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12-hour Study-a-Thon for Israel to be held at UK’s Jewish Center

It’s an opportunity for members of the community to gather for an evening of study and prayer.

Experts warn of cyber threats ahead of Israel’s election

As Israel prepares to hold a national election next week, experts say it is vulnerable to the kind of foreign hacks and cyber campaigns that have disrupted the political process in other countries.

US abruptly endorses Israel’s Golan sovereignty in big shift

President Donald Trump abruptly declared Thursday the U.S. will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political boost a month before what is expected to be a close election.

Israel strikes Gaza targets following Tel Aviv rocket attack

Israeli warplanes attacked militant targets in the southern Gaza Strip early Friday in response to a rare rocket attack on the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, as the sides appeared to be hurtling toward a new round of violence.

Trump sees advantage in debate over Israel, anti-Semitism

President Donald Trump can’t get enough of Rep. Ilhan Omar. As Democratic lawmakers try to turn the page after the liberal legislator’s use of anti-Semitic tropes ignited an embarrassing, intra-party fight, the Republican president is trying to prolong and weaponize the issue for his 2020 campaign, asserting during a private weekend fundraiser that Democrats “hate” Jews.

House passes resolution condemning bigotry

The House has passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, discrimination against Muslims and other bigotry against minorities.

Challenger calls on Israeli PM to step down

Benjamin Netanyahu's chief challenger in upcoming elections is calling on the Israeli prime minister to resign to fight corruption allegations.

Rep. Omar should be ashamed of comments

President Donald Trump says freshman Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar "should be ashamed of herself" over tweets suggesting that a powerful pro-Israel interest group paid members of Congress to support Israel.

Bevin signs order to support Israel against BDS movement

Gov. Matt Bevin has signed an executive order to ban the award of state contracts to companies that participate in boycott, divestment and sanction practices against Israel.

UN envoy urges restrain in Syria

The U.N. special envoy for Syria is calling on Russia, Syria and Israel "to refrain from military actions" following the downing of a Russian military aircraft.

Body of missing UK student found on Israel shoreline

The body of a UK student who went missing while swimming in the Middle East has been found.

UK student missing in the Middle East

TEL AVIV, Israel (WTVQ) - A UK student has gone missing while swimming in the Middle East. A press release from UK says that 19...

Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation bill

Israel’s parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation on Thursday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but which critics warn sidelines minorities.

US leaving UN’s Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

The United States is leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It’s the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.

Israel gives aid after Guatemala volcano erupts

EL RODEO, Guatemala (AP) - Israel says it has delivered food, blankets and medicine to Guatemala after a volcano erupted there, killing at least...

Kentuckians react to U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capitol

Protests have erupted across the world, after President Trump's announcement the United States will recognize Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel.

Congregations remember Avelar Family in Lexington

Two different congregations are mourning the loss of a Lexington family after a weekend accident in Texas killed four of them and left three injured.

Avelar family members who survived crash expected to recover

Members of a local congregation are mourning the loss of four members to a traffic accident.

Student murdered in Israel had Lexington ties

A graduate student at Vanderbilt, who was stabbed to death in Israel, lived in Lexington prior to moving to Nashville.

Local Jewish Community Celebrates Israel’s 65th Anniversary

'Walk the Land 65' was held at Jacobson park recognizing Israel's contributions to life.

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UK cyber inspection detects breach, initiates more security steps

The incident did not involve other university or college systems.

Driver gets scare when car careens toward house

Car pulling from parking lot clips another car.

Legislative committee hears update on employment, inflation and labor force

Hope is that as more people re-enter the labor force, supplies of high-demand goods will rise and prices will fall