Israeli Aid Gives an Unexpected ‘Glimmer of Hope’ for Syrians

Israel has been sending in truckloads of supplies and treating thousands of sick and wounded Syrians, denting its reputation in Syria as “the devil who wants to kill us.”Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/20/world/middleeast/israel-syria-humanitarian-aid.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Israeli Student’s Use of Auschwitz Artifacts in an Art Exhibit Prompts a Furor

The student, Rotem Bides, acknowledged collecting items during visits to the former concentration camp, but then denied that they came from within the site.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/19/world/middleeast/israeli-artist-steals-auschwitz-artifacts-exhibit.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

In Jerusalem, Gunmen Stage Brazen Attack Near Temple Mount

Three Israelis were wounded at the site, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. The three assailants fled into the compound of Al Aqsa Mosque and were killed by the police.Source Link:... Read more »

Israeli Labor Party Tries a New Leader: Gabbay, Self-Made Millionaire

The extraordinary rise of Avi Gabbay, who grew up in a Jerusalem transit camp, is expected to breathe new life into the diminished Labor movement.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/10/world/middleeast/avi-gabbay-israeli-labor-party.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Truce in Part of Syria, Announced by Trump, Survives First Day

The cease-fire, near the Syria border with Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, was holding 24 hours after it took effect Sunday.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/10/world/middleeast/syria-truce-jordan-golan-trump-russia-united-nations.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Artists Protest Lincoln Center Play Backed by Israel

More than 60 artists, including the Pulitzer winner Annie Baker and the actress Greta Gerwig, asked that the play “To the End of the Land” be canceled.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/theater/artists-protest-lincoln-center-play-backed-by-israel.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Indian Premier, in Israel Visit, Seeks to Break Barriers in Trade and History

Narendra Modi is the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel in the 25 years since the two countries established full diplomatic relations.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/04/world/middleeast/india-israel-narendra-modi-benjamin-netanyahu.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Uproar in Israel and Beyond as Netanyahu Yields to Ultra-Orthodox Jews

The Israeli prime minister backtracked on a deal over a prayer space at the Western Wall and approved a bill on Orthodox control of conversions to Judaism.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/03/world/middleeast/israel-benjamin-netanyahu-ultra-orthodox-western-wall.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Ehud Olmert, Israeli Ex-Prime Minister, Granted Early Release from Prison

He will be freed on Sunday, after a parole board cut short his sentence for bribery, obstruction of justice, fraud and breach of trust.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/29/world/middleeast/ehud-olmert-israel-parole.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Israel Suspends Plan for Egalitarian Prayer Area at Western Wall

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu backed down on an agreement to create space for men and women to pray together and practice non-Orthodox rituals.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/25/world/middleeast/benjamin-netanyahu-israel-western-wall-non-orthodox-jews.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »