Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Meet in Hebron Over Iftar Meal

In the context of the Trump administration’s plan to roll out a Middle East peace proposal after the end of Ramadan on June 4, businessman and aspiring politician Sheikh...

PA, Fatah Use Nakba Day to Oppose Upcoming Trump Peace Deal

On May 15, “Nakba Day,” the Palestinian right of return dominated the discourse of both the Palestinian Authority and Fatah. However, this year the discourse was doubly important, coming...

Netherlands Wins Eurovision; Israel Places 23rd of 26

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Netherlands won the Eurovision song contest 2019 and earned the right to host the international event next year. Duncan Laurence sat behind his keyboard...

Jews of Hebron Irate Over Breaking the Silence Trips for Eurovision Visitors

Against the backdrop of the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Breaking the Silence, a group of military veterans opposing the occupation, marketed its tours specifically to visitors here...

April Israel’s First Terror Casualty Free Month Since 2017

(JTA) — The Israel Security Agency documented 126 attacks in April, compared to 308 in March, which was the first month in over a year with no casualties among victims. The...

NASA Releases Photos of Beresheet Lunar Crash

NASA released pictures Wednesday of the moon after Israel’s “Beresheet” spacecraft crashed on the moon last month. “The cameras captured a dark smudge, about 10 meters wide, that indicates the...

European Union to Scrutinize Palestinian Textbooks for Signs of Incitement

The European Union will investigate whether E.U. funds are going towards Palestinian textbooks teaching incitement to hatred and violence, its High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica...

Israeli Man Indicted for Spitting on Polish Ambassador

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — A 65-year-old Israeli man has been indicted for banging on the roof of the car of Polish Ambassador Marek Magierowski and spitting at him. According...

Court Rejects Appeal on Temple Mount Closure

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal against closing the Temple Mount to Jewish visitors on Jerusalem Day. The court announced on Thursday its decision to...

Earthquake Between Hadera, Haifa Rocks Israel

ERUSALEM (JTA) — An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale was felt throughout Israel. The temblor at about 8 p.m. Wednesday was centered about 125 miles off the coast...
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Five Towns Community Raises $400,000 for Friends of IDF

  Some 550 community leaders raised $400,000 to support well-being and educational programs for the brave men and women of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)...

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