Israel

United Hatzalah Of Israel Raises Whopping $7 Million In Six Days

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — On Sunday evening at the Avenue Event Hall in Airport City, United Hatzalah held their second annual Israel gala dinner, which followed shortly upon the heels...

Israeli Taxi Driver Finds $60,000 Cash Left In His Cab And Returns It

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli taxi driver who is used to finding items left in his cab by passengers was surprised to find a bag containing $60,000 in the back seat. Moshe Barkat...

Rivlin Meets With Lebanese-Born Businessman Who Donated Hitler”s Hat To Yad Vashem

JERUSALEM (Israel Hayom) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met on Sunday with Abdallah Chatila, a Lebanese-born Swiss businessman who purchased Adolf Hitler’s hat and other Nazi me...

Chareidi Marathon Mother Withdraws From Olympic Race After It Is Rescheduled To Shabbat

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Chareidi marathon sensation Beatie Deutsch, a mother of five from Jerusalem who has won a string of marathons in Israel, says she will not participate in the ...

Hundreds Protest Outside House Of Tel Aviv Mayor Huldai For “Trampling The Shabbat”

TEL AVIV (VINnews) — An estimated 200 people demonstrated after Shabbat opposite the house of Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai in protest over the public transport on Shabbat recently ins...

Democratic Presidential Candidate Pledges To Keep US Embassy In Jerusalem

WASHINGTON (JNS) — Julian Castro, former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary and current Democratic presidential candidate, said on Thursday that if elected, he would keep...

Report: Israel Pushed Trump To Send 14,000 Troops To The Middle East

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel played a role in President Donald Trump’s reported plans to send an additional 14,000 troops to the Middle East, The Wall Street Journal reported. Mult...

Chicago Jewish High School (ICJA) Remembers Beloved Hebrew Teacher, Tzipi Rimel

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Tzipi Rimel, who was tragically killed in a road accident Sunday evening together with her three-week old daughter Noam, was a dedicated and much loved teache...

Israeli PM, Meeting Pompeo, Calls For More Pressure On Iran

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Israel’s prime minister on Wednesday praised the tough U.S. sanctions on Iran, saying the financial pressure has sparked protests against Tehran’s influence...

Unprecendented: 13 Countries Defend Israel Against A UN General Assembly Resolution

UNITED NATIONS (JTA) — The United Nations General Assembly passed five resolutions against Israel, but for the first time, 13 countries switched their positions and voted against a...

Analysis: What’s Behind Inflated IDF Figures For Chareidi Recruitment

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Veteran Israeli journalist Carmela Menashe supposedly dropped a bombshell Tuesday morning when she reported that the IDF had inflated the numbers of Chareidi ...

Israel Accelerates Plans To Renovate Machpela Cave And Enable Wheelchair Access

HEVRON (VINnews) — The Israeli Defense Ministry and the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria are moving forward with plans to renovate part of the Machpela Cave in Hevron, inc...

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Compares U.S.-Mexico Border Situation To Gaza Strip [VIDEO]

CHICAGO (JNS) — Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) over the weekend compared the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border to that of Gaza and Israel. “Do you know what I saw at the border?...

Linda Sarsour Clarifies Her Comment That Israel Is ‘Built On The Idea That Jews Are Supreme To Everyone Else’

CHICAGO (JTA) — Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour took to Twitter to clarify recent controversial comments she had made about Israel. Speaking Friday at the annual con...

Netanyahu And Trump Hold Second Phone Call In 2 Weeks

JERUSALEM (JTA) — President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone, their second conversation in two weeks. “The leaders discussed the threat ...

Walmart Is Recruiting Employees In Israel Signaling A Possible Branch Opening

JERUSALEM (JTA) — It looks like Walmart is coming to Israel. The company has been posting job listings on LinkedIn in recent weeks looking for cashiers, food handlers, pharmacis...

Chareidi Enlistment To IDF Drops By 20% In 2018

JERUSALEM (VINnews) - The number of Haredim enlisting in the IDF dropped by 20 percent in 2018, compared to 2017, according to a report by the Ha'aretz newspaper. The report cites ...

Israeli Supreme Court Justice Apologizes For Words Of Condolence In Ruling On Dead Terrorist

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli Supreme Court justice apologized for a ruling which included words of condolence to the family of a Palestinian terrorist who died while serving a pris...

Two East Jerusalem Arabs Indicted For ISIS Membership, Planning Terror Attacks

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The State Prosecutor submitted an indictment against two East Jerusalem residents, Ahmed Javis (21) and Basel Avidat (19) from the village of Jebel Mukaber, o...

Rivlin Praises UK Chief Rabbi’s ‘Clear Voice’ On Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin praised Britain’s Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis on Wednesday and expressed support for his recent article strongly criticizing Britis...