Chana Roberts

Chana Roberts

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Chana immigrated to Israel from Canada in 2007.

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Will Smotrich's plan topple the Palestinian Authority?

Following European countries' promises to recognize a Palestinian state, Finance Min. Smotrich announces massive economic response. 'When they act against the state of Israel, there must be a response,' spokesman says.

Will Smotrich's plan topple the Palestinian Authority?

18 injured in kamikaze drone strike in northern Israel

18 injured, two seriously, after UAV hits Arab al-Aramshe community center in northern Israel.

18 injured in kamikaze drone strike in northern Israel

Rabbis to Israel's communities:

Rabbis call on Israel's communities: Give thanks for miracle after Iranian UAV attack

Leading Religious Zionist rabbis urge communities across Israel to recite Psalm 136 during morning prayers on Shabbat, giving thanks for G-d's miracles during Iran's attack on Israel last Saturday night.

Rabbis call on Israel's communities: Give thanks for miracle after Iranian UAV attack

Report:

Report: Despite Gaza war, talks on normalization with Saudi Arabia

During an upcoming trip to the US, Min. Ron Dermer will meet Saudi Arabia's US ambassador, discuss potential normalization deal, report says. Dermer's office has denied the report.

Report: Despite Gaza war, talks on normalization with Saudi Arabia

UNIFIL employees injured in southern Lebanon

Four UNIFIL employees injured in Lebanese village which saw clashes with Hezbollah terrorists. IDF clarifies, 'We did not strike a UNIFIL vehicle in the area of Rmeish this morning.'

UNIFIL employees injured in southern Lebanon

Genetic parents of Sophia, IVF mixup baby, are found

The genetic parents of Sophia, an infant born following an IVF mixup in 2022, have been found and intend to fight her birth parents for her.

Genetic parents of Sophia, IVF mixup baby, are found

Report:

Report: Israel set deadline for agreement with Lebanon

Israel has informed Western countries of last date to reach agreement with Lebanon ahead of widescale war.

Report: Israel set deadline for agreement with Lebanon

Moving:

Moving: First photo of newly-released hostages in the hospital

Sheba Medical Center publishes first photo of Louis Har and Fernando Marman, who were rescued Sunday night from captivity in Gaza.

Moving: First photo of newly-released hostages in the hospital

Countries follow US' lead in suspending UNRWA funds

Several countries follow US' lead, announce pause in funding for UNRWA following 'deeply concerning' reports that UNRWA employees participated in the Oct. 7 massacre.

Countries follow US' lead in suspending UNRWA funds

Youngest hostage marks first birthday in captivity

Children draw, write, birthday wishes for Kfir Bibas, the youngest hostage kidnapped to Gaza, as he marks his first birthday still in captivity.

Youngest hostage marks first birthday in captivity

Finance Minister:

Finance Minister: 'I respect the US, but I won't transfer money to Hamas'

'So long as I am Finance Minister, not a single shekel will be passed to the Nazis in Gaza,' Finance Min. Smotrich promises.

Finance Minister: 'I respect the US, but I won't transfer money to Hamas'

Rockets launched from Lebanon intercepted near Acre

Sirens sound in Acre, Kiryat Yam, Kiryat Bialik, and nearby areas in northern Israel, after rocket launch from Lebanon.

Rockets launched from Lebanon intercepted near Acre

Electric bikes and scooters to be required to have license plates?

Knesset committee approves regulations requiring license plates for electric bicycle and scooter riders.

Electric bikes and scooters to be required to have license plates?

Footage:

Footage shows brother of Hamas leader driving in newly-exposed terror tunnel

Muhammad Sinwar, brother of Hamas leader Yahya SInwar, travels in a vehicle in the largest terror tunnel discovered thus far in Gaza.

Footage shows brother of Hamas leader driving in newly-exposed terror tunnel

Report: Yahya Sinwar, Hamas leader, is in Khan Yunis

Yahya Sinwar, Hamas leader in Gaza, escaped Gaza City in a humanitarian convoy at the start of the war.

Report: Yahya Sinwar, Hamas leader, is in Khan Yunis

Three dead in shooting attack at entrance to Jerusalem

Livia Dickman, Chana Ifergen & Rabbi Elimelech Wasserman murdered in shooting attack at entrance to Jerusalem; multiple others were wounded.

Three dead in shooting attack at entrance to Jerusalem

Gaza Beach party organizer:

Gaza Beach party organizer: 'The nation of Israel wants Gush Katif back'

Israeli plans beach party for end of November, celebrating Gaza takeover; tens of thousands mark themselves 'interested' or 'going.'

Gaza Beach party organizer: 'The nation of Israel wants Gush Katif back'

Jerusalem:

Jerusalem: Residents of Azza Street 'rename' street in honor of murdered civilians

Residents of Jerusalem's Azza Street plaster signs on street signs, 'renaming' street for victims of massacre instead of for Gaza.

Jerusalem: Residents of Azza Street 'rename' street in honor of murdered civilians

Pro-Netanyahu activists rally in New York

Pro-government activists gather in New York to counter anti-reform protests. 'We'll show the world New York stands with the Prime Minister.'

Pro-Netanyahu activists rally in New York

IDF: Anti-aircraft missile launched from Syria towards Israel

Anti-aircraft missile believed to explode in midair after being launched from Syria towards Israel.

IDF: Anti-aircraft missile launched from Syria towards Israel

Leo Dee announces suit against CNN for Amanpour comments

Leo Dee announces intention to sue CNN for 'shootout' comments, says he rejected Christiane Amanpour's email apology.

Leo Dee announces suit against CNN for Amanpour comments

Dep. Finance Minister:

Dep. Finance Minister: 'Include return of soldiers' bodies in any ceasefire agreement'

'Hamas is the master in Gaza, we must bring it to a position in which it surrenders,' Dep. Finance Min. Woldiger says.

Dep. Finance Minister: 'Include return of soldiers' bodies in any ceasefire agreement'

Pregnant woman who received wrong embryo gives birth

Woman found to be carrying another couple's embryo in IVF mixup gives birth to daughter.

Pregnant woman who received wrong embryo gives birth

IVF mixup: Court delays publication of genetic testing results

'If the fetus is found to be ours, we'll request to distance the birth mother,' potential genetic parents promise.

IVF mixup: Court delays publication of genetic testing results

New polio strain discovered in Israel

New polio type 2 strain found to be resistant to current vaccine, arrived in Israel following outbreaks in New York and London, report says.

New polio strain discovered in Israel

Terrorist Ibrahim al-Nablusi eliminated in Shechem

Terrorist Ibrahim al-Nablusi is killed in firefight as Israeli security forces attempt to arrest him in Shechem.

Terrorist Ibrahim al-Nablusi eliminated in Shechem

Video reveals the truth:

IDF: Failed attempt to launch rocket killed Gazan children

IDF clarifies: Last attack in Jabalia was during daylight hours, Gazan children were killed after Gaza rocket failed to launch and exploded.

IDF: Failed attempt to launch rocket killed Gazan children

El Al receives official permission to fly over Saudi Arabia

The duration of Israeli airlines' eastbound flights is expected to shorten considerably - beginning next week.

El Al receives official permission to fly over Saudi Arabia

Biden tests positive for COVID-19 - again

Shortly after recovering from the virus, US Pres. Biden tests positive for COVID-19 - for a second time.

Biden tests positive for COVID-19 - again

Supreme Court okays revoking terrorists' citizenship

Israel's Supreme Court okays revoking citizenship of those convicted of harming State security, paving the way for government action.

Supreme Court okays revoking terrorists' citizenship

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein

Top Lithuanian-haredi rabbi evacuated to hospital

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, leader of the Lithuanian-haredi community, is doing well after being admitted to hospital following cardiac event.

Top Lithuanian-haredi rabbi evacuated to hospital

It's official:

Knesset dissolves, election date final

Election called for Nov. 1, Yair Lapid to become acting prime minister at the stroke of midnight.

Knesset dissolves, election date final

Religious Affairs Min. to recognize female halakhic authorities

'The time has come for the State of Israel to celebrate this reality,' Dep. Min. Kahana says.

Religious Affairs Min. to recognize female halakhic authorities

New law to require Lag Ba'omer pilgrims to receive special permit?

Legal memorandum will allow Religious Affairs Minister to permit only one bonfire at gravesite of Rashbi on Mount Meron, report says.

New law to require Lag Ba'omer pilgrims to receive special permit?

New record: 16,115 new COVID-19 cases

Number of new coronavirus diagnoses hits 16,115 as number of seriously ill patients rises to 134.

New record: 16,115 new COVID-19 cases

Number of new COVID-19 cases skyrockets: Nearly 3,000 in one day

Reinfection rates rising as Israel hits 2.35% positivity rate.

Number of new COVID-19 cases skyrockets: Nearly 3,000 in one day

Two unvaccinated children in serious condition from coronavirus

Only two people under 20 currently in serious condition were not vaccinated, Health Min. data shows.

Two unvaccinated children in serious condition from coronavirus

Nearly 60% of new coronavirus cases - in individuals under 20

For the first time since August, less than 200 coronavirus patients are in serious condition.

Nearly 60% of new coronavirus cases - in individuals under 20

Health Min.: Vast majority of COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated

Coronavirus positivity rate climbing as number of patients in serious to critical condition continues to fall, Health Ministry says.

Health Min.: Vast majority of COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated

Saturday night: Israel to end daylight saving time

As Israel prepares to move its clocks back one hour, leftist party moves to put an end to the time change.

Saturday night: Israel to end daylight saving time