How Israeli Parties Are Getting Out the Vote

Israel’s second general election of 2019 brings the country’s political parties one advantage: experience. In April, they learned — often painfully — that every vote counts, and in Tuesday’s...

Ultra-Orthodox Rally in Jerusalem Ahead of Elections

An estimated 50,000 ultra-Orthodox Israelis converged on Jerusalem’s Bar Ilan intersection on Sunday for a United Torah Judaism Party election rally. Top religious leaders urged them to get out...

Netanyahu Vows to Extend Israeli Sovereignty to Hebron, Kiryat Arba

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that if he is reelected on Tuesday he will extend Israeli sovereignty to Jewish areas of Hebron and neighboring Kiryat Arba. Netanyahu...

Yamina Reveals Unsubstantiated Details of Trump Peace Plan

Yamina candidate Naftali Bennett revealed on Sunday what he claimed were the details on how the long-awaited U.S. Mideast peace plan would divide the West Bank between Israel and...

Final Israeli Polls Show Likud Besting Blue and White

The final poll in the second round of Israeli elections indicates that the trends of the past two weeks are growing stronger, with the two biggest parties coming in...

Ultra-Orthodox Parties Promise Eternal Salvation in Return for Votes

"The greatest mitzvah you can do today is vote for Shas.” Thus spoke Rabbi Shalom Cohen, president of the Council of Torah Sages of the Sephardi, ultra-Orthodox Shas party on...

Netanyahu Calls for Emergency Election Committee Meeting on ‘Voter Fraud’ and– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday called for an emergency meeting with the head of the Central Election Committee, Supreme Court Judge Hanan Melcer, to...

Israel’s Baseball Team Advances in Early Olympic Qualifier

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s national baseball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the European Baseball Championship being held in Germany, an early Olympic qualifying tournament. Israel finished second in...

Netanyahu’s Message About ‘Arabs Who Want to Destroy Us All’ Was Mistake

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Poll Predicts Otzma Yehudit Will Make It Into Knesset

The far-right Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) Party may make it into the Knesset with four seats following the Sept. 17 election, according to a Kan news poll published on...
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