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 By World Jewish News    News    April 9, 2021 

New biblical Dead Sea scrolls discovered, other astonishing finds

For the first time in approximately 60 years, archaeological excavations have uncovered fragments of a biblical scroll. The scroll, which is written in Greek, includes portions of the Book of the...

 

Religious Zionist Party officially endorses Netanyahu

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Israel's Religious Zionist Party leader Bezalel Smotrich announced on Tuesday that he plans to recommend that Israel's President Reuven Rivlin task Prime Minister Benjamin...

 
 News    April 9, 2021 

Israeli boy finds biblical-era figurine in the Negev

(JNS) - An 11-year-old Israeli boy has uncovered a rare, 2,500-year-old amulet during a family excursion in the northern Negev Desert, the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Tuesday. Zvi Ben-David...

 

Election results show no clear path to governing majority

(JNS) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his opponents have no clear path toward a Knesset majority, Israeli election results show, indicating that the country's political gridlock will...

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    April 2, 2021

Parents of slain US teen want Jerusalem terrorist extradited

(JNS) - Frimet and Arnold Roth, whose 15-year-old daughter Malki, a U.S. national, was murdered in August 2001 in the Sbarro pizzeria bombing in Jerusalem, published a new video this week calling...

 

Israeli Arabs are the big winners in Israel's election

With most of the votes counted and no decisive outcome as far as who the next prime minister will be, or if Israel will be headed to an unprecedented fifth national election in less than three years, one thing is clear, the big winners in Israel’s...

 
 By William Levy    News    April 2, 2021

More good medical news from Israel

Israelis do not make islands in the shape of palm trees, nor towering skyscrapers, nor expensive hotels, nor do their leaders use cars with solid silver bodies (a clear allusion to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates). The pride of the State of...

 

Israel's COVID reproduction rate drops to 0.59

(Israel Hayom) — Israel’s coronavirus reproduction rate continues to drop, according to Health Ministry data released on Wednesday, and now stands at 0.59. Of the 41,443 COVID-19 tests that the ministry conducted on Tuesday, 679 came back...

 

On and off the court, Israel's NBA star is making the grade

By Howard Blas (JNS) - As Deni Avdija and the Washington Wizards mark the halfway point of the season and celebrate his selection to the 2020-21 NBA Rising Stars World Team roster, 21-year-old...

 
 By JNS staff    News    March 26, 2021

Netanyahu wins but may not be able to form a coalition

The fourth attempt in two years to unseat embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have failed once again, with Netanyahu securing his largest-ever electoral victory over his...

 
 By Hanan Greenwood    News    March 26, 2021

Clearing out notes in Kotel ahead of Passover

(Israel Hayom) - Workers at the Western Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem on Tuesday conducted the site's customary biannual clearout of all the notes stuck between the stones over the course of the...

 
 By Nadav Shragai    News    March 26, 2021

Israel straddles the divide as Saudis vie for influence over Temple Mount

(JNS) — Two events of religious and historical significance that very nearly took place last week point to a deeper layer in Jordan and Saudi Arabia’s struggle for guardianship of Islamic holy places on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. Israel has now...

 

Israel's fourth election in two years

On March 23, Israel will hold its fourth national election in two years. This is a result of political stalemate and politicking that's placed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against most other...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    March 12, 2021

Israeli Supreme Court rules state must grant citizenship to non-Orthodox Jewish converts in Israel

(JTA) — 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...

 
 By Asaf Shalev    News    March 12, 2021

Israel to spend $50M compensating families of children who disappeared in state's early years

(JTA) — 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.  But advocacy groups and several of the families have already...

 

Rio de Janeiro designated sister city of Raanana, Israel's Brazilian capital

RAANANA, Israel (JTA) — Rio de Janeiro and Raanana are now sister cities, a longtime aspiration of Brazilian immigrants who have turned the upscale Tel Aviv suburb into their new home. “It’s the result of the great relationship between Israel...

 

Western Wall stones get 'injection' before Passover

(JNS) — While Israelis are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, the stones of the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City are receiving their own injections, with syringes surprisingly similar to those used in the medical world. Every six months, be...

 

Israel scrambles to save animals hurt in massive tar spill

(ISRAEL21c via JNS) - A catastrophic tar spill washing up along Israel's entire Mediterranean coast may be the worst environmental disaster in Israeli history. While government authorities...

 

Yad Vashem 'deeply disturbed' by Polish court verdict

(JNS) — Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial center said on Thursday that it was “deeply disturbed” by the implications of a Polish court’s recent ruling in a libel case involving the alleged wartime actions of Edward Malinowski, the...

 

Israel doesn't want to fight, but they are prepared

Earlier this week, the Israeli Air Force carried out a three-day exercise simulating a large-scale war against Hezbollah, the terrorist group that controls much of Lebanon, and which reportedly has as many as 150,000 missiles aimed at Israel....

 

Israeli COVID-19 cure 'could change the fate of humanity'

(JNS) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Monday at his office in Jerusalem with the head of the research project at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov Hospital), where an...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    February 19, 2021

Netanyahu, on trial for corruption, pleads not guilty

(JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleaded not guilty in his ongoing trial for corruption charges, then left the courtroom while the hearing was still underway. Later on Monday he dismissed the charges, as he has in the past, as...

 

Correction

Thanks to the astute eye of Burt Chasnov for bringing to Heritage's attention that the photo of the U.S. Embassy in Israel in last week's issue was the embassy in Tel Aviv, not the one in Jerusalem,...

 

Has Israel just found the cure for Covid?

(ISRAEL21c) - Even with Israel's world-leading rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations, drugs to treat Covid patients are in desperate need across the world. Two such drugs developed in Israel show great...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    February 19, 2021

UAE embraces trade with Israeli-owned businesses in Judea and Samaria

(JNS) - The Psagot Winery sits on the peaks of the Binyamin region mountains in Judea and Samaria, north of Jerusalem and just east of Ramallah. Though Psagot and many Israeli-owned businesses...

 

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