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Speaking To American Jewish Leaders, Netanyahu Holds Firm On Congress Speech


Jerusalem — Speaking to a group of American Jewish leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his intention to address Congress next month, despite calls for him to cancel the speech.

Ex-Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger Indicted On Corruption


Jerusalem — Israel has indicted former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger on corruption.

A Rift On The Israeli Street

At a Jerusalem mall, Bibi’s Congress speech and an alliance in the balance.

Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — Pavel Gadakshan thinks Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should stand up before the U.S. Congress on March 3 and speak his mind about the threat Iran poses.

The Malcha Mall in Jerusalem, where shoppers mulled over the election campaign’s hottest issue. Wikimedia Commons

Big Data Comes To Israeli Politics

Controversy over a U.S.-funded get-out-the-vote group on the left shaking up campaign.

Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — The twenty-something volunteer soliciting café goers on a Tel Aviv street introduces herself as Ilanit and wears a T-shirt that says “Just Switch” in Hebrew.

Yesh Atid announces its 2015 list. Getty Images

Rivlin Calls For New Arab City In Meeting With Arab Mayors


Israeli President Reuven Rivlin called for the building of a new city to accommodate Israel’s growing Arab minority.

Riskin Chooses Successor For His Educational Network

The American-born rabbi taps Rabbi David Stav of Tzohar to co-lead Ohr Torah Stone in Israel.

Staff Writer

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, who has built an educational empire within Modern Orthodoxy over the last three decades in Israel, has designated a potential successor, The Jewish Week has learned.

Rabbi David Stav will share Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s teaching, administrative work and money raising at Ohr Torah Stone.  Wikimedia

At Least 7 Killed, Dozens Hurt In Negev Bus-Tractor Collision


Jerusalem — At least seven people were killed and dozens injured in a collision involving a bus, a truck carrying a tractor and a private car in the Negev.

Jordan To Return Ambassador To Israel


Jerusalem — Jordan will return its ambassador to Israel three months after withdrawing the envoy over tensions on the Temple Mount.

In Indirect Message, Hezbollah Asks Israel To Avoid Escalation


Tel Aviv — Hezbollah has sent a message to Israel requesting that the sides avoid an escalation of tensions on the Israel-Lebanon border.

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