Israel

This man resorts to the bra as makeshift protection from coronavirus.

Israel Declares Complete Coronavirus Lockdown

By Marcy Oster / JTA Israelis will be under a complete lockdown beginning on April 7 through at least April 10 to stem the spread of...
Lizzy McNeill of Newtown

Philadelphia-Native IDF Soldiers Keep Their Heads High

Pvt. Segev Yarden, 24, calls the trips he makes off base to teach English to children in a Bedouin village an “exceptional opportunity.”The Wynnewood...
Students and Faculty in the lab at The Shraga Segal Department of Microbiology and Immunology during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Israeli Universities Lead Fight Against COVID-19

By Eliana Rudee / JNS Israeli universities and institutes—and their affiliated academics, researchers, doctors, scientists and students—are leading the fight against the coronavirus. Ben-Gurion University...
Jewish cemetery: Star of David on the tombstone

First Israeli, a Holocaust Survivor, Dies of Coronavirus

By Ron Kampeas / JTA Arie Even, the first Israeli to die from the coronavirus, was buried in the dead of night with mourners standing six...
The Knesset hall

Israeli Parliament Controversially Shut Down Until March 23

By Marcy Oster / JTA Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein has adjourned the Israeli parliament until March 23, citing the need for talks on a unity government,...
How about a kiss? Nina Abrahams says not so fast to groom Amit Bigler.

Israeli Couple Plan Wedding in Under 24 Hours Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

By Josefin Dolsten, Cnaan Liphshiz / JTA Nina Abrahams and Amit Bigler knew the coronavirus pandemic would have an impact on their wedding, which was already...
Podium lectern with two microphones and Israel flag in background

Benny Gantz to Get the First Chance to Form a New Israeli Government

By Marcy Oster / JTA Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will give Benny Gantz the task of forming a new government, his office said March 15. Rivlin met...
One-time Washington Redskins teammates Adrian Peterson and Josh Norman ran obstacle courses with Israeli soldiers and took Krav Maga lessons while on a visit to Israel.

Two NFL Players Train with the Israeli Army

By Marcy Oster / JTA Two NFL players shunned the helmets and shoulder pads for a training session with the Israeli army while on a...
Netanyahu

After Third Election, What’s Next for Israel?

Israel could be headed for a fourth election later this year, should the current stalemate remain, according to experts in Israeli electoral politics. For the...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks parliament numbers with the heads of the right-wing Israeli parties, March 4, 2020. (Yonatan

All the Drama that has Happened in Israeli Politics since this Week’s Election

By Marcy Oster / JTA Israel held its unprecedented third election in less than a year on Monday and, yet again, the results raised more questions...