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 By David Isaac    News    July 1, 2022

Netanyahu has week to find majority, prevent Israeli elections

(JNS) — With the dramatic announcement on June 20 by coalition leaders Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid of their intention to dissolve Israel’s government, the nation began bracing itself for its fifth round of elections in three years. A...

 

Knesset to disband, Israel set for new round of elections

(JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid have agreed to disband the current Knesset and head to new elections. A preliminary bill will tentatively be brought during the upcoming parliamentary session...

 
 By Shimon Yaish    News    June 24, 2022

Summer travel begins with chaos at Israel's main airport

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — After returning to full operations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport is having difficulty coping with heavy passenger traffic as the summer travel season gets underway. Even...

 

One-time cure for HIV?

(JNS) — Researchers at Tel Aviv University have published encouraging test results of a procedure that could lead to a one-time treatment for patients with HIV. The study was led by Adi Barzel, Ph.D., and Ph.D. student Alessio Nehmad of the school... Full story

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    June 17, 2022

Anti-regime Iranian activists visit Israel to garner support and spread awareness

(JNS) - As European and American negotiating teams continue to convene in Vienna in an attempt to sign a new nuclear deal with Iran, the Iranian people have taken to the streets to protest the rising...

 
 By David Isaac    News    June 17, 2022

What the failure of legal jurisdiction bill could mean for Israelis in Judea and Samaria

(JNS) — A Knesset vote to renew a law, set to expire on June 30, that applies Israel’s legal system to citizens in Judea and Samaria, and has been in force as “emergency regulations” since the Six-Day War of 1967, went down in defeat on...

 
 By Aryeh Savir TPS    News    June 10, 2022

Hamas backs down as 70,000 Israelis march in Jerusalem

At least 70,000 Israeli from all over the country proudly participated in the Flag Parade celebrating Jerusalem’s Day on Sunday night, ignoring Hamas’ threat to attack Israel. The Jerusalem Day celebrations, marking the victory during the 1967...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 10, 2022

Dozens of arrests but no casualties reported

(JTA) — Jewish extremists shouted racist slogans and clashed with Palestinians during a heavily policed Jerusalem Day march, but there were no major injuries at an event that last year was among the spurs to a deadly conflict. Police said 50,000...

 

Concerned about an attack, Israel boosts air-defense

(JNS) — Israel has boosted the deployment of its air-defense systems due to concerns that Iran could retaliate for the May 22 assassination of a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps officer in Tehran, Kan News reported on Monday. The move... Full story

 
 By David Isaac    News    June 10, 2022

Losing the Galilee: Why are Jews a declining minority in this key area?

(JNS) — The Jewish presence in the Galilee is shrinking — in part, critics say, because of government policies that effectively discriminate against Jews in favor of Arabs, who constitute the vast majority of the area’s inhabitants. The stakes...

 
 By David Isaac    News    June 10, 2022

UK to pass legislation preventing public bodies from engaging in boycotts

(JNS) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government has resolved to pass legislation that will stop public bodies from adopting anti-Israel boycott resolutions. The proposed legislation was outlined in the Queen’s Speech, an...

 

Netanyahu declares case against him 'dead'

(JNS) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared the main criminal case against him “dead,” after state prosecutors were forced to alter the charge sheet, Israeli media reported last week. The state’s witness in the...

 
 By Aryeh Savir    News    June 3, 2022

Residents of Samaria community tell Bennett: Stay away

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s participation in an upcoming event at the community of Elkana in Samaria is sparking controversy and generating protests against his participation, with residents telling Bennett “stay away.” Bennett is planning...

 
 By Hanan Greenwood    News    May 20, 2022

75 percent of Arab citizens believe Jews have no right to sovereignty in Israel

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — Three-quarters of Arab Israelis believe Jews have no right to sovereignty in the country, according to a recent study by Israeli NGO Habithonistim–Protectors of Israel. When asked where their loyalties would lie in case...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    May 20, 2022

After months of delays, Israel permits American basketball player to live in the country - but only temporarily

(JTA) – Israel has granted a temporary residency to American basketball player Jared Armstrong, ending for now a months-long saga of multiple rejections, accusations of racism and petitions by influential people including an American investor and a...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    May 13, 2022

Despite break in terror attacks in Israel, tense days lie ahead

(JNS) — Israel’s security forces worked in an intensive, integrated manner to disrupt the wave of terrorist violence that had afflicted Israel beginning in March and lasting through the first week of April. A number of factors have now led to...

 

Herzog: 'No one asked fallen sons and daughters who was right-wing, who was left'

(JNS) — Israel began marking the Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism on Tuesday evening when, at 8 p.m., a one-minute siren rang out throughout the country, causing all to stop in silence. The central ceremony was held at...

 
 News    May 6, 2022

Ahead of Israel's 74th birthday, immigration smashes 20-year record

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Some 38,000 new immigrants will celebrate their first Independence Day as Israeli citizens this year, according to figures released by the Jewish Agency on Sunday. The figure...

 
 News    May 6, 2022

Nefesh B'Nefesh welcomes 74,000th new immigrant ahead of Israel's 74th year

(JNS) - Nefesh B'Nefesh, in partnership with Israel's Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael and JNF-USA, welcomed its 74,000th new immigrant on...

 
 News    May 6, 2022

Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe heads back to Earth after 15 days on the ISS

(JNS) - Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe and the three other members of the Axiom-1 (Ax-1) mission are on their way back to Earth following a 15-day stay in the International Space Station, according...

 
 By Emma Goss    News    April 29, 2022

Some Jewish tech workers won't ever return to the office - instead, they've moved to Israel

(J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) - Koby Geduld clocks into work at 7 p.m. most nights. He's a project coordinator for Tile, the San Mateo–based maker of Bluetooth-enabled tracki...

 
 By Gabe Friedman    News    April 29, 2022

Temple Mount closes to Jews

(JTA) — The Temple Mount is closed to Jewish visitors “until further notice,” the organization that coordinates visits by Jews said on April 23, after a fresh round of clashes between Israeli police and Muslim worshippers at the Jerusalem holy...

 

Gantz: Israel to grant tens of thousands of additional work visas to Palestinians

(JNS) — Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Tuesday that he is advancing a plan to grant work permits to tens of thousands of additional Palestinians. Currently, an estimated 100,000 Palestinians enter Israel legally to work after being...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    April 22, 2022

Ukrainian children are finding refuge in an Israeli town and its school for Russian speakers

NOF HAGALIL, Israel (JTA) - During Veronika Maidanova's first two days attending school in Israel, the 8-year-old felt completely lost. "Everyone spoke Hebrew and I didn't understand anything," she...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    April 15, 2022

Israel's coalition in crisis

(JTA) - Of all the issues facing Israel - violence within the country, how to handle Russia's war on Ukraine, Iran - the one that appears to have put the country's delicate governing coalition at...

 

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