The wife of a Palestinian prisoner in an Israeli jail gave birth on Friday to a boy born from sperm smuggled into Gaza, her family said, the first successful pregnancy of its kind in the embattled coastal enclave.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will both attend the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos this month, the organisers told Reuters on Friday.
For the second time in less than a month, Israel demanded clarifications from the Netherlands on Dutch firms’ divestment from Israel’s occupation.
Israel on Friday announced plans to build 1,400 new homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, days after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the region to push peace talks in which settlements represent a major hurdle.
A French court upheld a ban on a show scheduled in the central city of Tours for Friday by a comedian accused of insulting the memory of Holocaust victims, the second performance in a nationwide tour to be banned.
Several Dutch rabbis criticized a rabbinical court’s recognition of non-Jews who observe Torah laws.
Caleb Jacoby, the missing son of Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby, has been found safe, police said. The teen was reportedly found in New York’s Times Square.8
While mainstream media outlets scrutinized Menachem Stark’s relationships with tenants, contractors and lenders, haredi Orthodox publications offered a decidedly different take — celebrating his many virtues.10
Israel reported an all-time high in annual visitors in 2013.
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