January 3, 2018 RSS feed / Mideast

Palestinian reconciliation creates an opportunity for families of slain soldiers held by Hamas

WASHINGTON — Israel’s government may be ambivalent about the nascent reconciliation between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, but it outright opposes Palestinian bids for statehood recognition through international bodies, including th More...

Proposed Western Wall train station to be named after Trump

A recently approved train station to be built in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter will reportedly be named for U.S. President Donald Trump.  More...

“Alternative” marriage registration station opened in Tel Aviv

The Tzohar rabbinical organization has opened a marriage registration branch at in Tel Aviv in cooperation with the local rabbinate.  Tzohar’s “alternative” marriage registration service, which currently has offices in Jerusale More...

Portman’s prize money is doubled to $2 million

Israeli philanthropist Morris Kahn has made a $1 million gift to the Genesis Prize Foundation in honor of 2018 laureate Natalie Portman.  Kahn’s gift doubles the award for the so-called “Jewish Nobel” to $2 million.  More...

Ben Gurion Airport to undergo $1.43 billion upgrade

Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport will undergo upgrades and expansions at a cost of $1.43 billion.  The Israel Airport Authority said the upgrades are necessary to accommodate an expected 50 percent increase in passenger turnover i More...