Netanyahu Wants New Golan Neighborhood Named for Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that he will ask his government to vote on a measure to name a new neighborhood in the Golan after U.S....

Tropper First Knesset Member to Donate Kidney to Stranger

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Knesset lawmaker is recovering in the hospital after donating his kidney to a stranger. Yehiel (Hili) Tropper, 41, of the Blue and White coalition in...

Would Joint Arab-Blue and White Alliance Topple or Boost Netanyahu?

Ayman Odeh, head of the Joint Arab List, signaled a potential major political shift when he announced last week that his party would consider joining a center-left government led...

2 Palestinian Die as IDF Troops Face Off Against 8,000 Rioters in Gaza Unrest

IDF troops faced off against around 8,000 Palestinian rioters on the Israel-Gaza Strip border on Friday, as weekly Hamas-orchestrated unrest continued. According to Palestinian health officials, two rioters died in...

Brazil’s President Arrives in Israel

BY MARCUS M. GILBAN JERUSALEM (JTA) – Brazil’s president kicked off his tour to the Jewish state by declaring “Ani ohev et Israel,” Hebrew for “I love Israel,” after backtracking...

Tel Aviv Skyscraper Lit Up With Words of ‘Shema Yisrael’

Amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Azrieli Sarona Tower in Tel Aviv — the tallest building in Israel — was lit up on Friday night with the words of...

Rabbinate Too Influential in IDF, Lieberman Warns

The Israel Defense Forces is becoming an organ of the country’s Chief Rabbinate, Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman said on Wednesday. Lieberman’s comments, which he posted on Facebook, came in...

Differences Threaten Netanyahu-Gantz Unity Talks – While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and challenger Benny Gantz have agreed to work towards the formation of an emergency unity government to end a bitter political...

Likud’s Yisrael Katz Named Interim Foreign Minister

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz was appointed interim foreign minister, a position he will hold until after the April 9 national elections. Katz, of the...

Hoenlein Addresses Monsey Event in Support of Har Hazeisim

An impressive cross-section of activists gathered on November 20 at the luxurious Fireside restaurant to support the efforts of the International Committee for Har HaZeisim (ICHH) to secure Har...
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Dear Chana Laya, Although you’re only two years old, I am taking a few minutes during this most hectic Erev Pesach to put pen to...

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(JTA) — The cast of the hit Israeli drama “Shtisel,” which has become a worldwide sensation, released a video of Passover greetings from the cast. The video...

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