Jewish women pray at the Western Wall, in Jerusalem’s Old City. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

Representatives of Jewish diaspora organisations have reacted furiously after Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu caved in to pressure from ultr(...)

Yemeni Jews Yussef Saeed Hamdi (right), poses with unidentified guests on the first day of his traditional wedding party in the village of Raydah in Amran province, 70km north of Sanaa, in this 2008 photo. Photograph: Khaled Fazaa/AFP/Getty Images

In a covert operation, the last remnants of Yemen’s Jewish community, one of the world’s oldest, have been flown to Israel, bringing to an end a decad(...)

Israeli settlement Givat Ze’ev in the West Bank. Israel’s minister of housing Uri Ariel wants to expand existing settlements to cater for an expected ‘influx’ of Jewish immigrants from France. File photograph: Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters

Israel’s minister of housing Uri Ariel wants new Jewish immigrants from France, who are expected to arrive in Israel in record numbers this year, to l(...)

Members of the religious group Women of the Wall, during a prayer marking the first day of the Jewish month of Iyar at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City, Israel. Photograph:  Getty

Police have arrested five women who donned Jewish prayer shawls, traditionally worn only by men, at(...)

Jewish worshippers wrapped in prayer shawls take part in a special priestly blessing during the Jewish holiday of Passover last month at the Western Wallin Jerusalem's Old City. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to consider liberalising access to Judaism's Western Wall, officials said today, citing concern t(...)