September 12, 2018 RSS feed / Mideast

Prize funds groups looking to close Israel’s gender gap

TEL AVIV—Hundreds of women, representing dozens of organizations, sat in the auditorium in this city’s Yitzhak Rabin Center listening to speaker after speaker stand and deliver paeans to feminism. In response, the women clapped raucously. More...

Iran gives missiles to Iraqi militias

Iran has given missiles capable of hitting Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to proxies in Iraq, Reuters reported.  More...

Young scientists from around the world get a taste of Israel

REHOVOT, Israel—One hot day this summer, 18-year-old Aleix Segui of Barcelona walked around an academic campus in this central Israeli city wearing a gray T-shirt with a mathematical equation on the front. More...

Young Jews from Uganda visit Israel

A group of young Jews from Uganda completed a Birthright trip to Israel, even though Israel does not recognize them as Jewish. It is the first time that Ugandan Jews have participated in the free 10-day trip to Israel for Jews aged 18 to 32.  More...

2,000 pilgrims lose tickets

Some 2,000 people planning to travel from Israel to the Jewish pilgrimage site in Uman, Ukraine, for Rosh Hashanah were swindled out of about $1.3- million. Three people were arrested in connection with the scheme, Ynet reported. More...

Israeli army has carried out 200 strikes in Syria

The Israeli army has carried out 200 airstrikes in Syria in the past 18 months, a senior military army official told the Israeli media.  More...