Israeli Diplomat Elected Deputy Chair of UN Economic Committee

Israeli diplomat Anat Fisher Tsin was elected to serve in the coming year as deputy chair of the U.N. Economic and Financial Council. Tsin was elected on the same day...

Netanyahu Fires Justice Minister Shaked, Education Minister Bennett

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has fired Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, according to Israeli daily Israel Hayom. No exact reason was cited for the decision,...

Two Deputy Mayors, Billiards Champ Among Last 2018 Olim

Approximately 250 new immigrants (olim) from Ukraine arrived in Israel on Monday and Tuesday via flights chartered by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. The flights were the...

Gantz, Ya’alon Join Forces in Bid to Oust Netanyahu in Upcoming Elections

Two former IDF chiefs of staff, Benny Gantz and Moshe Ya’alon, have agreed to run on a joint list in the upcoming Knesset elections. The two men reached an just...

AMIT Ranked No.1 Educational Network For 3rd Year

  AMIT is kicking off the new school year with wonderful news: Its network has been named the #1 educational network in Israel as reported by the prestigious newspaper TheMarker,...

Haredi Rabbi Refuses to Officiate at Wedding of Avigdor Liberman’s son

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — A haredi Orthodox rabbi has refused to officiate at the marriage of the son of Avigdor Liberman, the head of the Yisrael Beiteinu party. Rabbi Baruch...

Israeli Defense Minister Lieberman Quits Over ‘Capitulation to Terror’ in Gaza

Avigdor Lieberman. Photo: Jonathan Klinger via Wikimedia Commons. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday in protest at a Gaza ceasefire that he called a “capitulation to...

IDF Completes New Wartime Command and Control ‎Center ‎

The IDF announced it has completed the ‎construction of its new wartime command and control ‎center, built under the IDF headquarters in ‎Rabin Base in Tel Aviv. The new bunker...

Kiryat Shmona Celebrates 70th Anniversary

In an act of camaraderie, defiance and patriotism, residents and visitors in the Israeli northern border city of Kiryat Shmona took to the streets for 70th anniversary celebrations, despite...

Israel’s Yamina Alliance Splits Into Two Factions

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Yamina alliance of right-wing parties split into two factions. The parties in the alliance split on Thursday, a week after its members were sworn into...
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8-Year-Old Hasidic Boy Dies in NY Boating Accident

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — An 8-year-old boy who reportedly is a descendant of a prominent Hasidic rabbi died in a boating accident in New York. The...

Gluck: Celebrating Simcha Responsibly

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  By Eileen Goltz Based on a very unscientific survey of my friends and family, I’ve come to the conclusion that every single table that is...

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