After typhoon, field hospital serves a region of 250,000 residents,
Anti-gay remarks by the newly re-elected mayor of Beit Shemesh brought condemnation from residents as well as the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, which runs a partnership program with that Israeli city that is said to be where David slew Goliath. During a television interview aired in Israel Nov. 8, Mayor Moshe Abutbul, a fervently… Read More
Kerry said staying on the sidelines did not help progress.
Israel’s peace talks with the Palestinians remain mostly shrouded in secrecy, but one thing is certain: The Palestinian prisoner release that paved the way for their resumption is increasing tensions in Israel’s governing coalition. Israel completed the second stage of the four-part release on Tuesday, setting free 26 prisoners who had committed crimes — mostly… Read More
Forty-three percent of Israeli Jews consider their lives “so-so”; 64 percent of Israelis believe that it is important to narrow socioeconomic gaps even if it means paying more taxes. Those are two of the findings of the 2013 Democracy Index published by the Israel Democracy Institute on Oct. 6. The annual report, which takes the… Read More