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Over 1000 yeshiva girls protest at Women of the Wall

02/27/2017 11:29 AM

    A monthly prayer service was held at the Western Wall Monday by Women of the Wall, an organization advocating for the right of women

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Female combat soldiers in IDF increased 350% in one year

02/26/2017 2:03 PM Updated: 1 month ago

The number of female combat soldiers in the IDF Ground Forces increased 350% between 2015 and 2016, according to an Israel Defense report Thursday. The report

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BDS claims victory in fight with Israel over Hollywood stars

02/26/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 1 month ago

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is seeking credit after a publicity gimmick last year by the Israel Tourism Ministry failed to draw 26 Oscar

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Israel: the week in review

02/25/2017 6:03 PM Updated: 1 month ago

News in the Holy Land this week involved a brewing confrontation between activists with Women of the Wall and ultra-Orthodox protesters; successful testing of an improved

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Israeli AG stops police from questioning John Kerry, Dan Shapiro in Bibi bribery probe

02/24/2017 12:25 PM

This week, Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit objected to authorities questioning former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and former U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro in connection with

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Israel shuts down Palestinian elementary school accused of being Hamas front

02/24/2017 11:47 AM Updated: 2 months ago

An East Jerusalem elementary school accused of being a front for Palestinian terror group Hamas was shut down this week by Israeli authorities. In a report

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Trump clarifies: “No, I like the two-state solution”

02/24/2017 10:09 AM Updated: 2 months ago

President Donald Trump voiced support for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict Thursday, his first time doing so as president. “No, I like the two-state

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Israeli police prepare for clash as Women of the Wall and Ultra-Orthodox square off

02/23/2017 4:45 PM Updated: 2 months ago

Israeli police are gearing up for a possible outbreak of violence ahead of a monthly prayer service to be held by Women of the Wall on

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Israel successfully tests improved Iron Dome missiles

02/23/2017 1:19 PM

Israel ran successful tests Wednesday of an improved version of its Iron Dome missile defense system, according to the country’s Defense Ministry. In a statement, the

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Shaked appoints new conservative justices, could shift Israeli law rightward shift

02/23/2017 11:33 AM Updated: 2 months ago

Four Supreme Court justices appointed by Israel Wednesday could signify a shifting of power towards the political right. In a report Thursday, Haaretz noted that three

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Nikki Haley meets with parents of fallen Israeli soldier

02/23/2017 10:03 AM Updated: 2 months ago

Since Israel’s military operation in Gaza in 2014, the body of fallen Israeli soldier Hadar Goldin has been held captive by Palestinian terror group Hamas. On

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Apple buys RealFace, fourth Israeli acquisition

02/23/2017 9:47 AM Updated: 2 months ago

(Israel 21C) U.S. tech giant Apple has bought Israeli startup RealFace Technology, a leading developer of facial recognition technology, Calcalist reported on Sunday. RealFace’s online presence

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Le Pen backtracks on dual citizenship restrictions

02/23/2017 8:45 AM Updated: 2 months ago

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front party and a leading presidential candidate in this year’s election, backed away from a suggestion earlier

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BDS activist initiated campaign to repair Jewish cemetery

02/22/2017 5:03 PM Updated: 2 months ago

A St. Louis-area Jewish cemetery vandalized this weekend has received help from an unlikely source: Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American activist affiliated with the Boycott, Divestment, and

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Israeli official blames Obama administration for 2016 peace plan failure, contradicting earlier reports

02/22/2017 2:52 PM

The Obama administration was the culprit behind the failure of a regional peace agreement, according to a senior Israeli official Tuesday. The official claimed the proposal

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As critics sound off, Netanyahu praises Trump for condemning anti-Semitism

02/22/2017 11:03 AM Updated: 2 months ago

While some criticized President Donald Trump for taking his time to condemn a spike of anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S., he did find one defender Wednesday in

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Jordan and Egypt warn against one-state solution

02/21/2017 4:36 PM Updated: 2 months ago

The leaders of Egypt and Jordan declared that a two-state solution is “the only solution for ending the conflict” between Palestinians and Israelis, troubling the possibility

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Israel passes amedment protecting settlers against discrimination

02/21/2017 3:30 PM

Israel received censure from most of the world earlier this month after its passage of the “Regularization Bill,” which retroactively legalized settlements built on privately-owned Palestinian

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Elor Azaria sentenced to 18 months and ‘demotion of rank’

02/21/2017 11:12 AM

  Elor Azaria, the IDF army medic convicted of manslaughter for killing a wounded Palestinian attacker last year, received an 18-month prison sentence Tuesday, in addition

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Netanyahu rejected John Kerry peace proposal in secret 2016 meeting

02/20/2017 3:07 PM

The Israel-Palestinian conflict could have been resolved last year, when then-U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offered Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu a regional peace plan involving