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Israel Constructing Security Barrier on Lebanese Border

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel began building a security wall along its border with Lebanon. The work, which began Monday and is expected to last several weeks,...

Update: Details on Funeral of Benzion Netanyahu, Father of Prime Minister

Professor Benzion Netanyahu will be laid to rest at 5pm on Monday at the Har HaMenuchot Cemetery in Jerusalem's Givat Shaul neighborhood.

Apple To Start Massive Israel Hiring Push

In the next few weeks, Apple’s new Israeli research and development center will launch a major hiring campaign.

Court Delays Destruction of Ulpana Apartments

The Supreme Court on Sunday ruled that the buildings of Givat HaUlpana in Beit El targeted for destruction because of an ownership dispute would receive a 60 day reprieve.

Belgian Jews at Loggerheads Over Israel

Belgian Jews are at loggerheads as a result of an EU vote to dispatch the UN to Israel on a mission to scrutinize Jewish towns and communities in Judea and Samaria.

Knesset’s Summer Session Opens

Unless new elections are called, this year's Summer Session will last less than three months, ending on July 25, 2012.

Netanyahu to Initiate End-of-Summer Elections

According to Ma'ariv's Mazal Mu'alem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose father passed away this morning, will nevertheless start talks this week with the leaders...

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Father, Benzion, Dies at 102

The father of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Benzion, died at the age of 102 on Monday morning in Jerusalem. Benzion was an active supporter of Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky, and worked closely with him.

Hunger Striking Gandhi’s Killer Hospitalized

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine said Sunday it holds Israel responsible for the life of the group's imprisoned leader, Ahmad Saadat,...

Tigers Outfielder Arrested for Anti-Semitic Outburst on 6th Ave

The NY Post reported that Detroit Tigers slugger Delmon Young went on a drunken, anti-Semetic rampage outside the Manhattan Hilton hotel early Friday morning,...

Obama to Release $147 Mil to PA, With No Restrictions

The US Agency for International Development will pour $147 million into Palestinian Authority infrastructure, education, health projects, and humanitarian aid, just six months after a funding freeze was imposed by President Barack Obama.

Tel Aviv Mayor Warns Against Hareidi Majority

The mayor Tel Aviv told Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth on Friday that having an “ultra-Orthodox” majority in Israel would turn it “into a fundamentalist state like Saudi Arabia”.

New Poll Sees Huge Win for Incumbent Netanyahu, Likud

Following Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's announcement that he is prepared to go to an early election in October, "Israel Today" published a poll Sunday...

Palestinian with Explosives Arrested at Shechem Checkpoint

According to an IDF spokesperson, a Palestinian man was detained by the Israeli army at a Shechem checkpoint on Saturday while carrying explosives. The man...

Ex-Chief of Internal Security: Netanyahu, Barak, Infected by Messianic Fervor

Yuval Diskin, who last year retired as head of the Shin Bet, Israel's internal security agency, on Friday used exceptionally strong language to criticize his former boss, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accusing him of being caught up in a messianic fervor about the Iranian nuclear program, a fervor which he implied was more befitting the Iranian leadership.

China’s Prime Minister: Auschwitz Visit Left Indelible Impression

According to Reuters, China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, who toured the Auschwitz  death camp on Friday, said his visit introduced him to "an unforgettable,...

Israeli, New Yorker, Win Bible Contest

An Israeli teenager won the International Bible Contest in Jerusalem, with a New York teen finishing second. Elhanan Bloch was the best among the 56...

Bob Dylan, Madeleine Albright, Shimon Peres, All Freedom Medal Recipients

Madeleine Albright, Bob Dylan, Shimon Peres and Jan Karski will be among 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The list was released Thursday....

Northern Irish Schoolboy with Asperger Syndrome Suffered Anti-Semitic Abuse

Matthew Lough, a 14-year-old student at Carrickfergus College with Asperger syndrome, says he has suffered anti-Semitic abuse and was attacked physically following a History...

Werdesheim Case Going Forward in Baltimore

Lawyers for two Baltimore Jewish brothers accused of beating a black teenager withdrew a request to move the trial out of the city and...

Mass Rally of ‘Jews Against the Internet’ to Pack Citi Field in May

Tens of thousands of Ultra-Orthodox Jews will participate in a huge rally to be held on Sunday evening, May 20, at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York, to combat the evils of the Internet and the damages caused by advanced electronic devices. One of the event organizers said: "This will be a mass rally never before seen in the history of Orthodox Jewry in the U.S." The rabbis behind the event say the Internet creates "many serious family-related problems."

Israeli Foreign Minister Visits Muslim Azerbaijan, Chabad House

Israel marked twenty years of diplomatic relations with Azerbaijan on Sunday, with a visit to the 95% Muslim country by Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who also visited the capital city’s Chabad house, according to a report by Lubavitch.com.

The IDF Honors 22,993 Fallen Soldiers

In a letter to IDF soldiers and commanders, the Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Gantz wrote, "Another year passed, another year of standing guard, of relentless, exuberant, hard work ensuring the security of Israeli citizens. A year passed and again we stand at Memorial Day ceremonies, by graves of fallen brothers, facing monuments with a endless and unfathomable rows of names of the fallen."

DC Hebrew-Language Charter School Approved, Arabic School Rejected

A Hebrew-language charter school was approved in Washington, DC, and is scheduled to open for the 2013-14 term. An Arabic-language charter school also under review...

Thousands Flood CBS Emails Protesting Anti-Israel ’60 Minutes’ Story

Thousands of Christian and Jewish supporters of Israel have bombarded CBS executives with complaints about a "60 Minutes" segment that blamed Israel for the...

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