Families of Space Shuttle Columbia Crew Visit Israel

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Members of seven families of the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia came to Israel to celebrate Israeli Space Week at the behest of...

Top Democrats Voice Support for Israeli Sovereignty in Golan

U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights got a significant boost over the weekend after a senior Democrat joined prominent Republicans in this effort. House Majority Leader Steny...

Comedian Roseanne Barr Visits Israel with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Roseanne Barr, the American comedian whose television show was canceled last year after she made a racist remark on Twitter, visited Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday as part of...

Birthright Israel Sees Record Participation in 2018

Birthright Israel reached a new milestone in 2018, with a record 48,000 participants from around abroad and 8,300 Israelis. Birthright Israel, also known as Taglit in Hebrew, brings Jewish youths...

MK Ben-Tzur Calls for Handicapped Parking on Har HaZeisim

  MK Rabbi Yoav Ben-Tzur, chairman of the Knesset Caucus on Har HaZeisim, appealed to Mayor Moshe Lion to provide parking for handicapped visitors at the holy site. In his...

Israel Prepares for Historic Visit by Mali Prime Minister

Prime Minister of Mali Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga is expected to visit Israel in the coming weeks, reported Israel’s Channel 13 on Monday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met last year with...

Knesset Set to Approve Export of Medical Cannabis

Already get your Proair inhaler from Israel? Soon you may be able to get your medical marijuana from Israel as well. Israel’s cabinet is expected to approve on Sunday a...

Israeli Startup Wins First Place in UN Travel-Tech Competition

By JPost.com Refundit, an Israeli startup which revolutionizes the field of tax-free shopping for tourists, has won the first place prize in the World Tourism Organization travel-tech competition on Thursday. The...

Dayan Storms Out of Jerusalem Arts School’s Fundraiser

(JTA) — Israel’s top diplomat based in New York walked out of a gala fundraiser for the Bezalel Academy. Dani Dayan was outraged by the Jerusalem arts and design school’s...

Israeli Seminary Student Charged With Killing Palestinian in Rock Attack

Israeli prosecutors charged a 16-year-old Jewish seminary student with manslaughter on Thursday over a rock-throwing attack that killed a Palestinian woman in her car, a case that may hinge...
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NY’s New Education Regulations Are Vital for Hasidic Children

By MIRIAM MOSTER NEW YORK (JTA) — On our first date nearly nine years ago, my (now) husband resolved to improve Hasidic education. He had grown up...

KKL-JNF, Terror Victims File Lawsuit Against U.S. Charity

JNS.org – The Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund and American victims of terror have filed an unprecedented lawsuit in Washington, D.C., targeting a U.S....

Faroe Islands Will Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

(JTA) — The Faroe Islands will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Faroese Foreign Minister Jenis av Rana told the Danish-language newspaper Politiken on Thursday that...

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