Israel

US Ambassador’s Residence in Israel for Sale for $87 Million

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By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM — The U.S. Embassy in Israel has put the ambassador’s official residence up for sale and stands to sell it for a...

AG: Women Torah Scholars in Israel Allowed to Take Accreditation Exams

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By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM — Responding to a discrimination lawsuit, Israel has advanced the cause of women Torah scholars in their bid for more equitable treatment. Israel...

Cyberattack Disrupts Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s Online Gala

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By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM — A suspected cyberattack disrupted a live virtual gala held by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, making it impossible to view for...

Jordanian Ammo Stash from Six-Day War Found Under Western Wall Site

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By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM — A Jordanian ammunition stash from the 1967 Six-Day War was discovered under the site of the Western Wall tunnels. The ammunition,...

Pride Banner Briefly Removed from US Embassy in Jerusalem

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By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM  — The Jerusalem municipality removed an LGBT Pride banner hanging outside of the U.S. Embassy’s Palestinian Affairs Unit located in the...

What to Know About Possible Israeli Annexation

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BY JESSE BERNSTEIN AND GABE FRIEDMAN | JTA Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised his supporters during multiple election campaigns last year that he would...

Benny Gantz: Israel Will Proceed With Annexation if Palestinians Won’t Talk

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By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM — If the Palestinians are not willing to discuss Israel’s annexation of parts of the West Bank, “then we will have...

Israel Steps Up COVID-19 Enforcement as Cases Rise

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Israel on Monday approved a series of steps regarding the country’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, including beefing up enforcement measures and authorizing the...

Rodent Fossils Found in Israel Challenge Historical Assumptions

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By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA) — The discovery of 200,000-year-old fossils in a cave in northern Israel shows that the first humans migrated to Israel...
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Incoming Knesset Member Who Said Women’s Immodesty Causes Breast Cancer Resigns

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BY MARCY OSTER An incoming member of the Knesset from the Sephardic Orthodox Shas party resigned his candidacy after coming under fire for public lectures...