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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...

Instagram story aims to engage new generation with Holocaust

JERUSALEM (AP) — For seven decades, survivor testimony has been the centerpiece of Holocaust commemoration. But with the world's community of aging survivors rapidly shrinking and gl...

Israel Eurovision hero releases song on newfound fame

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli pop star Netta Barzilai, winner of last year's Eurovision song contest, released a new single Friday which she says reflects the highs and lows in the year since her sh...

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...

Israel seeks to ban Al-Jazeera in the country

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel seeks to ban Qatar's flagship Al-Jazeera news network from operating in the country, joining regional Arab states that already shut the station after accusing the broadcaster o...

Israel harnessing sunshine with world's tallest solar tower

ASHALIM, Israel (AP) — In sunny Israel, solar energy supplies only a small percentage of the nation's power needs, leaving it far behind countries with cloudier and colder climates. ...

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...