Afula Rescinds ‘Racist’ Park Ban on Non-Residents

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The northern Israeli city of Afula agreed to lift a ban on non-residents visiting its city parks, after being accused of trying to keep Arabs out. The...

International Fellowship Effort Helps Raise $500,000 for Mevo Modi’im

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has helped the community of Mevo Modi’im raise more than $500,000 in collected donations for its residents, the vast majority of whom...

Tel Aviv Restaurant Goes Biblical

CTech – Next week, popular central Tel Aviv restaurant Igra Rama will go back in time. Between July 14-18, waiters donning biblical-era outfits will serve dishes made using ancient...

Canadian Birthright Participants Get Engaged at Kotel

A young man on a Birthright trip chose to propose to his girlfriend at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Mike David proposed to his girlfriend Stephanie Karl at the Wall...

Report: Epstein Bankrolled Ehud Barak’s High-Tech Investment

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in 2014 bankrolled a large investment in high tech for Ehud Barak, the former Israeli prime minister who’s again running for...

Israel Admits Killing Hamas Leader at Gaza Border

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli military acknowledged that it killed a Hamas member at the border with Gaza by mistake on Thursday. Israeli soldiers killed Mahmoud al-Adham, 28, a member of...

Bottle Cap Challenge Kicks Off Israeli Campaign Season

CTech – In nine weeks, Israel’s citizens will once again trudge to the polls, just five months after April’s election ended in a stalemate. Israel’s politicians, meanwhile, have found...

Yankees’ Mariano Rivera a Speaker at CUFI Conference

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — The usual bio for Mariano Rivera includes retired New York Yankees relief pitcher, all-time saves leader, first player voted unanimously into the Baseball Hall of...


  By Shalom Pollack As I entered the club where I work out, I was greeted by Shalom, a member of the kibbutz that owns the facility. He asked what the meaning...

Ramat Gan OKs Public Transportation on Shabbat

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Tel Aviv suburb has approved operating public transportation on Shabbat. The City Council of Ramat Gan, a municipality in central Israel, approved the measure on Tuesday...
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Manhattan’s Crusading District Attorney Robert Morgenthau Dies

BY BEN SALES NEW YORK (JTA) — Robert Morgenthau, who served as Manhattan’s district attorney for more than three decades, died at 99. Morgenthau died Sunday...

Israel’s Under-20 Basketball Team Takes Home European Title

The Israel under-20 men’s basketball team defeated Spain 92-84 to win its second consecutive European championship. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu congratulated the team and told...

Volvo Backs Israeli Road Traffic Injuries Analysis Startup MDgo

CTech – Volvo Cars Tech Fund, the investment arm of Volvo, has backed Israel-based medical AI startup MDGo, incorporated as Endovitech. The financial terms...

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