Troops encounter no resistance, reroute boat to port city Ashdod. Among the boat's 13 passengers are several parliamentarians, an Olympic athlete, a retired U.S. army colonel and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Two former presidents, ex-espionage chiefs and spies, famous Holocaust survivors and figures from the world of art and literature are among the members of the tribe who passed away since the last Jewish New Year.
While reciting the prayer with her brothers, daughter Tzvia Walden inserts 'and for all humankind' to the ultra-Orthodox wording - adding a universal twist to the traditional mourning prayer.
The death of Israel's 9th president dominated the news cycle Thursday, even if there were few visible signs of the nation mourning. 'I feel like I’ve known him forever,' one Israeli says.
The death of Israel's 9th president dominated the news cycle, even if there were few visible signs of the nation mourning on Wednesday. 'I feel like I’ve known him forever,' one Israeli says.
Following several years of steady, even rapid growth, immigration to Israel is down. The most pronounced downturn? In emigration from France and Ukraine.
Sharp downturn in French immigration to Israel blamed chiefly on absence of job opportunities, study says.
The Jewish vote in America is about 'cultural identity and shared fears more than political stands or personalities,' history scholar says.
Trump’s people in particular are campaigning as if Israel were the secret swing state that could decide the election. Could it?
Jewish human rights group contends JNF exploits American tax-exempt status to promote projects in West Bank – in clear defiance of official U.S. foreign policy.