December 21, 2016 RSS feed / Mideast

In Central Asia, Netanyahu scores diplomatic home run in Iran’s backyard

You wouldn’t know it from the front pages of newspapers in Israel, but its prime minister has completed a landmark visit to two of the world’s wealthiest Muslim nations. More...

Netanyahu will pitch Trump on Iran deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would present to President-elect Donald Trump multiple options to dismantle the Iran nuclear deal.  “There are ways, various ways of undoing it,” Netanyahu said in an interview on CBS’ More...

‘Cut traditional holiday doughnuts’

Israel’s health minister called on the public to refrain from eating the traditional Chanukah treat sufganiyot.  More...

Military service aids longevity

Compulsory military service added three years to the life expectancy of Israeli men, according to a new study. The study released by the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Jerusalem compared data from 130 countries.  More...

Trump nominates David Friedman as ambassador

President-elect Donald Trump is nominating a top Jewish surrogate, David Friedman, to be ambassador to Israel, with a statement saying Friedman will serve from Jerusalem and describing the city as “Israel’s eternal capital.”  More...