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Zubin Mehta conducting the Israel Philharmonic Orchesta at the Moscow Concervatory, Jan. 21, 2002. (Alexander Nemenova/AFP/Getty)

Zubin Mehta to retire in 2018

NEW YORK — When Zubin Mehta kicks off a tour of North American cities at New York’s Carnegie Hall this week, it won’t be his last performances with the Israel...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signing his state's anti-BDS bill at a Jewish community center in Austin, May 2, 2017.

Anti-BDS laws — buzz saw

WASHINGTON — On May 2, Israel’s Independence Day, Texas state Rep. Phil King stood smiling as Gov. Greg Abbott signed King’s bill banning the state from doing...

L-r: Hamas' Saleh al-Aruri and Yahya Sinwar, Khaled Fawzi, head of the Egyptian Intelligence services, and Fatah’s Azzam al-Ahmad and Rawhi Fattouh following the signing of a reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas in Cairo on Oct. 12, 2017. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty)

What Palestinian unity means for Israel

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken a wait-and-see approach to last week’s Palestinian reconciliation deal. Netanyahu spoke out publicly...

Posters of Dalal Mughrabi in Ramallah. (Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty)

Belgium freezes aid for West Bank school

BRUSSELS — Belgium said it will freeze funding for the construction of two Palestinian schools after a West Bank school the nation helped fund renamed the institution...

Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty)

Dangerous clowns — it sounds innocent, but it isn’t

TEL AVIV — Israelis aren’t particularly amused by a recent phenomenon in their country: teenagers dressing as clowns and lurking after dark. In fact, the costumed...

Benjamin Netanyahu with MK David Bitan, June 12, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Likud: Infiltrated by the opposition?

TEL AVIV — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, under investigation for corruption, has often claimed that his left-wing political enemies are out to get him....

Michal Levy and her three children, with Debbie Ashkenazi, right, of IFCJ, at Ben Gurion Airport.

Economy crumbles, Venezuela’s Jews emigrate

As the political and economic situation in Venezuela becomes increasingly unstable, Jews are fleeing the South American nation, with many choosing to immigrate to...

Elon Azaria pictured during an earlier phase in his trial in Jaffa military court, Aug. 28, 2016. (Hillel Maeir/TPS)

Elor Azaria enters military prison

JERUSALEM — The Israeli soldier convicted of shooting a downed Palestinian terrorist entered military prison to begin serving his 18-month sentence. Elor Azaria...

Yisrael Kristal

World’s oldest man dies

JERUSALEM — Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor from Haifa who was recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest man in the world, has died, a month before his...

Guinea's ambassador to France, Amara Camara, meets Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, right.

Muslim states establish relations with Israel

JERUSALEM — Two Muslim majority African nations, Senegal and Guinea, established diplomatic representation in Israel for the first time, Aug. 8, as Talla Fall,...