Following the decision to accept a ceasefire with Hamas and the subsequent resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must now address the resulting division within the coalition and between members of his own Likud party.
Born in Philadelphia in 1950, the self-taught guitarist traveled the rock and roll nightclub circuit for 17 years without ever composing a song. All that began to change in the spring of 1981 when he met the Messiah.
The Trump administration has decided to relocate its diplomatic mission to the Palestinians, placing it under the authority of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. It means the Palestinian mission will no longer have its own separate channel to Washington.
Twenty-three years after Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated at a peace rally, collective memory of the event is still a political hot potato.
On Monday, the US State Department announced the start of the 10-year military defense package, known as the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding), Israel signed in 2016 with the outgoing Obama administration.
In his remarks before the UN General Assembly in New York Tuesday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said the conditions for peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are already known. The parties just need to "reach agreement."
Before departing, Netanyahu convened the Security Cabinet to discuss recent tensions with Russia over Syria's downing of a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft last week.
Sukkot (see Leviticus 23:34-43) is a festive, family holiday. Many Israelis erect a temporary booth (sukka) where they eat their meals and sometimes even sleep in them. It's traditional to invite friends and family to share a meal in the sukka.
Israel set another 70th anniversary record in August with 2.7 million arrivals and departures at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport. It's the airport's biggest month in its history and a 10 percent increase from August 2017, Globes reported.
The Times of Israel headlined a story Wednesday, "Israeli schools largely avoid teaching evolution – report."