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Chef Michael Solomonov sampling the wonders of the Levinsky Market in Tel Aviv.

‘In Search of Israeli Cuisine:’ Not just about falafel

By Lucy Cohn Blatter JERUSALEM — “I thought it was just going to be about falafel and hummus.” That was the perception of Israeli cuisine that filmmaker Roger...

People at a ceremony commemorating the 24th anniversary of the bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires. (Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty)

Ceremony marks embassy bombing

BUENOS AIRES — The 1992 terrorist attack against the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires was remembered in the Argentine city exactly 25 years after it was blown up by a...

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said bomb threat probe spanned multiple continents. (Getty)

Arrest made in JCC bomb threats

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the arrest in Israel of a teenager allegedly responsible for more than 100 bomb threats against US Jewish...

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman meets with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, 2017.

Israel to US: Pull out of UN Human Rights Council

WASHINGTON — Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman asked the Trump administration to pull the US out of the UN Human Rights Council and to conduct a review of...

Hockey player Sam Fields

Israel, Gleevec — save hockey player Sam Fields

By Abigail Pickus CHICAGO — Hockey had been the focal point of Sam Fields’ life for almost as long as he can remember. A Chicago native who got into the sport at the...

JCC bomb threats: One arrest made

NEW YORK — A St. Louis man has been charged for making at least eight bomb threats against Jewish community centers and the ADL. Juan Thompson, 31, made some of the...

Barack Obama greets recipients of the 2010 Fermi Award, 2012. Mildred Dresselhaus is second from left among the recipients. (Pete Souza)

‘Queen of Carbon’ Dresselhaus dies at 86

BOSTON — Physicist Mildred Dresselhaus, the daughter of impoverished Polish Jewish immigrants whose pioneering research into the thermal and electrical properties of...

Natan Sharansky (Brian Hendler/JTA)

Sharansky will stay at Jewish Agency another year

JERUSALEM — Natan Sharansky, chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, will head the organization for an extra year. The board of governors announced...

David Friedman testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Feb. 16. (Win McNamee/Getty)

Friedman: ‘No excuse’ for ‘kapo’

WASHINGTON — David Friedman at the launch of US Senate hearings to confirm him as ambassador to Israel said there was “no excuse” for his past rhetoric targeting...

Elon Azaria pictured during an earlier phase in his trial in Jaffa military court, Aug. 28, 2016. (Hillel Maeir/TPS)

Elor Azaria sentenced to 18 months

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli soldier who shot a downed Palestinian terrorist was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Elor Azaria, 20, who was convicted of manslaughter...