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Ben & Jerry’s decision this week to pull out of an agreement that allowed its Israeli franchisee to sell its product in what the company terms “Occupied Palestinian Territory” has angered some Jewish-owned businesses.

Danielle Wolfson’s oxygen tank was almost empty as she neared the peak of Mount Everest on May 23. At such a high altitude and low temperature, she knew she could just sit down and await a quick death. She’d stepped over bodies of previous climbers who’d done exactly that. Two things saved t…

Israel is likely to run out of landfill space for the disposal of waste by next year, the Environmental Protection Ministry warned mayors and local council heads this week.The Efaa, Ganey Hadas and Tarbin (Dudaim) landfills are fast reaching capacity, which will likely necessitate their clos…

Three days after its inauguration, Israel’s new government on Wednesday approved the composition of its diplomatic-security cabinet. The government also approved the establishment of a ministerial committee on foreign service appointments.

Some 5,000 new immigrants from the United States and Canada are scheduled to immigrate to Israel by the end of 2021, according to new data published by the Nefesh B’Nefesh organization in conjunction with Israel’s Aliyah and Integration Ministry, the Jewish Agency for Israel and Keren Kayeme…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein attended a ceremony in Jerusalem on Sunday honoring the country’s health system personnel and partner agencies for their contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.“Israel’s victory was achieved…

Following the announcement of a formation of a new coalition government in Israel on Wednesday, American Jewish leaders and organizations for the most part stopped short of offering any type of predictions and insight into how the agreement will change U.S.-Israel relations.

Yesh Atid Party head Yair Lapid and Yamina Party head Naftali Bennett announced on Wednesday that they have secured an agreement to form Israel’s next government, thereby likely ending the 12-year consecutive term of Benjamin Netanyahu as the country’s prime minister.

The Knesset elected Jewish Agency for Israel chairman Isaac Herzog as Israel’s 11th president on Wednesday. The vote was conducted in a special session during which Knesset members cast secret ballots for either Herzog or Israel Prize laureate Miriam Peretz.

In continuation of the family reunification initiative “Operation Tzur Israel” (“Operation Rock of Israel”), nearly 300 new Ethiopian olim landed in Israel on March 11, joining the other 1,700 Ethiopians who arrived in Israel since last year.

Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein announced on Sunday that in light of the country’s low and stable coronavirus morbidity figures, he will not seek an extension of the current pandemic-related restrictions, which are set to expire on June 1. This marks the first time that restrictions w…

Amid ongoing rocket attacks from Gaza, one after another foreign airline has suspended flights to Israel, multiple media outlets reported on Sunday, citing civil aviation officials.According to the reports, most of the flights arriving on schedule—including those of Israel’s national carrier…

Blake Gailen, center fielder for Team Israel, is a little superstitious. If he has a really good game one night, for example, he’ll probably eat the same lunch again before his next game. That type of ritualistic behavior is not unusual for baseball players, he joked, adding that some are ev…

The case of Sheikh Jarrah is a complex and long-running legal matter, subject to competing property claims by Jewish owners and Palestinian tenants over a small area of land in Jerusalem. The affair also incorporates the area’s religious significance and spans a history dating back to pre-19…

The Israeli Ministry of Health is stepping up preparations to begin vaccinating 12- to 15-year-olds against the coronavirus, N12 reported on Tuesday.The preparations began after health authorities in Israel learned that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will approve the Pfizer vaccine fo…

All eyes are on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and whether he will order a state commission of inquiry into the Lag B’Omer disaster that left 45 people dead and some 150 injured.By law, an inquest of this kind would require the approval of Justice Minister Benny Gantz. Though Gant…

Israeli Basketball Premier League club Ironi Ness Ziona has been crowned the new International Basketball Federation Europe (FIBA) Cup champions, after beating Stal Ostrow Wielkopolski and earning their first title in a European club competition.

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to cooperate in the field of health care, the Health Ministry announced on Wednesday.

Had Israel not embarked on its unprecedented vaccination campaign, 12,000 citizens would have lost their lives to the coronavirus, according to a model presented by pediatrician and epidemiologist Professor Eli Somech at a meeting on Wednesday of the Health Ministry’s epidemiology department.

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