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is a JTA correspondent in Israel.


  • N.Y.’s Yeshivat Maharat graduates its first class of female religious leaders

    Yeshivat Maharat, which trains Orthodox Jewish women to be religious leaders, held its first graduation ceremony.

  • Shabbat table setter, prom plea and appealing apps

    Longest Shabbat table, Israel’s education minister wants to tone down the prom and a flying menagerie makes its way to Turkey.

  • Israeli military downs own drone

    The Israel Defense Forces shot down one of its own drones over the Mediterranean Sea, due to an engine malfunction.

  • Israeli officials welcome Arab League peace plan

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli Prime Minister’s office welcomed the Arab League’s Middle East peace plan allowing for agreed-upon land swaps. In a statement issued late Tuesday on behalf of Israeli diplomatic officials, the Prime Minister’s Office said Israel “welcomed the support given by the Arab league delegation and the U.S. secretary of state to the…

  • Murder of Jewish settler sparks West Bank clashes

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli settlers and Palestinians clashed in the West Bank more than a day after the murder of a Jewish man by a Palestinian attacker. Jewish settlers threw rocks at passing Palestinian cars, and settlers and Palestinians threw rocks at each other in the northern West Bank on Wednesday, according to reports. Late Tuesday…

  • Peres meets pope at Vatican, invites him to Israel

    Israeli President Shimon Peres told Pope Francis at a Vatican meeting that the new pontiff has an important role to play in shepherding the peace process.

  • Arab League agrees to peace with land swaps

    The Arab League agreed to a Middle East peace plan that would allow for agreed-upon land swaps.

  • Palestinian kills Israeli at West Bank bus stop

    A Palestinian stabbed to death an Israeli man at a bus stop in the West Bank.

  • Israeli airstrike kills senior Palestinian terrorist in Gaza

    An Israeli airstrike killed a senior Palestinian terrorist in northern Gaza.

  • Israeli Supreme Court extends Amona outpost demolition date

    Israel’s Supreme Court allowed the state to postpone the evacuation of the illegal West Bank outpost Amona.