In this seaside city once ruled by the Greeks and Phoenicians but now largely populated by Russians, the talk in the caviar-stocked delis and jewelry stores is of upcoming elections and Israel’s powerful Russian vote.
Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimon has walked back his decision to lay off city Arab workers in the aftermath of the deadly synagogue attack in Jerusalem.
The mayor of the Israeli city of Ashkelon has taken steps to prevent Arab workers from coming in to the city.
Train services between Ashkelon and Sderot in southern Israel have been halted due to security reasons.
Most Israeli children have never heard of lacrosse — let alone played the sport. A not-for-profit founded by American Scott Neiss is trying to change that.
J.J. Goldberg helps break down the vexing complications introduced into the triangular Jerusalem-Cairo-Gaza relationship by political turmoil in all three places.
Sacramento City Council voted unanimously to approve a sister-city relationship with Ashkelon, despite opposition from pro-Palestinian organizations.
Crosspsted from Haaretz
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Remember the controversy of the emergency room at Ashkelon’s Barzilai Hospital? It was a saga of politics, war and religion that just a few months ago looked as if it could destabilize Israel’s government.