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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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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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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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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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Former Gitmo detainee, compensated by UK government, dies in ISIS attack

02/22/2017 1:34 PM

The life of Jamal al-Harith is being puzzled over today. Originally from Britain, he ended-up in Guantanamo Bay but was compensated with £1 million from the U.K.

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Classmates, teachers from Jared Kushner’s yeshiva appeal to his conscience in letter (updated)

02/21/2017 5:16 PM Updated: 2 months ago

Former students and faculty from the Frisch School, a yeshiva high school in Paramus, N.J, are imploring White House adviser Jared Kusher to use his political influence

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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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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

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Israel orders demolition of Bedouin village in West Bank’s pivotal E1 area

02/20/2017 10:49 AM

Israel ordered dozens of demolition orders Sunday for an entire Bedouin village in the West Bank’s Area C, a rare move for the IDF. The village,

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Israel: the week in review

02/18/2017 5:51 PM Updated: 2 months ago

News in Israel this week once again revolved around the seemingly never-ending issues of settlement construction, dwindling hopes for a two-state solution, and controversial ambassador to

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Netanyahu talks settlement ‘mechanism’ with Pence

02/17/2017 11:03 AM Updated: 2 months ago

In addition to his joint conference Wednesday with President Donald Trump, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu held a less publicized meeting with VP Mike Pence the following

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Australia Foreign Minister says “world should support” alternatives to two-state solution

02/16/2017 4:13 PM

Australia may be open to alternatives to a two-state solution, and so should the rest of the world, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop suggested Thursday. “The

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Liberal Jewish leaders react negatively to Trump-Netanyahu meeting

02/16/2017 2:00 PM

While President Donald Trump’s meeting Wednesday with Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu was received warmly by those on Israel’s right, it was greeted with decidedly less enthusiasm

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Israeli right celebrates Trump-Netanyahu meeting as dawn of “a new era”

02/16/2017 11:44 AM Updated: 2 months ago

The joint press conference held Wednesday by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump was hailed as “historic” Thursday by politicians on Israel’s right. The