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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking

As Netanyahu Strides by a Longevity Record, His Biggest Challenges May Lie Ahead

By Dov Lipman History was made on July 20 as Benjamin Netanyahu, 69, became the longest-serving prime minister that the nation — only two years...
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh (right) speaks to the press in the southern Gaza Strip on Sept. 19, 2017.

Israel Briefs: Hamas Distances Itself From Official’s Call to Slaughter Jews and More

Education Minister Under Fire Israel’s new Education Minister Rafi Peretz spurred an outcry nationwide after saying he supports gay conversion therapy, JTA reported. During an interview...
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Israel Briefs: US Embassy Hosts First July Fourth Celebration in Jerusalem and More

Israel Defense Prize Awarded to Four Key Security Projects This year’s Israel Defense Prize was awarded to the soldiers who exposed and neutralized tunnels Hezbollah...
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Israel Briefs: Nintendo Chooses Israel for Second Retail Store and More

Beresheet 2 Won’t Go to the Moon In a change from original plans, Beresheet 2 won’t attempt a moon landing, but SpaceIL, the Israeli company...
Eitan Ginzburg

Eitan Ginzburg, Israel’s First Openly Gay Mayor, Talks LGBTQ Issues in Israel

At 26, Eitan Ginzburg was the youngest person ever elected to the city council of Ra’anana, a Tel Aviv suburb of about 80,000 people....
Attendees at the 2019 ROI Summit in Jerusalem sit in a circle

Jerusalem Summit Brings International Young Jews to Mobilize for Positive Change

By Eliana Rudee A collection of 152 of the Jewish world’s leading, young innovators from 30 countries and six continents convened in Jerusalem to reflect,...

Area Native Jake Rosenberg Plays for the Israeli National Baseball Team

The first time Jake Rosenberg realized how much work he was about to do was during his first week in Israel, back in August....
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Israel Briefs: Israel Wins European Fencing Championships and More

Israeli Wins European Fencing Championships Israeli fencer Yuval Freilich won the European Fencing Championships in Dusseldorf, Germany, on June 18, JNS.org reported. Freilich, 24, was ranked...
Adam Sussman of Acelerada, Tomer Harpaz of Sabra, Neil Cooper of Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC, and Vered Nohi of the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce at a conference on food tech

Sabra CEO Tomer Harpaz Talks History of Food Tech

Sabra Dipping Co. LLC, the company behind the iconic red-rimmed tubs of hummus in grocery stores throughout the country, is probably the most recognizable...
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Film Review | ‘When the Smoke Clears’ Might Leave You Wanting More

I always thought it was weird when cinemas started airing regular commercials before the movie. An advertisement for a Honda Civic seemed out of...