As the election campaign heads into its final week, the two largest parties—Likud, and Blue and White—are appearing to focus on a familiar campaign strategy to drain support from smaller parties on the left and right to boost their own totals.
While many Israelis might already feel fatigued by the upcoming elections on Sept. 17, former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, who heads the newly formed right-wing Yamina Party, is both making history and surging in the polls.
Jewish and pro-Israel community leaders and groups reacted to the White House announcement on Thursday that U.S. Middle East special envoy Jason Greenblatt plans to resign within the coming weeks.
Israeli judoka Sagi Muki was visibly emotional as he sang his country’s national anthem from the winner’s podium at the Nippon Budokan Arena in Tokyo on Wednesday, having just become the first Israeli man to win the Judo World Championships.
A group of 42 legal, international relations and military leaders from around the world met with Israeli military officials and politicians this month to participate in workshops and sessions focusing on Israel’s foreign and domestic policies.
As the Sept. 17 elections draw here, a flurry of activity among the various political parties continues to be a game-changer. Israel is holding a second round after the April 9 elections because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government, mainly due to Knesset me…
Israeli and Palestinian businessmen toured the Dead Sea region last week with the aim of building on the seeds of mutual cooperation planted during last month’s “Peace to Prosperity” economic workshop in Bahrain.
Temple Solel Senior Rabbi John Linder first learned about the Arava Institute of Environmental Studies during a sabbatical he took to Israel in the spring. He was looking for organizations that focus on conflict resolution and collaboration in the Middle East, and he came across the AIES.“Wh…
David, Tamar most popular Jewish baby names in IsraelJewish babies in Israel in 2018 were most likely to be named David for boys and Tamar for girls, JTA reported, citing Central Bureau of Statistics Data.Boys were named David 1,447 times, while there were 1,289 Tamars, which is the most com…
Rabbi Jeremy Schneider plants a tree in the Tzora Forest as part of an ongoing aid effort through JNF. The Tzora Forest was ravaged by fire in August 2015. Rabbi Schneider also planted a tree in the Jewish National Fund forest in 1992, when he visited Israel on a NFTY trip.
Elbit Systems of America, the American subsidiary of Israeli aerospace and defense company Elbit Systems, was recently awarded an approximately $26 million contract from the United States Customs and Border Protection to install an integrated fixed towers system in the U.S. Border Patrol Cas…
Israel remains headed to the polls in September, despite a serious attempt by the Likud Party to cancel the elections it itself called. The attempt, led by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, raises questions about the Likud’s confidence going into Israel’s second general elections in six months.
Avi Gabbay, chairman of Israel’s Labor Party, has announced that he is leaving politics after just two years as the party’s leader, and the scramble has begun to replace him with the party at an all-time low in mandates and morale.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party won 35 of 120 seats in the Knesset on April 9 and seemed to have a clear path to forming a coalition government.
Despite the drubbing he received in Israel’s April 9 election, New Right co-founder Naftali Bennett is gearing up to run his new party in the September election. Moreover, according to Israeli daily Israel Hayom, Bennett is considering a political alliance with far-right activist Moshe Feigl…
Israeli company Teva is one of 20 leading drugmakers targeted in a lawsuit brought by 45 states and Puerto Rico. The lawsuit alleges that Teva’s U.S. subsidiary, Teva Pharmaceutical USA Inc., conspired with Pfizer, Mylan and others to inflate prices of generic drugs.
Israel’s High Court of Justice is scheduled to discuss on Thursday a petition against a decision this week by Jerusalem District Police commander Maj. Gen. Doron Yedid to close the Temple Mount to Jews on Jerusalem Day for the first time in 30 years.
A workshop aimed at advancing the lives of Bedouin mothers was launched this week in Israel’s Idan HaNegev Industrial Park at the initiative of the Harry Oscar Triguboff Institute and the Switch-Triguboff Center for Training and Advancement of Employment. Explaining her decision to join the …
The top ranks of the Palestinian Authority are greatly disappointed by the results of the general elections on April 9. The hope of P.A. leader Mahmoud Abbas and the Fatah leadership that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be defeated by Benny Gantz, leader of the Blue and White Party, …
With nearly all the votes counted as of Wednesday morning, Benjamin Netanyahu will likely remain as prime minister, despite his Likud Party coming in a virtual tie with Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz.With 95 percent of poll sites reporting, both Likud and Blue and White were in a vi…
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After a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip early Monday morning destroyed a home in central Israel, involving seven people in one family and injuring three, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political rivals were quick to blame his government for failing to provide adequate security.
To mark Women’s History Month, the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum in Jerusalem is featuring an online exhibit titled “The Death March to Volary,” depicting the fate of Jewish women forced on a death march in the winter of 1945.
U.S. chip supplier Nvidia Corp has offered the highest bid for Israeli chip designer Mellanox Technologies and will acquire the company for $6.8 billion.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has raised $6.3 million for its Victims of Terror Fund that will mainly be divided among the families of the 11 Jewish worshippers who were killed in the Oct. 27 shooting at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue, the deadliest attack in American J…
The “Beresheet” lunar spacecraft’s latest maneuver attempt was postponed after the space craft’s on-board computer executed an unexpected independent restart, causing the device to miss a scheduled trajectory adjustment, according to engineers on Tuesday.
Some 200 cherry trees and grapevines belonging to Kfar Etzion in the Gush Etzion region of Judea were uprooted or destroyed overnight on Sunday by Arabs, according to a report by The Jerusalem Post.
Some 60,000 Labor member began voting on Monday morning in the party’s primaries, deciding on the official candidate list for the 21st Knesset.
The annual five-week Adom Darom (“Red South”) nature festival along Israel’s Gaza border and in the Western Negev kicked off this past weekend, with 60,000 Israelis converging on nature reserves and fields to see the annual blooming of Israel’s protected wild red anemones, or kalaniyot in Hebrew.
The popular Hermon ski resort in the northern Golan Heights will open again for visitors after being closed due to the launch of an Iranian rocket over the area and Israel’s subsequent military response.
CloudEndure, an Israeli company, confirmed that it had been acquired by AWS, Amazon’s cloud computing unit, for $250 million, Globes reported on Thursday.
After 18 months of secret research with the help of an international accountancy firm, Israel is preparing to officially demand compensation for assets abandoned by Jews who were forced to flee eight Arab countries after the establishment of the Jewish nation, to the tune of $250 billion.
Here Next Year, in partnership with Nefesh B’Nefesh, hosted its fifth annual Israel Fair on Saturday night in the center of Jerusalem.
A unique lamp wick dating back to the Byzantine period was uncovered by the Antiquities Authority at the Negev Desert Roman Empire settlement of Shivta, on the last day of Chanukah, the festival in which candles are lit for eight consecutive nights.
A collection of artifacts that were stolen but later rescued will be on display at the end of the month at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem.
The succession of deadly Palestinian terrorist attacks in the West Bank in recent weeks is a painful reminder of a bigger truth, and that is that the security quiet that prevailed until recently was little more than an illusion.
A young pregnant woman and six other travelers were injured in a Palestinian shooting attack at a bus stop outside the Jewish town of Ofra on Sunday night.
The biggest conflict in Israel is between the political left and right, as opposed to between Jews and Arabs as has been the case for the past 16 years, according to 32 percent of respondents in an annual poll.
The BDS movement has demonstrated a willingness not only to hurt Israelis but also Palestinians, as economic data shows what would happen were there to be massive boycotts against the Jewish state, especially amid Israelis and Palestinians working together such as in the Jordan Valley.
A group of Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria filed a class-action lawsuit against Airbnb in Jerusalem District Court on Thursday, after the travel home-rental company erased 200 listings that they said would no longer be available due to their location in “occupied territories.”
The online marketplace and hospitality service Airbnb announced on Monday that it will no longer permit listings in Judea and Samaria due to what it alleges as “Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank that are at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians,” according to …
Parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids could be fined $540.06 if a measure approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday is enacted into law.
Hamas and other armed Gazan factions launched a widespread rocket and mortar assault on southern Israel as evening descended on Monday, in an assault seen by the terror organizations as a calculated risk.
Israel said it has cut off talks with Egypt and the United Nations Special Envoy to Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov regarding a ceasefire with Hamas, as over 400 rockets were fired at Israeli civilian centers in less than 24 hours.