Despite the Capitol violence, this Israeli town is still named after Donald Trump

BY SAM SOKOL JERUSALEM (JTA) — In Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump’s administration is unraveling following an insurrection by his supporters. But in Israel’s mountainous Golan Heights region, construction...

Shalva Undertakes Massive Inoculation Campaign

    As global immunization efforts step up, Israel continues leading the international vaccine race with over 150,000 daily inoculations and over 1,000,000 citizens vaccinated against COVID-19 to date. The current...

Israel’s Jewish Population Drops Under 74%

For the first time since the founding of the State of Israel, the country's Jewish population dropped below 74%, according to the Israeli Immigration Policy Center (IPC), which cited data from...

Muhammad Cabha ID’ed As Suspect in Esther Horgen Slaying

Israel’s Security Agency, the Shin Bet, cleared for publication on Monday the identity of the suspect in the killing of 52-year-old Esther Horgen, whose body was discovered in a...

Frager: National Council of Young Israel Leading the Way

  By Dr. Joseph Frager I have been with the Young Israel Movement since 1969, when man landed on the moon. It has been a fruitful and productive journey. It is...

Yitzhak Shamir’s Granddaughter Joins Sa’ar’s New Hope Party

Michal Diamant, the granddaughter of former Likud Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, has shifted her support to Gideon Sa’ar’s New Hope Party ahead of Israel’s March elections, according to a...

Israel’s Coronavirus Chief Warns Lockdown May Be Tightened

While Israel currently leads the world in vaccinations per capita, the country is on Day 5 of its third national lockdown due to high COVID-19 morbidity, with an infection...

Nearly 800,000 Israelis Have Received COVID-19 Vaccine

(JTA) — Israel has vaccinated about 8% of its population against COVID-19, while the United States has vaccinated less than 1%, according to data reported by the two nations. Israel’s...

Jonathan Pollard Arrives in Israel 35 Years After Arrest for Spying

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Some 35 years after his arrest for spying for Israel, Jonathan Pollard arrived in the country with the intention of staying there. Pollard and his wife Esther...

Jewish Agency: 2020 Pandemic Didn’t Halt Aliyah

Global pandemic notwithstanding, more than 20,000 Jews from 70 countries made aliyah over the course of 2020, the Jewish Agency reported this week. Most of the immigrants arrived from Russia,...
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Sa’ar: We’d like to help the Palestinians, but only after our residents are vaccinated

New Hope chairman on CNN: If the Palestinians have money to pay terrorists, they can also take care of their residents’ health. New Hope party...

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Calls for A National Return to Civility, Dialogue and...

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis—calls for a national return to civility, dialogue and respect. Tragically, we live in...

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer describes painful associations of seeing ‘Camp Auschwitz’ T-shirt

(JTA) — Longtime CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer said Thursday that he was happy that his late parents, survivors of the Holocaust, did not live...

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