Netanyahu Will Face Witnesses at Corruption Trial in January 2021

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Witnesses will be called to testify in the trial over three corruption cases against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in January 2021, a judge ruled...

Israel Sets Weekend Shutdown to Fight Coronavirus Surge

Israel imposed a new weekend shutdown on Friday and tightened a series of coronavirus curbs to lower infection rates, amid growing public anger over the government’s handling of the crisis. People...

Could Nixing West Bank Annexation Cost Trump the Election?

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel’s potential annexation of parts of the West Bank may not be a top election issue for American Jews, or even a top issue right now for...

Israel to Make Changes for Second Reopening of Schools

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli elementary schools will open in the fall, but with no more than 18 students per class, and older students will learn at home all...

Jewish Groups Ask U.S. to Press Jordan to Extradite Sbarro Pizzeria Bomber

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Eighteen major American Jewish organizations have called on the U.S. government to pressure Jordan’s King Abdullah II to extradite the woman who helped carry out a...

Edelstein: Israel Will Likely Have to Initiate a Full Lockdown Next Week

JNS.org – In a tense meeting of top officials on Tuesday, Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said that unless the country’s COVID-19 numbers don’t change within the next three...

Israel’s Energy Minister Supports 10-Day Nationwide Lockdown

JNS.org – Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz has called for a 10-day nationwide lockdown to combat the sharp rise in coronavirus infections. In an interview on Monday with Ynet, Steinitz said...

Israelis Demonstrate Against Country’s Response to Economic Crisis

(JTA) — Days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conceded that Israel had reopened “too soon,” thousands of Israelis protested the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in a dramatic...

Obama’s Decision to ‘Abandon’ Israel Was Lowest Moment of Danon’s UN Tenure

JNS.org – Israel’s outgoing Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon reflected on his last five years in office and plans for the future during his final press briefing...

Israeli Public Health Director Quits, Raps Swift Reopening of Economy

Israel’s public health director quit on Tuesday amid a spike in new coronavirus cases, saying it had reopened the economy too rapidly and had lost its way in dealing...
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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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