Thousands of Israelis to Strike in Protest of Violence Against Women

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Thousands of Israeli women will strike Tuesday to protest government inaction in dealing with violence against women — and they’re getting plenty of support. Hundreds of companies...

Poll: Biggest Conflict in Israel Between Left and Right, Not Jews and Arabs

The biggest conflict in Israel is between the political left and right, as opposed to between Jews and Arabs as has been the case for the past 16 years,...

UN General Assembly Approves 6 Anti-Israel Resolutions

  (JTA) — The United Nations General Assembly approved six anti-Israel resolutions including two that reject Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and Jerusalem. The resolutions were passed on Friday. The resolution...

Battle-Weary Towns Near Gaza Border to Get $188M Boost

The government on Sunday approved a special auxiliary budget ‎of 700 million shekels ($188 million) to bolster social resilience in ‎Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip border.‎ The bill, sponsored...

Israel Expands China Export Financing Deal by $500 Million

Israel and China have expanded a protocol that helps finance Israeli exports to China by offering $500 million in government guarantees, Israel‘s Finance Ministry said on Monday. The Israeli government has been encouraging companies...

Data Show Increase in Ultra-Orthodox IDF Enlistment

Data obtained from the Knesset Research and Information Center by Israel’s Ynet news organization revealed that 7,250 ultra-Orthodox soldiers have enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces since August 2017,...

Netanyahu, Pompeo to Discuss Middle East Developments at Brussels Meeting

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Brussels on Monday, the prime minister’s office said in a statement. It said the...

War Injury Turns Israeli Soldier Into Best-Selling Author

This article is sponsored by the Israel Cancer Research Fund. JERUSALEM ­— When Asael Lubotzky led his soldiers into battle against Hezbollah 12 years ago during the Second Lebanon War, he knew he...

IDF Opens Ancient Maccabee Palaces Near Jericho to Hanukkah Tourists

The Israel Defense Forces have reopened the archaeological site of the ancient palaces of the Maccabees to tourists in honor of Hanukkah. According to the Hebrew daily Makor Rishon, the...

Israelis, Palestinians Demonstrate Living, Working Together in Jordan Valley

  Some 25,000 workers — 18,000 of whom are Palestinians — are employed in joint economic areas located within Judea and Samaria, according to data from Israel’s Civil Administration. Palestinians working...
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Malkie Hirsch: Birthday Memories

By Malkie Hirsch Moshe’s birthday was January 23, 1979. I used to joke, once I got to know him better, that his birthday was so fitting...

‘Finding Your Roots’ Features Three Jewish Stories

(JTA) — The latest episode of PBS’ celebrity genealogy show “Finding Your Roots” was a lesson in Jewish history. Titled “Beyond the Pale” — a reference to...

A Year After Premiere of Who Will Write Our History, Nancy Spielberg Reflects

  By Michele Justic The last time 5TJT interviewed Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History had not yet made its grand premiere on International Holocaust...

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