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Jewish spouses matter

1 hour 41 min ago
A new study claims non-Jewish family deters engagement, even as more rabbis welcome the intermarried

Border police thwart infiltration into West Bank settlement

1 hour 43 min ago
2 suspects arrested after breaking into Na’ale community; third man, apparently waiting in getaway car, manages to escape

Teacher charged with indecent assault of 7-year-old girls

1 hour 43 min ago
Shaul Shamai accused of series of crimes including putting students on his lap during class and touching them inappropriately

Jewish filmmaker, Syrian producer swap similar immigrant tales

2 hours 5 min ago
NY Jewish Week: Airing June 26 on PBS, new film explores overlaps between Julia Meltzer’s life in Damascus and Mustafo Zeno’s career at an Orthodox high school

Israeli-Americans bask in the Gal Gadot effect

2 hours 22 min ago
NY Jewish Week: ‘Wonder Woman’ star makes having an Israeli accent ‘sexy’ — a ‘liberating’ experience for expats

Liberman: Abbas trying to draw Hamas into war with Israel

2 hours 23 min ago
Defense minister says peace with Palestinians will come only as a byproduct of a broader regional agreement

Delek to sell $1.2b Tamar stake in TASE IPO

2 hours 52 min ago
Globes: Delek Drilling, a unit of Delek Group Ltd., will spin off a 9.25% stake in the Tamar and Dalit natural gas fields, offshore Israel, to a new company Tamar Petroleum; the divestment from Tamar would be the biggest ever offering on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

Bar Refaeli grilled on tax evasion during DiCaprio years

3 hours 10 min ago
Supermodel testifies about allegations she hid earnings of tens of millions of shekels, partly by pretending to live in the US

Otto Warmbier’s family kept his Jewishness under wraps while North Korea held him hostage

4 hours 4 min ago
EXCLUSIVE: Pyongyang peddled false narrative that a church told the 22-year-old to steal a propaganda poster, and negotiators didn’t want to embarrass the regime by refuting the claim

Haredim threaten soldiers, pelt police with rocks and eggs

5 hours 9 min ago
Crowd of Jerusalem residents accosts three uniformed IDF soldiers who came to pray in a Mea Shearim synagogue

Netanyahu said set to unfreeze thousands of E. Jerusalem units

5 hours 27 min ago
Likud and Jewish Home parties squabble over who initiated change in attitude toward construction in disputed areas of the city

Police to grill minister in Israel Aerospace Industries probe

7 hours 31 min ago
Haim Katz’s son Yair, a senior executive in the company, is suspected of coercing employees into joining the Likud party

UN says world population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050

8 hours 25 min ago
India set to overtake China as most populous nation while US will drop below fast growing Nigeria to 4th, report says

With ire over Palestinian expansion, settlers aim to reshuffle Israeli priorities

8 hours 51 min ago
Long frustrated over US-imposed construction curbs, right-wing leaders fear plan to build thousands of units in Qalqilya signifies nothing has changed

In landmark ruling, El Al ordered to end policy of asking women to move seats

8 hours 58 min ago
Holocaust survivor Renee Rabinowitz wins suit against Israel’s national carrier over flight attendants’ request she change place after ultra-Orthodox man refused to sit beside her

Stepping out of the shadows, Saudi Arabia’s next king is a young, ambitious risk taker

10 hours 2 min ago
Mohammed bin Salman has already instituted a dramatic shake up of a once slow-moving country. He is now set to be the driving force behind the kingdom’s moves for the coming decades

136-year-old Jewish refugee agency has a new mission in the Trump era: Fighting back

10 hours 58 min ago
HIAS has seen its activist profile rise higher this year than at any point in its lengthy history

Islamic State blows up Mosul mosque where al-Baghdadi became ‘caliph’

11 hours 4 min ago
‘Iraq’s Tower of Pisa’ had stood for over 840 years; PM al-Abadi says destruction of iconic site ‘an official declaration of defeat’ by retreating jihadist group

At Ramallah confab, Kusher and Abbas agree ‘forging peace will take time’

11 hours 39 min ago
Son-in-law and special adviser to US president meets with Palestinian leader during 24-hour visit to region aimed at setting stage for restarting negotiations

Morocco complains to Israel about minister’s photo with rival leader

12 hours 30 min ago
Foreign Ministry says Ayoub Kara’s brief meeting with Sahrawi Republic PM did not receive official approval