JNF-USA ‘Rabbis For Israel’ Mission

  Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) largest-ever Rabbis for Israel mission will head to the Holy Land this December to see firsthand how JNF-USA’s Billion Dollar Roadmap for the Next Decade...

Israel’s Yamina Alliance Splits Into Two Factions

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Yamina alliance of right-wing parties split into two factions. The parties in the alliance split on Thursday, a week after its members were sworn into...

Poll: 60 Percent of Jewish Israelis Plan to Fast on Yom Kippur

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — About 60 percent of Jewish Israelis plan to fast on Yom Kippur, a poll found, but synagogue attendance for Judaism’s holiest day is not nearly...

5,000-Year-Old Metropolis Discovered in Northern Israel

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Archaeological excavations in northern Israel in preparation to build a highway off-ramp uncovered a 5,000-year-old city that was home to as many as 6,000 residents. It...

September Tourism to Israel Up by 44 Percent Over Last Year

As many as 405,000 tourists visited Israel in September — a 44 percent jump from last year, according to the Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics in a report published...

Israeli Interior Minister Announces Effort to Strip BDS Leader of Residency

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announced on Sunday that he has asked the Population and Immigration Authority to prepare a legal opinion to be used to deport Palestinian human rights...

Saluting a Living Hero of Israel’s Fight for Independence

Nothing really prepares you for the Smoky smile and the twinkle in an eye undimmed by nearly a century on earth. And when Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s...

Netanyahu Meets Bipartisan Delegation of U.S. Congressional Leaders

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Thursday in Israel with a bipartisan U.S. congressional delegation led by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.). “I do want to thank you for your...
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