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New legal precedent strengthens Palestinian minors’ right to counsel

02/28/2017 12:02 PM

In an unprecedented move, statements made to police by a Palestinian minor have been rejected by an Israeli military court after the police investigator reportedly denied

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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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Bomb threats spread to West Coast…and much farther

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

  Bomb threats targeting Jewish Community Centers throughout the country continued Monday, as seven JCCs on the West Coast, as well as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)’s

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Never alone: funeral for Holocaust survivor attended by 200 strangers

02/27/2017 6:45 PM Updated: 1 month ago

The funeral of Hilde Nathan, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor who spent her final years living alone in the Canary Islands, was attended by over 200 strangers

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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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Veteran Labor MP and Israel foe Gerald Kaufman dies at 86

02/27/2017 3:41 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Gerald Kaufman, an MP with Britain’s Labor Party and a vociferous critic of Israel, passed away Sunday at 86 due to an undisclosed illness. “Sir Gerald

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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

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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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Polish official faces prison after allowing demolition of historic yeshiva

02/26/2017 10:03 AM Updated: 1 month ago

A Polish official is facing up to three years jail-time after allowing the demolition of a former historic Jewish school in the Central Polish city of

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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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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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Venezuelan president tries to mend frayed ties with Jewish community

02/23/2017 2:46 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro met with the country’s Jewish leaders in Caracas Tuesday as part of an effort to mend ties in what has been a

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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: 1 month 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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Le Pen backtracks on dual citizenship restrictions

02/23/2017 8:45 AM Updated: 1 month 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