Israel

Prince Charles Visits Jerusalem Tomb of Unique Ancestor

JERUSALEM (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles on Friday paid a solemn visit to the tomb of his grandmother, who sheltered Jews during the Holocaust and whose tumultuous life was marked...

Putin Skews Holocaust History at Global Auschwitz Commemoration Event in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s prime speaking slot at a Holocaust commemoration event here this week was generating controversy even before the longtime leade...

Vandals Set Fire to Mosque in East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Friday they are investigating after a "room was ignited" in a mosque on the outskirts of Jerusalem and Hebrew graffiti was found on an outside ...

Israeli Teen Stumbles On Greek Antiquity While Foraging For Mushrooms

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli seventh-grader who was foraging for mushrooms near his home unearthed a marble slab with a Greek inscription from the Byzantine period. Stav Meir, 1...

In Jerusalem, Leaders Vow To Learn From Holocaust, Offer Competing Lessons

JERUSALEM (AP) — Speaker by speaker, world leaders on Thursday denounced the rising threat of anti-Semitism and vowed never to forget the lessons of the Holocaust at a solemn cerem...

Israeli Lawmaker Writes Name Of Foreign Leader She Is Meeting At Airport On The Back Of Her Hand

JERUSALEM (JTA) - Israel’s culture minister was apparently so worried that she would forget the name of the president of Argentina that she wrote his name in ink on the back of he...

Jason Greenblatt Says He Left Trump Administration Due To Israeli Political Turbulence — And Yeshiva Tuitions

NEW YORK (JTA) - Jason Greenblatt said he left his position as special representative for international negotiations in the Trump administration because of political turbulence in ...

Putin Tells Naama Issachar’s Mother That ‘Everything Will Be Fine’

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday assured the mother of Naama Issachar, an Israeli-American woman imprisoned in Russia whose family has been anxious to...

Pence Says Israel PM, Rival Invited To US To Discuss Peace

JERUSALEM (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main political rival Benny Gantz have been invited to Washington next week to disc...

WATCH: VP Pence Visits Western Wall In Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence has visited Jerusalem's Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray. He was accompanied Thursday by Prime Minister Benjamin Net...

WATCH: Charles Appears To Snub Pence At Jerusalem’s Holocaust Forum

JERUSALEM (AP) - Britain’s Prince Charles appeared to snub U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during Thursday’s World Holocaust Forum. As he arrived for the event in Jerusalem, Char...

Ukrainian President And His Delegation Give Their Seats At Israel Holocaust Forum To Survivors

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his delegation to the World Holocaust Forum gave up their seats at the main ceremony at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem so that...

IN PHOTOS: Gathering of World Leaders In Israel For Auschwitz Liberation Anniversary

JERUSALEM (AP) - World leaders are attending a forum in Jerusalem to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. ...

The Latest On The Gathering In Jerusalem Of Dozens Of World Leaders For The World Holocaust Forum

JERUSALEM (AP) - The latest on the gathering in Jerusalem of dozens of world leaders for the World Holocaust Forum, which coincides with the 75th anniversary of the liberation of t...

France’s Macron Cool To Israeli Request To Criticize ICC

JERUSALEM (AP) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday gave a lukewarm reception to an Israeli request to criticize the International Criminal Court, saying he would study ...

Opinion: The Israeli Left Is Dead. Can Jewish And Arab Cooperation Save It?

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two center-left parties in Israel merged their electoral lists last week ahead of a submission deadline for the March 2 election. Labor, the “founding party” of I...

With Holocaust Summit In Jerusalem, Israel Gets Dragged Into Europe’s Memory Wars

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A major gathering of world leaders in Jerusalem meant to highlight the world’s determination to learn the lessons of the Holocaust has become mired in controversy...

Putin To Meet Mother Of Israeli Backpacker Jailed In Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet with the mother of an Israeli tourist jailed in Russia for carrying a few grams of hashish, the Kremlin said Wednesday...

Netanyahu Vows To Annex Jordan Valley, Settlements ‘Immediately’ If Elected

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Tuesday that if he wins Israel’s March 2 elections, he will annex not only the Jordan Valley but also all s...

Israeli Medic Treats Accident Victims While Travelling To His Own Wedding

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — An Israeli medic spent the day of his wedding in an unusual manner. While travelling to his own wedding, he stopped to treat accident victims. Mordechai Av...