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Lifeguards at Lake Kinneret on Chol HaMoed Passover

Last year more than 250,000 tourists flocked to the beaches along the shores of the lake on the Passover holiday.

Jerusalem Arab Charged With Plotting Bar Explosion

In the alley behind the pub he opened gas taps to the pipelines regulating gas flow from the balloons, then threw a lit cigarette and ran.

Bomb Threat Sent to Brooklyn Jewish Children’s Museum

The text of the message, sent by cell phone notification, claimed that three pipe bombs were "scattered throughout the museum."

Tel Aviv Train Service Resumes Thursday

The daily commute in Tel Aviv has been a complex affair due to construction for the city's new Light Rail.

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."

NYC Festival Mulls Russian Jewish Culture in America

"The uniqueness of this cohort’s multi-cultural identity makes their art special and relevant to their peers," said Ilia Salita of Genesis Group.

Dutch Watchdog Organization on Anti-Semitism Urges Rotterdam to Cancel Hamas Conference

The Dutch national security agency said the Rotterdam mayor had not, as he claimed, been in touch about the Hamas conference.

Brussels on Level 3 Alert, Terror Attack Foiled Near Ancient City Gate

Sainte Gilles Mayor Charles Picque said the driver was a "radicalized man." He was detained after police found the gas canisters in his car.

Thousands Take to the Street to Protest Haifa’s Ammonia Tank

A report by experts at the Technion Institute of Technology warned that the tank is a ticking time bomb that does not belong in a populated area.

Toronto Jews Plagued by Anti-Semitic Notes on Doors & Vandalized Mezuzahs

Post-it notes with swastikas, messages reading “No Jews” and other anti-Semitic slurs were found on doors; mezuzahs were damaged as well.

Suspects in Custody for Anti-Semitic Vandalism in UK

"I have been here for six years and haven’t seen anything like it," a local worker said.

Israeli Consulate Evacuated in Miami Due to Bomb Threat

The Consulate received the all-clear shortly after and the Boulevard was reopened to traffic.

Court Orders Permanent Closure of Haifa Ammonia Tank

Haifa Chemicals is being held responsible for finding alternative arrangements, and keeping a reserve.

Train Stations to Close in Tel Aviv in March

The tunnel-digger work on the new Light Rail in Tel Aviv is to begin after Purim.

Lake Kinneret is Rising

Lake Kinneret is the country's largest source of drinking water.

El Al Airlines Strikes Again!

Israel's national carrier is having difficulties with its premier pilots, who are being uncooperative due to anger over another wage dispute.

Arab Stoning Suspects Captured Near Husan Bypass Road

The Husan bypass road has come to be known by locals as "Terror Road" these days.

Columbia U Rates ‘Worst US College for Campus Anti-Semitism’

In a poll on anti-Semitic incidents on campus, Columbia University has rated as the worst for US Jewish students in 2016.

Haifa’s Mini-Subway, the Carmelit, Catches Fire

It took 13 firefighter teams to bring the blaze under control. The train will be out of commission for some time.

City of Jerusalem On Strike

The city of Jerusalem goes on strike hoping to inspire the Finance Ministry to release the funds it is supposed to grant the municipality as its "fair share."

Ramat Gan Prepares to Sparkle in Sixth International Diamond Week in Israel

Special guests include diamond experts, retailers and jewelry manufacturers from Russia, China, Hong Kong and Armenia, among others.

Israel Approves Construction of 153 More Homes in Jerusalem

Israel is slowly thawing out the frozen, locked up building plans that were put away due to pressure from the Obama administration.

Israeli Researchers Discover Thousand-Year Old Stalactite Cave in the Galilee

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority has revealed a beautiful and rare coral cave in the lower Galilee, via photographs taken recently on site.

High Court Orders Release of Terrorist Suspect’s Body to Umm al-Hiran Family

Israeli authorities have been ordered to release the body of Ya’akub Musa Abu al-Qi’an, who ran over an Israeli police officer.

Jerusalem’s Local Planning & Building Committee Approves 671 Housing Units

Two years after the start of a housing project in Ramat Shlomo, Jerusalem's local planning board granted approval for the units.

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