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Vladimir Putin (Sebastian Derungs/CC)

Putin’s nationalism explains outreach to Jews, Israel

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s support for Israel is well documented. But Russian President Vladimir Putin’s support for the Jewish state is unexpected, especially...

Is Israel ‘nation-state of the Jews’?

JERUSALEM — Israel is debating legislation that supporters say states the obvious. Critics say the measure will divide Israeli society and damage its relationships...

Gonen Segev, in light blue shirt. (Amit Shabi/TPS)

Former Israel minister accused of spying for Iran

JERUSALEM — The trial of Gonen Segev, a former Israeli minister accused of spying on the state on behalf of Iran, commenced at the Jerusalem District Court July 5....

Prince William visits the Kotel, June 28, 2018. (Flash90)

Future king — future peacemaker?

Britain’s Prince William placed a note between the stones of the Western Wall and spent several moments there in prayer as part of a visit to the Old City of...

Israeli tanks near the Syrian border, May, 2018. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty)

IDF sends enforcements, humanitarian aid to Syrian border

JERUSALEM — The Israel Defense Forces has sent armored and artillery reinforcements to its northern border with Syria as the war between the country’s army and...

An El Al plane at Ben Gurion. (David Silverman/Getty)

El Al flight delayed after men refuse to sit next to women

JERUSALEM — El Al will “immediately” remove any passenger who refuses to sit next to another passenger for any reason, its CEO announced, but not before a major...

Philip, Jan, Estee, Aryeh, Akiva and Shayna Lightstone.

Lightstone stamp on embassy opening

Safra Katz, the Israeli-born co-CEO of the Oracle high-tech giant, was being driven on May 14 to the opening ceremony of the new US embassy in Jerusalem by a driver who...

Jared Kushner (Al Drago-Pool/Getty)

Kushner blames Abbas for failure

NEW YORK — Saying a US plan for Middle East peace would be released “soon,” Jared Kushner sharply criticized PA President Mahmoud Abbas in what appeared to be an...

Prince William lays a wreath at Yad Vashem. (Hillel Maeir/TPS)

Prince William visits Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — Britain’s Prince William visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem and called it “a profoundly moving experience.” On Tuesday, June 26,...

Jack Muaawia

Israeli policies stall refugee status

By Tracy Frydberg JERUSALEM — Jack has one of those smiles that even the coldest of souls would feel obliged to mirror. Sunglasses propped on his head and with a...