January 18, 2017 RSS feed / Mideast

Israel’s top security experts redrawing West Bank map

TEL AVIV—Israel’s leading security think tank has published a plan to redraw the map of the West Bank in a bid to consolidate major settlements and prevent the spread of others. More...

Jordanian official: moving embassy ‘catastrophic’

Jordan’s government spokesman warned of “catastrophic” repercussions if President-elect Donald Trump moves the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as he indicated he would.  More...

Hip Tel Aviv has become Israel’s new ‘aliyah capital’

TEL AVIV—Meet Daniel Rubin, in many ways the new face of aliyah. Originally from Los Angeles, Rubin, 27, moved to Israel a decade ago to study at a Jerusalem yeshiva. More...

Netanyahu thanks Congress, ‘America’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel thanked America and its House of Representatives for passing a resolution condemning a U.N. More...

Hamas hacks soldiers’ cellphones posing as women

Operatives for the Hamas terrorist group hacked into dozens of Israeli combat soldiers’ cellphones by posing as attractive Israeli women on Facebook.  More...

Israeli court favors women’s prayer at Wall

Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that women should be allowed to read from the Torah in the women’s section at the Western Wall and that an egalitarian prayer area set aside at nearby Robinson’s Arch does not constitute access to th More...

Israel doubling down on effort to court tourists from India and China

TEL AVIV—When Bollywood star and Indian fashion icon Sonam Kapoor appeared on the cover of the June-July issue of Harper’s Bazaar Bride, India, she did so wearing a sheer pink confection and a radiant smile. More...