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Ben Sales, JTA
Ben Sales, JTA

West Bank map (Wikimedia)

Netanyahu: ‘We’ll annex settlements’ — what it means

JERUSALEM — Just days before Israel was to hold national elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to annex parts of the West Bank as Israeli territory....

Birthright participants at the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve (Melanie Fidler/Flash90

It’s not ‘Jewish continuity’ anymore

NEW YORK — The first time Ross Beroff met Michael Steinhardt, the megadonor offered him and a young woman $100 to go into a corner and talk alone for 15 minutes. If...

A UN observer at a lookout point near the Israel-Syria border in the Golan Heights, June 25, 2017. (Basel Awidat/Flash90)

The Golan Heights: A primer

JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump tweeted that after  52 years it is time for the US to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which he said is of...

Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at the Israeli parliament on November 19, 2018. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Bibi straddles extreme positions

JERUSALEM — It wasn’t so long ago that most major Israeli politicians supported establishing a Palestinian state. Now it’s not clear that any of them do, including...

Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu indicted on three counts

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  was indicted in three cases last week pending a court hearing. It’s the first time in Israel’s history that...

Rabbi Meir Kahane at press conference at the Tudor Hotel, 1984. (Gene Kappock/NY Daily News Archive/ Getty)

Kahanists resurface: Political horse trade raises eyebrows

JERUSALEM — In the 1980s, Israel’s right and left fought three fiercely close elections over the direction of the country, splitting the vote so evenly in one case...

Cameron Kasky at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during a county wide school walk on Feb. 21, 2018. (Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty)

Parkland one year later

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Five weeks after she hid on the floor of the auditorium at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as a mass shooter terrorized the campus, Casey...

Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at the Israeli parliament on November 19, 2018. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Why Netanyahu seems unbeatable

JERUSALEM — Israeli police want him to be indicted in three separate corruption cases. He’s embattled from left and right for his attacks on Gaza and his policy in...

Ron DeSantis (Jeff Mitchell)

Pro- and anti-Israel forces win in midterm elections

NEW YORK — Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections held Tuesday, Nov. 6, with Jewish Congress members poised to take key...

A demonstrator at a Boston rally supporting Asian-American students suing Harvard. (Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty)

Is Harvard capping Asian students as it once did Jews?

BOSTON — In 1922, Harvard University President Abbott Lawrence Lowell had a problem: His school had too many Jews. At least that’s what he thought. As the...