Israel

Israeli Supreme Court: State Must Grant Citizenship to Non-Orthodox Jewish Converts in Israel

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Israel must grant citizenship to Jews who converted to Judaism in Israel under non-Orthodox auspices, its Supreme Court ruled Monday, possibly igniting another round in the long-running government battle over who the state should recognize as Jewish.

Israel to Pay $50M to Families of Children Who Disappeared in State’s Early Years

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The Israeli government approved a plan Monday to provide compensation of up to $60,000 to some of the families of children who went missing while in state care in the 1950s. 

Shlomo Hillel, Who Spearheaded Mass Aliyah of Iraqi Jews, Dies at 97

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Shlomo Hillel’s life spanned the length and breadth of Israel’s immigrant story and he played a critical role in many of its chapters.

AJC Wants ‘Saturday Night Live’ to Apologize for Vaccine Joke

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The American Jewish Committee is circulating a petition asking “Saturday Night Live” to apologize for a joke that suggested Israel is vaccinating only its Jewish population.

Netanyahu: Equatorial Guinea to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

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Equatorial Guinea is the latest country that plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Suspected Oil Spill May Be Worst in Israel’s History

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Israel closed its Mediterranean beaches to deal with what its officials say may be the worst oil spill in the country’s history.

Biden and Netanyahu Speak for an Hour

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President Joe Biden called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nearly a month into his first term — a time frame that drew criticism from Republicans for its length.

Israel Briefly Reopens Ben Gurion Airport for 302 Immigrants From Ethiopia

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Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport reopened briefly on Friday for 302 new immigrants from Ethiopia, including a 6-year-old boy in need of emergency heart surgery.

Report: One in 73 Haredi Orthodox Israelis over 65 Dead From COVID

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One in 73 haredi Orthodox Jews in Israel over the age of 65 has died of COVID in the past year

Israeli Company Makes 3-D-printed Ribeye Steak

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This isn’t your grandfather’s steak.