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At least 45 dead in stampede at mass Lag b’Omer event

At least 45 people were crushed to death and at least 150 wounded Thursday night in a stampede during a celebration that drew tens of thousands of haredi Orthodox Jews...

Muslim EMT sees his service as ‘holy work’

By Josh Hasten Jerusalem has seen nightly violent clashes between Arabs and Jews in the past two weeks with the epicenter of confrontation taking place near the Old...

The other Abbas — kingmaker?

JERUSALEM — Following yet another Israeli election, voters are getting to know an unlikely kingmaker: Mansour Abbas, an Arab-Israeli lawmaker who might be the one to...

Iron Dome upgrades

The announcement by the Israeli Defense Ministry last month of successful trials of an upgraded version of the Iron Dome air-defense system represents the latest step in...

Turkey seeks relations with Israel

By Dean Shmuel Elmas Turkey has made it clear to Israel that from its perspective it is ready to dispatch an ambassador to Tel Aviv once the Israeli government commits...

Aliyah magic

PASSOVER EDITION 5781 SECTION A PAGE 16 JERUSALEM — To immigrate to Israel from Ethiopia, Pnina Tamano-Shata’s family had to trek on foot through the desert to Sudan...

Israel election: path forward uncertain

PASSOVER EDITION 5781 SECTION A PAGE 9 JERUSALEM — With the vast majority of votes counted from the Israeli March 23 election, it appears that neither Benjamin...

Thrilling discovery in the Judean desert

JERUSALEM — Rare and thrilling archaeological finds, including dozens of fragments of a biblical scroll from the Bar Kokhba period 1,900 years ago, a 6,000-year-old...

Murder of Israeli woman draws attention to domestic violence

By Yardena Schwartz TEL AVIV — The murder of Diana Raz was almost too horrific to describe. Raz, 35, an Israeli couples counselor who helped women in abusive...

‘Rings of fire’ between Israel and Iran

By Yaakov Lappin Recent reports suggest that the US is disturbed by aspects of the Israeli-Iranian shadow war that is raging across the region — in this case, at sea....