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  • Israel reissues construction plans in eastern Jerusalem as peace talks falter

    3 weeks ago

    Israel reissued tenders for the construction of residential units in eastern Jerusalem.

    The Israel Lands Authority on Tuesday published tenders for 708 homes in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo.

    The tenders were reissued as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with...

  • A chance at the World Cup,The Rolling Stonen, Free HIV treatment and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    3 weeks ago

    Speaking out

    Former Miss World, the Israeli Linor Abargil, is leading a global campaign against sexual violence. Abargil, who was raped at knifepoint only six weeks before being crowned as Miss World, has inspired other Israeli women to break their own silence and in the process,...

  • Save the Ministry of Foreign Affairs!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 26, 2014 | 10:06 am

    Last week, Tel Aviv University took political science students - including me - on a field trip to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem, in order for us to examine the various possible career paths there. Since high school, it has been very clear to me that my future would...

  • Arab League declares ‘total rejection’ of Jewish state recognition

    March 26, 2014 | 9:49 am

    The Arab League announced on Wednesday its full backing of a Palestinian refusal to meet Israel's demand to be recognized as a Jewish state, a condition Jerusalem says it requires for peace.

    "We express our total rejection of the call to consider Israel as a Jewish state," read a statement from the final day of the Arab summit in Kuwait.

    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has reiterated the call for the Palestinians to recognize the Jewish character of Israel as a requirement for a peace agreement.

    Read more on JPost.com.

  • Visiting Kiev’s wounded in Jerusalem

    March 25, 2014 | 10:50 am

    Artem Zaptotski, from Lutsk, in Western Ukraine, sits in Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, sharing his room with a French Hasid. Seeing that I speak Hebrew and wear a kippah, the Hasid asks if he should encourage Zaptotski to put on tefillin. No, I tell him. Zaptotski isn’t Jewish....

  • Hollywood in Israel, the Jerusalem Marathon, Spiderman and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 24, 2014 | 9:10 am

    Alona Tal continues her climb to the top

    Israeli actress Alona Tal, who is one of the most successful Israelis in Hollywood, is joining a new US television production directed by Marc Forster, who was in charge of  World War Z and James Bond film Quantum of Solace. The Amazon...

  • U.N. rights investigator accuses Israel of ‘ethnic cleansing’

    March 21, 2014 | 10:31 am

    A U.N. human rights investigator accused Israel on Friday of "ethnic cleansing" in pushing Palestinians out of East Jerusalem and cast doubt that the Israeli government could accept a Palestinian state in the current climate.

    He spoke against a backdrop of deadlocked peace talks...

  • Knesset passes bill requiring referendum to cede land within Israel

    March 13, 2014 | 10:46 am

    Israeli voters must approve any surrender of sovereign Israeli territory under a bill passed by the Knesset.

    The referendum measure approved Thursday becomes part of the country’s Basic Law, which makes it difficult to change or legislate around, and requires an absolute Knesset...

  • Jerusalem high on new skyline

    March 12, 2014 | 3:03 pm

    Ten years ago, Jerusalem was just starting to emerge from the Second Intifada, which scared away local residents as well as investors. Many shops and restaurants closed during that period, leaving hundreds of storefronts with “for sale” signs. 

    Fast-forward 10 years, and...

  • The Charedi protests: A response to David Suissa

    March 12, 2014 | 9:39 am

    [David Suissa: Charedim should start with ‘thank you’  /
    Knesset passes Charedi draft law / Community response]

    I consider myself a friend of David Suissa. I like what he is about, trying to bring disparate segments of our Jewish community together. That is precisely why I feel...

  • Bennett: Pluralist council will oversee Robinson’s Arch plaza

    March 7, 2014 | 9:29 am

    The Robinson’s Arch plaza at the Western Wall will come under the control of a future government-appointed pluralist council.

    Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett forged an agreement within the government on Thursday that would put the egalitarian prayer site in the...

  • When the Israeli Apartheid Week takes place in Israel, there’s a lot for us to worry about

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 4, 2014 | 8:45 am

    Last week, the 10th annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) launched in over 200 cities worldwide. This international series of events which includes rallies, lectures, cultural performances, film screenings and multimedia displays — exposed many people who are clueless about Israel...

  • BDS founders are ‘anti-Semites,’ Netanyahu tells U.S. Jewish leaders

    February 18, 2014 | 9:33 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the founders of the BDS movement “classical anti-Semites in modern garb.”

    Netanyahu made his remarks on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and other issues in an address Monday night to the leadership of the Conference...

  • BDS fail, Jerusalem 200 years ago, new apps, Sochi and more…This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 17, 2014 | 9:52 am

    Beyond belief

    If you’ve ever been to Israel, I assume your heart missed a beat when you first encountered the unique Israeli atmosphere and beautiful sceneries.  The same thing happened Caitlin and Arthur on their Israeli trip. Watch their video, where they talk about their...

  • March backing settlement housing draws thousands

    February 13, 2014 | 1:41 pm

    Several government ministers were among thousands who marched in support of settlement building in a corridor connecting eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank.

    The demonstrators, who marched to the controversial E1 corridor from the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, were...

  • Israel’s debt-ridden Hadassah hospital gets 3-month creditor reprieve

    February 11, 2014 | 6:38 pm

    Israel's top Hadassah hospitals centre won three-month court protection from creditors on Tuesday after racking up a debt of 1.3 billion shekels ($369 million) and grappling with a week-old strike by doctors and nurses.

    The crisis has cast a shadow over the flagship institution...

  • Charedi Orthodox protest yeshiva funding freeze

    February 6, 2014 | 10:35 am

    Charedi Orthodox demonstrators protesting cuts in funding over draft deferrals clashed with police in Jerusalem.

    The Charedim also were protesting the arrest of a Charedi Orthodox yeshiva student for draft dodging.

    Major protests were held as well on Thursday in Bnei Brak and...

  • Ma’aleh teens find ‘strength’

    By Tom Teicholz

    February 5, 2014 | 3:48 pm

    A black-and-white film shows a trial being called to session. In less than a second, it’s obvious this is the trial of Adolf Eichmann, in Jerusalem in April 1961, with Eichmann in the bulletproof glass booth. We watch as a witness takes the stand.

    We pull back now, in color, to a...

  • Israel pushes on with plans for hundreds of settlement homes

    February 5, 2014 | 11:34 am

    Israel's Jerusalem municipality approved building plans on Wednesday for 558 new homes in the West Bank, land that the Palestinians want for a future state.

    A municipality spokeswoman said the local planning committee had approved requests by private contractors for the...

  • Report: Kerry framework includes shared Jerusalem, Jewish state recognition

    January 29, 2014 | 4:07 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s pending framework for Israeli-Palestinian peace will include a shared capital in Jerusalem and recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, a newspaper columnist reported.

    Kerry will unveil the proposal “soon,” Thomas Friedman, a foreign affairs...

  • The First English Language Edition of the Social Order Magazine

    By Jeremy Elster

    January 23, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    Welcome to the first ever English language edition of the "Social Order", Israel Social TV's online Magazine. In this edition we cover the following stories from Israel/Palestine: 


    In honor of Tu Bishvat, Rabbis for Human Rights brought 70 volunteers to plant olive tree...

  • With gratitude from Jerusalem

    January 13, 2014 | 4:23 pm

    I am in Jerusalem gazing out at the walls of the Old City and the words floating through my mind are ones spoken in these streets more two millennia ago. They are words I have heard and repeated many times as a rabbi, a teacher, a Jew, but they take on a whole new meaning for me...

  • Sharon’s condition worsens following blood infection

    January 3, 2014 | 10:49 am

    Ariel Sharon’s medical condition further deteriorated following a blood infection and multiple organ failure.

    Prof. Ze’ev Rotstein, the director of Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, said at a press conference Friday morning that over the past 24 hours, doctors have observed a...

  • Nearly all Israelis have power again following snowstorm

    December 17, 2013 | 11:05 am

    Electricity was restored in Israel in the wake of last week’s snowstorm, though isolated customers in Jerusalem still had no power.

    The Israel Electric Corp. on its website Tuesday afternoon urged the customers without power to contact the company’s service center.

    Up to 60,000...

  • Israeli winter of 2013: From rainbows to snow - watch the photo album

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 16, 2013 | 11:12 am

    Finally, in mid-December, the rain started to pour over the land of Israel, and temperature dropped. The rain is blessed, no doubt, but like every year, it caught us unprepared. After two straight stormy days, the streets were flooded and trashcans filled with broken umbrellas....

  • Kerry heading back to Israel for more talks

    December 10, 2013 | 9:28 am

    U.S.  Secretary of State John Kerry will return this week to Jerusalem and Ramallah, his second visit in two weeks.

    Kerry will discuss Iran and the current Israeli-Palestinian negotiations during a meeting Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. State...

  • AJR-CA dedicates new campus

    By Ryan Torok

    December 4, 2013 | 5:58 pm

    With Chanukah marking the rededication of the holy temple in Jerusalem after the Maccabees’ defeat of Judea’s Seleucid rulers more than 2,000 years ago, the week of the holiday turned out to be the perfect time for the Academy of Jewish Religion, California (AJR-CA) to celebrate...

  • Jerusalem’s Hadassah hospital teetering near financial collapse

    December 3, 2013 | 10:19 am

    Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem is on the brink of financial collapse, the Forward reported.

    The hospital is facing a $300 million deficit, including $80 million accrued in the last year, according to the newspaper.

    Efforts by Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of...

  • Kerry announces visit to Jerusalem and Ramallah

    November 27, 2013 | 1:16 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

    Kerry will visit Brussels, Chisinau, Jerusalem and Ramallah from Dec. 3 to Dec. 6, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said Wednesday.

    In Jerusalem, Kerry will meet with Israeli Prime...

  • The Dr. David Applebaum z’l Symposium: Preparedness for Mass Casualty Events

    November 26, 2013 | 11:29 am

    The Symposium on Preparedness for Mass Casualty Events is in commemoration of the 10th Yahrzeit of Dr. David Applebaum, who was the Director of the Emergency Room at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Dr. Applebaum and his daughter Nava were victims of a terror attack on...

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