Israel

US Issues First Passport With ‘Israel’ Listed To Jerusalem-Born US Citizen

JERUSALEM (JNS) — The United States has issued its first passport with Israel listed as the place of birth to a U.S. citizen born in Jerusalem—in fact, to the person who was at the...

Watch: First Bris At Joseph’s Tomb For Two Decades

SHECHEM (VINnews) — In an historic event at Joseph's Tomb in Shechem, a Bris was performed at the site for the first time in two decades. The Tomb, which was ransacked by Palestini...

Golan Winery To Sell Its Wines In the UAE, Which Does Not Recognize Israel’s Annexation Of Golan

KAZRIN, ISRAEL (VINnews) — In the wake of last months normalization of ties between Irael and the UAE, The Golan winery announced that it has signed a deal to sell it wines in the ...

Joe Biden And Israel During The Obama Years

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Talk to the folks who handled the Israel file and who were close to Joe Biden between 2009 and 2017, and his boss, Barack Obama, more often than not comes up, ev...

Pompeo: Americans Born In Jerusalem Can List ‘Israel’ As Place Of Birth On Passport

WASHINGTON (JNS) - American citizens born in Jerusalem are now allowed to list Israel as their place of birth on their U.S. passport, announced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ...

Agudath Yisrael : Chareidi Jews Cannot Accept Zionist Movement’s Jerusalem Program

NEW YORK (VINnews) — In the wake of the Chareidi Eretz Hakodesh party's running in the World Zionist election and the possibility that it will be participating in a broad coalition...

2,000-Year Old Seal Bearing Portrait Of Apollo Unearthed In Soil Around Western Wall

JERUSALEM(JNS) — A 2,000-year-old gem seal (intaglio) bearing the portrait of the Greek god Apollo has been unearthed in soil removed from the foundation of Jerusalem’s Western Wal...

Petach Tikva Mayor Installs Mikva-Tech System In Mikves As It Removes Coronavirus From Water

PETACH TIKVA (VINnews) — It is no secret that mikves may be a source of germs despite the attempts to maintain proper hygiene inside them. Since the outset of COVID-19, many people...

Report: Trump Administration Set To Allow ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ On Passports

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Trump administration is set to allow Jerusalem-born U.S. passport holders to add “Israel” to their birthplaces, Politico reported. On Wednesday, Politico q...

Protest Concert Outside Israeli Knesset To Open Cultural Events, But What About Torah Study?

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Some 100 members of a number of orchestras around Israel gathered near the Knesset to conduct a unique protest against the continued closure of cultural event...

Bipartisan House Bill To Be Introduced To Provide Israel With Bunker-Buster Bombs

WASHINGTON (JNS) — A bill that would allow the United States to provide Israel bunker busters is reportedly expected to be introduced this week in the U.S. House of Representatives...

America To Recognize Israeli Settlements As Legal Under International Law

JERUSALEM (JNS) — The United States and Israel will eliminate territorial restrictions for bilateral agreements in a ceremony on Wednesday. The move will build upon a policy shi...

Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak Sues Facebook and Google For Keeping ‘Libelous’ Posts About Him

RISHON LETZION (VINnews) — Israeli rabbi Amnon Yitzchak, who specializes in helping Israelis return to their religious roots, appeared in court in a suit which he instigated agains...

US Issues New Sanctions On Sales To, Exports Of Iranian Oil

NEW YORK (JNS) — The Trump administration announced on Monday a new round of sanctions targeting Iran’s oil sector. The Iranian Ministry of Petroleum, the National Iranian Oil C...

Trump Supporters Rally At US Embassy In Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — A convoy of cars decorated with American flags and Trump 2020 banners on Tuesday drove from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, holding a rally outside the U.S. Embassy in supp...

Greece, Israel Eye Closer Cooperation Amid East Med Tension

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government said Tuesday it wants to expand trade, energy, and military partnerships with Israel and other countries in the region to counter what it ...

Palestinians Press For International Peace Conference To Renew Talks With Israel

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Top Palestinian diplomat Riad Malki on Monday called for an international peace conference as the only way to renew talks with Israel, AP reported. According t...

Hamas Releases Two Men Held Since April For Speaking With Israelis Online

GAZA (JTA) — Hamas authorities in Gaza released two men jailed since April for holding an online video conference with Israeli peace activists. The Palestinian Center for Human ...

Study: Chareidi Yeshiva Dropouts Represent ‘Spiritual Epidemic” Of Epic Proportions

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Many Israelis have difficulty understanding why Chareidi leaders insist on opening Talmudei Torah and yeshivos despite the possibility of a spike in infection...

Sudan’s Leader: Israel Deal ‘Incentive’ To End Pariah Status

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s leader said Monday that the decision to normalize ties with Israel was an incentive for President Donald Trump’s administration to end Sudan’s international pa...