J Street U Makes Case for Palestinian Voices on Birthright Trips

Continuing its protest, the umbrella organization J Street U has distributed a petition to its chapters on college campuses nationwide, calling for Palestinian speakers to be part of Hillel-led...

Beit Shemesh Female Mayor Is Reluctant Icon for Orthodox Feminism

BEIT SHEMESH, Israel (JTA) — When Aliza Bloch was elected mayor of Beit Shemesh last month, it ended a decade of haredi Orthodox control over this small bedroom community...

Report: Israel, Qatar Planning Maritime Trade Route for Gaza

Israel and Qatar have begun planning a maritime trade route between the ‎Gaza Strip and Cyprus, Lebanese media reported Saturday.‎ According to the reports, the shipping route will be closely...

IDF Apprehends Palestinian for Setting Greenhouse Fire

Israel has accused a Palestinian man who breached the border fence separating Israel and Gaza on Friday of setting a nearby greenhouse ablaze. The suspect was captured by Israeli security...

Israel OKs Qatari $15 Million Cash Transfer Into Gaza

(JTA) — Israel facilitated the transfer of $15 million in cash from Qatar to Hamas in Gaza in three black trolley suitcases amid a significant increase in terrorist attacks,...

Birthright’s Excelerate18 Summit Gives Boost to Young Professionals

Birthright Israel, the largest provider of cultural trips in the world, hosted its 2018 Excelerate18 Summit this past weekend, from Nov. 3-4, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The...

Outgoing Bank of Israel Governor: Be Prepared For Next Crisis

The outgoing Bank of Israel governor offered a dire warning on Wednesday to her successor: Be prepared for the next economic crisis. “The economy’s resilience must be improved by many...

Israeli Intelligence Minister Calls for Gulf Cooperation on Aviation Security, Other Areas

Israel and Gulf Arab states should cooperate on aviation security and other civilian areas such as transportation, commercial aviation and tourism, Israel‘s intelligence minister told Reuters on Thursday after a visit...

Israeli Police Recommend Charging Netanyahu’s Attorney in Submarine Case

Israeli police on Thursday recommended bribery charges against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s lawyer and five other suspects over a $2 billion sale of German Thyssenkrupp submarines to Israel. Netanyahu was questioned...

‎Terrorists Open Fire on Bus Traveling From Beit El to Jerusalem

Two Israelis suffered minor injuries Wednesday when ‎a bus traveling across the Binyamin area of Samaria ‎came under fire. ‎ According to available details, Palestinian ‎terrorists opened fire on the...
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(JTA) — In the latest twist in Israel’s ongoing leadership struggle, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited his chief rival, Blue and White party leader...

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The U.S. administration will not call for the evacuation of Jewish communities in the West Bank under the much-anticipated Mideast peace plan, according to...

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BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A former Nazi guard went on trial in Germany over the deaths thousands of prisoners at a World War II concentration...

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