Ethiopian Immigrants Arrive in Israel Despite Pandemic

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Some 34 immigrants from Ethiopia arrived in Israel, bringing to 269 the total of Ethiopians to make aliyah since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The new...

34 Israelis Arrested Protesting Netanyahu Government

Thirty-four people were arrested Tuesday night while protesting in Jerusalem outside Prime Minister Netanyahu's official residence. Protests outside Netanyahu’s residence have become a weekly occurrence, with police increasingly taking harsher...

Students Permitted to Enter Israel for Religious Programs

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Foreign students planning to begin their studies in Israel this fall will be permitted to enter the country despite coronavirus restrictions that ban non-citizens. Interior Minister Aryeh...

Is Your Daughter Prepared for Seminary in Israel?

By Channi Packer, LCSW One thing I remember from my seminary days was the numbing, mindless, seemingly magic resolution to many of our issues: “Wait until Chanukah and if it’s...

Danny Danon: World Is Gradually Changing Its Perspective on Israel

Just days after returning to Israel following his five-year stint as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon spoke to JNS in an exclusive interview on his experiences...

Israel’s Coalition Teeters After Vote to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Backed by the Blue and White party of Benny Gantz, Israel’s Knesset voted Wednesday to approve a ban on gay conversion therapy, which appears to...

Israel Pilots Instant COVID Detection Test

By Ben Horodenker A pilot program has been launched for a rapid COVID-19 detection test, employing a revolutionary device that uses light waves to analyze molecular content. Israeli startup Newsight...

Israel’s Active COVID-19 Cases Top 31,000

JNS.org – The number of active coronavirus cases in Israel passed 31,000 on Wednesday, the highest figure recorded since the onset of the pandemic in March and a one-week...

Son of US Millionaire Makes Bid for Major Stake in El Al

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Eli Rozenberg, the son of millionaire U.S. businessman Kenny Rozenberg, has made a $75 million bid to acquire a large stake in El Al Airlines. Rozenberg,...

Israel Accused of Killing Five Iranian Fighters in Airstrike on Damascus

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An airstrike on Damascus that is being blamed on Israel killed five Iranian-backed fighters, a watchdog group reported. The attack on Monday night destroyed a missile depot...
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Antisemitic Displays Prevalent at Berlin Rally Against Coronavirus

BERLIN (JTA) – A rally supported by neo-Nazi groups drew more than 20,000 protesters in Berlin Saturday to demand an end to coronavirus restrictions. The...

From the Chassidic Masters: Healing Effect of ‘Heeling’

The Torah portion of Eikev is named for the word “eikev” in the portion’s first verse: “Because (eikev) you listen to these laws and...

Bill Challenging High Court Threatens Israel’s Coalition

JNS.org – The tensions rattling Israel’s governing coalition are likely to worsen this week as a new bill seeking to challenge the judiciary is...

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