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Israeli Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, center, writes part of a Torah scroll at the Jewish community center in Dubai, Dec. 19, 2020. At left is the center's leader, Rabbi Levi Duchman.

Chief Sephardi Rabbi: Reform Jews have no commandments

Travel during corona

Will Israelis be able to travel for Passover? It depends

Hanukiah at the Western Wall

The next big religion and state issues the country will face - analysis

D-Fend

EXCLUSIVE: Israeli technology can hack, take control and stop drone swarm

Doctors performing a surgery via the guidance of a robot.

Israeli laser surgery tech company sells for $1.07b.

Shushan Purim celebrations amid ongoing coronavirus outbreak in Jerusalem, Feb. 28, 2021

Coronavirus ‘czar’: Israel might need a night curfew on Passover

GILAD OPHIR’S photographic installation with dancing from the show.

Live art exhibitions return as Israel begins opening-up

By DANNY SHORKEND
‘AS THE only democracy in the Middle East, Israel’s legal guarantee of rights has meant that women play crucial roles in all aspects of Israeli society.’ Gold Meir during the 1973 war.

Golda Meir is gone: Israel has a long way to go on gender equality

PEOPLE WALK past the Religious Services Ministry office in Jerusalem. At most, this week’s High Court ruling widens the scope of who can become an Israeli through immigration.

Office rental prices start to rebound

Israelis shopping at Mamilla mall in Jerusalem, March 1, 2021.

COVID: As Jerusalem reopens, shop owners are excited - and scared

ISRAELI PASSENGERS arrive home after an emergency flight to Ben-Gurion Airport on February 3.

Around 80% of of arrivals from Ben-Gurion Airport violate isolation - N12

PALESTINIAN HEALTH WORKERS at a hospital in Nablus, where health workers were vaccinated against the coronavirus disease, after the delivery of vaccine doses from Israel earlier this month.

Vaccination program for Palestinian workers to resume after delay

THE KNESSET building in Jerusalem holds one of the world’s smallest legislatures.

Who are the converts who can now become citizens amid court ruling?

Dan Hotel, Eilat, Israel, February 1, 2012.

Dan Hotels opens NIS 3.5m. kitchen in Tirat Carmel

Netanyahu meeting Bedouin leadership in Tirabin.

Netanyahu said he visited a Bedouin city, the city mayor claims he didn't

SOLDIERS CLEAN tar off Palmahim beach on Monday, following an offshore oil spill that drenched most of the Israeli coastline.

Israel begins reopening some beaches damaged by ecological disaster

Sanaa Bader at the Leicester City FC King Power Stadium in Leicester, England.

The Arab Israeli woman breaking the glass ceiling of sports management

Gender pay gap representation, 15 April 2018.

Int'l Women's Day: COVID reveals gender inequality in Israeli job market

An old military fort on the Syrian border is seen, with snow-covered Mount Hermon in the background.

Woman who crossed from Israel into Syria indicted

The 71st Armored Battalion completes its readiness for a war on the northern front.

71st Armored Battalion completes preparations for war on Northern Front

In honor of International Women's Day, Keter has put up signs across its eight facilities that say 'Welcome' to men and women in Hebrew and Arabic. Designed by Michal Shomer.

Int'l Women's Day: Keter is closing the gender pay gap for women

International Criminal Court is seen in The Hague, Netherlands September 27, 2018

Five key points on Israel’s latest ICC war crimes clash - analysis

Israelis take part in a demonstration in support of the 16-year-old victim of a gang rape in Eilat, Tel Aviv. August 22, 2020

Man convicted of threatening wife after rape charge dropped

StopCancer group photo

Zohar Yakobson - Acting with compassion

Soldiers from Special in Uniform clean up Israel's beaches, following an oil spill that has brought tar to Israel's shore.

Soldiers with disabilities clean Israel's beaches following oil spill

Jerusalemites wearing face masks for fear of coronavirus  walk on Jaffa road in the City Center of Jerusalem on July 12, 2020. Israel has seen a spike of new COVID-19 cases,  cabinet ministers imposed new restrictions on public gatherings in a bid to stem the rising infection rate of the coronavirus

Coronavirus: Gov't approves gradual reopening of restaurants, airport

A woman shows her green passport at the Khan theater in Jerusalem on February 23, 2021.

Coronavirus: Georgia only country to recognize green passports - report

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla introduces US President Joe Biden as the president toured a Pfizer manufacturing plant producing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in Kalamazoo, Michigan, US, February 19, 2021.

Pfizer CEO's Israel visit canceled because he is not fully vaccinated

VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT Kamala Harris speaks after Joe Biden is named winner of the 2020 US presidential election, in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7.

Netanyahu tells Kamala Harris he won't let Iran obtain nuclear weapons

HISHAM SULIMAN in the new KAN series ‘Sweetie’s Party.’

Suliman’s journey from ‘Fauda’ to Knesset to Nazareth

The entrance of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is seen in The Hague March 3, 2011.

Meretz leader: ICC investigation of Israel is justified

A HEALTHCARE worker prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Rehovot on Monday.

Only 100,000 Israelis over 50 left to be vaccinated - new data

Israelis protest against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Jerusalem, on December 05, 2020.

Anti-Netanyahu protesters ramp up demonstrations ahead of elections

Pope Francis arrives to board a plane for his visit to Iraq at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, March 5, 2021.

Pope Francis sends greetings to Rivlin while over Israel en route to Iraq

US SECRETARY of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference in Jerusalem on August 24.

Outgoing deputy Mossad chief: Pompeo plan to turn Iran into Meretz unrealistic

From left: Ayman Saif, Abdulbast Salameh and Nachman Ash

Most red cities are Arab and Druze, says Arab sector commissioner

NO LONGER is Gemara study just for men: A sea of women celebrate the Siyum Hashas at the Jerusalem International Convention Center in early January.

8200 unit, Woman2Woman launch program to help women impacted by COVID-19

Picture of the neighboring vaccination "pub" at the Mahane Yehuda market.

Shots for shots: Jerusalem gives vaccines at Mahane Yehuda bar scene

Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau.

Chief Rabbi Lau to conversion judges: Ignore lies about you

Ultra-Orthodox women work at Matrix Global, a hi-tech company, in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Modiin Illit April 3, 2011

Drop in self-employed Israeli women - commerce chamber federation

Israelis are seen boarding the light rail on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem after the coronavirus lockdown ends, on February 8, 2021.

Labor and Social Affairs: 90% drop in fines for abuse of workers

An illustrative photo of a Jewish wedding in front of the Mediterranean Sea.

Tzohar announces only vaccinated rabbis can officiate weddings

An ultra-Orthodox woman accompanies her daughter to school, Jerusalem, October 19, 2020

Jerusalem neighborhood begs government to allow schools to remain open

THE ARAB-ISRAELI city of Umm al-Fahm in the foreground and Wadi Ara in the background.

United Arab List leader MK Mansour Abbas attacked by protesters

Chess

The Queen's Gambit inspires Israel's 40th chess championship

By HADASSAH BRENNER
IDF gets ready for Hezbollah along the Israeli-Lebanese border

IDF commander: Soldier whose gun was stolen shouldn't be in Egoz

Benny Gantz in the Defense Ministry

Israel is updating attack plans against Iran's nuclear sites - Gantz

Reading room of the National Library of Israel.

Jerusalem library to be opened as part of city development plan

By HADASSAH BRENNER
Denise Bar-Aharon

Making magic with Make-A-Wish-Israel

Sigal Bar-On and sister Dr. Nurit Harel

Sigal Bar-On and Dr. Nurit Harel - A family affair

ICC CHIEF PROSECUTOR Fatou Bensouda in The Hague earlier this year

Israel vows to fight ICC’s 'perversion of justice' of war crimes charge

Deni Avdija

Israeli athlete Deni Avdija named to NBA’s Rising Stars team

By ROB CHARRY/JTA
IDF SOLDIERS from the 669 Unit during a training exercise last year.

IDF faces a new challenge: beard complaints

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
HEAVILY PROCESSED foods are often high in sugar, fat and empty calories. HEAVILY PROCESSED foods are often high in sugar, fat and empty calories.

Obesity adds extra COVID-19 risk, we need a national program - Edelstein

Israeli NBA player Deni Avdija

Washington Wizards beat LA Clippers 119 to 117

Ultra Orthodox and secular Israelis clash in Beit Shemesh.

Orthodox and secular Israelis fight over Jewish conversion, but why?

By BEN SALES/JTA
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on before the start of a hearing in his corruption trial at Jerusalem's District Court February 8, 2021

Who will ICC try to arrest if war crimes probe advances?

AYELET FRISH: Professional journey.

Meet the woman advancing the role of women in management

By CARMIT SAPIR WEITZ
Israel Philharmonic with Lahav Shani, music director.

Israel Philharmonic Offers virtual backstage tour

Eden Alene

Eurovision: Eden Alene song tries to connect separated Israeli families

PEOPLE WALK past the Religious Services Ministry office in Jerusalem. At most, this week’s High Court ruling widens the scope of who can become an Israeli through immigration.

Israel's conversion ruling: What it does and doesn’t do

A VARIETY of kippot are displayed for sale at a stall in Jerusalem’s Mahaneh Yehuda market.

Flaw of Return: Why Israel should stop offering automatic citizenship

Palestinian workers getting vaccinated against the coronavirus, March 4, 2021.

Israel to prioritize vaccinating all Palestinians with its surplus doses

HILA BAGGIO (left) and Alla Vasilevitsky will star in ‘The Sopranos.’

Israeli Opera reopens with Hebrew classics, Rossini, biblical women

Rabbi Moti Elon 300

Convicted sex-offender Moti Elon relinquishes his rabbi title

A worker walks next to parabolic mirrors at the research site of solar power company Brenmiller Energy near Dimona

Monaco, Israeli startup accelerator to collaborate for first time

Satellite imaging tracks the known movements of the Iranian Romina tanker before the oil spill which caused Israel's ecological disaster.

Greenpeace: Iran eco-terror allegation 'reeks of election propaganda'

THE TUNNEL, extending from Moshav Eshtaol to the Ein Kerem neighborhood, will supply the capital with water for years to come.

Huge infrastructure project brings water from the mountain to Jerusalem

MDA on the scene 370

Three Bedouin siblings from Hura die after fire traps them inside house

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a memorial ceremony for Joseph Trumpeldor in Tel-Hai, northern Israel, February 23, 2021

Outgoing deputy Mossad chief blasts Netanyahu for management of Iran threat

Israeli soldiers clean tar off the Palmachim beach following an offshore oil spill which drenched most of the Israeli coastline, February 22, 2021

Mossad, IDF blindsided by Gamliel's Iran 'eco-terror' accusation

Israeli Navy boat

Israel’s maritime economic zone security in spotlight after oil spill

Image of the Emerald across Kharg Island, dated January 17, 2021

Ship accused of Israel oil spill shown anchored off Iran coast - In pictures

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seen speaking at a Clalit vaccination center in Zarzir, on February 9, 2021.

Netanyahu blasts SNL joke as 'outrageous' on Fox News

Bedouin riders at the Gulf of Eilat

Unique Bedouin archive finds home at National Library of Israel

The coronavirus hotel in Jaffa where the alleged rape took place.

Suspected pedophile: I tried to recreate Eilat gang rape with 13-year-old

A drive in the Judean desert with the 3-door Defender 90.

Judean desert: A needed adventure after the coronavirus lockdown

By AMI YACHIN
Prof. Mindy Levine.

Meet the Ariel University professor leading chemical detection research

By SUSAN DE LA FUENTE
PRIME MINISTER Golda Meir accompanied by Defense Minister Moshe Dayan on the Golan Heights in 1973 after the Yom Kippur War. The author’s account is set against Israel’s own story of triumphs and disasters connected to the war.

The pleasures, pains of an oleh depicted in new book

AN IDF-PROVIDED photograph shows assault rifles, ammunition clips and mortar equipment laid out on the deck of the ’Karine A’ in the Red Sea on January 4, 2002.

Thrilling chapter in Israeli military history depicted in new book

By URI BAR-JOSEPH
A woman is seen wearing Ga-De lipstick.

Signs of relief: What to buy for International Women's Day

By NERIA BARR
SIMMERING ANGER: The torched bus burns in Bnei Brak in late January.

COVID-19: Haredim drift further from Israeli mainstream - opinion

Israeli police officers clash with Ultra Orthodox Jewish men during a protest against the enforcement of coronavirus emergency regulations, in the Ultra Orthodox jewish neighborhood of Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, October 4, 2020

Police arrest 12 suspects involved in riots, assaults in Mea She'arim

(FROM LEFT) Minister Counsellor for Political Affairs Dana Erlich, Ambassador Tzipi Hotovely and Deputy Ambassador Sharon Bar-Li at the Israeli Embassy in London (located, incidentally, right across the road from where Prince William and his family live).

Meet the women leading Israel's Embassy in the UK

A man uses a smartphone in New York City, in this picture taken November 6, 2013

NSO Group under renewed investigation by US - report

By DANIEL SONNENFELD/THE MEDIA LINE
Segev Harel becomes the first person to receive the IIBR's new coronavirus vaccine as human trials get underway, Sheba Medical Center, November 1, 2020

Participants in Israeli-made vaccine trials not eligible for green pass

A group of 137 immigrants from Brazil and Argentina landed in Israel

South American immigrants arrive in Israel after 40 days in limbo

By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
Seeing some culinary-related artifacts at Yad Vashem launched Alon Shaya on a project a decade later that he calls "one of the most moving things I have ever done.”

Chef Alon Shaya helped Holocaust survivor recreate recipes from his youth

By MARGARET LITTMAN/JTA
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Joe Biden

Fears Biden would adopt Obama policies against Israel premature - analysis

International criminal court

Blinken: US stands with Israel, ICC lacks jurisdiction to hold investigation

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on before the start of a hearing in his corruption trial at Jerusalem's District Court February 8, 2021

ICC probe could place Netanyahu, Israel up a creek without a paddle

Actor Tzachi Halevy and TV anchor Lucy Aharish at their wedding, October 10, 2018

Lucy Aharish and Tsahi Halevi welcome baby boy

A major hospital in Indiana rehearses its distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine

Coronavirus: Vaccinated abroad? Here’s how to skip quarantine in Israel

President Reuven Rivlin and Chief of Staff Lt.Gen. Gadi Eisenkot meeting with 70 influential teenagers at the President's residence on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

COVID-19: Israeli teens file lawsuit over unequal restriction enforcement

By GADI ZAIG
International Criminal Court, The Hague

ICC is probing Israelis for war crimes: What happens now? - analysis

Director of Empowering Deaf Society Mangai Sutharsan uses sign language to communicate whilst wearing a partially transparent mask, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Ilford, London, Britain, July 29, 2020.

Hard of hearing Israelis 3.5 as likely to suffer from depression

A SCENE FROM ‘Rocks’ by Sarah Gavron.

Jerusalem Women’s Film Fest touts female directors

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Knesset uses High Court ruling to drop oversight of Shin Bet

Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz speaks during an interview with Reuters in Athens, Greece, January 2, 2020

Any nuclear deal with Iran should be 'improved' - Israel Energy Minister

By REUTERS
Ethiopian women grieve after domestic murder 390

Ethiopian sex-slave victims appeal to court against Deri

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