Report: Hezbollah Tunnel Construction Started Before 2006 Lebanon War

Hezbollah began digging cross-border attack tunnels before the 2006 Second Lebanon War, as opposed to three or four years ago, as the Israel Defense Forces has said, Israeli media...

Soldier’s Death Brings Grief to Israeli Army’s Fervently Religious Battalion

JERUSALEM (JTA) — “Yosef! Yosef!” wailed Rabbi Eliyahu Meirav, calling out the name of his stepson lying covered in a shroud on the marble slab before him. “You were...

Yesh Atid MK: Decision Within Two Weeks on Gantz, Lapid Union

In what could lead to a dramatic change in the Israeli electoral landscape, Israel Resilience party head Benny Gantz and Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid are in talks to...

Israeli AG Rejects Netanyahu’s Request for Hearing Delay

Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit will not give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an additional delay on the pre-indictment hearing in the three corruption cases against him, despite Netanyahu’s insistence...

Ed Minister: Calling Intermarriage 2nd Holocaust ‘Not an Appropriate Term to Use’

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — Israeli Education Minister Rafi Peretz walked back his recent statement that intermarriage is “like a second Holocaust,” writing that the phrase was “probably not an...

Israel Strikes Hamas in Gaza After Explosive Balloon Attack Damages Home

Israeli jets reportedly struck numerous Hamas posts in the southern Gaza late Wednesday in response to a small bomb that was attached to a bundle of balloons that flew...

Baltimore Ravens Player Chooses Israeli Cause for NFL Cleats Campaign   Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce chose Christians United for Israel’s Israel Collective as his cause for the National Football League’s “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign, featuring customized cleats. The...

MK Eli Cohen: ‘Evacuate Khan al Ahmar Before Elections’

MK Eli Cohen, Minister of Economy and Industry (Kulanu Party) toured Khan al Ahmar with Regavim on Wednesday, and called for the illegal outpost’s evacuation before the upcoming national...

Women of the Wall Shoved, Spat On at 30th Anniversary Event

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Protests by several thousand haredi Orthodox demonstrators turned into a melee as demonstrators spat on and shoved members of the egalitarian Women of the Wall...

El Al to Compensate Passengers on Flight Diverted for Shabbat

JERUSALEM (JTA) — El Al will compensate the 400 passengers on Flight 002, from New York to Tel Aviv, which was forced to divert in order to allow Sabbath-observant...
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Ayelet Shaked to Head New Right Party

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s former justice minister Ayelet Shaked is head of the New Right party, replacing Naftali Bennett, the former education...

Netflix Picks Up Rights to 2019, 2020 Eurovision Broadcasts

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Tel Aviv in May, can be seen on Netflix. Netflix picked up...

Ron Dermer to Leave Ambassador Post at End of September

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, will complete his tenure in Washington D.C .at the end of...

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