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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

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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

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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...

Israel’s Lawmakers Deliver Setback For Netanyahu Immunity

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli lawmakers on Monday approved the formation of a committee to consider Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request for legal immunity, a major setback for t...

Israeli Police Raid Religious Cult-Like Group In Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Monday they had raided a cult-like group in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem in which dozens of women and children were being held a...

Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon To Retire From Politics

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has decided to quit politics and his name will not be on the Likud list in the upcoming March 2 election, Globes reported on...

Report: Israeli Foreign Minister Postpones Dubai Visit Over Iran Security Worries

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz has postponed a visit to the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates this month because of security concerns related to inc...

Likud Files Petition To Block Ruling By Knesset Legal Adviser On Grounds Of Conflict Of Interest

JERUSALEM (JNS) — The Likud Party submitted a petition to Israel’s High Court on Sunday to block the publication of a legal opinion by the Knesset’s chief legal adviser that could ...

Report: Israeli Intelligence Supported Soleimani Strike

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israel provided the United States with intelligence in the operation that resulted in the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Iraq on Jan. 3, NBC News ...

Israel Frees 2 More Syrians In Swap For Soldier’s Remains

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MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights (AP) — Israel released two more Syrian prisoners back to the occupied Golan Heights on Friday, a second goodwill gesture to Russia for helping find the ...

New Israeli Laser System Will Become Latest Defense Layer Against Rockets

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israel’s Ministry of Defense announced on Wednesday that its Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) has made a dramatic breakthrough in the w...

Trump And Netanyahu Speak About ‘Critical Regional Issues’ After Iran Targets US Bases In Iraq

JERUSALEM (JTA) — President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone about “critical bilateral and regional issues,” the White House announced. ...

Israel Is Experiencing A Butter Shortage That Won’t End Anytime Soon

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — The land of milk and honey has been short of one of the most commonly used dairy products: butter. Since early 2019, butter has become such a scarce commodity ...

Israeli Panel: Accused Sex Offender Malka Leifer ‘Fit To Stand Trial’

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JERUSALEM (AP) - An Israeli psychiatric panel has determined that a woman facing dozens of sex-abuse charges in Australia is fit to stand trial for extradition, the Justice Ministr...

22 Dead In Israel’s Worst Flu Season In A Decade

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Twenty two Israelis have died so far this flu season, according to a Health Ministry report. The ministry released a report on Monday, and updated numbers were...

Israel Braces For More Torrential Rain As 1 Person Dies In Nahariya Flooding

TEL AVIV (VINnews) — Israel is bracing for yet another round of heavy rains and flooding expected Thursday, after Wednesday's flooding in the North cost the life of one man in Naha...

Netanyahu: Israel Will Deal ‘A Crushing Blow’ To Its Enemies If Attacked

JERUSALEM (Israel Hayom) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Wednesday that Israel’s enemies will be “dealt a crushing blow” if they attempt to attack it. Spea...

Israeli Archaeologists May Have Discovered 2,000-Year-Old Market In City Of David

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — New excavations by Israeli archaeologists suggest the existence of a 2,000-year-old Jerusalem market in the City of David, the Israel Antiquities Authority said M...

WATCH: American Tourist Gets Trapped In Luggage Hold Of Israeli Bus

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — An American tourist was trapped in the luggage hold of an Israeli bus while traveling from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The 19-year-old from New Jersey called police...

Israel’s Sephardic Chief Rabbi Under Fire For Calling Immigrants ‘Religion-Hating Gentiles’

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Sephardic chief rabbi is under fire for calling immigrants from the former Soviet Union “Communist, religion-hating” gentiles. At a rabbinical confere...