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Franz Kafka (Wikimedia Commons)

Israel will get Kafka archives, court rules

ZURICH — A Swiss court ruled that the archive of the renowned Jewish writer Franz Kafka must be handed over to Israel, ending a decade-long dispute. The Zurich...

Results of an April 3, 2019 survey of 18 to 34-year-old Israelis. Laura E. Adkins/JTA

Why did Israel choose Bibi again?

PASSOVER 5779 SECTION A PAGE 13 JERUSALEM — Benjamin Netanyahu won the election. Benny Gantz, his rival, came close but lost. That much we know. But why did Israelis...

Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu at a victory speech, April 10, 2019. (Amir Levy/Getty)

Nine takeaways from Israel’s election

JERUSALEM — Israel’s election on Tuesday, April 9, was contentious, historic, crazy — and somewhat predictable. With most of the vote counted — some 300,000...

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....

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Measles outbreak started in Ukraine, traveled to Israel, Brooklyn

JERUSALEM — Israel’s measles outbreak took off in September after thousands of mostly chasidic Orthodox pilgrims brought the virus back from Uman, Ukraine. Tens of...

Sgt. 1st Class Zachary Baumel (IJN file photo)

After 37 years, Zachary Baumel’s remains are returned

By Aryeh Savir Sergeant 1st Class Zachary Baumel, who went missing during the Battle of Sultan Yacoub during the First Lebanon War, has finally been recovered and...

Benjamin Netanyahu at the 2018 AIPAC conference.(Ashernet)

AIPAC says it won’t be ‘silenced’

WASHINGTON — The American Israel Public Affairs Committee wants you to know it will not be silenced. “When they try to silence us, we speak up, and when they tell us...

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...