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Netanyahu And Putin Discuss Fate Of Jailed Israeli Backpacker Naama Issachar

JERUSALEM (JTA) –Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin about regional developments and about the case of an American-Israel...

Report: Israeli Home Demolitions In East Jerusalem Spiked

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities demolished homes in Palestinian areas of east Jerusalem at a significantly higher rate in 2019 than the previous year, according to an Israeli ...

Right-Wing Parties In Israel Unite, Rejecting Fringe List

JERUSALEM (AP) — Religious-nationalist parties in Israel joined forces late Wednesday ahead of the country's unprecedented third straight election in one year. The parties came ...

Rights Group Demands Israel Rein In Murky Spyware Company

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli court heard a case Thursday calling for restrictions to be slapped on NSO Group, an Israeli company that makes surveillance software that is said...

Rockets Fired At Israel From Gaza And Israel Retaliates

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s military carried out airstrikes on terror group installations in Gaza on Wednesday after terrorists launched rocket attacks on southern Israel. Four r...

Israel, Russia To Jointly Mark Auschwitz Liberation At The United Nations

JERUSALEM (Israel Hayom) — In recent months, Israel and Russia have been forging a unique partnership at the United Nations. Amid the backdrop of the 75th anniversary of the lib...

Israel Gets Its First Formula One Race Car Driver

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli race car driver has become the first national to break into Formula One racing. Roy Nissany, 25, was named the official test driver for the UK-based...

Israel Starts Pumping Natural Gas To Neighboring Egypt

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel announced Wednesday that it had started exporting natural gas to Egypt as part of an agreement reached between the two countries in December. Energy Mini...

Russia: No Deal For Release Of Jailed Israeli-American Woman Being Considered

MOSCOW (JNS) — Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Ivanov said on Tuesday that a prisoner exchange deal for an Israeli-American woman being held in Russia on drug charges is no...

Likud Races To Unite Right-Wing Parties Ahead Of Midnight Deadline

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party made a last-ditch effort on Wednesday to unite the country’s right-wing parties ahead of the country’s Mar...

Israel’s Unlikely Olympic Baseball Team Dreams Big For Japan

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — As a baseball-crazed kid growing up in Miami, Danny Valencia dreamed of playing in the Major Leagues. The thought of heading to the Olympics, for a foreign ...

House Bill Would Penalize Compliance With European And UN Boycotts Of Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A House bill introduced Tuesday would extend penalties for boycotting Israel to compliance with boycotts organized by international organizations. The Israel ...

Netanyahu Pens Letter To Israeli American Jailed In Russia, Vowing To Free Her

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a letter to an Israeli-American woman imprisoned in Russia on drug charges, promising to do everything in his power...

Syria Says Its Air Defenses Intercept Israeli Attack On Airbase

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s air defenses confronted an aerial “aggression” from Israel that targeted an air base in the country's center late Tuesday, state media reported quoti...

Israeli Court Stalls Case Of Malka Leifer

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court Tuesday delayed extradition proceedings for a woman facing dozens of sexual abuse charges in Australia, dashing hopes the protracted legal saga wo...

WATCH: Vehicle Crashes Through Storefront In Israel

KIRYAT ATA (VINnews) — A recent video shows a frightening scenario occurring in a store located in Kiryat Ata, a city in the Haifa district of Israel. The video shows an individ...

Rabbi Arrested For Leading Sect, Enslaving Women Named

JERUSALEM (VINnews) - A suspect arrested yesterday on suspicion of running a cult is named as Jerusalem Rabbi Aharon Ramati. Ramati, who runs the Be’er Miryam seminary, is suspe...
FILE - Jewish Home parliament member Bezalel Smotrich speaks during a conference of the National Union Political party in Jerusalem on March 6, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

National Union Head Betzalel Smotrich Joins Naftali Bennett’s New Right

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a surprise move Tuesday morning, National Union leader Betzalel Smotrich decided to team up with Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked's New Right party for th...

Rock-Throwing Incident That Killed Palestinian Woman Classified As Terror Attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Defense Ministry has recognized as a terror attack an incident in which a Palestinian mother of nine was killed by a thrown rock at her car. But since...

Oldest Working Journalist In The World Honored In Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israel is the home of Walter Bingham, 95, certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living radio-talk show host. At a gathering in his hono...