Israel

Alex Van Hook in a wheelchair with other ASL Birthright attendees in Jerusalem

Wheelchair User Attends ASL Birthright for First Time

Hillel International has offered a Taglit-Birthright trip for American Sign Language users for more than 15 years. As with other trips, the participants visit Yad...
Chickpeas

Israel Briefs: Man Arrested for Trying to Steal 1,000 Pounds of Chickpeas and More

Man Arrested for Trying to Steal Lots of Chickpeas A Bedouin man was arrested July 21 after trying to steal about 1,000 pounds of chickpeas...
Adam DeSchriver in Jerusalem, Israel with Dome of the Rock visible in background

Pa. Native Reflects on J Street’s First Student Trip to Israel

After returning from his first trip to Israel — a free tour offered by J Street — Adam DeSchriver, 21, has a “renewed sense...
Barbara Brodsky and Israel Roizman are presented with gifts of appreciation for supporting Friends of the Israel Defense Forces

Camp Stories | Israeli Kin of Fallen Soldiers Get a Taste of Summer Camp

It was five years ago that Tehila Shiloni, 12, lost her brother. Sgt. Almog Shiloni was a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces who was...
A firetruck heads into a brush fire in Israel

Israel Briefs: Brush Fires During Heatwave Force Evacuations and More

Netanyahu Becomes Longest-Serving Prime Minister Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu became Israel’s longest-serving premier on July 20, surpassing David Ben-Gurion, JNS.org reported. That day marked Netanyahu’s 4,876th...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking

As Netanyahu Strides by a Longevity Record, His Biggest Challenges May Lie Ahead

By Dov Lipman History was made on July 20 as Benjamin Netanyahu, 69, became the longest-serving prime minister that the nation — only two years...
Aubrey Sherretta and Natan Segal

Love and Birthright: When Israel Trips Play Matchmaker

Like all good love stories, Jessica Shander’s began with a bit of destruction. On a cold day in December 2015, Shander arrived at John F....
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh (right) speaks to the press in the southern Gaza Strip on Sept. 19, 2017.

Israel Briefs: Hamas Distances Itself From Official’s Call to Slaughter Jews and More

Education Minister Under Fire Israel’s new Education Minister Rafi Peretz spurred an outcry nationwide after saying he supports gay conversion therapy, JTA reported. During an interview...
sunset over Jerusalem

Israel Briefs: US Embassy Hosts First July Fourth Celebration in Jerusalem and More

Israel Defense Prize Awarded to Four Key Security Projects This year’s Israel Defense Prize was awarded to the soldiers who exposed and neutralized tunnels Hezbollah...
Nintendo gameboy

Israel Briefs: Nintendo Chooses Israel for Second Retail Store and More

Beresheet 2 Won’t Go to the Moon In a change from original plans, Beresheet 2 won’t attempt a moon landing, but SpaceIL, the Israeli company...