Gantz Unveils Party List, Lapid Says Unity Deal Still ‘On the Table’

Former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz unveiled on Tuesday the Knesset candidates list of his new party Israel Resilience for the upcoming elections, while Gantz’s rival and possible...

Israelis Leaving Big Cities for Midsize Communities

The Central Bureau of Statistics reports that Israelis are leaving the nation’s three largest cities — Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa — and opting to live in suburbs and...

Kinneret Reaches Best Water Levels in Two Years

Despite dour summer predictions by Israeli weather experts that Israel would suffer a sixth year of insufficient rainfall and an ecological disaster at the Sea of Galilee, officials are...

Israeli Spacecraft Set for Moon Launch Friday

(JTA) — An Israeli non-profit organization, SpaceIL, is poised to launch the first private spacecraft to the moon. The spacecraft, named Beresheet, or In The Beginning, is scheduled to be...

New Poll: 60 Percent of Israelis Oppose Annexation of West Bank

A new poll has revealed that 60 percent of Israelis oppose the annexation of the West Bank, with only 24 percent supporting such a move. The idea has recently crept...

Israel’s Security Cabinet to Deduct Millions in Revenue to PA

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Security Cabinet agreed to implement a law that would deduct more than half a billion shekels, or $139 million, from funds designated for the Palestinian...

Livni Quits Israeli Politics, Warns About Peace, Democracy

One of Israel’s most prominent dovish politicians, former foreign minister Tzipi Livni, said on Monday she was leaving politics and warned “democracy is in danger.” A former peace negotiator with...

$55 Million to be Invested in Old City’s Jewish Quarter

The Company for the Reconstruction and Development of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem has several projects underway at a total cost of 200 million shekels...

Yesh Atid MKs: Unity Talks with Gantz Coming Down to ‘Core Issues’

In a process that could prove pivotal for the upcoming Israeli elections, unity talks between Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid and Israel Resilience leader Benny Gantz have advanced to...

Likud’s Yisrael Katz Named Interim Foreign Minister

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz was appointed interim foreign minister, a position he will hold until after the April 9 national elections. Katz, of the...

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More Hate Groups Equals More Antisemitism

(JTA) — The number of active hate groups in the United States is at a record high — and many are antisemitic in nature. That...

French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protester Will Go on Trial

One of the “yellow vest” protesters who assailed the French Jewish intellectual Alain Finkielraut with antisemitic abuse on a Paris street last weekend will go...

AIPAC, AJC Condemn Far-Right Kahanist Party in Netanyahu Deal

Two major pro-Israel US groups expressed alarm over the past day following the political deal brokered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this week...

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