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Tel Aviv light rail opens – $5 billion

Transportation Minister Miri Regev led a dry run for journalists of Tel Aviv’s long-awaited light rail on Aug. 16.

Specter of Leo Frank accusation rises again on X

A “community note” saying that Leo Frank, the victim of an anti-Semitic lynching in 1915, was guilty of raping and murdering a young girl appeared and disappeared...

Woman killed two days after father and son killed

An Israeli woman was killed and her driver injured in a terrorist drive-by killing outside Hebron on Monday, Aug. 21, the latest in a string of deadly attacks in the...

Jewish campers return to Ukraine

Ramah Yachad, a Ukrainian Jewish summer camp, celebrated its 30th anniversary last year in exile, having relocated to Romania following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine...

In a first, Saudi appoints PA envoy

Saudi Arabia appointed its first-ever envoy to the Palestinian Authority on Aug. 12, in the midst of ongoing negotiations with Israel and the US about what would be a...

Terror victim’s corneas and tissues benefit 50 people

The corneas of an Israeli victim of terrorism were transplanted into patients. Aug. 13, at Ichilov Hospital at Tel Aviv, Sourasky Medical Center.

Violence again in the West Bank

Two Palestinian shooters were killed on Tuesday, Aug. 15, during an exchange of fire with Israeli forces near Jericho in the Jordan Valley.

As the Dead Sea economy rises, its survival sinks

Noam Bedein is the latest activist to confront a problem that has bedeviled Israel — how to save this ecological marvel and tourist attraction that is being depleted...

Israelis want more transparency about their leaders’ health

Some say the health status of an Israeli prime minister is more of a secret than the answer to the question of whether Israel has nuclear weapons. Prime ministers,...

Jewish communal groups react to Pittsburgh sentence

A jury gave the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter a death sentence on Aug. 2, handing down the maximum punishment for the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history.