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is JTA's Israel correspondent.


  • Israel Police appoints first Arab Muslim deputy commissioner

    Jamal Hakrush will lead a 1,300-officer unit focused on the Arab community.

  • Israel to seek return of bodies from Gaza in Turkey deal

    Two soldiers’ bodies were captured in the 2014 Israel-Hamas war.

  • Israeli settler attacks Palestinian truck with ax

    No one was injured in the incident.

  • Haredi protester burns Reform prayer book at Western Wall

    TEL AVIV (JTA) — A haredi Orthodox man burned a Reform prayer book while protesting a women’s prayer service at the Western Wall. The man, Itamar Gadassi, set the book on fire during the monthly service Wednesday of Women of the Wall, which meets at the wall’s women’s section. Protesters regularly shout epithets at the…

  • Kahane’s widow: Jewish extremists ‘have nothing to do with’ Kahane’s ideology

    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Her husband was assassinated and her grandson is in prison. But Libby Kahane, widow of the late far-right Rabbi Meir Kahane, has remained faithful to her husband’s ideology. She repeats his call for Israel to expel its Arab population. She believes the Israeli left, Jewish media and some American Jews – particularly…

  • WATCH: Hitler comedy ‘Look Who’s Back’ coming to Netflix

    (JTA) — A German satirical movie about Adolf Hitler coming back to life in modern-day Germany will appear on the Netflix streaming service in April. “Look Who’s Back,” which was released last year in Germany and grossed more than $20 million, according to news reports, is based on a 2012 book of the same name…

  • Israeli soldiers kills rock-throwing Palestinian teen

    TEL AVIV (JTA) — Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank who reportedly was throwing rocks at cars and Israeli soldiers. Omar Jawabreh, 16, was shot in the chest and died of his wounds Wednesday, according to the Times of Israel, citing Palestinian reports. He was from the al-Aroub refugee…

  • Knesset’s Tzipi Livni: Treat international media as ‘hostile arena’

    TEL AVIV (JTA) —  The chair of a Knesset subcommittee said “We must treat the international media arena as a hostile arena” in the wake of a controversial headline on the killing of an Israeli policewoman. Tzipi Livni of the Zionist Union party made the remark at a session Tuesday convened by the Foreign Affairs…

  • Women of the Wall service grows to 100 worshippers following Western Wall deal

    TEL AVIV (JTA) — Women of the Wall drew 100 women to its monthly service — more than its typical attendance — a week and a half after the adoption of a compromise over the future of prayer at the Western Wall. Haredi Orthodox protesters shouted insults at the worshippers Wednesday, according to a news release from…

  • Israel, EU in secret talks following decision on settlement labeling

    TEL AVIV (JTA) — Israel and the European Union reportedly are engaging in secret talks on repairing their relationship following the EU’s decision to label products made in Israeli settlements. According to a report in Haaretz, Helga Schmid, a senior adviser to EU chief diplomat Federica Mogherini, came to Israel last week for a secret…