Palestinian-American Gets Life Sentence From PA for Land Sale to Jews

A Palestinian American who facilitated the sale of an apartment by Arabs to Israeli Jews was condemned to life in prison by a Palestinian Authority court on Monday. Issam Akel...

Former Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat talks Politics, Faith

Outgoing Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced that he would not be running for a third term and will instead be entering national politics. Barkat has been working for the city...

Netanyahu Won’t Be Allowed to Ask Donors for Legal Fees

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Benjamin Netanyahu may have to dip into his own pocket to pay for his defense against corruption accusations. On Wednesday, Israel’s state comptroller rejected the prime minister’s...

“Lion of Zion” Ari Fuld Still Roars

By Tammy Mark How can strangers across the world connect so quickly and deeply with each other? Deep bonds can often come through tragedy or through shared values. In Michal...

Abbas, Olmert to Speak Out Together Against Trump’s Peace Plan

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will make a joint appearance in opposition to the Trump administration’s peace plan. The...

Pompeo To Rivlin: Israel Has No Better Friend Than The United States

By ILANIT CHERNICK - Jerusalem Post - 03/21/2019 President Reuven Rivlin met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo while he visited the country. At the beginning of the meeting, Rivlin...

Israeli Education Minister: Intermarriage ‘Like Second Holocaust’

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The rate of intermarriage among U.S. Jews is “like a second Holocaust,” Israel’s new minister of education said. Rafi Peretz made the statement at a Cabinet meeting...

Gantz: Western Wall Can Accommodate Non-Orthodox Prayer

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Benny Gantz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s main rival in elections next month, signaled that he would expand organized prayer access to the Western Wall for non-Orthodox...

Ancient Seal of Jewish King’s Officer Discovered in City of David in Jerusalem

The Israel Antiquities Authority and Tel Aviv University discovered a 2,600 year old ancient  bulla seal impression bearing the inscription “(belonging) to Nathan-Melech, Servant of the King”  in the...

Netherlands Wins Eurovision; Israel Places 23rd of 26

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Netherlands won the Eurovision song contest 2019 and earned the right to host the international event next year. Duncan Laurence sat behind his keyboard...
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BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Rep. Ilhan Omar, the first-term congresswoman who has been criticized for comments on Jewish influence in politics and supporting the boycott...

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BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The director of Hadassah hospital in Israel said his institution’s branch in Moscow is a “partner” in the development of what...

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