Cabinet: PM, DM Need Approval to Declare War

Members of the Diplomatic-Security Cabinet agreed Wednesday to withdraw controversial legislation allowing the prime minister and defense minister to declare war without government approval in “extreme situations.” Such “extreme” situations, according to...

Israel’s Top 10 Includes U.S. Recognition of Golan Status

Israel is pressing the Trump administration to recognize its sovereignty over the Golan Heights, an Israeli cabinet minister said on Wednesday, predicting U.S. assent could come within months. Interviewed by Reuters, Intelligence...

Israeli Scientists Make Major Breakthrough in ALS Research

Scientists at Tel Aviv University have made a major breakthrough in research into the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that could lead to effective treatments for the incurable disorder. ALS...

From the Editor: The Evangelical Equation

  Over the past week, the liberal press in the United States has been focused on the relationship between Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu and the leaders of evangelical churches...

Reflections On A Pin

By Jonathan Paley As I sit here, reflecting on the historic events of today, I find myself studying the simple pin handed to me by the Israel Foreign Ministry. It...

IDF Shells Hamas Post After Gaza Border Breach

An Israeli tank shelled a Hamas observation ‎post in ‎southern Gaza Strip Tuesday after a group of ‎Palestinians breached the security fence and set ‎fire to an empty IDF position....

French PM Cancels Israel Trip, Cites Scheduling Conflict

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe. Photo: Screenshot. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has canceled a planned trip to Israel, an official at his office said on Wednesday, adding that the...

Rare Jewish Coins Found in Temple Mount Excavation

Five exceptionally rare ancient coins from among the very first ever minted by Jews were discovered on the Temple Mount, evidence of Jewish activity at the disputed site. The small...

Book Exposes Failings of Conversion Program in Israel

New figures in Conversion in Israel: Vision, Achievements and Challenges, published in Hebrew and just released by the Israel Democracy Institute Press, expose how the state conversion system has...

Israeli Security Cabinet Moves Underground

Israel’s Security Cabinet has begun holding its weekly meetings in a secure underground complex in Jerusalem, according to reports on Tuesday. As tensions between Israel and Iran continue to escalate,...

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Secretary of State Promises Antisemitism Monitor – At a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised that he would work towards an appointment...

YU Celebrates Leaders Of Tomorrow At 87th Commencement

On Wednesday, May 16, Yeshiva University’s Class of 2018 celebrated the University’s 87th Commencement along with friends and family at the Prudential Center in...

Prince William First British Royal to Formally Visit Israel

For the first time, a member of Great Britain’s royal family will arrive for an official visit in Israel, according to a statement issued...

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