For the last 28 years, the Western Wall Jewish holy site has been the staging ground of a battle between pluralistic Jews who want equal prayer rights for men and women and ultra-Orthodox Jews who want to maintain the strict, gender-segregated status quo at the wall. Now, another Jewish sector has fired an opening salvo into the ongoing intra-Jewish battle: Orthodox nationalists9
Mutasim Ali always believed that he would succeed in his fight to secure refugee status for the thousands of asylum seekers in Israel. He just never thought that he would attain the status himself.7
As tensions rise on the Temple Mount, the mother of Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick explains why she doesn’t share her son’s beliefs in ascending the holy site, and why she’s afraid for his life.15
Although she’d left it years ago, Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community is shaken by suicide note and painful manuscript left behind by 50-year-old mother of seven.9
If you’re an evangelical and you support Donald Trump, isn’t that, well, not very Christian of you?
On May 24, Israel’s parliament welcomed its first-ever member to survive an assassination attempt before he even stepped foot into office.62
An Israeli rabbinical court did not accept a conversion by an Orthodox rabbi who also helped Ivanka Trump become Jewish.36
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of spreading a blood libel in his address Thursday to the European Parliament in Brussels.23
Israel granted refugee status to Mutasim Ali, making him the first person from Sudan to be recognized as a refugee in Israel.
Walking on eggshells, a skeptical American administration and a top Israeli politician prone to making shocking policy statements survived their first encounter; they may have even set a foundation for better future relations.4
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