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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...

Ilhan Omar (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty)

Ilhan Omar: Overturn head covering ban

WASHINGTON — A 181-year-old rule banning Congress members from wearing hats of any kind could be overturned in order to accommodate a newly elected Muslim lawmaker...

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...

Mel Bernstein making his offer on a KOAA news report. (YouTube screenshot)

In Colorado Springs, free guns for rabbis

Bernstein, owner of Dragonland near Colorado Springs, trains neophyte gun owners how to nail bulls-eyes — but local rabbis suggest his credibility is way off target....

The restored synagogue in Kaliningrad reopened on Nov. 8, 2018.

80 years after Kristallnacht, Kaliningrad synagogue rebuilt

KALININGRAD, Russia — Walking to school and back, Michael Wieck twice a day would pass by one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular Jewish places of worship:...

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...

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano refuses to speak at Women’s March

NEW YORK — Actress and activist Alyssa Milano said she won’t speak at the next Women’s March if it is organized by two current leaders who will not condemn...

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...

Elaine Luria, left, and Elissa Slotkin are among the new faces in Congress.

Jewish women among Congress victors

WASHINGTON — Last week’s midterm elections were hailed as a victory for gender parity, as an unprecedented number of women won bids to serve in Congress. More than...

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...