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Benny Gantz, left, and Benjamin Netanyahu. (Wikimedia Commons)

Gantz emerges as Bibi’s main challenger

By Eli Kowaz TEL AVIV — Benny Gantz has cemented himself as the most likely candidate to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the upcoming Israeli elections....

AIPAC Policy Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, March 6, 2018. (Michael Brochstein/Getty)

Rep. Omar: ‘AIPAC buys politicians’

WASHINGTON — US Rep. Ilhan Omar started a firestorm by saying on Twitter that AIPAC pays lawmakers to support Israel. Both Democrats and Republicans have offered sharp...

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...

West Jefferson Middle School in Conifer, Colo.

Alleged anti-Semitism in Conifer school headed to federal court

 long-running dispute over allegations of anti-Semitism at a Colorado middle school is headed for federal court. In December, the family of Isabella Grunspan, the girl...

Breast cancer research lab at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem.

Israeli company claims cancer cure

JERUSALEM — A team of scientists at a biotech company in Israel claimed that they will have a cure for cancer — all cancer — within a year. Their claims were shot...

Dr Conrad Giles with the Let Freedom Ring Humanitarian Award

World ORT honored with MLK award

ORT received the Let Freedom Ring Humanitarian Award from the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund in Detroit, Mich., on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day....

Rohingya Muslim refugees crowd a canal as they flee over the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh on Nov. 1, 2017. (Kevin Frayer/Getty)

Israel stays tight with Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority has earned the country widespread condemnation in recent years. A UN investigator and the US...

Elan Carr (Collage by Laura Adkins)

New anti-Semitism monitor has a colorful background

WASHINGTON — Elan Carr’s career until now has been equal parts prosecutor, policy wonk, politico and performance artist. He has now been appointed the State...

Ethiopian Israelis protest racist police violence in Tel Aviv on Jan. 30, 2019. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Ethiopian Jews allege police brutality

JERUSALEM — Six officers were hurt and 11 protesters were arrested as dozens of young Ethiopian Israelis clashed with police at the end of a protest against alleged...

Rabbi Yehiel Kalish and Dafna Michaelson Jenet pictured in the Colorado State Capitol in 2017.

Siblings lay down the law

NEW YORK — Colorado Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet and newly appointed Illinois legislator Rabbi Yehiel Kalish are the first Jewish siblings to serve concurrently in...