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Israeli police investigating burned effigies of Haredi IDF soldiers

03/14/2017 2:17 PM

Israeli police say they are investigating after effigies of haredi (ultra-Orthodox) IDF soldiers were publicly burned Monday in the haredi Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim. According to

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Report: offenders not charged in 95% of anti-Palestinian attacks

03/14/2017 12:40 PM

In 2015, Israeli police did not charge offenders in 95% of reported attacks against Palestinians, according to a Haaretz report Monday. The information was released by

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Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt meets with Benjamin Netanyahu as settlement vote is delayed

03/14/2017 10:24 AM

Israeli settlement construction was the focus of a meeting Monday between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt.  In a statement, the

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Rodrigo Duterte, Philippines president who compared himself to Hitler, will visit Israel

03/13/2017 5:18 PM

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte is no stranger to controversy. Since assuming office in June 2016, Duterte has publicly likened himself to Adolf Hitler and castigated then-U.S. President

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What does $15.3 billion buy? An Israeli self-driving car company.

03/13/2017 4:16 PM

Intel, the multi-millionaire California-based technology corporation, announced Monday its upcoming acquisition of Mobileye, an Israeli driver-less technology company, to the tune of $15.3 billion. The acquisition,

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(Video) Watch the dead walk again in Tel Aviv

03/13/2017 3:33 PM Updated: 1 month ago
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Jordanian murderer Ahmad Daqamseh describes Israelis as “human waste” upon release from prison

03/13/2017 1:03 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Ahmed Daqamseh, the Jordanian ex-soldier who received a life sentence for the 1997 murder of seven Israeli schoolgirls, has not changed his ways. Hours after his

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Netanyahu promises Reform leaders that egalitarian prayer space at Western Wall is coming soon

03/13/2017 12:17 PM

For years, the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s most sacred sites, has been locked in a tug-of-war between ultra-Orthodox worshipers and Women of the Wall, a

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Israeli archaeologists discover ancient Crusader shipwreck

03/10/2017 5:14 PM Updated: 1 month ago

The wreckage of a Crusader ship dating back to the 13th century C.E. has been discovered in the Northern Israeli city of Acre. During the Middle Ages,

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British royal family to let bygones be bygones with “likely” visit to Israel this year

03/10/2017 4:14 PM

A member of the British royal family is “likely” to make an official visit to Israel later this year, according to British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

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Reform Jewish leaders “impressed” after meeting with Mahmoud Abbas

03/10/2017 3:38 PM

A Union of Reform Judaism delegation met Thursday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the two-state solution. “I was impressed with the president’s clear

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(Video) Bill Clinton on how Yitzhak Rabin would’ve achieved peace, and how the PM thought Hillary was bossy

03/10/2017 12:39 PM
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IDF closes West Bank for Purim as Israel preps for tense festivities

03/10/2017 11:52 AM Updated: 1 month ago

In a statement Thursday, the IDF announced that the West Bank will be closed Friday to Sunday as a security measure to prevent attacks during Purim.

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Most New York Jews would vote for Trump again, poll finds

03/09/2017 4:50 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Despite controversy surrounding his reluctance to denounce anti-Semitic incidents, 57 percent of Jewish New Yorkers said they would vote for Donald Trump if the elections were

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Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn could be affected by Israel’s new anti-BDS law

03/09/2017 2:56 PM

  Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s Labor Party, may be impacted by Israeli legislation this week barring Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) supporters from entering

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Head of religious pre-army academy stands by controversial views on Orthodox women in the IDF

03/09/2017 1:53 PM

Comments made Tuesday by Rabbi Yigal Levinstein, the head of a pre-army religious academy in the West Bank, have gotten Levinstein in hot water, and have

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In Putin meeting, Netanyahu once again invokes Purim story to describe Iran threat

03/09/2017 12:54 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Moscow Thursday for his third meeting in a year with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Speaking with Putin, Netanyahu drew an

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Jordanian man who murdered seven Israeli girls to be released

03/08/2017 6:44 PM Updated: 1 month ago

A Jordanian man responsible for murdering seven Israeli junior high school girls in a 1997 shooting spree will be released from prison after serving a 20-year

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Israel’s Ambassador to Jordan warns of government’s instability

03/08/2017 5:59 PM Updated: 1 month ago

All is not well in Jordan, according to the assessment of Israeli Ambassador to Jordan Einat Schlein. In a report Wednesday, Haaretz noted a briefing given

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Boris Johnson says Trump brings “opportunity” to solve Israel-Palestinian conflict

03/08/2017 4:20 PM Updated: 1 month ago

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a man who has been called “Britain’s Donald Trump,” said Wednesday that the Trump administration represents an “opportunity” for progress regarding