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  • Germany delays official signing of sub deal over corruption investigation by Israel

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Germany has delayed the official signing of an agreement to sell three new submarines to Israel over a corruption investigation into the multibillion-dollar deal. The signing of the official memorandum of understanding for the sale had been scheduled for next week in Germany but has been postponed indefinitely, Ynet reported Tuesday. Germany,…

  • 2 Israeli soldiers hurt in car-ramming try near Hebron, Palestinian driver shot and killed

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Israeli soldiers were injured when a Palestinian attempted to drive his car into troops stationed at the entrance to a West Bank village near Hebron. The soldiers hurt in the attack in Beit Anoun were taken to a Jerusalem hospital for treatment. Soldiers on the scene shot and killed the driver….

  • Abbas’ Fatah party calls for ‘day of rage’ following Temple Mount clashes

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The  party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for a “day of rage” in eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank to protest new security measures at the Temple Mount. The call on Tuesday by Fatah for a day of rage on Wednesday followed a night in which Muslims protesting the installation…

  • Ancient Roman amphitheater in Caesarea sold to foreign buyer

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Israel has secretly sold the ancient Roman amphitheater and hippodrome in the coastal city of Caesarea to an anonymous foreign buyer. Some 172 acres of land, including a large chunk designated as a historic national park, were sold to the Saint Ventures Limited holding company, which is…

  • Israel says it will expand space for non-Orthodox prayer at Western Wall despite freezing agreement

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The government of Israel told the nation’s Supreme Court that it plans to expand and upgrade a space for non-Orthodox prayer at the southern section of the Western Wall near Robinson’s Arch. The government made the declaration in documents submitted to the court in response to a petition filed by the non-Orthodox…

  • Netanyahu opposes Syrian cease-fire deal, fearing Iranian military expansion

    (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he opposes the cease-fire brokered by the United States and Russia in southwest Syria, near the border with northern Israel’s Golan Heights. On Sunday, Netanyahu told reporters in France following a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron that the cease-fire that went into effect last week will…

  • Manischewitz to close Newark plant, lay off 169 workers

    (JTA) — The Manischewitz Co. said it will close its plant in Newark, New Jersey, cutting the jobs of 169 workers. The kosher food manufacturer’s announcement last week came in the form of a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN notice, that it would be cutting the jobs. According to the notice, which is required…

  • Roger Waters concert on Long Island violates anti-BDS law, lawmaker says

    (JTA) — Allowing BDS proponent Roger Waters to perform at a Long Island arena violates a local law against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, a Nassau County lawmaker said. Waters, the former Pink Floyd frontman, is scheduled to appear at the Nassau Coliseum on Sept. 15 and 16. The lawmaker, Howard Kopel, asked the county…

  • Martin Landau, Oscar winner and ‘Mission: Impossible’ star, dies at 89

    (JTA) — Martin Landau, a versatile actor who won an Academy Award for the 1994 film “Ed Wood” and played a spy on TV’s “Mission: Impossible” in the 1960s, has died. Landau died Saturday at the UCLA Medical Center of “unexpected complications” from surgery several days earlier, his publicist told media outlets. He was 89. He won…

  • Temple Mount reopens to Jewish visitors

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Temple Mount was reopened to Jewish visitors three days after being closed following a terror attack that killed two police officers. Both Jewish visitors and tourists were allowed on the holy site Monday, a day after two of the nine entrances reopened to Muslim worshippers with metal detectors and security cameras installed….