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Ukrainians welcomed in Israel with kittens and paperwork

By Fran Kritz JERUSALEM – A ballroom at Jerusalem’s Caesar hotel on Jaffa Road was strikingly quiet, considering that it was Purim in the rest...
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Birthright Israel to lower its age limit back to 26

By Andrew Lapin Five years after raising the age limit for Israel tour participants, Birthright Israel is reverting to a policy of funding free trips...
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Hundreds of Ukrainian refugees have landed in Israel, and thousands more could follow

By Shira Hanau Around 300 Ukrainian Jewish refugees landed in Israel Sunday, among them some 90 orphans between the ages of two and 12, in...
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The new Florida? Record number of US retirees relocate to Israel in 2021

By Larry Luxner A few weeks ago, Joel Tenenbaum, 81, and Marilyn Berkowitz, 84, arrived in Tel Aviv on an El Al flight from New...
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Amnesty International releases report accusing Israel of apartheid

Amnesty International has become the latest human rights organization to describe Israel’s activities in relation to Palestinians as “apartheid” when it released a special...
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Two medical advancements in Israel worth noting

By Maayan Hoffman Technology aims to make more livers available for transplantation For the first time in Israel, donor liver machine perfusion (MP) was performed before...
Tamar Schwarzbard

This young US immigrant in Jerusalem is telling Israel’s story to the world

By Renee Ghert-Zand Tamar Schwarzbard is grateful for getting to tell Israel’s story to the world every day—not through lectures or opinion columns, but via...
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Is the Biden-Bennett honeymoon over? Here are 6 US-Israel issues that are raising tensions

“Behind closed doors” is a phrase that crops up a lot in conversation with senior U.S. and Israeli officials these days. That’s the place...
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Some Americans are moving to Baltimore’s sister city 9 miles from Gaza

By Linda Gradstein When people ask Nechama Greenfield why she and her husband chose to move just nine miles from Gaza in June, less than...
Chaim Walder

A journalist breaking Orthodoxy’s biggest sexual abuse stories says he wishes he didn’t have...

In March 2021, reporting by Haaretz journalists Aaron Rabinowitz and Shira Elk revealed allegations of sexual abuse against Yehudah Meshi-Zahav, the founder of Zaka,...