Current Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat is facing Likud?s Moshe Lion who has been endorced by the haredi Orthodox Shas and United Torah Judaism parties.

    Israelis Head to the Polls To Vote in Municipal Elections

    The battle for the mayor of Jerusalem will be among the closely watched races as Israelis go to the polls in municipal races.

    Israeli medical squads practice preparedness drills for possible earthquakes in Israel?s north.

    Fifth Earthquake in a Week Rocks Israel's Golan and Galilee

    A minor earthquake struck northern Israel, the fifth in a week.

    Pope Reaches Out To Jews With Email To Holocaust Lawyer

    Pope Francis has continued to reach out to Jews, this time with a personal email to Menachem Z. Rosensaft, an American law professor who deals with Holocaust and genocide issues.

    Palestinian Man Who Planned Bus Bombing Killed in Shoot Out

    A wanted Palestinian terrorist, who was behind a 2012 bus bombing in Tel Aviv, was killed in a shoot out with Israeli security officials who were trying to arrest him.

    Bloomberg 'Flattered' by $1 Million 'Jewish Nobel' Genesis Prize

    On Monday, at a news conference scheduled to announce the consolidation of New York City vehicles, Bloomberg said he was “flattered” to have received what is being called the “Jewish Nobel Prize” but acknowledged, “I don’t need the money.”