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JERUSALEM (JTA) – The executive director of the Women of the Wall was detained by police after smuggling a Torah scroll into the women’s section of the Western Wall. Lesley Sachs was … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – In increasingly strident tones, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been telling his American friends that the purported moderation of Iran’s new president is a ploy aimed at relieving international pressure and … more
JTA – Israel’s former Sephardic chief rabbi said that a landmark compromise establishing a mixed-gender prayer space at the Western Wall will “weaken Jerusalem.” Speaking … more
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
JTA – The new international definition of anti-Semitism that mentions Israel hatred was adopted in part to replace a similar one scrapped by the European Union, an initiator of the new text … more
RAANANA, Israel (JTA) – Chani Lerner-Mor’s political activism began on a street corner here in 1993. The landmark Oslo Accords, ceding parts of the West Bank to Yassir Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organization, had been signed recently. … more
NAHAL OZ, Israel JTA – Dani Ben David fiddles with his radio, switching between it and his cellphone as he drives through the Beeri Forest, a nature reserve located on the border of Israel … 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
You probably all know about the hard situation in Israel right now, and I will try to tell you a little bit of what happens in my life during this time. Friday, June 13, was my bachelorette party. In the middle of the party I noticed all my … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Rocket sirens wailed across Israel as part of an annual nationwide preparedness drill. The sirens on the morning of June 2 also were broadcast on television and radio. Civilians were told to head to their bomb shelters and … more
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