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Spanish VIPs get the message (and will take it home): BDS is bad for everyone
Touring Israel, they are able to see joint partnerships between Israelis and Arabs at work, the high-quality produce prepared for export—and even witness firsthand the need to run for shelter as Hamas rockets fall.
Negev town to aid families of children with medical and therapeutic needs
The construction of a new community named “Daniel” is being built in collaboration with Merhavim; the Israeli Ministry of Construction and Housing; and ALEH, Israel’s network of care for children with severe complex disabilities
“We need to talk ... ”
Observers lament lack of wide-ranging views at Federation’s General Assembly in Tel Aviv
A theme of “We need to talk” came accompanied by calls for a respectful but serious dialogue on key issues that have been troubling America’s Jewish communal establishment, particularly involving Orthodox and right-wing Jews.
Alternative to Israel’s Chief Rabbinate spices up kashrut
The goal of Tzohar Organization of Rabbis is not to replace, but to rework—and together. “No one likes competition. But there is a great buzz now, and they are shaking. As a result, they understand that they must make changes, and this was our goal,” says co-founder Rabbi Rafi Feuerstein.
Barkan terror attack attempts to ‘sabotage the normalization’ of local Jews and Arabs
The horrific incident took place at the attacker’s and the three victims’ place of employment in the large Barkan Industrial Park, one of the few commercial centers to employ both thousands of Israelis and thousands of Palestinians, and a working example of coexistence.
Special envoy Jason Greenblatt: ‘Palestinian leadership is not talking to us, much to their detriment’
Trump’s top envoy to the Middle East has a herculean task before him: to help negotiate the peace plan between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
Prior to Rosh Hashanah, families of two Israelis held captive in Gaza appeal for news
“They must find a way to bring us a sign of life. Please be our partners in saving their lives,” came an agonizing plea from Ilan Mangistu, the brother of Avera Mangistu, who with Hisham Al Sayeed were captured by Hamas in Gaza years ago.
Deconstructing the Oslo Accords 25 years later: Was it a gift or a curse?
Although the agreement itself didn’t call for the creation of an official Palestinian state west of the Jordan River, subsequent Israeli proposals over the years did allow for such an entity to come into being. All of those offers, however, were rejected by the Palestinian leadership.
Israeli men just miss making the podium at flag-football world championships in Panama
Big sports news: Israel was chosen to host the European Championships of flag football next year in Jerusalem.
Why Israelis aren’t as worked up about the Western Wall as Diaspora Jews
The Israeli public as a whole has been substantially less committed to—in fact, downright unenthusiastic about—changing the status quo.
Knesset makes it official: Israel is a Jewish state
The bill now holds weight as one of Israel’s “Basic Laws,” the highest level of legal authority, being that Israel has no official constitution.
Jerusalem court issues lien on ships headed to Gaza, with proceeds going to Israeli victims of terror
The strategy was introduced to the court by the Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center’ NGO on behalf of two Israeli families (Weinstein and Gavish) who for years have been involved in various lawsuits against Hamas for the murder of relatives.
With ‘peace’ in doubt, Israelis search for alternatives to two-state solution
Proposals for new paradigms, including calls for Israel to extend sovereignty over territories currently occupied by Israelis and Palestinians, are gaining traction.
Hands-on training from the ground up: US first-responders study methodology in Israel
Several times a year, groups of Americans from various emergency agencies arrive to spend a week in classroom training and fieldwork alongside their Israeli counterparts. Then they take their new skills back home.