Israel News

Wizards’ Deni Avdija arrives in DC

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Wizards just-drafted forward, Israeli Deni Avdija, arrived in Washington over Thanksgiving and at a press conference Wednesday declared the nation's capital "a beautiful city,"...

This American immigrant to Israel is fighting sexual abuse among the haredi Orthodox

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner ASHKELON, Israel — Not long ago, an 18-year-old girl from a haredi Orthodox family in Jerusalem anonymously called a hotline for victims...

Israeli Knesset members propose giving Diaspora Jews a formal role in Israeli affairs

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner How much of a say, if any, should Diaspora Jews have in Israeli affairs? This perennial question, debated often in op-eds and speeches,...

New online learning platform aims to bridge the gap between US Jews and Israel

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Sponsored By Michele Chabin When the first wave of coronavirus infections reached the American South, Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker of Congregation Beth...

Controversy and record participation reflect renewed US Jewish interest in Zionist Congress

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner A virus forced the World Zionist Congress to go virtual for the first time since its founding in 1897. But that didn’t stop...

More Israelis have died of COVID-19 than from terror attacks. Why?

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By Marcy Oster and Gabe Friedman Israel has been known as a country that can rise to face a crisis — usually of the military...
AJC Global Forum being held in Washington, DC, June 3, 2019.

Surveying the Arabian Peninsula with Jason Isaacson

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By Kayla Steinberg Special to WJW Jason Isaacson has traveled to every state on the Arabian Peninsula, working to build relationships with high-level officials, journalists, think...

Israeli researchers are discovering how stress affects the body’s fight against COVID-19

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner Shoshana, 48 years old and the single mother of a teenager, recently completed three years of chemotherapy for breast cancer. But the treatment...

Jerusalem’s Beit Avi Chai creates unique High Holiday programming for the age of the...

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner This year’s holidays are like none Jews today have ever experienced. For many, the special joy...

Israel signs treaties with UAE and Bahrain in White House ceremony

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Israel signed peace treaties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the White House on Tuesday, with President Donald Trump calling the moment...