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With cakes, solitary Sabbaths sweetened for older Israelis

YAVNE, Israel (AP) — For thousands of older Israelis like Sara Weinsten, being housebound alone during the country's second nationwide lockdown is difficult and depressing. “Loneline...

Israeli hospital hosts wedding of COVID-19 patient's son

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli man hospitalized with the coronavirus has been granted the rare chance to take part in his son's wedding after the Jerusalem hospital hosted the ceremony on its grounds, be...

Palestinian hunger striker said to be in critical condition

JERUSALEM (AP) — Relatives and supporters of a Palestinian man held without charge by Israel said he was in critical condition in an Israeli hospital Wednesday following a hunger strike of more than 7...

No servers, no tables: Israeli cafe is pandemic-friendly

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — As restaurants worldwide struggle to stay open in the coronavirus era, a new Tel Aviv noodle chain offers a pandemic-friendly approach: meals on the go with no human contact. ...

The Sea of Galilee is full, but the beaches are empty

JERUSALEM (AP) — After an especially rainy winter, the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel is at its highest level in two decades, but the beaches and major Christian sites along its banks are empty. ...

Virus patients at one Israeli hospital are not dying alone

JERUSALEM (AP) — Elisheva Stern wasn't ready to say goodbye to her ailing father, who was succumbing to the coronavirus in an Israeli hospital. But knowing countless others around th...

Quarantined drag queens land TV show in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — As Israel imposed a nationwide virus lockdown, shuttering theaters, clubs and bars, the country's drag queens found themselves confined to their homes, their elaborate wigs and glitte...

Mary Magdalene's image gets new look in modern age

MAGDALA, Israel (AP) — If there's a feminist figure from the Bible for the #MeToo era, it could very well be Mary Magdalene. The major character in the life of Jesus was long maligne...

Jerusalem cemetery goes deep underground with tunnel burials

JERUSALEM (AP) — A beehive-like structure built deep underground in Jerusalem is providing an innovative solution for the holy city's chronic shortage of burial space for the dead. T...

Jerusalem mayor hopes Trump will move US Embassy to the city

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem's mayor said Tuesday that he is confident Donald Trump will move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a break in U.S. policy that is sure to anger Palestinians, ...

Trump's Mexican wall a boon for Israeli security company

YEHUD, Israel (AP) — The Israeli company that has built high-tech fences along the country's volatile borders is now trying to build a bridge to the Trump administration — hoping to use its experience...

Israeli court punishes American for son's divorce refusal

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a first ruling of its kind, Israeli rabbinical authorities have seized the passport of an American businessman and barred him from leaving the country for more than a year — claimi...