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Israeli Accused of Sex Abuse in Australia Can Be Extradited, Court Says

Australia has been seeking Malka Leifer’s extradition for six years so she can face 74 charges of sexual assault stemming from her time as the principal of an ultra-Orthodox school in Melbourne. → Read More

Israel to Celebrate Jewish New Year Under a Second Lockdown

Citizens will be confined to within 500 yards of their homes for at least three weeks in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus. → Read More

Netanyahu Apology to Bedouins Is Taken as an Affront

Critics and outraged officials accused the Israeli prime minister, on trial for corruption, of exploiting a tragic episode to discredit his own law enforcement agencies. → Read More

Aided by Modern Ingenuity, a Taste of Ancient Judean Dates

The harvest of the much-extolled but long-lost Judean dates was something of a scientific miracle. The fruit sprouted from seeds 2,000 years old. → Read More

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, Who Made the Talmud More Accessible, Dies at 83

He wrote more than 60 books, but his crowning achievement — he called it his hobby — was his 45-volume translation of a key Jewish text. → Read More

In Israel, Modern Medicine Grapples With Ghosts of the Third Reich

A Palestinian surgeon, a Jewish patient, a Nazi medical text — and an unlikely bond. → Read More

Deal Extends Netanyahu’s Rule as Rival Accepts Israeli Unity Government

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, an embattled political survivor, persuaded Benny Gantz to join forces with him to combat the coronavirus. → Read More

Passover Under Coronavirus Lockdown: Israeli Jews Revise the Rituals

Why is this night different from all other nights? Israelis celebrate a festival of freedom under isolation and shelter-in-place orders. → Read More

To Track Coronavirus, Israel Moves to Tap Secret Trove of Cellphone Data

The information, intended for use in counterterrorism, would help identify people who have crossed paths with known patients. → Read More

Israeli Voters: Data of All 6.5 Million Voters Leaked

The website for an election app used by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s party made it possible to view full names, addresses, identity card numbers and more. → Read More

Trump’s Mideast Plan Leaves Palestinians With Few Options

The landscape has shifted so much that a proposal that would have been a nonstarter a decade ago has put the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in a bind. → Read More

Israeli Cabinet Will Vote to Apply Sovereignty to Part of West Bank

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government would vote Sunday on the move, which could apply to nearly a third of the West Bank. → Read More

Netanyahu Withdraws Immunity Bid, Shifting Election Battleground

The Israeli prime minister will face voters on March 2 as a defendant in a criminal case, but without weeks of potentially humiliating parliamentary discussion on the subject. → Read More

Trump’s Mideast Plan Could Give Israel Sovereignty Over Much of Jordan Valley

The president, meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and his chief political challenger, predicted Palestinians would support the plan to be unveiled Tuesday, a claim experts dismissed. → Read More

Trump Invites Netanyahu to White House to Discuss Middle East Peace Plan

The invitation could provide a welcome distraction for President Trump, facing an impeachment trial, and for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is facing corruption charges. → Read More

Emojis Meet Hieroglyphs: If King Tut Could Text

An Israel Museum exhibition explores the complicated relationship between the hieroglyphs of antiquity and emoji, the lingua franca of the digital age. → Read More

Charges Planned Against Netanyahu Aides in Submarine Graft Scandal

Indicted and embattled, Israel’s prime minister faces new calls for yet another corruption inquiry. → Read More

Israel Intercepts Four Rockets Launched From Syria

Days after a clash between Israel and militants in Gaza to the south, tensions rose across the northern frontier. → Read More

Are West Bank Settlements Illegal? Who Decides?

The United States declared that Israeli settlements on the West Bank are “not inconsistent with” international law, despite decisions by world bodies like the International Court of Justice. → Read More

Exchanges of Fire Continue Across Israel-Gaza Border

A clash set off by Israel’s killing of an Islamic Jihad commander teetered between containment and escalation into a broader conflict. → Read More