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  • 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...

  • Excitement, hope and the rhetorical art- experiences from Obama’s speech

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 21, 2013 | 3:24 pm

    My good friend, Alex Zusmanovich, was one of the lucky 600 students who won the raffle to hear Obama's speech, first hand. Here are his impressions:


    Excitement. Excitement was what I felt when I got the email telling me that I was one of the 150 lucky students that won the...

  • Obama’s visit to Israel: a new kind of hope

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 20, 2013 | 4:20 pm

    Earlier today, President Barak Obama landed in Israel, for the first time since he first got elected in 2008, and for the third time in general. He is scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, as well as with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas...

  • As trip begins, Obama and Netanyahu are all smiles

    March 20, 2013 | 2:23 pm

    President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, it’s safe to say, haven’t always been the best of friends.

    The leaders of two closely allied countries, they've have had a relationship described more often as tense than anything else.

    But on the first day of...

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  • Israel releases tentative Obama schedule

    March 11, 2013 | 2:51 pm

    Israel released a tentative itinerary for President Obama's visit to Israel and the West Bank.

    The March 20-22 visit, according to the schedule released Monday by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office, will include visits to Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, as well...

  • Obama to speak directly to Israelis on visit to Jewish state

    February 12, 2013 | 12:43 pm

    President Obama is scheduled to deliver an address directly to the Israeli people during his two-day visit to Israel.

    The Obama administration has requested that Obama deliver his speech directly to at least 1,000 Israelis, Ynet reported Tuesday. The address will either be at the...

  • Obama’s planned visit to Israel

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 5, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    As you’ve probably heard, President Obama will visit Israel next month, his first time as president. And for those people still upset with him for not visiting during his first term, here’s the good news: Obama’s visit is still much earlier in his second term than when George W....

  • Will Obama’s planned Israel visit revive Israel-Palestinian peacemaking?

    February 5, 2013 | 11:53 am

    Is President Obama's plan to visit Israel a sign that he’s ready to take another shot at Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking?

    The White House announced Tuesday that Obama would visit Israel in the spring, his first trip there as president. He did visit in 2008, when he was a...

  • U.S. military official’s secret visit to Israel is revealed

    September 6, 2012 | 9:08 am

    The vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. James Winnefeld, is in Israel to discuss security and defense issues.

    Winnefeld's visit, which was revealed Thursday by Israeli's Army Radio on the last day of the meetings, reportedly was kept secret due to tension...

  • Romney visit reveals falling visibility of Palestinian issue

    July 30, 2012 | 11:56 am

    Mitt Romney’s policy speech in Israel covered plenty of bases: The presumptive Republican presidential candidate spoke about the status of Jerusalem, the threat of a nuclear Iran, the “tumult” of the Arab Spring and the “enduring shared values” that bedrock the U.S.-Israel...

  • Obama campaign: Visit to Israel will take place in second term

    July 23, 2012 | 2:18 pm

    President Obama would visit Israel in a second term, a top campaign surrogate said.

    “We can expect him to visit Israel in a second term, should he be reelected,” Colin Kahl, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East, who is now a campaign spokesman on the...

  • State Dept. reviewing how member of terror group visited White House

    June 25, 2012 | 10:15 am

    The U.S. State Department is reviewing how it granted a visa to an Egyptian lawmaker who met with top Obama administration officials and is known to be a member of a terrorist group.

    Hani Nour el-Din, during a visit here last week by lawmakers elected since the Egyptian revolution,...

  • Birthright Berlin

    By Rob Eshman

    May 30, 2012 | 12:50 pm

    I’m a normal Jew. When I dream, I dream of Israel. When I have nightmares, I have nightmares of Germany.

    No other countries, not even my own, occupy so much of my psyche as those two. 

    Israel is not a fantasy to me. Long ago, I went there, lived there, learned its language,...

  • Aboriginal leaders from Canada to visit Israel

    April 25, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Thirty young aboriginal leaders from Canada will travel to Israel to study culture and society in the Jewish state.

    The Youth Leadership Development Mission to Israel will take place April 29 to May 6.

    Under the auspices of Canada’s Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and the...

  • U2’s Bono on surprise Israel visit

    April 10, 2012 | 10:30 am

    U2 lead singer Bono is on a personal visit to Israel.

    The Irish singer, whose given name is Paul David Hewson, was seen at a restaurant and bar in Jaffa port with friends, surrounded by tight security.

    U2 last performed in Israel in 1997; Bono reportedly does not have any current...

  • Russia’s Putin will visit Israel, officials say

    March 27, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Vladimir Putin, the president-elect of Russia, intends to visit Israel this summer.

    The date has yet to be formally announced, the Israeli media reported, but will come after Putin’s May 7 inauguration.

    Putin reportedly is interested in unveiling a monument in Netanyahu to Jewish...

  • Israel confirms visit by Mohammed Merah

    March 26, 2012 | 10:19 am

    Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah visited Israel in late 2010, Israeli officials said.

    Confirming French media reports, the officials said Monday that Merah, who claimed responsibility for the murders in southern France of four Jews and three soldiers, crossed into the West Bank from...

  • Toulouse killer visited Israel, other countries in the region

    March 22, 2012 | 2:53 pm

    The passport of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah showed that he visited Israel, Syria, Iraq and Jordan, a French newspaper reported.

    Police found Merah’s passport in his apartment following the raid Thursday that led to his death, LeMonde reported. It is believed that he tried to...

  • Peres the prophet

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 13, 2012 | 5:34 pm

    This story has been updated with a correction.

    When Shimon Peres appeared at the Beverly Hilton on March 8 before an audience of more than 1,000 Israel supporters, the Israeli president received two standing ovations — before he even uttered a single word.

    Peres had just...

  • Peres to visit the U.S.

    January 17, 2012 | 10:36 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres will visit the United States in March.

    Peres will leave for the United States on March 1 to attend the annual AIPAC Policy Conference, where the organization will pay tribute to him “in recognition of his life achievements in establishing and...

  • Cuban Jewish leaders meet with Alan Gross

    December 29, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    Two Cuban Jewish leaders met with jailed American Jewish contractor Alan Gross.

    Adela Dworin, president of the Beth Shalom Synagogue in Havana, and David Prinstein, the synagogue’s vice president, met Monday with Gross, 62, at a military hospital where he is being held. The visit,...

  • Le Pen’s deputy visits Israel

    December 13, 2011 | 5:21 pm

    Louis Aliot, vice president of France’s National Front party, is visiting Israel to try to drum up spoort for Marine Le Pen in elections this spring.

    Le Pen is the leader of the controversial political party founded by her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen. She has been trying to distance...

  • Chinese military chief to visit Israel

    August 8, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    The head of China’s military will visit Israel for the first time.

    Chen Bingde, chief of staff of the People’s Liberation Army, will be hosted next week by his Israeli counterpart, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, the Israeli military said Monday.

    The visit follows Defense Minister Ehud...

  • Hoenlein reveals secret Syria visit

    February 14, 2011 | 12:22 pm

    Malcolm Hoenlein, head of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, said he met for several hours with Syrian President Bashar Assad during a secret visit to Damascus.

    In an interview published Monday by The Associated Press, Hoenlein said his recent...

  • NBA’s Dwight Howard to visit Israel

    August 23, 2010 | 10:51 am

    NBA All-Star Dwight Howard will visit Israel to hold a basketball clinic for teens.

    Howard, of the Orlando Magic, and several former NBA All-Stars will also scrimmage against the Maccabi Haifa professional basketball team of the Israeli Basketball Super League.

    The group of current...

  • Sinai Akiba Students Visit Islamic Center [VIDEO]

    By Melanie Reynard

    May 7, 2010 | 6:44 pm

    Seventh-grade students and faculty from Sinai Akiba Academy in Westwood filed into the Islamic Center in Los Angeles at noon May 7 for a lecture on Muslim culture and to observe an afternoon prayer session. 


    Find more videos like this on EveryJew.com

    Jihad Turk, director of...

  • Israeli allowed to visit Beirut

    April 13, 2010 | 11:10 am

    Israel’s Supreme Court has given an Israeli-Arab writer permission to visit Beirut to attend an Arab writers’ conference.

    Ala Halihal from the northern Israeli city of Akko appealed to Israel’s Supreme Court after Interior Minister Eli Yishai refused to allow the trip. Asked by the court to respond to the petition, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he also opposed the visit, Haaretz reported.

    It is illegal for Israeli citizens to visit Lebanon, which is considered an enemy country.

  • Affordable ways to visit Israel

    March 23, 2010 | 5:50 pm

    The price of a standard 10-day Israel trip can be expensive, averaging about $3,000 per person, according to Israel’s Tourism Ministry. But there are a number of programs that can get you to Israel at a reduced price or free, as long as you meet certain criteria.


    Aish...

  • Politics abound on Pope’s mission of peace to Israel

    May 12, 2009 | 12:50 pm

    Coming as a self-described “pilgrim of peace,” Pope Benedict XVI vowed to fight anti-Semitism and called for a Palestinian state in the moments after his arrival in Israel for a five-day visit.

    But controversy has marked the visit this week from the start, as the pope’s...

  • Pope Visits Yad Vashem

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 11, 2009 | 2:03 pm

    From Haaretz.com:

    Pope Benedict XVI visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Monday as part of his tour of Israel and the Middle East, where he lamented the suffering of the victims of the Holocaust.

    “As we stand here in silence, their cry still echoes in our hearts. It is a cry raised against every act of injustice and violence. It is a perpetual reproach against the spilling of innocent blood,” said the pope in his address. To read the full story, visit Haaretz.com.

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