February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Mideast

Few residents in the Palestinian city of the future

RAWABI, West Bank—Bashar Masri is not your typical billionaire real estate developer.  More...

Diaspora initiative names Philly CEO

A struggling Israeli initiative aimed at forging closer ties with the diaspora named a CEO in a bid to revive the project. More...

Holocaust survivor informed he’s oldest

A Holocaust survivor in Haifa is believed to be the oldest man in the world.  Yisrael Kristal, 112, achieved that status after Yasutaro Koide of Japan, also 112, died, Haaretz reported.  More...

Volunteers sift trash to find ring

A diamond engagement ring accidentally thrown in a garbage dumpster by a bride-to-be was recovered days after haredi Orthodox volunteers sifted through tons of garbage.  More...

Students who visit can extend stay

Students from the diaspora who participate in Jewish identity programs such as Birthright and Masa can now extend their stay in Israel by up to six months.  Interior Minister Aryeh Deri approved new regulations allowing the students to gain a re More...