Israel

As Israel-UAE Ties Deepen, BDS Advocates ‘Give Up’ On Efforts To Boycott Jewish State

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Amid expanding ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates following the Abraham Accords, a leading Palestinian BDS organization is giving up on efforts to b...

Deputy Mayor Of Jerusalem Announces Construction Of Permanent US Embassy

JERUSALEM (JNS) — The city of Jerusalem has approved plans to build the permanent U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, in addition to an extension of the current temporary embassy, announced...

Israel Explores Plan To Provide Free Vaccines To Holocaust Survivors Worldwide

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevich announced on Tuesday the launch of an extensive operation to vaccinate Holocaust survivors around the world a...

Despite The Capitol Violence, This Israeli Town Is Still Named After Donald Trump

JERUSALEM (JTA) — In Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump’s administration is unraveling following an insurrection by his supporters. But in Israel’s mountainous Golan Heights ...

Israel Urges Other Countries To Emulate Its Rapid Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout, Britain To Duplicate Israeli System

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israel has urged the world to emulate its rapid rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Israeli government has already vaccinated more than 20% of the country's ...

Intense Israeli Strikes In East Syria; Region On High Alert

BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli warplanes carried out intense airstrikes in eastern Syria early Wednesday, apparently targeting positions and arms depots of Iran-backed forces as the region ...

Emirates Airlines Pilot Suspended For Refusing To Fly To Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV (VINnews) — An Emirates Airlines Tunisian-born pilot has been suspended for refusing to fly his company's plane to Tel Aviv. Monem Sahib al-Taba, who works for Emirates...

What Can Israel Expect At The UN During A Biden Administration?

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Despite efforts by its detractors, Israel has seen a steady improvement in its diplomatic standing around the world with breakthroughs in relations with Arab stat...

Florida Jewish Couple Turns 100 years Old Together And Celebrates 80th Anniversary This Year

NEW YORK(JTA) — Now for some happy news. A Jewish couple in Florida is celebrating two hefty milestones together this year: 100 years of life, and 80 years of marriage. Lou and ...

Emotional Reunion Between Yemenite Families And Their Relatives In UAE After Decades Of Separation

ABU DHABI (VINnews) — The UAE has succeeded in reuniting two Jewish families from Yemen with the rest of their family members, some of whom had not seen them for decades. The UA...

Watch: Yeshiva Students From Different Backgrounds Study Together At COVID-19 Hotel

  JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israeli yeshiva students from religious Zionist and Chareidi backgrounds rarely have an opportunity to meet and study together, but the coronavirus ...

Despite Predictions, Israel Sees 3 Percent Fewer Divorces In Pandemic Year

JERUSALEM (JNS) - An analysis of Israeli rabbinical court activity in 2020 finds that despite increased tensions due to coronavirus-spurred nationwide lockdowns and other restricti...

Israeli Party Yemina Splits: Naftali Bennett And Betzalel Smotrich To Run Separately

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The right-wing Israeli political party led by Naftali Bennett, known as Yemina, has seen a split Monday after Betzalel Smotrich, the former transport minister...

Israel Is Having Yet Another Election — Could Netanyahu Lose? Here Are The Basics.

JERUSALEM (JTA) - In about two months, Israelis will vote in a national election. Seem familiar? It is. Israel will be holding its fourth election in just two years — the l...

Saar, Longtime Netanyahu Ally, Emerges As His Top Challenger

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — For years, Gideon Saar was one of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s most loyal and vocal supporters, serving as Cabinet secretary and government m...

Israel Announces New Settlements

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Monday advanced plans to build 800 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a move that could strain ties with the incoming administration of Preside...

Israeli Premier, Health Minister Receive Second Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

JERUSALEM (JNS/Israel Hayom) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein received the second dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine on Saturday nig...

Oldest Living Olympic Champion, A Holocaust Survivor, Turns 100

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — For Agnes Keleti, the oldest living Olympic champion, the fondest memory of her remarkable 100 years is simply that she has lived through it all. The Ho...

Israel’s Supreme Court Rejects Additional Hearing On Permit For Chametz In Hospitals, Enraging Chareidi MKs

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Supreme Court Chief Justice Esther Chayut has decided not to hold another hearing regarding the permit issued last year allowing people to bring Chametz into ...

Israel Postpones Netanyahu’s Trial Amid Virus Lockdown

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has postponed the next hearing in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial because of a tightened coronavirus lockdown that began Friday. The...