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December 3, 2014 11:25 am

Israeli Government Dissolved, General Elections Set for March 17, 2015

Israel is heading for early elections after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his ruling Likud party dissolved the current government. Elections for the 20th Knesset...

November 27, 2014 4:36 pm

Cruise Ship Travel to Israel Down, But Tourism Survives Gaza War

In 2014, cruise ship traffic to Israel decreased by almost two-thirds in comparison with the year before. A cruise ship that docked in Ashdod during the...

November 27, 2014 4:24 pm

Israel First Country to Recognize Aramean Nationality

Lost in the uproar over the proposed Israeli Nationality Bill has been the historic recognition of Arameans as a separate nationality in Israel. Israel...

November 26, 2014 12:19 pm

Israeli Imam Terrorized for Condemning Jerusalem Synagogue Slaughter

Sheikh Samir Aasi, Imam of the main mosque in the city of Akko, openly condemned the massacre that took place last week in a Har...

November 26, 2014 8:10 am

Second Temple Era Military Outpost Discovered, Possibly Destroyed by Alexander the Great

Archaeological excavations in Israel's Netiv Haasarah have uncovered a Persian era military installation. Netiv Haasarah is a town in the "Gaza envelope" with a population of...

November 24, 2014 8:37 am

After Hajj, Israel Actively Works to Prevent MERS and Ebola Outbreaks

More than 5,000 Israeli Arabs are estimated to make the Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia each year. This past year, 2,200 Gazans also made the trip,...

November 23, 2014 5:29 pm

New App ‘Dig Quest: Israel’ Teaches Children About Archaeology in Israel

The Israeli Antiquities Authority is releasing a free app for iPhones and iPads. The app, called "Dig Quest: Israel," is meant to help kids get...

November 18, 2014 8:26 pm

Slain Rabbi Mosheh Twersky Among ’36 Hidden Righteous People’, Says Student

Rabbi Mosheh Twersky, one of the victims killed in the Jerusalem synagogue terror attack on Tuesday morning, was escorted to his final resting place by...

November 17, 2014 5:06 pm

In Galilee Clash, Druze Identify With Israel

Tensions between Druze and Israeli Arabs in a small Galilee town boiled over this weekend, resulting in brawls that left more than 40 people wounded...

November 14, 2014 1:30 am

Jews Only Allowed to Ascend Temple Mount in Small Groups After Netanyahu Phone Call With King of Jordan

Israeli police at the Temple Mount have begun limiting Jewish entry to groups of five. The police also do not allow Jews to pray while...

November 13, 2014 12:17 pm

Israeli and Kenyan Parliaments Sign Cooperation Agreement

Israel and Kenya signed an agreement Wednesday, pledging to strengthen ties and increase cooperation between the two countries. Representatives from Kenya's National Assembly met with...

November 7, 2014 4:23 pm

Israel Police Chief: Fireworks Are a Threat (VIDEO)

In a disturbing new trend, Palestinian rioters and terrorists have begun using fireworks as weapons. Fireworks contain explosive charges, which can cause grave bodily injury,...

November 2, 2014 1:56 pm

Israel Signs Weapons Deals With United States and Canada

Israel recently announced the purchase of a second squadron of F-35 multipurpose fighter planes from the United States. The news follows reports that an earlier sale...

November 2, 2014 1:44 pm

Israel Hayom Bill Passes Knesset Committee Reading

Popular Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom is facing Knesset legislation threatening its business model. The paper, owned by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, is currently free, and boasts...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...