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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...

Rabbi Meir Kahane at press conference at the Tudor Hotel, 1984. (Gene Kappock/NY Daily News Archive/ Getty)

Kahanists resurface: Political horse trade raises eyebrows

JERUSALEM — In the 1980s, Israel’s right and left fought three fiercely close elections over the direction of the country, splitting the vote so evenly in one case...

Yisrael Katz

Another diplomatic row with Poland

JERUSALEM — It was meant to be a diplomatic triumph for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: a much-touted diplomatic summit in Jerusalem on Feb. 18, with four...

Benny Gantz, left, and Benjamin Netanyahu. (Wikimedia Commons)

Gantz emerges as Bibi’s main challenger

By Eli Kowaz TEL AVIV — Benny Gantz has cemented himself as the most likely candidate to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the upcoming Israeli elections....

AIPAC Policy Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, March 6, 2018. (Michael Brochstein/Getty)

Rep. Omar: ‘AIPAC buys politicians’

WASHINGTON — US Rep. Ilhan Omar started a firestorm by saying on Twitter that AIPAC pays lawmakers to support Israel. Both Democrats and Republicans have offered sharp...