Israel

Judge Approves ‘Surgical’ Search Of Netanyahu Aides’ Phones

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court Judge Ala Masarwa on Wednesday approved “measured” and “well-defined” searches of cell phones belonging to aides of Israeli Prime Mini...

Israel To Extradite Russian Hacker To US, Ending Hopes Of Naama Issachar Exchange

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli Justice Minister Amir Ohana on Wednesday signed the extradition order of Russian hacker Aleksey Burkov, who is wanted in the United States on suspicion of...

Israel Rearrests Female Palestinian Activist In West Bank

JERUSALEM - (AP) - The family of a former Palestinian lawmaker says Israeli authorities have rearrested her just months after she was released from detention. Ghassan Jarrar, t...

The Deceased Wait For Burial As Israel’s Embassies Are On Strike

JERUSALEM (JTA) — As of Wednesday morning, Israel’s embassies and consulates across the globe are on strike. “No consular services will be provided and no one will be allowed to...

New Trends In Israeli Street Names: More Women, More Sephardim And More Artists

JERUSALEM (VosIzNeias) — Israel's streets all boast colorful names reflecting either meaningful figures in its brief history or other significant figures from the past 3000 years o...

Israeli Judge Halts Auction Of 11-Year-Old Holocaust Victim’s Letter Following Family Protest

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A court in Israel has blocked the sale of a letter written by an 11-year-old Polish girl who was killed in the Holocaust following a protest by family members. ...

Gantz Promises To ‘Embrace All Streams Of Judaism’ As Prime Minister

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Blue and White leader and Israeli prime minister-designate Benny Gantz said Tuesday that if he succeeds in becoming Israeli’s next premier, he will “embrace all s...

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate Signs Interfaith Document At Vatican

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Chief Rabbinate joined with Christian and Muslim religious leaders in signing a joint document at the Vatican denouncing euthanasia and physician-assiste...

Israeli Embassies Increase Security Over Fears Of Iran Attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli embassies around the world have increased security and awareness over fears that Iran will attack Israel by targeting a diplomatic mission on foreign soil...

Facebook Sues Israeli Company Over WhatsApp Spyware

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook has sued the Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group for allegedly targeting some 1,400 users of its encrypted messaging service WhatsApp with highl...
Muslims seen at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem's Old City, on their way to pray on the second day of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. Jun 30 2014. Photo by Sliman Khader/FLASH90

Ben Shapiro: Build A Synagogue On Temple Mount

JERUSALEM (VosIzNeias) — Conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro, who is visiting Israel at present, recently expressed his opinion that a synagogue should be built on Templ...

Annual Memorial Held for Assassinated Former Israeli General and Minister of Tourism

JERUSALEM (VosIzNeias) - A state ceremony for the late minister of tourism and former general (res.) Rehavam “Ghandi” Ze’evi was held Tuesday afternoon at the military cemetery on ...

Israel Calls For Policy To Address Crime Wave In Arab Towns

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's prime minister says he is establishing a committee to address violence and crime in Israel's Arab community after a spike in deadly violence this year. ...

Bernie Sanders: Israel Should Only Receive US Aid If They Change Relationship Towards Gaza [VIDEO]

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders earned cheers at J Street’s annual conference when he said some of the money Israel receives from the United Sta...

Israeli Military Intercepts Drone Over Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military says it has shot down an unmanned aircraft flying at "an unusual altitude" over the Gaza Strip. The army said Tuesday that Israeli fighter...

Blue And White’s Gantz, Lapid Say Netanyahu Is Stalling Coalition Talks

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz said on Monday that “unfortunately no tangible progress was made” in coalition talks with Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu ...

Australian Man Gets 36 Years In Prison For Rape And Murder Of Arab-Israeli Student In Melbourne

MELBOURNE (JTA) — The Australian man who raped and murdered an Israeli woman studying in Melbourne was sentenced on Tuesday to 36 years in prison. Codey Herrmann, 21, pleaded gu...

Report: Israeli PM Says Malka Leifer To Be Extradited To Australia If Court Okays It

JERUSALEM (VosIzNeias) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel would sign off on the extradition of sex abuse suspect Malka Leifer if so ordered by a Jerusalem...

Netanyahu Warns That Iran And Islamic State Still Pose A Threat Even With Killing Of al-Baghdadi

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The assassination of a leading terrorist should not deter the United States from stopping the spread of terrorism by Iran and the Islamic State, Prime Minister Be...

Israeli Yeshiva Student Passes Away After Falling 100 Feet Off Cliff

RAMOT (VosIzNeias) — In a adventure gone wrong, a 20-year-old Yeshiva student passed away after falling around 100 feet off a cliff on Monday. Yerachmiel Yeshayahu Brecher of Ra...