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Knesset Gives Preliminary Approval to Religious Sanctions on Recalcitrant Husbands in Prison

'The bill is intended to authorize the rabbinical courts to levy these limits on get refusers sitting in prison, in order to persuade them to release their wives from the chains of their Aguna status.'

Husan Arab Villagers Apologize to Beitar Illit for Stoning Attacks

"If you know of a specific person injured by stones thrown by our young people, contact us and we will try to compensate for this."

From Efrat to Syria With Love

Every two weeks for the past two months, trucks have left Gush Etzion filled with goods for Syrian children over the border.

Critics: Liberman ‘Mistaken and Misleading’ on Trump’s Settlements Stance

'We do not know who Minister Liberman has been talking to, but from our sources, it is clear that the policy of the Trump administration has not changed.'

Liberman: Trump Warned Annexing Judea and Samaria Means Breakup with US

'We received a direct message from the US, that imposing sovereignty on Judea and Samaria would mean an immediate crisis with the US.'

Labor MK Asks AG to Check Legality of MK Smotrich’s Home

Smotrich responded calling the reports by Ha'raetz and Channel 2 'fake research.'

Netanyahu Vows to Cancel Street Named after Yasser Arafat

There were the inevitable comments about that famous 1996 picture of Prime Minister Netanyahu shaking hands sincerely with the Chairman from Ramallah.

Iran Successfully Tests Russian S300 Air-Defense System

Originally, the Russians were prepared to renege on the $800 million contract they signed in 2007 to sell Iran the S-300 missile system, because of objections from the United States and Israel.

Leading Liberal Orthodox Rabbi: Women May Not Be Called Up to the Torah, Lead...

Rabbi Riskin was responding to a question, asking if his actions contradicted a recent decision from the OU.

Amb. Dermer: Trump’s Request to Restrict Settlement Expansion Caught Us by Surprise

Dermer suggested that behind the American policy regarding the conflict is the Administration's decision to convey to the PA that time is working against them.

Israel to Host Groundbreaking Conference on Relations Between Homelands and their Diasporas

Senior officials from 30 countries to gather in Jerusalem to learn from Israel’s experience in maintaining ties with Diaspora Jews.

Netanyahu Wants Amb. Dermer to Stay On

Dermer, 46, was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida, the younger son of an Israeli mother and a New York-born father– who became mayor of Miami Beach in the late 1960s.

Gov. Cuomo: No Time for Arabs in Israel Visit

This would Cuomo's second journey to Israel as governor, out of three trips abroad altogether.

Terrorist Enters Jewish Home, Terrorist Dead

The family dog jumped the terrorist, giving the father time to pull out his gun...

Government Approves Bill to Kill Tax Breaks on Anti-Israeli NGO Donations

The new bill, which amends Israel's income tax law, was endorsed by 26 MKs from all the coalition parties.

Netanyahu to Testify on Gaza War on Live TV before Knesset Committee

MK Karin Elharrar said it's a shame Netanyahu has been 'doing everything to evade and play for time. If it were up to me we could have the debate next week.'

Tears, Songs as Ofra Residents Leave Homes

'The injustice we have suffered here is that we never even got our day in court.'

Knesset Approves National Biometric Database

Every Israeli receiving or renewing their ID or passport will be required to replace them with a smart biometric document.

More than 1,500 Attend Biggest Ever Nefesh B’Nefesh Manhattan Aliyah Fair

Participants were invited to choose from more than 50 sessions, workshops and one-on-one meetings on topics ranging from home buying and education to professional licensing and health insurance.

Jewish Federations Bigwig Endorses David Friedman

'Obviously he made certain comments before he knew he was going to be vetted for the position of ambassador.'

Relief: J Street Suspends Anti-Israel Message, Going After Trump

Every time Ben Ami mentioned Trump's name, the crowd rang small bells they had received at the door, in the tradition of making noise when the Megilah reader mentions Hamman.

Court Orders Temple Mount Waqf to Pay Rightwing Attorney $15,000

The Waqf followed Itamar Ben Gvir around the Temple Mount compound, the Arabs cried Allahu Akbar, Ben Gvir then cried Am Israel Chai and was arrested.

Hamas Diggers Dead in Gaza Tunnel ‘Work Accident’

Egyptian authorities had already blown this particular tunnel up earlier in the week, but diggers were rebuilding it.

Protesters Cross Into Israel From Southern Lebanon

Hezbollah-linked protesters from southern Lebanon tried to infiltrate northern Israel but were stopped by the IDF.

Judge Adds a Year to Chief Rabbi’s Corruption Sentence

The most scandalous of the six indictment items against the former chief rabbi had to do with his selling conversions in the US

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