Abbas to attend Peres funeral, Arab-Israeli party leader Ayman Odeh will not

Mahmoud Abbas waiting to address the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, Sept. 22, 2016. The Palestinian Authority president will be attending the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) JERUSALEM (JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will attend the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, but the chairman of Israel’s Joint Arab List party said he will not attend. Ayman Odeh said Thursday that he will not be going to the funeral the following morning, The Jerusalem Post reported. His part read more



Israel’s high-tech billionaires

Globes: Gambling platform developer Teddy Sagi and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s Gil Shwed and Marius Nacht are among the 29 Israelis ranked by Globes who have made at least a billion shekels from high-tech read more


‘Free jailed soldier for Rosh Hashanah!’

The wife of Elad Sela, soldier jailed for revealing secret information to right wing activists,requested his release for Rosh Hashanah....


Over 2,000-year-old silver coins unearthed in Israeli city

June 7, 2016, 4:54 PM (IDT) A cache of silver coins from the 2nd century B.C.E. was unearthed recently at the site of an ancient agricultural estate in the city of Modi'in, Israel's Antiquities Authority said Tuesday.     The 16 silver pieces were discovered within a rock crevice during preparations for construction of a new neighborhood. The coins, ranging from 135 B.C.E. to 126 B.C.E., bear the image of King Antiochus VII who ruled the area during the period. Bronze coins with the names of several other Hasmonean kings were also found at the site of the est read more

Meet Israel’s newest pioneers settling the Negev desert

Three years ago, 20 young families left central Israel for a new life in the northern Negev Desert near the Gaza Strip. Their seed community...

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