Rona Ramon, Widow of Astronaut Ilan Ramon, Dies of Cancer

Rona Ramon, widow of late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon and the mother of late IAF pilot Assaf Ramon, passed away on Monday. Ramon was married to the first Israeli astronaut...

Man Dies When Hundreds of Rockets From Gaza Hit Israel

JERUSALEM — One man has died and over 58 people have been injured, since rocket from Gaza began raining down on Israel around 10 a.m. on Saturday. Around 2:30 a.m....

“Lion of Zion” Ari Fuld Still Roars

By Tammy Mark How can strangers across the world connect so quickly and deeply with each other? Deep bonds can often come through tragedy or through shared values. In Michal...

Samsung in Talks to Acquire Israeli Firm Corephotonics

Electronics giant Samsung is reportedly in talks to acquire the Israeli firm Corephotonics for some $150 million. Corephotonics, based in Ramat Hachayal, develops multi-aperture camera technologies for smartphones. Samsung is a...

BDE – Former PM Yitzchak Shamir Passes Away at 96

Yitzchak Shamir, Israel's seventh Prime Minister, has passed away at the age of 96. Born in 1915 in Belarus, Shamir passed away on Shabbat. His funeral is expected to...

From the Editor: Condemning Kahane

Rabbi Meir Kahane was murdered here in New York by an Arab terrorist in 1990. That means he is already gone close to 30 years. I believe that is...

Netanyahu Set to Become Israel’s Longest Serving Prime Minister

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suffered a bruising defeat in being unable to form a ruling government coalition and having to call new elections, but the...

Israeli Company Develops Goggles Allowing Surgeons to See Through You

CTech – Ever chose “X-ray vision” as your choice of a hypothetical superpower? Israel-based Augmedics Ltd. has developed a set of goggles giving surgeons X-ray-like visualization capabilities. Augmedics is creating an...

Young Israel Defends Netanyahu’s Deal With Far-Right Political Party

NEW YORK (JTA) — An American Orthodox Jewish group is defending Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to work with a far-right political party. It is the first statement by...

Proposed Jerusalem Cable Car Would Transport Tourists to Old City

The Old City of Jerusalem may be a fabulous site to visit, but anyone who has tried getting there with ease has likely failed miserably. And that’s because there...
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‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Screenplay to Be Shown at Tel Aviv Museum

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Israeli Stanley Kubrick fans are getting a treat: An original copy of his screenplay for “2001: A Space Odyssey” will...

Taking the Shul on the Road

My shul is moving. To be fair, it’s been “moving” for about two years now. But it’s actually moving as I’m writing this. I’m...

ADL Protests Christians-Only Policy at NC Adoption Agency

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League condemned what it called government-sanctioned discriminatory practices at an evangelical adoption agency in North Carolina with government...

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