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Jordan Valley Landmines

Neutralizing landmines in the Jordan Valley

By Yaakov Lappin JERUSALEM — The Jordan Valley region is usually quiet, but its calm was shattered in May by the sounds of hundreds of landmines going off. Planted...

Avigdor Liberman

What makes Liberman tick?

JERUSALEM — So just who is Avigdor Liberman, the man who single-handedly forced Israelis to go to the polls for an unprecedented second time in a year? Is he really...

View of a fire raging in near the Ben Shemen Forest, on May 23, 2019. (Flash90)

Over 1,000 fires extinguished in Israel

JERUSALEM — More than one thousand fires which led to the evacuation of thousands of people from their homes have been extinguished, Israel’s National Fire and...

Friends and family mourn at the funeral of Alex Sasaki, March 28, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Suicides among Israel Defense Forces’ lone soldiers

JERUSALEM — After Alex Sasaki died of a drug overdose in late March, Tzvika Graiver of the KeepOlim activist group posted on Facebook that the American-born soldier in...

The logo of Eurovision Song Contest (STR/NurPhoto via Getty)

Gaza violence and Eurovision

TEL AVIV — When Israel won the right to host this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the event was anticipated as a golden opportunity to showcase a side of the nation...

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...