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JERUSALEM (JTA) – Ehud Olmert entered an Israeli prison to begin his 19-month sentence on a corruption conviction, becoming the first Israeli prime minister to serve jail time. Prior to arriving at the prison in central Israel on the morning … more
TEL AVIV (JTA) – On Jan. 31 Israel’s government approved a compromise to expand the non-Orthodox Jewish prayer section of the Western Wall, putting to rest the decades-long fight between Women of the Wall and Israel’s haredi … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – If you want to understand why the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, or BDS, has gained so much ground in the past two years, look no further than intersectionality, the study of related systems of oppression. … more
On Nov. 13, 18 Rhode Island community leaders went on a special mission to Israel. The interfaith group included R.I. Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, Speaker of the R.I. House Nicholas Mattiello, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa and other civic … more
JTA – Remember Itamar Tubul, the mid-level bureaucrat who decides who can marry in Israel? Tubul evaluates requests from Israeli immigrants seeking a marriage license. To do so, he needs to ensure that they’re Jewish, and receives … more
JTA – An Israeli executive has accused Avis of declining to accept his Israeli documents when he tried to rent a car.Dov Bergwerk, a senior vice president at the pharmaceuticals giant Teva, told the New York Observer that the reservations agent at … more
JTA – The State Department expressed its concerns about escalating violence in Israel on the day of deadly terror attacks against Israelis. Three Israelis were killed and more than 20 injured in a rash of attacks on Oct. 13. Two of the … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel set up checkpoints in eastern Jerusalem and called up 1,400 Border Police reservists in its bid to quell the recent surge in Palestinian terrorist attacks. The Security Cabinet approved the new measures at 1 a.m. Oct. … more
TEL AVIV (JTA) – The past weeks have seen a wave of Palestinian attacks on Israelis and Israeli military operations, again prompting fears of a third intifada. Here’s a timeline of the lead-up to the unrest and the attacks themselves. Sept. … more
JTA – Israelis get around the globe, as anyone who has traveled to Thailand, Goa or Patagonia knows. Writers, too, are known for living outside the lands of their birth – Czech-born Milan Kundera lives in Paris and writes in French; Jhumpa … more
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