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PM’s wife suspected of fraud in employment of former aide — report

1 hour 23 min ago
Sara Netanyahu said set to be questioned under caution for allegedly creating false impression to State Comptroller that Nir Hefetz was paid for his work

Palestinian indicted for planning attacks on right-wing activists

1 hour 39 min ago
West Bank resident accused of plotting with Gaza man to kill Daniella Weiss and Moshe Zar

Mother, brother of Barkan terrorist charged for not stopping attack

2 hours 46 min ago
Military prosecutors say relatives of Ashraf Na’alowa, who killed Kim Levengrond Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi, knew of his plans to carry out shooting and wish to die as a 'martyr'

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange charged in US, prosecutors accidentally reveal

2 hours 56 min ago
Indictment inadvertently revealed during unrelated court filing but nature of charges remains unclear; lawyer for the publisher says charges a 'dangerous path for a democracy'

Australian finance head slams Malaysia’s PM over anti-Semitism amid embassy spat

3 hours 49 min ago
Josh Frydenberg notes Mahathir Mohamad's past comments on Jews after Malaysian PM claims Jerusalem embassy move by Australia would fuel terror

UN committee criticizes human rights violations in Iran

4 hours 12 min ago
Resolution singles out discrimination against women and the intimidation and persecution of religious minorities, and is virtually certain to be approved next month

In first, US to vote against UN resolution condemning Israeli presence in Golan

5 hours 4 min ago
Signifying dramatic shift in policy, outgoing Ambassador Nikki Haley says mission will oppose 'plainly biased' annual motion after years of abstaining

Saudis issue charges but exonerate crown prince in Khashoggi murder

5 hours 57 min ago
US State Department says announcement is 'good first step' while Washington lawmakers join calls criticizing move as a whitewash

North Korea tests new ‘ultramodern tactical weapon’

6 hours 15 min ago
First official report of Pyongyang weapons test in over a year casts shade over Trump's claims of denuclarization progress

Facebook aims to quell new storm over efforts to target Soros

6 hours 28 min ago
Zuckerberg says he was unaware of campaign run for social media giant by Definers Public Affairs, as company denies attack was anti-Semitic

Facebook says it’s better at detecting hate speech

8 hours 13 min ago
In new report, social media giant claims to have doubled efforts to remove racist posts violating its community rules

5 unique kosher foods you’ll be eating in 2019

8 hours 24 min ago
The more unusual products at this year's Kosherfest, from plantain croutons to dessert ravioli and a menorah-shaped ice cream cake

For a liberal Orthodox educational network in Israel, it’s the end of an era

8 hours 41 min ago
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin steps down as head of vast Israeli educational network 35 years after founding it

With Larnaca synagogue and museum, small Cypriot Jewish community has big plans

9 hours 34 min ago
Home to 3,500 Jews, the predominantly Greek-speaking Republic of Cyprus is currently enjoying an unprecedented boom in Israeli tourism -- and has five Chabad houses and counting

Greek silk road town of famed Jewish-owned factory finds itself back in fashion

9 hours 36 min ago
With the help of haute couture and Chinese investment, the sleepy town of Soulfi and its once booming textile industry are starting to see a revival

The Reform movement’s rabbinical group appoints its first female leader

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 23:44
Hara Person takes the helm of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, says she wants to focus on embracing the rabbinate’s diversity, in terms of gender and career trajectories

As Knesset advances death penalty bill, Israel at UN joins calls to end practice

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 23:39
Jerusalem one of 123 nations voting for resolution hailing the 'possibility of moving away from capital punishment through domestic decision-making'

Netanyahu meets southern community leaders amid criticism over Gaza ceasfire

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 23:21
PM, along with top ministers and IDF chiefs, presents NIS 500 million support plan for border towns in bid to quell anger over restrained response to escalation

In Kansas, white official tells black woman he belongs to ‘master race’

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 21:38
Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp says comment to a city planner at board meeting was intended to be a joke

NY Yiddish ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ show extended

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 21:24
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's off-Broadway production of musical to run at original venue through December and then reopen at new venue