February 1, 2017 RSS feed / Mideast

Religious single moms gaining acceptance

JERUSALEM—When Alexandra Benjamin was pregnant recently with her son, she went shopping for appliances for her new apartment in Jerusalem. At the store, the religious salesman asked about her husband. More...

Trump slows down on Jerusalem, Iran campaign promises

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump have been talking each other up plenty since the latter’s election upset in November. More...

Koret Foundation supports museum

The San Francisco-based Koret Foundation has given the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv a $10-million grant—the largest from a U.S. philanthropic foundation in the museum’s 40-year history.  More...

Israeli army has a problem

Nearly 40 percent of Israelis are smokers by the time they finish their compulsory army service, according to a new study.  That is twice as high as the overall national rate and dramatically higher than among American soldiers, according to the More...