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Amos Oz (Jason Kempin/Getty)

Celebrated Israeli author Amoz Oz passes away

By Thane Rosenbaum The young nation of Israel has witnessed in recent years a dwindling of its founding generation — from the passing of political leaders like Shimon...

Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at the Israeli parliament on November 19, 2018. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Early elections called in Israel

JERUSALEM — Israel will hold new elections in April after the heads of all six coalition parties announced Dec. 24 that they were dissolving the government. The...

Issa Kassissieh, Jerusalem Santa (Esty Dziubov)

Meet the Christian Quarter’s Jewish santa

There is a very unusual atmosphere as one walks into Santa’s House, located in a narrow street of Jerusalem’s Old City. A red carriage, comfy armchair, old-fashioned...

Former Nugget opens Jerusalem sports center

Former Denver Nugget Dikembe Mutombo was on hand for the Nov. 27 opening of a new sports center at the Jerusalem YMCA. The Sylvan Adams Sports Center of the Jerusalem...

Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at the Israeli parliament on November 19, 2018. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Netanyahu staves off early elections

JERUSALEM — “It’s Hard to Say Goodbye If You Won’t Leave” was the title of an old episode of “Frasier.” It could also describe the latest chapter in a...

Moshe Holtzberg is embraced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Israel.

‘Baby Moshe’ ten years later, thriving in Israel

JERUSALEM — “Everything is good.” Sandra Samuel is riding on a bus from Afula in northern Israel to the city apartment in Jerusalem that she shares with four other...

Avigdor Liberman speaking at a news conference, May 18. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Israel: Was it right to cease fire?

JERUSALEM — Avigdor Liberman resigned as defense minister of Israel on Wednesday, Nov. 14, over a cease-fire with Palestinian terrorist groups — a move that could...

Benjamin Netanyahu and Angela Merkel meet in Jerusalem, Oct. 4, 2018. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty)

Merkel ‘gets it’ on Israel, Germany

By Toby Axelrod BERLIN — Israeli author Eldad Beck regards Angela Merkel’s engagement with Israel and Judaism as “spectacular.” Germany’s chancellor has...

Damage in Southern Israel after Hamas fires hundreds of rockets. (Reuven Sagron/TPS)

Live updates: Southern Israel attacked by Hamas

By Yona Schnitzer An Israeli bus was hit by an anti-tank missile shot from Gaza on Monday evening, Nov. 12, severely wounding a 19-year-old male. This is an ongoing...

Moshe Leon, center, is headed for a Nov. 13 run-off for Jerusalem mayor.

New mayors throughout Israel in municipal elections

By Ilanit Chernick It was a night filled with several surprises and drama as Israel’s municipal election results poured in overnight Tuesday, Oct. 30-Wednesday, Oct....