Israel

Democratic Debate Reveals The Candidates’ Differences On Middle East Policy

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (JTA) — The fourth Democratic presidential debate revealed fissures among the candidates on whether to keep U.S. troops in the Middle East. The 12 hopefuls on ...

Tunisia’s New President Calls Any Ties With Israel ‘High Treason’

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TUNISIA (JNS) — Tunisia’s new president said late last week that relationship or ties with Israel equals “high treason.” “ ‘Normalization’ is the wrong word to use,” said Kaïs S...

Bible Quiz Winner And Runner Up Decide To Get Engaged

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JERUSALEM (VosIzNeias) — A year and a half after the winner and runner-up in the International Bible Quiz competed against each other, they announced Wednesday that they are engage...

Israeli Farmland Set To Be Handed Back To Jordan

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israel will have to return two parcels of agricultural land in the Jordan Valley to Jordan after the Hashemite Kingdom refused to extend a lease on the lands outl...

Netanyahu Requests Pardon From Putin For Israeli-American Woman Jailed In Russia

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent an official request to Russian President Vladimir Putin to pardon an Israeli-American woman sentenced in Russia to ...

Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms Blow Away Hundreds Of Sukkahs In Israel [VIDEO]

JERUSALEM (VosIzNeias) — Heavy rain accompanied by numerous thunderstorms struck in numerous places around Israel Tuesday, causing hundreds of Sukkos to collapse, with some causing...

Report: Rivlin Unlikely To Extend Netanyahu’s Mandate To Form Coalition

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin is not expected to grant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an extension to form a majority government and will likely pass on the...

Rumblings Quiet After Likud Vote Assures Netanyahu As Party Head And Premier Designate

JERUSALEM (JNS) — As the situation stands right now, Israel seems to be headed toward a third election in the early months of 2020. The Likud Central Committee met on Thursday n...

Initiative Seeks To Double Number Of International Students In Israel Programs

JERUSALEM (JNS) — The Council for Higher Education in Israel (CHE) this week officially launched the national initiative “Study in Israel” to double the number of international stu...

2 Children Riding Bicycles Killed In Separate Incidents In Israel On Yom Kippur

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two children riding bicycles were killed in two incidents in Israel on Yom Kippur. Israeli children and adults flood the streets of Israel on the holiday, when...

Mother Of Terrorist That Decapitated Fallen IDF Soldier ‘Very Proud’

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — The mother of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist that decapitated a fallen Israeli soldier in Gaza in 2004 told a television interviewer last month that her so...

Netanyahu Condemns Turkey’s Invasion Of Kurdish Areas In Syria

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel condemned Turkey’s invasion of Kurdish areas of northeastern Syria and offered humanitarian aid to the Syrian Kurds. ...

Netanyahu: ‘Israel Will Defend Itself, By Itself, Against Any Threat’

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israel will never rely on other countries for its defense, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday, warning Iran that it would not ignore its t...

A Yom Kippur War Miracle

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JERUSALEM (VosIzNeias) — IAF pilot Yiftach Spektor couldn't believe his bad luck. The 107 Phantom squadron leader had been assigned a key mission on the fourth day of the Yom Kippu...

Tens Of Thousands Of Jews Pray At The Kotel On Eve Of Yom Kippur [VIDEO]

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Tens of thousands of Jewish worshippers gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem for the final selichot, or penitential prayers, before Yom Kippur. The servic...

Netanyahu Proposes Air-Defense System To Defend Against Iran

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed an advanced air-defense system in a cabinet meeting on Sunday that would counter the Iranian threat, reported I...

Lead Attorney Misses Last Two Days Of Netanyahu Hearings, Leaving Critics Crying Foul

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s four days of hearings with the state prosecution are coming to an end, and all indications yield that the attorney gen...

Archaeologists Discover 5,000-Year-Old City In Northern Israel

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Archaeological excavations in northern Israel in preparation to build a highway off-ramp uncovered a 5,000-year-old city that was home to as many as 6,000 residen...

Israeli Interior Minister Announces Effort To Strip BDS Leader Of Residency

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announced on Sunday that he has asked the Population and Immigration Authority to prepare a legal opinion to be used in an effort to ...

Arabs Hurl Firebombs, Burn Tires As Jews Pray At Joseph’s Tomb

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Dozens of Palestinians rioted on Sunday night following the pilgrimage of some 1,000 Jews, under Israeli security escort, to the Tomb of Joseph in Shechem/Nablus ...