House, Senate Introduce Resolutions Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisc.) introduced companion resolutions on Tuesday urging the United States to officially recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan...

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...

Israeli PM Hails Burgeoning Economic Ties With Japan

Israel and Japan are currently negotiating free trade agreement, the financial newspaper Calcalist reported on Tuesday. The report came as a delegation of senior Japanese businesspeople — led by Economy,...

Official US Maps Show Golan Heights As Part of Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Official U.S. maps now include the Golan Heights as part of Israel. Jason Greenblatt, the top White House Middle East peace negotiator, posted a map Tuesday on...

Haley: Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan Will Recognize New Realities

The Israeli-Palestinian peace plan set to be unveiled by the Trump administration will “be different from all previous ones,” US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Tuesday,...

From the Editor: On Being Right

By Larry Gordon Next week, there will be an important and telling election in the State of Israel. These days we hear similar words spoken about most elections, but this...

CNN Lists Jaffa as One of ’19 Places to Visit in 2019′

CNN has listed the Israeli city of Jaffa as one of “19 places to visit in 2019.” The news outlet called 4,000-year-old Jaffa “the artsier sister” of its metropolitan neighbor Tel...

Complacency And Political Numbness

By Ron Jager Indifference to the daily suffering of Israeli communities located in the areas surrounding the Gaza Strip seems to have become acceptable to Israel’s political leadership. Even outstanding...

Rocket Fired From Gaza Shatters Six-Week Calm in Israel’s South

After six weeks of relative calm in southern Israel, since November’s flare-up that saw the heaviest rocket barrage since Operation Protective Edge in 2014, a rocket was fired from the Gaza...

Nefesh B’Nefesh North American Aliyah Tour Travels East to West

Nefesh B’Nefesh is hosting multiple aliyah events across North America to enable prospective new immigrants (olim) to be as prepared as possible for their move to Israel. The tour started...

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Arizona Amends Anti-BDS law

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill on Tuesday to amend the state’s law prohibiting public contractors from boycotting Israel. The 2016 anti-BDS bill was...

Passover Seder to Be Celebrated in Former Warsaw Ghetto

For the first time since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, some 100 Diaspora Jewish families will celebrate the Jewish festival of redemption in the heart...

19 Ways You Know It’s Passover in Israel

If you’ve never heard an Arab calling out “alter zachen” (“old things”) in Yiddish, then you’ve never experienced pre-Passover preparations in Jerusalem. It’s part...

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