New Bible Translation Highlights Connection Between Holy Book, Land of Israel

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on May 19, 2018

As the rabbi of Beth Jacob Congregation, an Orthodox synagogue in Columbus, Ohio, Rabbi Tuly Weisz thought he had found his calling, and his career. Having received his rabbinic ordination fromYeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Sem…

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Two Months After Launch, Tzohar Kashrut Division Making Inroads But Still Faces Steep Climb

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on May 18, 2018

When Gadi Piamenta decided to open a coffee bar in downtown Jerusalem in 2012, the process and cost of applying for kashrut certification from the Jer…

Gaza Belt Kids Wage ‘Kite Peace’

By Yona Schnitzer/TPS on May 17, 2018

In response to the rash of “Molotov Kites” That have set kibbutz fields ablaze in recent weeks, children from the Gaza Belt Kibbutz Sa’ad held a demon…

Israeli Ambassador to Belgium Turns Tables During Diplomatic Rebuke

By Mara Vigevani/TPS on May 17, 2018

  Belgian and Luxembourg officials summoned Israeli Ambassador Simona Frenkel Wednesday for “clarifications” about Israel’s behavior during Monda…

Israel, Panama Ink Free Trade Deal as Netanyahu Wraps Up Week of Unprecedented Success

By TPS on May 17, 2018

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wrapped up a week of unprecedented diplomatic successes with a return to his roots as an economist: On the heels of …

Former Shin Bet Chief: Economics, Clashes Have Left Hamas Weak in Gaza

By Mara Vigevani/TPS on May 17, 2018

Economic woes in Gaza have left Hamas in one of its weakest positions in history, said Yoram Cohen, a former chief of the Israel Security Agency (Shin…

Erdoğan Renews Attacks, But Veteran Diplomat Stresses Long-Term Interests in Turkey Dispute

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on May 17, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan renewed his attacks on Israel Thursday, slamming the United Nations for “collapsing” following Monday’s clashes…

Air Force Attacks Targets in Gaza Overnight in Response to Hamas Attacks

By Mara Vigevani/TPS on May 17, 2018

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) attacked Hamas targets overnight between Wednesday and Thursday in response to a Hamas shooting at the city of Sderot on W…

Security Forces to Disperse Riots With New “Chocolate Drone”

By Yona Schnitzer/TPS on May 16, 2018

The Research and Development Agency at the Defence Ministry unveiled a drone Wednesday designed to drop bags filled with so-called “skunk water” as a …

Bet Shemesh Boxer Beats Turkish Rival in World Championship Quarter-Finals

By TPS on May 16, 2018

Israel and Turkey may be slugging it out on the diplomatic stage, but an Israeli kick boxer made it clear Wednesday that Ankara won’t  be standi…

High Tech Incubator Opens Near Gaza Border

By Yona Schnitzer/TPS on May 16, 2018

Technology investors and local council heads gathered Kibbutz Nir Am, located less than two kilometers from the Gaza border fence in the Sha’ar …

Bullets From Gaza Hit Sderot; IDF Attacks Hamas Post

By Yona Schnitzer/TPS on May 16, 2018

The IDF attacked a Hamas post near the Gaza border on Wednesday, in response to Hamas operatives firing on IDF forces. Palestinian media reported mach…

Jerusalem Embassy Won’t Mean ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ on US Passports

By TPS on May 16, 2018

Despite the transfer of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and President Donald Trump’s formal recognition last December of Jerusalem as the capita…

Turkey Ramps Up Diplomatic Fight, But Israel-Turkey Economic Ties Continue to Flourish

By Mara Vigevani/TPS on May 16, 2018

The Turkish foreign ministry expelled Israel’s Consul General in Istanbul Yosef Levi Sfari and then subjected departing ambassador Eitan Na’eh t…

Guatemala Follows US Example, Returns Embassy to Jerusalem

By TPS on May 16, 2018

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ze’ev ElkinUS Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and …

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