Wives of Israelis Killed in Ethiopian Crash May Be in Limbo

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — A special rabbinical court has been set up in Israel to determine the marital status of the wives of two Israeli men who died...

Netanyahu Wins Narrow Victory in Israel’s Election

(JTA) — Benjamin Netanyahu appears likely to win a fifth term as Israel’s prime minister as right-wing parties apparently have maintained their majority in the nationwide elections held Tuesday. With...

Israel Wraps 2nd Highest Defense Export Year

In recent days, the Indian Navy completed a large-scale exercise in which it successfully tested the Israeli-designed Barak 8 air-defense system. During the exercise, Indian warships simulated complex threats and...

Lieberman Hopes to Bring Likud, Blue and White Into Unity Government

Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman said on Saturday that he plans to force the Likud and Blue and White parties into a unity government, and leaving out both right-wing...

Ariel University Opens Medical School

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Ariel University in the West Bank opened Israel’s sixth medical school. The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson School of Medicine opened at a ceremony attended...

Hatikva Played in Abu Dhabi After Israeli Wins Gold in Ju-Jitsu

Israel’s national anthem “Hatikvah” was played in an Abu Dhabi arena on Saturday after Alon Leviev, 17, took home the gold in the junior category at the Ju-jitsu World...

Trump Calls Out Jews Who ‘Don’t Love Israel Enough’

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA) — President Donald Trump slammed American Jews who he said did not sufficiently “love Israel.” “So many of you voted for the people in the last administration....

Netanyahu to Ask Knesset for Immunity From Prosecution

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he will ask the Knesset to grant him immunity from prosecution in three corruption cases against him. The announcement...

Benny Gantz Takes Knesset Speaker’s Post

JERUSALEM (JTA) — With the Blue and White party on the verge of breaking up, its leader, Benny Gantz, was elected speaker of the Israeli Knesset on Thursday evening. Gantz...

Israel Will Renew Ties With Chad After Presidential Visit

Israel said on Tuesday that it and Chad would resume relations, severed in 1972, after the central African country’s President Idriss Deby made a surprise visit to Jerusalem this week. After...
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