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Israel agrees to provide emergency funding for over 1,000 monkeys at Mazor farm

03/27/2017 4:25 PM Updated: 3 weeks ago

The Israeli government is coming to the rescue of 1,250 macaque monkeys at the Mazor monkey breeding farm. This week, the Shmurat Hakofim company, which is


Protesters arrested after bizarre ritual involving a sheep and Auschwitz

03/27/2017 2:41 PM

Eleven protesters, a sheep, and the gate of Auschwitz sounds like the setup to a bizarre and horrible joke. Instead, this was an actual series of


Ex-Prime Minister Olmert denied pardon by Rivlin

03/27/2017 1:36 PM Updated: 3 weeks ago

A pardon request by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been denied by President Reuven Rivlin. The former PM is currently serving a 26-month prison


Pence, Netanyahu offer AIPAC speeches light on details, heavy on Israel support

03/27/2017 12:11 PM Updated: 3 weeks ago

    Speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)’s annual policy conference event Sunday, VP Mike Pence described President Donald Trump as a “true


Activist Rasmea Odeh, convicted of terrorist bombing, to leave U.S.

03/25/2017 7:05 PM Updated: 4 weeks ago

Rasmea Odeh, convicted by an Israeli court of involvement in a 1969 Jerusalem bombing which killed two people and injured nine, has accepted a plea bargain


Scientists believe Dead Sea region suffered from “epic” droughts thousands of years ago

03/25/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 4 weeks ago

Drilling into the Dead Sea has revealed that the region may have been affected by two “epic,” centuries-long droughts which occurred hundreds of thousands of years


UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mervis, other Jewish leaders describe British terror attack as assault on democracy

03/23/2017 2:07 PM

UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mervis joined other European Jewish leaders Thursday in offering condolences following Wednesday’s terror attack outside the British Parliament. A knife-wielding man, identified


Long lost Jewish cemetery uncovered in Rome, with intact skeletons inside

03/23/2017 12:48 PM

At a time when Jewish cemeteries are repeatedly being vandalized, archaeologists are recovering the remains of some dating back centuries. Such a discovery was made this


Netanyahu cancels coalition talks due to ill health as crisis looms

03/23/2017 11:54 AM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled coalition talks Thursday to defuse a crisis threatening to tear apart his government. The prime minister’s stated reason for the cancellation


Israeli archaeologists discover British soldiers’ century-old liquor stash

03/22/2017 6:29 PM

Israel is a land rich in history. While Israeli archaeologists often uncover artifacts dating back thousands of years, a discovery last week is more recent, though


IDF confirms that Israel hits terror tunnels from above

03/22/2017 4:35 PM

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot admitted for the first time Wednesday that Israel is destroying Hamas terror tunnels with ground-penetrating airstrikes. Speaking


Naftali Bennett nixes Israel Prize for left-wing artist Yair Garbuz

03/22/2017 12:46 PM

Yair Garbuz, a left-wing Israeli painter, writer, and activist, was denied the Israel Prize in the fine arts by Education Minister Naftali Bennett over a 2015


“Piece of crap” Hitler painting featured in ‘madness’ exhibit

03/22/2017 10:25 AM Updated: 1 month ago

An oil painting by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler is being featured at an art exhibit in Italy’s State Museum in Salo on the theme of madness.


Turkish tabloid features Merkel as Hitler

03/19/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 1 month ago

The cover this week of the pro-government Turkish tabloid Gunes (“Sun”) depicted German Chancellor Angela Merkel in full Nazi regalia, complete with a Hitler mustache and


Syria fires missiles in response to Israeli Air Force strikes

03/17/2017 12:19 PM

  The Israeli Air Force (IAF) struck several targets in Syria Thursday, prompting retaliation from the neighboring nation. The incident is the most serious between Israel


Ireland’s Jewish population is growing thanks to Israeli expats

03/17/2017 9:41 AM

A steady increasing number of Israeli Jews are re-settling in an unlikely location – the Emerald Isle. Thanks to the influx of Israelis, Ireland now has


Former Obama Iran National Security Director now serving under Tillerson

03/16/2017 6:00 PM

Sahar Nowrouzzadeh formerly served as the Iran director of then-President Obama’s National Security Council. Nowrouzzadeh also worked as an employee of the National Iranian-American Council, a


Jewish groups join mainstream pols in celebrating defeat of Geert Wilders party

03/16/2017 5:20 PM

  European leaders celebrated Thursday after the party of Geert Wilders, the controversial far-right Dutch politician known for his anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant views, fell short in


Turkish leader doubles down on Nazi comparison, blames Netherlands for Serbian massacre

03/15/2017 4:24 PM

In a televised speech Tuesday, Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan blamed Holland for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in eastern Bosnia, in which 8,000 Muslim men and boys


Only 9% of Palestinians feel Trump could restart peace negotiations

03/15/2017 2:32 PM

President Donald Trump, who has long boasted of his deal-making prowess, told the New York Times in January that he would “love” to be the one