Israel News

Israel’s mikvahs open to non-Orthodox conversions, official clarifies

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JTA Wire Service Clarifying existing policy, the office of Israel’s deputy religious services minister said Israel’s state-sponsored mikvahs are open for use for Conservative and...

Kotel Clash: One Baltimoreans First-hand Account

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It seemed like a scene out of a novel. Piercing screams. Cries of “Nazi” and “traitor.” But this clash — a protest that resembled a...

Israel Integrating Arabs into High-Tech World

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Four years ago, the Israeli government named Nazareth a national priority area, meaning that Israel’s largest Arab city would be granted economic incentives as...

Streisand to receive honorary doctorate from Hebrew U.

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JTA Wire Service Barbra Streisand will receive an honorary doctorate from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Streisand, the iconic Jewish-American singer and actress, will be presented...

Weekend of Fire and Stone Terror in Judea and Samaria

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Israeli residents of Judea and Samaria experienced and extremely violent weekend. They were subjected to numerous terror attacks perpetrated by Arabs throughout region. Arab arsonists...

Israeli official protests Google’s use of Palestine

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JTA Wire Service A senior Israeli official called on Google to reconsider its decision to change the wording on its services and products from “Palestinian...

What does Jerusalem mean to you?

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Tazpit News Agency Staff In light of Jerusalem Day, Tazpit News Agency interviewed tourists and residents in the Old City of Jerusalem to hear what...

Facebook in talks to buy Waze Israeli navigation app

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JTA Wire Service Facebook is in advanced talks to buy the Israeli navigation technology firm Waze. The Israeli business daily Calcalist reported Thursday that a term...

Poll: Israelis much more confident in Obama than Palestinians

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JTA Wire Service Israelis by a 4-to-1 margin are more confident than Palestinians in how President Obama handles his foreign policy, a poll found. The Pew...

With Court Ruling, Majority of Israeli Jews Back Women of the Wall

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Support Greatest Among Jewish Israelis Born in America & Europe, College Graduates, Secular May 11, 2013 With recent altercations at the Western Wall and legal rulings...