Israel News

Holocaust Survivor Suing El Al Over Seat Change Request

Eighty-one-year-old Renee Rabinowitz's lawsuit serving as test case for Reform movement's Israel Religious Action Center.

02/29/2016 - 11:44

Jerusalem — An 81-year-old Holocaust survivor is suing El Al airlines after she was asked to move her seat because a haredi Orthodox man refused to sit next to her.

An El Al flight seen at the airstrip at the Ben Gurion International Airport, Aug. 5, 2013. JTA

Israel Police Officer Seriously Injured In Possible Car-Ramming Attack

02/29/2016 - 11:01

Jerusalem — An Israel Police officer was seriously injured in what may have been a car-ramming attack.

Israel police officers. Wikimedia Commons

Israeli Man Killed By Gunfire Aimed At His Stabber

02/24/2016 - 10:39

Jerusalem — An Israeli man was killed by gunfire meant to stop his assailant in a stabbing attack at the Gush Etzion Junction in the West Bank.

Israeli security forces and rescue personnel at the scene of a terror attack at Gush Etzion Junction, on Feb. 24, 2016. JTA

Israeli Man Killed, Another Seriously Injured In West Bank Supermarket Attack

02/18/2016 - 13:35

Jerusalem — An Israeli man was killed and a second seriously injured in a stabbing attack at a West Bank supermarket.

One of the knives used in a stabbing attack at a West Bank supermarket, Feb. 18, 2016. JTA

Israel’s Defense Minister Backs IDF Chief Of Staff’s Call For Restraint In West Bank

02/18/2016 - 13:01

Jerusalem — Israel’s defense minister backed statements by the Israel Defense Forces’ chief of staff on exercising military restraint in the West Bank.

Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, Wikimedia Commons

Labor Pains Over Two-State Solution

Herzog argues for unilateral moves, which creates a firestorm on the left.

02/16/2016 - 17:45
Contributing Editor

Tel Aviv — Ever since Yitzchak Rabin and Shimon Peres signed the Oslo Accords with the Palestinians back in 1993, Israel’s Labor Party has championed bilateral negotiations toward a two-state solution.

Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog is being criticized from within the party for seeming to abandon the two-state solution. Getty

Washington Post Jerusalem Bureau Chief Briefly Detained For ‘Incitement’

02/16/2016 - 11:52

Jerusalem — Washington Post Jerusalem bureau chief William Booth was detained by Israeli Border Police in Jerusalem.

Washington Post Jerusalem bureau chief William Booth speaking to Israeli Border Police outside the Damascus Gate. JTA

Charedi Man Burns Reform Prayer Book At Western Wall

02/10/2016 - 12:42
Editorial Intern

Not everyone celebrated last month’s intra-religious Western Wall compromise. A charedi man added fuel to the fire when he burned to a Reform prayer book used by Women of the Wall during their prayers Wednesday morning.

Charedi men protest during a Women of the Wall prayer service at the Kotel. Getty Images.

In South, Tunnel Fear ‘Enters Your Psyche’

In kibbutz along Gaza border, residents looking for elusive answers to Hamas deadly tactic.

02/09/2016 - 15:56
Contributing Editor

Kibbutz Nahal Oz, Israel — The members of this Israeli farming commune remember the gunfire and then hiding in their bungalows. It was the 2014 war with Hamas, and a band of fighters from Gaza had infiltrated Israeli territory through a subterranean tunnel that reached to the wheat fields just beyond the kibbutz perimeter fence.

Yael Raz Lachyani stands inside the perimeter fence of Nahal Oz. Next to her are soldiers manning a monitoring device.

Israeli Jewish Boy, 11, Stabbed And Wounded Allegedly By Arab Teen

02/08/2016 - 12:27

Jerusalem — An 11-year-old boy was stabbed several times in the back with scissors in the central Israeli city of Ramle.

Paramedics arriving at the scene of a stabbing in Ramle, Israel, Feb. 8, 2016. JTA
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