January 2, 2019 RSS feed / Mideast

Corruption investigations against Netanyahu could take center stage during Israel’s election

JERUSALEM—Israel’s attorney general likely will wait until after national elections to announce whether or not he will indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three corruption investigations, but the allegations could be central to th More...

Israel advances over 2,000 settlement homes

The Israeli Defense Ministry committee responsible for authorizing construction in the settlements advanced plans for nearly 2,200 living units in 47 settlements.  In all, 1,038 homes and apartments were granted approval for final construction, More...

Simcha Rotem, last Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fighter, dies

Simcha Rotem, the last known surviving Jewish fighter from the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943, has died. More...

First Ethiopian-Israeli pilot gets his Air Force wings

The Israeli Air Force announced its first Ethiopian-Israeli pilot.  Lt. Y, known only by his first initial for security reasons, completed the rigorous three-year-long pilots course, Army Radio reported. More...

Israeli lawmakers take steps on medical marijuana

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel is going into the medical marijuana export business — if its Cabinet agrees.  Said Saul Kaye, CEO of iCAN, an Israeli medical cannabis company, said in a statement. More...