Wednesday, November 22, 2017 -
Print Edition
Andrew Tobin, JTA
Andrew Tobin, JTA

The Jewish National Fund still collects money through donations in 'blue boxes'.

JNF-KKL brings in $3 billion a year

JERUSALEM — American Jews dropped nickels and dimes into the Jewish National Fund’s blue charity boxes to help Zionists build the Jewish state. More than a century...

L-r: Hamas' Saleh al-Aruri and Yahya Sinwar, Khaled Fawzi, head of the Egyptian Intelligence services, and Fatah’s Azzam al-Ahmad and Rawhi Fattouh following the signing of a reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas in Cairo on Oct. 12, 2017. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty)

What Palestinian unity means for Israel

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken a wait-and-see approach to last week’s Palestinian reconciliation deal. Netanyahu spoke out publicly...

Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty)

Dangerous clowns — it sounds innocent, but it isn’t

TEL AVIV — Israelis aren’t particularly amused by a recent phenomenon in their country: teenagers dressing as clowns and lurking after dark. In fact, the costumed...

Dror Yoggev blowing a shofar while Shimon Keinan watches at his Kol Shofar factory in Givat Yoav, Sept. 6, 2017.

Israeli factory sells 7,000 shofars a year

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5778SECTION D PAGE 5 GIVAT YOAV, Golan Heights — Shimon Keinan has a business to run. He doesn’t have time to teach you how to blow the shofar....

Benjamin Netanyahu with MK David Bitan, June 12, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Likud: Infiltrated by the opposition?

TEL AVIV — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, under investigation for corruption, has often claimed that his left-wing political enemies are out to get him....

A girl helping her classmates wash their hands in Mitzpe Ramon, Israel.

A ‘forest kindergarten’ in Mitzpe Ramon

MITZPE RAMON, Israel — It sounds like a Jewish mother’s nightmare: a preschool class held outdoors in the desert. But parents in this remote Israeli town drop off...

Avi Gabbay (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Labor, choosing Gabbay, gets a boost

Likud still ahead in the polls, but it could be a different ball game JERUSALEM — After political newcomer Avi Gabbay’s surprise election to head the Labor Party,...

Staff Sgt. Joana Chris Arpon

For Filipina, IDF service is very personal

JERUSALEM — Staff. Sgt. Joana Chris Arpon isn’t Israeli, or even Jewish. Her service in the Israel Defense Forces is personal. Arpon, 20, is the daughter of Filipino...

Infielder Cody Decker of Team Israel holds team mascot The Mensch on the Bensch in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty)

Team Israel baseball gear a home run with kvelling fans

TEL AVIV — A couple weeks ago, Adam Atkins didn’t know Israel had a baseball team. But since the squad started winning games last week in the World Baseball Classic,...

Poppy, date, chocolate are still king

TEL AVIV — Cheesecake, amaretto or goat cheese and onion jam? Those are just some of the new hamantaschen options this year at Roladin, a popular Israeli bakery chain....