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Air Force Airlifts Generators for Blacked-out Towns in Samaria

The Israeli Air Force has airlifted generators to end an electricity blackout in the Jewish communities of Itamar and Shiloh in Samaria (Shomron.) The two...

Court Approves Haredi-Led Consortium to Take Over IDB Conglomerate

A Tel Aviv court Tuesday has rejected arguments from embattled billionaire Nochi Dankner and has given its stamp of approval to allow a consortium,...

Government Issues Annual Misleading Report on Poverty

The National Insurance Institute (NII) (Bituach Leumi) has released its annual report on poverty that once is based on a statistical method that guarantees...

Jerusalem Light Rail System Back in Operation but Woes Pile Up

Jerusalem’s light rail system is back in operation for the first time since the “snowstorm of the century” shut it down and crippled the...

Should Israel Help Save America’s Jewish Community?

Israel has invested more than $125 million trying to bring young Jews to visit, with meager results.

Haredi Sect Blames Zionists, Persecution, for Seized Children

The Canadian Lev Tahor cult of about 200 is headed by convicted felon Shlomo Helbrans, an Israeli returnee who left Israel with his followers in 1990.

UN Security Council Condemns Lebanese Sniper Attack on Israeli

UN Security Council labels Lebanese soldier's shooting death of Israeli soldier "deplorable."

Another Israeli First: ‘Vegan’ Pizza without Products from Animals

Domino’s Pizza in Israel has come up with the world’s first Vegan pizza that does not have cheese or any other products derived from...

More Kosher Snack Foods Coming Up for Passover

Snack food manufacturers are increasingly turning to the Orthodox Union for kosher certification to expand their markets during the Passover holiday. Classic Foods announced last...

Coup Attempt in South Sudan Imperils Israeli Aid Group

Intense fighting amid a coup attempt in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, has forced the Israeli aid group IsraAid to suspend its operations...

Illegal African Infiltrators March for Refugee Status

Hundreds of illegal infiltrators from Africa fled from their detention facility in metropolitan Tel Aviv Sunday night and marched on a highway in southern...

American Studies Association Votes to Boycott Israeli Universities

A one-third turnout of American Studies Association (ASA) members have voted to endorse its national council’s call for a boycott of Israeli universities, the...

Lebanon Says Its Soldier Acted on His Own to Kill Sgt. Cohen

Lebanese shirked from responsibility for the murder of Sgt. Shlomi Cohen and explained that the Lebanese soldier who shot and killed him acted on...

Hamas’ Supreme Leader Mashaal Warms Up to Abbas

Khaled Mashaal, the supreme leader of Hamas who lives in Qatar,  spent 10 minutes on the phone with Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas in...

‘Purity Patrol’ Helps Snowbound Women Reach the Mikveh

The Taharat HaBayit organization has been using a 4-wheel-drive jeep to take snowbound women in Jerusalem to the local mikveh, the ritual immersing pool. "The...

The Ice Man Returneth to Jerusalem; No Local Buses after 9 p.m.

Ice-slicked roads are forecast for Jerusalem Monday night, prompting the halt of all local buses at 8 p.m. Buses from the capital to Tel...

EU Promises ‘Unprecedented’ Aid to Buy PA-Israel Peace Pact

European Union foreign ministers meeting Brussels on Monday approved a plan to buy peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority with "unprecedented" amounts of...

New Cannabis Regulations Pick National ‘Pusher’ sans Bidding

Only the pharmacies will be decided according to an official bid – everybody else basically gets a license to print money.

200 Healthy Births in Snow Struck Jerusalem and Tsfat Regions

“Everyone functioned at their best despite all the challenges of the snowstorm, including rescue crews, MDA, and the hospital staff.”

Ritz-Carlton Opens Hotel in Israel, Rents Suite for $2,500 a Night

Israeli hotels have literally gone ritzy with this week’s opening of the $175 million Ritz-Carlton hotel in Herzliya adjacent to Tel Aviv, on Sunday. Rooms...

Haifa U. Denies Prof. Aumann Honorary Award because of Politics

The University of Haifa’s Executive Committee said it decided not to grant an honorary doctorate to Professor Robert Aumann, winner of the Nobel Memorial...

Snow Abandoned Cars Ransacked and Stripped on 443

Dozens of cars stuck and abandoned on Highway 443 due to the snow storm were ransacked over the weekend. Most of the thefts occurred near...

Lebanese Soldier Turns Himself In

The Lebanese soldier who shot and killed IDF Staff Sergeant Shlomi Cohen (31) on Sunday handed himself over to Lebanese army authorities on Monday. In...

Israel Transfers Water Pumps to Gaza to Alleviate Flooding

On Sunday night, Israel water company, Mekorot—with which the national Dutch water company just cut off relations for its "violations of international law"—sent special...

Still No School in Jerusalem and Environs

The Jerusalem municipality, along with the municipalities in Gush Etzion have decided that there will be no school again on Monday. It was decided...

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