Israel

Victim of Drive-by West Bank Shooting Dies

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One of the three 19-year old yeshiva students shot in a drive-by shooting this week in the West Bank has died of his wounds.

Israeli Centrist Yair Lapid Given Opportunity to Replace Benjamin Netanyahu

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Yair Lapid, an Israeli centrist, has officially been given the opportunity to remove Benjamin Netanyahu from power.

Yosef Kleinman, Youngest Survivor to Testify at Eichmann Trial, Dies at 91

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Yosef Kleinman, the youngest Holocaust survivor to testify at the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann, has died at 91.
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Israeli State Comptroller Cites Earlier Warnings About Meron’s Safety

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Israel’s state comptroller has launched an inquiry into the stampede at Mount Meron on Lag b’Omer that killed 45 celebrants, citing prior warnings from his office that the site was unsafe for mass use.
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At Least Six Americans, Including Three Teens, Among Israeli Stampede Victims

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Among the 45 people killed in the crush of bodies at a Lag b’Omer celebration in northern Israel were at least six Americans with ties to the New York area.

Israel Burying Victims of Meron Disaster

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Families started burying the victims of the Lag b’Omer catastrophe at Meron.

At Least 45 Dead in Stampede at Israeli Lag B’Omer Celebration

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At least 45 people were crushed to death and at least 150 wounded Thursday night in a stampede during a celebration that drew tens of thousands of haredi Orthodox Jews to Meron.
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Birthright Restarting Trips to Israel as Nation Nears Herd Immunity

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Birthright, the organization that flies young Jews to Israel for a free 10-day tour, will resume its trips now.

Barricades Preventing Palestinian Gatherings Removed in Jerusalem

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The Israel Police have acquiesced to the demands of Palestinian protesters who called for the removal of barricades that prevented gathering during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
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75% of House Members Back No Conditions on Aid to Israel

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WASHINGTON — More than three-quarters of House members oppose placing any conditions on aid to Israel, including some progressives from the Democratic Party’s left wing.