January 7, 2015 RSS feed / Mideast

Will Racheli Ibenboim’s campaign put a haredi woman in the Knesset?

TEL AVIV—Racheli Ibenboim acts as if she’s in a rush, repeatedly checking her phone before hurrying off to her next appointment exactly 30 minutes after the current one begins.  The way Ibenboim tells it, she’s not just trying More...

Bar/bat mitzvah for terror survivors

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin held a bar and bat mitzvah celebration for children who were survivors of terrorist attacks.  Some 50 children attended the celebration, including three orphans. More...

Ex-envoy Oren announces run

Michael Oren, the former Israeli envoy to the United States, will run in Israel’s upcoming elections.  Oren was presented as a candidate for the new political party Kulanu, which is headed by former Communications Minister Moshe Kahlon. More...

Arab countries ban ‘Exodus’ film

Several Arab countries banned the release of the film “Exodus: Gods and Kings.”  Egypt barred what its culture minister called a “Zionist film.”  “It gives a Zionist view of history and contains historical inac More...

Israel’s population reaches 8.3 million

Israel’s population on the eve of 2015 stood at 8.3 million.  Some 6.2 million of that population are Jewish and 1.7 million are Arabs as 2014 came to a close, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics reported.  More...