Kushner: Peace Plan Seeks ‘Compromises’ From Israelis, Palestinians

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Tuesday that the highly anticipated so-called “deal of the century” will “demand tough compromises from Israelis and Palestinians.” “Normally they start with...

US, Israel Launch Reciprocal Investor Visa Programs

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The United States and Israel have launched a reciprocal policy allowing major investors to reside in each country. Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Tuesday that it would grant...

Netanyahu Wants New Golan Neighborhood Named for Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that he will ask his government to vote on a measure to name a new neighborhood in the Golan after U.S....

AIPAC Pushes Back After Sanders Calls Netanyahu Government ‘Racist’

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The American Israel Public Affairs Committee pushed back against Sen. Bernie Sanders for calling Benjamin Netanyahu’s government “racist.” The pro-Israel lobby, in a tweet that did not...

Israeli Judge: Bar Refaeli Owes Millions in Back Taxes

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli court has ordered supermodel Bar Rafaeli to pay millions of dollars in back taxes. During the years in question, 2009 and 2010, Refaeli claimed that...

Snow Falls on Mount Hermon for Passover

On Sunday, April 21, snow fell on Mount Hermon during Passover for the first time in 22 years. With approximately eight inches of snow already on the ground and accumulation...

Apartment Hunting in Israel During Chol Ha’moed

By Gedaliah Borvick A client wanted to go apartment hunting in Jerusalem during chol ha’moed Pesach but was unsure whether according to halachah he may do so. I told him...

Report: Israeli Tech Raised $1.55 Billion in First Quarter

Israeli high-tech startups raised $1.55 billion in the first quarter of 2019, or a 28 percent increase compared to the first quarter last year, according to a report published...

Israel’s President Holds Seder With 400 Lone Soldiers

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin held a Passover seder with 400 lone soldiers. The soldiers also were joined on Friday by Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Aviv...

19 Ways You Know It’s Passover in Israel

If you’ve never heard an Arab calling out “alter zachen” (“old things”) in Yiddish, then you’ve never experienced pre-Passover preparations in Jerusalem. It’s part of the clean-up mania that...
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Amazon Launches Operations in Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Amazon announced the launch of operations in Israel. The company set up a website in Hebrew, which talks about its local delivery services, in...

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By Malkie Hirsch As I strolled through the aisles of the grocery store, I listened to Livia tell me that she was making her next...

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