Israeli, US defense leaders hold talks

Iran topped the agenda during meetings in Washington between Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz with his United States counterpart Lloyd Austin and National Security Advisor (NSA) Jake Sullivan. By Erin…

Thousands return to Mt. Meron for Lag B’Omer

The annual Jewish holiday is marked with gatherings at the tomb of the 2nd-century sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai on Mount Meron for commemorations by predominantly ultra-Orthodox worshippers that include…

Israel ups gas output to help Europe

Jerusalem is increasing offshore natural gas output to provide an alternative source to assist the continent as it seeks  to replace fuel imports from Russia. By Erin Viner "The hope…

Finland, Sweden apply for NATO membership

The decision by the Nordic countries was sparked by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.  By Erin Viner "I warmly welcome requests by Finland and Sweden to join NATO. You are our…

Hezbollah, allies lose Lebanese elections

The powerful Iran-backed terror group and the Shi'ite Muslim movement at large unexpectedly suffered a major blow, according to final results of Sunday’s election. By Erin Viner The Shi'ite Muslim…

Israel faces criticism over reporter’s funeral

Allegations of disproportionate force are being leveled at Jerusalem police for their handling of violence that erupted at the funeral of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. By Erin Viner…