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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and party leaders

At Inauguration of Knesset, Celebration Dampened by Deadlock

By Dov Lipman / JNS A red carpet was laid in the plaza leading up to the entrance to the Knesset, Israel’s parliament building in...
Benjamin Netanyahu next to an Israeli flag

Netanyahu Tasked With Forming Next Government

By Sam Sokol / JTA Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will get his second try this year to form Israel’s government after talks aimed at creating...
Israel’s baseball team with sign that says "Tokyo, Here we come!"

Israel’s Baseball Team Earns Trip to 2020 Olympics

When you consider the odds, the idea that Israel’s national baseball team could qualify for a spot at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo...
dry lake bed near Israel’s Dead Sea

Climate Change to Add More Instability to the Middle East

As the effects of climate change become increasingly apparent to the world, the chronically unstable Middle East may prove to be one of the...

LIVE: Israeli Election Coverage

For the second time this year, Israelis head to the polls to determine whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will enjoy a record-setting fifth term,...
Avigdor Liberman, Benjamin Netanyahu, Ayelet Shaked, Ayman Odeh and Benny Gant

Here We Go Again: A Beginner’s Guide to Israel’s Election

Trying to understand next week’s Israeli elections can get confusing. Especially since we’re talking about the second election in one year. Longtime Prime Minister Benjamin...
Barrack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu

Nentanyahu Talked to NY Times About the Time He Almost Bombed Iran

By Ben Sales | JTA As of this writing, Israel has not bombed Iran’s nuclear program. But according to an exposé in The New York Times...
close-up of a globe with the middle east visible

IDF Foils Hezbollah’s Risky Attacks and Its Attempts to Secure Guided Missiles

By Yaakov Lappin (September 2, 2019 / JNS) Hezbollah launched a dangerous attack on an Israel Defense Forces’ base in northern Israel on Sunday—an attack that could have...
Children at the Yuvalei Ha-Bsor School summer camp

Ten Miles From Gaza, Kids Make the Most of Summer

By Noa Amouyal It was supposed to be the first sight that greeted them as they entered the camp and embarked on their first day...
Mike Pompeo and Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands

Israel Said to Relay Message of De-escalation to Lebanon Via US

(August 27, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Israel relayed a message of de-escalation to Lebanon through U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to Lebanese media reports. The message...