January 6, 2016 RSS feed / Mideast

6 numbers that describe Israel’s economy

TEL AVIV—It has the highest poverty rate among affluent democracies, the fourth-worst income inequality and the seventh-lowest government spending on social services. More...

2 Jewish-Israelis indicted in deadly Duma firebombing

Two Jewish-Israelis have been indicted in the deadly firebombing of a Palestinian family’s home in the West Bank village of Duma.  Israeli prosecutors filed the indictments in Lod District Court on Sunday, when a gag order was lifted on so More...

Schwartz family at site of killing

The parents and four siblings of Ezra Schwartz visited the West Bank spot where the American yeshiva student was killed by a Palestinian terrorist.  More...

Shimon Peres: ‘I’m not dead yet!’

Amid rumors of his death, Shimon Peres took to social media to reassure the public he was very much alive.  Rumors flew around social media that the 92-year-old Peres had died, starting on Whatsapp groups and snowballing from there.  More...

Gov’t.: New housing was not approved

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said it never approved plans to build thousands of new houses in Jewish settlements in a particularly controversial part of the West Bank.  More...