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Jewish family renews fight for Passover manuscript

JERUSALEM (AP) — The grandchildren of a prominent Jewish victim of the Nazis are renewing their fight for title to the world's oldest illustrated Passover manuscript, hoping newly-unearthed documents ...

Trump son-in-law's ties to Israel raise questions of bias

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest...

Promised Land: Venezuela Jewish converts fight way to Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — It's not quite Moses' 40 years in the desert, but for a group of nine struggling Venezuelan converts to Judaism their torturous journey to a better life in the promised land finally b...

Historic restoration of Jesus' burial shrine completed

JERUSALEM (AP) — The tomb of Jesus has been resurrected to its former glory. Just in time for Easter, a Greek restoration team has completed a historic renovation of the Edicule, the...

In an Israeli warehouse, clues about Jesus' life and death

BEIT SHEMESH, Israel (AP) — In a cavernous warehouse where Israel stores its archaeological treasures, an ancient burial box is inscribed with the name of Jesus. Not THAT Jesus. Arch...

Israeli police question Hollywood mogul in Netanyahu probe

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli police official says Israeli investigators questioned Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan in the U.S. last week as part of a corruption investigation into Israeli Prime Minist...

A broader Israel-Arab deal _ rare opportunity or diversion?

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have pledged to seize what they believe is an opportunity for an ambitious Israeli-Arab peace deal. The ...

Is Ivanka Trump Jewish? In Israel, she has a trump card

PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) — Is Ivanka Trump really Jewish? Last summer, Israel's religious authorities issued a ruling that raised doubts about her conversion to Judaism. But since he...

Pushing back on Israel, Kerry defends Obama's UN vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping into a raging diplomatic argument, Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday staunchly defended the Obama administration's decision to allow the U.N. Security Council to de...

Trump's pick for ambassador to Israel has all sides on edge

NEW YORK (AP) — If President-elect Donald Trump wanted to show he planned to obliterate President Barack Obama's approach to Israel, he may have found his man to deliver that message in David Friedman...

Israeli police arrest tycoon suspected of bribery in Guinea

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Monday arrested billionaire businessman Beny Steinmetz on suspicion of bribing officials in the west African country of Guinea, police said, in what appeared to be a...

Trump adviser's family donated to Israeli settlement groups

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. tax records show that President-elect Donald Trump's son-in-law co-directs a family foundation that has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Jewish settlement organizations in...

Controversy in Russia over Holocaust ice dance routine

MOSCOW (AP) — An Olympic ice-dancing gold medalist and her dancing partner have caused controversy by dressing up in concentration camp uniforms for a routine on a popular television show. ...

Israeli proposal to quiet call to prayer draws Muslims' ire

JERUSALEM (AP) — A proposal to make mosques reduce the loudspeaker volume of their call to prayer has sparked an uproar among Israel's Muslims, underscoring their fraught relationship with the country...

Despite Israeli PM's plea, liberal Jews protest at holy site

JERUSALEM (AP) — Leaders of U.S. and Israeli liberal Jewish movements rallied for equal prayer rights at a Jerusalem holy site Wednesday, marching past ultra-Orthodox Jewish protesters who clashed wit...