Court okays Shabbat hours for Tel Aviv markets

04/20/2017 10:25 AM

Yesterday, the High Court of Justice okayed the Tel Aviv government’s plan to allow more businesses–namely mini-marts–to operate on Shabbat.  It was the result of a long


Israel Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz says Israel will treat, but not accept Syrian refugees

04/10/2017 2:37 PM

Israel is willing to treat, but not absorb, Syrian refugees, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said Monday, according to Times of Israel. “You have to differentiate between


Israel closing off West Bank ahead of Passover as security measure

04/09/2017 4:26 PM

The West Bank and crossings from the Gaza Strip will be sealed off for Passover Monday night as a security measure, according to an IDF announcement


Belgian Jewish community outraged by proposal to ban kosher slaughter

04/09/2017 4:20 PM

Pressure from animal rights groups has led two of Belgium’s three regions to consider banning shechita (ritual slaughter) in 2019, in what some Belgian Jewish leaders


For mysterious reason, Russia just became first country to recognize West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

04/07/2017 11:32 AM

Russia became the first country in the world Thursday to recognize West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We reaffirm our commitment to the UN-approved principles for a


Israeli leaders praise Syria strike, but Putin and alt-right are not pleased

04/07/2017 10:33 AM

  The U.S. airstrike Thursday night on an airfield controlled by Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has been greeted with praise by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF),


Hamas executes three suspected Israel collaborators

04/06/2017 5:13 PM

Three men accused of “collaborating” with Israel were hanged Thursday in Gaza. According to Times of Israel, the hangings, which were carried out by Palestinian terror


Israeli-American bombing suspect made millions in bitcoin selling counterfeit documents

04/06/2017 3:35 PM

The 19-year-old Israeli-American teenager arrested last month for making scores of bomb threats at U.S. JCCs made millions of shekels worth of bitcoin selling counterfeit documents


One Israeli soldier killed, another injured in West Bank car ramming attack

04/06/2017 12:16 PM

Elichai Taharlev, a 20-year-old Israeli Brigade Sergeant, was killed Thursday in a car ramming attack in the West Bank’s Ofra Junction. A 19-year-old soldier was injured


In wake of deadly gas attack, Assad blames Israel for supporting “terrorists”

04/06/2017 10:31 AM

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad fired off a round of accusations against Israel this week, as his regime faces international censure for a deadly gas attack on


Shmurat Hakofim still waiting on Israeli funds for imperiled monkeys

04/05/2017 5:51 PM

Despite a pledge to Israel’s High Court of Justice last month, the Israeli government has not yet transferred much-needed funds to the Mazor monkey farm, where


Holocaust survivor charged with murder in burning death of nurse

04/05/2017 3:02 PM

A 77-year-old old Holocaust survivor was charged with murder by Tel Aviv’s Magistrate Court Wednesday for an incident last month in which he burned a nurse


Syria-trained Hamas operative arrested in Shin Bet, IDF operation

04/05/2017 12:33 PM

Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security agency, announced Wednesday the arrest of a Palestinian man trained in Syria to carry out terror attacks in Israel. The suspect,


Temple Mount Sifting Project may shut down after 12 years due to lack of funding

04/03/2017 3:16 PM

Israel’s Temple Mount Sifting Project, which seeks to unearth artifacts connected to the Temple Mount, may be “on the verge of closure” due to a halt


In newly discovered telegram, Himmler wishes Grand Mufti of Jerusalem success against “Jewish invaders”

04/02/2017 8:03 AM Updated: 3 weeks ago

Heinrich Himmler, one of the main architects of the Holocaust, may have had closer ties with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Hajj Amin al-Husseini than previously


Israel’s High Court rejects attempt by Sephardic Chief Rabbi to annul divorce

03/31/2017 2:31 PM

Israel’s High Court of Justice blocked an attempt by Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Thursday to annul the divorce of a woman married to a comatose


Trump Mid East envoy Jason Greenblatt receives blessing from esteemed Israeli rabbi

03/30/2017 3:01 PM

To say that President Trump Mid-East envoy Jason Greenblatt’s past two weeks have been hectic would be an understatement. On Wednesday, the former Trump Organization chief


JCC bomb threats suspect Michael Kaydar ordered to stay behind bars for another week

03/30/2017 1:46 PM

The actions of Michael Kaydar, the 19-year-old Israeli-American accused of making over 100 bomb threats in the U.S., are the result of a malignant brain tumor


Jerusalem’s Old City closed after stabbing attack

03/29/2017 11:41 AM

Jerusalem’s Old City has been closed off after a stabbing attack in East Jerusalem Wednesday afternoon. The attacker, an East Jerusalem woman, was fatally shot by


Trump Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt meets with Abbas for 2nd time

03/29/2017 10:15 AM

Trump Middle East Envoy Jason Greeenblatt met in Jordan Tuesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as a “follow-up” to their meeting earlier this month. Had