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Jerusalem holds annual Pride Parade despite threats

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of people attended the annual Jerusalem Pride Parade on Thursday amid heavy protection by Israeli police, who arrested three people suspected of threatening the event. ...

As world marks Holocaust, some survivors in Israel struggle

JERUSALEM (AP) — Several dozen octogenarians, bundled against the cold, chattered in Russian and Hebrew as they picked through heaps of carrots, onions and grapefruit in a Jerusalem courtyard. ...

#Arab_lives_matter sparks calls for more policing in Israel

ABU SNAN, Israel (AP) — Arab citizens of Israel are seeking to raise awareness about the spiraling rate of violent crime in their communities under the hashtag “Arab lives matter,” but unlike a simila...

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...