Coronavirus in Israeli Schools Force People Back Into Quarantine

JNS.org – More than 100 Israeli schoolchildren were sent into quarantine on Thursday after cases of COVID-19 cropped up in educational facilities in multiple locations less than a week...

FIDF Offers Online Celebration of Yom Hazikaron, Yom Ha’Atzmaut

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) will host virtual celebrations of the birthday of the state of Israel. On Tuesday, April 28 at 2 p.m. EST, there will...

Netanyahu: Israel Won’t Miss ‘Historic Opportunity’ to Annex West Bank

Israel will not miss a “historic opportunity” to extend its sovereignty to parts of the West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, calling the move one of...

Israel Lifts Some Coronavirus Restrictions Amid Extreme Heatwave

JNS.org – Israel’s Health Ministry on Tuesday temporarily lifted the requirement to wear protective masks in schools and open spaces due to an extreme heatwave in the country. According to...

Sing Along With President Rivlin!

Courtesy of Israel Hour Radio In what seems to be an annual tradition, President Reuven Rivlin encouraged Israelis to join together to sing Arik Einstein's 1987 classic “Shir HaShayara" in...

Jerusalem’s Old City Largest Accessible Historic Site in World

The Old City of Jerusalem just became the largest accessible historic city in the world. The newly inaugurated, 10-year, 20 million shekel (about $5.5 million) project led by the East...

Behind Israel’s Constitutional Crisis

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — Besides the coronavirus epidemic, Israel has another crisis on its hands. It’s inside the government and only tangentially related to COVID-19. Here’s the short version: After Israel’s...

Israel Prepares to Reopen Eateries, Institutes New Sanitation Measures

JNS.org – Israel’s Ministry of Health, Ministry of Economy and Industry, and companies in the restaurant industry are slated to sit around the table on Wednesday to discuss how...

Netanyahu Calls Charges ‘Tainted’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu professed his innocence at the start of his corruption trial on Sunday (May 24), saying he was being framed in the first criminal prosecution...

Cabinet Post Disputes Delay Israeli Government Inauguration

The planned inauguration on Thursday of a unity government headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been postponed until Sunday, due to last-minute wrangling over cabinet appointments, an official...
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