Israel

Rav Nissim Karelitz Passes Away, Tens Of Thousands Attend Bnei Brak Funeral

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BNEI BRAK (VosIzNeias) — Rabbi Nissim Karelitz, the nephew of the Chazon Ish who founded an internationally renowned Beis Din and was known as one of the leading Poskim of our gene...

Israel To Send Biggest Delegation Ever To 2020 Olympics

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israel is set to send to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo its largest delegation of athletes ever. An estimated 85 athletes will be competing in 18 sports on behalf ...

Rallies In Tel Aviv And New York Call For Release Of Naama Issachar Jailed In Russia

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Simultaneous rallies calling for the release of an Israeli-American woman in prison in Russia on drug charges were held in Tel Aviv an New York. The rally in N...

Israeli Soldier Injured By Rock During Clashes With Residents Of Yitzhar Settlement

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli soldier was hit and injured with a rock during clashes with residents of the northern West Bank settlement of Yitzhar. The settlers also punctured t...

Meir Shamgar, Former President Of Israel’s Supreme Court, Dies At 94

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Meir Shamgar, a former president of the Israeli Supreme Court who started his legal studies by correspondence in an Eritrean prison, has died. He was 94. Shamg...

US Army Chooses Israeli System To Protect The Lives Of Tank Crews

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — In recent days, Israeli defense corporation Rafael made a dramatic announcement, stating that it delivered on time the first batch of Trophy Active Protection Sys...

Netanyahu Meets With Pompeo Amid Israeli Concerns About Syria

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday amid Israeli concerns over the withdrawal of U.S. forces from nor...

World’s Oldest Leftovers Found In Cave In Israel

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JERUSALEM (Adapted from JTA) — That chicken still in the fridge from a few days ago not so appealing? Try these leftovers: They may go back to mankind's earliest years! Resea...

Benny Gantz Declines Netanyahu Invite Into ‘Broad Unity Government’

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — In the latest twist in Israel’s ongoing leadership struggle, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited his chief rival, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz, t...

Kushner, US Envoys To Visit Israel, Meet With Blue And White’s Gantz

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WASHINGTON (JNS) — White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner will visit Israel next month in the aftermath of the Sept. 17 elections, which have still re...

Palestinian Man Rams IDF Armored Vehicle Near Ramallah, Is Shot By Troops

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — A 20-year-old Arab man from eastern Jerusalem who attempted to run over Israeli soldiers near Ramallah in the West Bank early on Wednesday morning was shot and se...

Friedman: Trump Plan Will Not Evict Jewish Communities In Judea And Samaria

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — The U.S. administration will not call for the evacuation of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria under the much-anticipated Mideast peace plan, according to U....

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...