March 29, 2017 RSS feed / Mideast

Trump the change agent looks traditional on Mideast peace

WASHINGTON—Trump administration rhetoric about Israeli-Palestinian peace is typical of a president who would make everything great: President Donald Trump is going to bring about a “historic” deal, the White House has said, one that More...

Unity Prize goes to Limmud, and first non-Jew

The Jerusalem Unity Prize named Limmud, the international network of Jewish learning communities, and its first non-Jewish winner. The prize was launched in 2015 in memory of three slain Israeli teenagers.  More...

Former soldiers fight to keep Israel’s military friendly to women and gays

TEL AVIV—Shahaf Ben- Yakov always found it maddening when her ability as a combat soldier was questioned just because of her gender. More...

With new law, Israelis over 80 no longer wait

Israelis aged 80 and older will no longer have to wait in line in stores and for most services.  The Knesset passed a bill that will allow the elderly to receive public services without waiting in line at places such as the post office, bank, su More...

Campaign to build baseball stadium takes off after WBC

Plans to build the first regulation baseball stadium in Israel have gathered steam in the wake of Team Israel’s surprisingly strong performance in the World Baseball Classic.  More...

Palestinian terrorist who killed student gets life sentences

The Palestinian terrorist who killed American yeshiva student Ezra Schwartz and three others was sentenced to four life sentences for the November 2015 attack.  Mohammed Abed Odeh Harub was sentenced in an Israeli military court. More...