The mechanical diggers start work soon after dawn, cutting through a leafy village on the outskirts of Jerusalem to build a six-lane highway that has become the latest focal point of Arab-Israeli discontent.
Lawmakers in Congress introduced bills in time for AIPAC’s annual policy conference that would tighten Iran sanctions and back Israel should it strike that country’s suspected nuclear program.
The city of Lviv in Ukraine agreed to remove Jewish headstones currently used as pavement.
A key state witness in a corruption trial against former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert died hours after testifying.
East African runners and a U.S. Air Force captain won the six top spots in the annual Jerusalem marathon, which drew over 20,000 participants from 52 nations
A California boy found guilty of murdering his neo-Nazi father at age 10 is expected to learn on Friday whether he will spend the rest of his youth in a juvenile jail or be allowed to be incarcerated in a private facility or group home.
Israel’s prime minister accused his Turkish counterpart on Thursday of making a “dark and false” statement by calling Zionism a crime against humanity - a comment likely to hit efforts to repair ties between the two former allies.
Israel’s Health Ministry has ordered an investigation into whether Ethiopian women were prescribed a birth control drug as a means of population control.4
Pope Benedict ended his eight-year reign on Thursday, becoming the first pontiff in six centuries to resign instead of ruling for life.
Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz will step down as president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.
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