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JERUSALEM (JTA) – Was it the most amazing shawarma platter ever? At $2,800, one would hope so. That’s what one tourist was charged for the plate by a Jerusalem restaurant located … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – The morning after Israel’s second national election in five months, the results are still unclear. According to the latest vote count, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trailing his rival, Benny Gantz, by the slimmest of margins: The incumbent’s Likud and the challenger’s Blue and White remain within a seat of each other. More important, neither candidate appears able to form a governing coalition outright with allies on the right or the left. In the 120-seat Knesset, the right won 55 seats and its opposition, comprised of the left and center, won 56. But 61 seats are needed for a majority. more
(JTA) — “I’ve been kidnapped,” a voice can be heard saying in Hebrew in the opening of a new HBO series about the lead-up to the 2014 Gaza War. It’s Gilad Shaer, a 16-year-old … more
TEL AVIV — Shlomit Norman was only 42 when doctors diagnosed her with multiple myeloma — a bone marrow cancer with no known cure that rarely strikes people under the age of 65. At the time, … more
Israel’s next spacecraft will shoot higher than the moon more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Nechama Rivlin, the wife of President Reuven Rivlin, has died at the age of 73.   She died June 4, a day before her 74th birthday, at Beillinson Hospital in … more
It is ironic that the recent Opinion piece on Jewish support at Brown University for boycotting and divesting from Israel (“Our Judaism compels us to fight for divestment and against … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – The U.S. Embassy in Israel will hold its annual Fourth of July celebration for the first time in Jerusalem.   The event traditionally has been held at the home … more
(JTA) — Israel held a national election seven weeks ago. It might hold another one in September. If that sounds weird to you, you’re right: Israel has a famously raucous political system, … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Menachem Mendel Taub, the rebbe of the Kaliv Hasidic dynasty in Jerusalem, who devoted his life to memorializing the Holocaust and helping fellow survivors, has died. Taub … more
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