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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

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Cornell West: Einstein would “turn over in his grave” over Israeli anti-BDS law

03/08/2017 2:33 PM

Cornell West, an American philosopher and activist affiliated with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, had harsh words regarding a new Israeli law barring entry

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Hamas developing new platform accepting Palestinian state within 1967 borders

03/08/2017 12:37 PM

While Palestinian terror group Hamas remains unwilling to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, it has now developed a new outline of its policies which includes

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Netanyahu’s fourth round of police questioning interrupted by Trump call

03/07/2017 1:33 PM Updated: 1 month ago

  Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu underwent questioning this week for the fourth time over ongoing investigations into his alleged acceptance of gifts from billionaires Arnon Milchan

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More Israeli ultra-Orthodox men study full-time, employment at standstill

03/06/2017 1:56 PM

The number of married Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) students enrolled in yeshiva full-time jumped 15 percent from 2015-2016, according to Israeli Education Ministry figures cited by Haaretz. Conversely,

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“Two-state solution is dead,” says Likud MK who doubts Palestinians would vote in unified state

03/06/2017 12:30 PM

“The two-state solution is dead.” This was the message delivered bluntly by Israeli MK Miki Zohar (Likud) in an interview Sunday with Israel’s Channel i24. According

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Israeli government moves to decriminalize marijuana use

03/06/2017 11:29 AM Updated: 1 month ago

Following the lead of states in the U.S. as well as many European countries, the decriminalization of marijuana was approved Sunday by the Israeli government.  Politicians

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Archaeologists uncover hidden ancient palace underneath site of Jonah’s Tomb

02/28/2017 4:05 PM Updated: 1 month ago

In July 2014, ISIS (the Islamic State) detonated a site in Mosul, Iraq believed to be the tomb of the biblical prophet Jonah. Now that ISIS has

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Lawsuit depends on how much champagne Sara Netanyahu can drink

02/28/2017 12:35 PM

The ongoing scandal surrounding Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his family will take another turn Tuesday, when the Prime Minister’s wife, Sara Netanyahu, is expected to

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Not going down without a fight: Israeli police injured evacuating settlement of Ofra

02/28/2017 10:34 AM Updated: 1 month ago

Settlers and protesters in nine buildings in the West Bank settlement of Ofra were evacuated by Israeli police Tuesday. The buildings have been slated for demolition

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Abbas rejections regional peace

02/27/2017 4:52 PM

In an address Monday to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rejected regional and “temporary” frameworks for resolving the Israel-Palestinian

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Israel retaliates against Hamas rockets with Gaza airstrikes

02/27/2017 11:56 AM

Five military targets were struck in Gaza Monday by the Israeli Air Force in retaliation for Hamas rocket fire.  According to a Reuters report, four people

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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