September 14, 2016 RSS feed / Mideast

Poll: Israeli Jews favor Hillary, but say Trump is better for Israel ‘policy’

JERUSALEM—Most Israeli Jews would prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump as the next president of the United States—even though more of them think Trump would be better for the “Israeli government’s policy.”  More...

Sharansky won’t seek new term at Jewish Agency

Natan Sharansky announced he will be stepping down from his position as chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel in June.  Sharansky, 68, will complete his second term before he leaves. He took the post in June 2009.  More...

Israel is now the land of milk and whiskey

KATZRIN, Israel—David Zibell is busy testing the alcohol level of the liquid flowing out of his outdoor copper still. More...

Report: Abbas worked for Soviet-era KGB

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas served as a KGB agent during the 1980s, an Israeli news station reported.  Israel’s Channel 1 public television station reported that Abbas worked with the Soviet intelligence agency using the More...

Israeli documentary entered for Oscar

A Tel Aviv University graduate has won a top Student Academy Award and her documentary will be automatically entered in the Academy Awards competition.  Maya Sarfaty will also receive a gold medal for her film, “The Most Beautiful Woman,&r More...

Archaeologists restore Temple courtyard tiles

Archaeologists working in Jerusalem have restored floor tiling that was part of the courtyards of King Herod’s Second Temple over 2,000 years ago.  More...

Why Tel Aviv residents are so crazy about their four-legged friends

TEL AVIV—It’s not every day you see a dog getting a massage. But in this Israeli city, somehow it seems expected. More...