(RNS) — Religious leaders were split along liberal and conservative lines, though even the president's staunchest supporters appeared unsettled about the potential blowback from the attack.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s attorney general on Thursday formally charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a series of corruption cases, throwing the country’s paralyzed political system into further disarray.
(RNS) — Evangelicals are cheering Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement that the U.S. no longer considers Israeli development of the West Bank illegal, but some Jewish values take precedence over land.
(AP) — While the country's Jewish majority is largely secular, parties representing the ultra-Orthodox minority have traditionally wielded considerable political power.
(RNS) — I believe one day U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib will be able to visit her grandmother without forfeiting her commitment to justice to do so. That day is hastened when we see Israel for what it is: not a flawed democracy, but no democracy at all.
(The Conversation) — As Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jews become more numerous, and powerful, many politicians are capitalizing on anti-religious sentiment among secular Jews, including calling on Haredim to submit to the draft.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — Besides its effect on the everyday lives of Jewish Israelis, the influence of haredi parties promises to exacerbate tensions between the Israeli government and non-Orthodox Diaspora Jews.
Yes, I am sad. I am disappointed. That is why I am doubling down on Israel.
(RNS) — If in the past, American Jews united behind Israel’s premier regardless of personality or party, Netanyahu has opened up a huge gulf with American Jews, who trend liberal and tend to vote Democratic in U.S. elections.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — The secretive sale by the church, the country's second largest landowner, to a group of investors has outraged residents and church members alike.
Zechariah has his day in Jerusalem.
(RNS) — She should have handled this differently.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The nonbinding resolution declaring U.S. action on Jerusalem "null and void" passed by a vote of 128-9 — a victory for the Palestinians.
JERUSALEM (RNS ) — The Western Wall still moves me. Call me sentimental.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli officials say the move negated the deep Jewish ties to the biblical town and its ancient shrine.