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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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