| Friday, 17 January 2014 13:46|
Ariel Sharon prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem after being elected prime minister in 2001. /Jim Hollander/EPAJERUSALEM (JTA) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at his public funeral was remembered as a man of courage and strength on the battlefield and in the political arena.
“Sharon was a complex man who lived in complex times in a complex neighborhood,” U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said during the memorial ceremony Monday at the Knesset plaza in Jerusalem.
| By Ben Sales |
| Friday, 03 January 2014 16:30|
TEL AVIV (JTA) – The disclosure last week that American intelligence spied on former Israeli prime ministers has given new momentum to the effort to secure a pardon for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.
| Thursday, 05 December 2013 15:44|
BENJAMIN NETANYAHUJERUSALEM (JTA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling an interim deal with Iran on its nuclear program a “historic mistake,” said Israel “has the right and the obligation to defend itself by itself against any threat.”
| By Arthur Slepian |
| Thursday, 05 December 2013 15:39|
Just a few weeks ago, 22 LGBTQ Jews from around the world, current and future community leaders, joined A Wider Bridge on our third annual LGBTQ journey to Israel, and these were among the many powerful words participants used to describe the experience.
| By Shai Afsai |
| Friday, 22 November 2013 15:28|
Shai Afsai and Adgo Salehu at Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv Promenade during the Sigd /ILENE PERLMANJERUSALEM, Israel – This year I was fortunate to make a second pilgrimage to Israel in order to celebrate the annualSigd holiday of Ethiopian Jewry and to study with several qessotch, the priests who are its traditional spiritual leaders.
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