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Netanyahu pleads not guilty

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleaded not guilty in his ongoing trial for corruption charges, then left the courtroom while the hearing was...

IDF Home Front battles children’s pandemic concerns

By Yaakov Lappin The Israel Defense Force’s Home Front Command has many key duties when it comes to boosting the resilience and emergency preparedness of the Israeli...

IJN exclusive: Aryeh Lightstone, former senior advisor in Jerusalem embassy, speaks

How does a Jewish boy from Denver go on to become one of the most powerful, if underrated, influencers of US Mideast policy? Who was the right-hand man of a primary...

Deaths of major rabbis leaves Orthodoxy reeling

JERUSALEM — Four times on Sunday, Jan. 31, Orthodox men carried the body of a beloved Torah scholar wrapped in a black and white prayer shawl through the streets of...

Abayudaya may not come on aliyah

NEW YORK — American Jews with ties to a small community of Jews in Uganda are condemning the Israeli Interior Ministry’s decision to reject the right of those Jews...

Will Netanyahu win again?

JERUSALEM — In about two months, Israelis will vote in a national election. Seem familiar? It is. Israel will hold its fourth election in just two years — the latest...

Israel’s rapid vaccine rollout comes amid spiking infection numbers

By Philissa Cramer and Ben Sales JERUSALEM — Israel is making headlines for its response to COVID-19 — again. Early on in the pandemic, Israel was lauded for its...

Ethiopian Israeli aims to unite Jews of all backgrounds

By Leoni Jesner JERUSALEM — Born on a roadside during Operation Solomon, which airlifted over 14,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel in 1991, Ashager Araro’s start to life...

Pioneer in Jewish feminism passes

JERUSALEM — Rabbi Yehuda Herzl Henkin, a pioneer in the world of Jewish feminism who experienced personal tragedy later in life, died Dec. 23 in Israel. Henkin and his...

Yad Vashem controversy grows

WARSAW — As the head of Poland’s Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, Piotr Cywinski and his staff rarely intervene in matters that don’t concern their imposing...