Israel

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Western Wall Arrest Galvanizes Groups

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Activist Anat Hoffman is no stranger to confrontations with Israeli police for wearing a tallit while leading women's prayer services at the Western Wall....

Kafka’s Writings to Go Public

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  JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli court ruled last week that papers belonging to writer Franz Kafka be transferred to the Israel National Library in...

Strike Kills Reported Al Qaeda Leader

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    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli airstrikes targeted and killed a leader of a terror group linked to Al Qaeda in the Gaza Strip, according to...

Netanyahu Praises E.U. for Sanctions

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    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the European Union for adopting new sanctions against Iran. Netanyahu, speaking Tuesday at the start...
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Netanyahu Expected to Win in Elections Unlikely to Change Israel’s Left-Right Balance

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  TEL AVIV   It wasn’t Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for early elections that was unusual. After all, only a few governments have served a full...
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Not So Far Apart at U.N.

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  Washington · Analysis President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netany­ahu did not meet, but they ended up sounding not so far apart. Netanyahu's address...
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Israel’s Baseball Fans Field Dreams of Growth

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BAPTISTS’ VILLAGE, Israel The 14- and 15-year-old boys pat their gloves and stand alert across the infield, their knees bent and eyes shifting between home...

Netanyahu Asked to Intervene

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  (JTA) — Kidnapped American Warren Weinstein called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to help free him from his Al Qaida captors.   The plea from...
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At Shul, Prayer’s Not Three Times a Day, It’s Morning to Night

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    JERUSALEM On the ground floor of a building on a leafy residential street in southern Jerusalem, two men squeeze past each other in a crowded foyer.   One is...
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Ethiopian Knesset Member Stumps for Israel

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  To anyone who asserts that Israel is a racist society, Shlomo Molla has a simple retort: Just take a look at my life. The...