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Israeli soldiers rescued by Palestinians

01/22/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 1 day ago

Three IDF soldiers and an Israeli civilian were rescued by two Palestinians after an altercation broke out between the four Israelis and local villagers. According to

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Israel: the week in review

01/22/2017 9:08 AM Updated: 1 day ago

Anxiety in Israel about possible embassy relocation A lot happened in Israel this past week, most of it revolving around the election of Donald Trump and

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Israel just needs US approval to annex settlements, says Defense Minister

01/19/2017 3:32 PM Updated: 4 days ago

The election of Donald Trump, whose cabinet appears to have a more favorable stance towards Israeli settlements than the Obama administration, has stirred the hopes of

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Obama warned Trump that relocating embassy could be “explosive”

01/19/2017 12:48 PM

Relocating the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has been a campaign pledge of several U.S. presidents, including George W. Bush and Bill

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Trump’s U.N. ambassador pick says Israeli settlements “hinder peace”

01/18/2017 6:07 PM

  President-elect Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador pick Nikki Haley said in her Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Wednesday that Israeli settlements are a roadblock to peace.

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Israeli lawmakers debate “corrupt” kosher industry

01/18/2017 4:41 PM

High costs and damage to businesses resulting from the Israeli rabbinate’s kosher certification monopoly were debated this week by the Knesset Economics Committee. One participant, Yesh

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Brazil accepts Israeli ambassador, ending year-long diplomatic conflict

01/18/2017 4:00 PM

There hasn’t been an Israeli ambassador to Brasil since 2015, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Dani Dayan, who has been referred to as “the

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Trump says creating peace between Israel, Palestinians will be tougher due to “psychologically binding” resolution

01/17/2017 2:52 PM

Speaking to the Times of London this week, President-elect Donald Trump said the possibility of brokering a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians would be

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Israeli Regional Cooperation Minister says Israel, U.S. on the same page under Trump

01/17/2017 1:53 PM

Israel’s Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi said Monday that the inauguration of Donald Trump will be an opportunity for partnership between the U.S. and Israel. According

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President Barack Obama reflects on presidency, Israel in last interview

01/16/2017 5:30 PM Updated: 1 week ago

President Barack Obama looked back on his eight years in office in a CBS interview Sunday. In the conversation with “60 Minutes” Steve Kroft, Obama discussed

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Dear Mr. Schumer: Jewish academics from across the country voice fears about new ambassador to Israel

01/16/2017 3:00 PM Updated: 1 week ago

The appointment of bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman as the next U.S. ambassador to Israel is encountering fierce resistance from Jewish academics over his positions on Israel.

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Trump confirms that Kushner will serve as peace broker in Israel-Palestinian conflict

01/16/2017 11:33 AM Updated: 1 week ago

President-Elect Donald Trump appeared to confirm in an interview with the Times of London Sunday night that his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will serve as a peace

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Trump’s pro-settlement stance reflected in inauguration invites

01/15/2017 5:03 PM Updated: 1 week ago

An invitation to Donald Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration ceremony was extended to the heads of the Councils of Judea and Samaria, courtesy of the Chamber of

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Jewish immigrating to Israel from Europe not an “exodus,” report finds

01/15/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Despite its unprecedented rates, the phenomena of Jewish immigration to Israel from European countries has not yet reached the scale of an “exodus,” the Institute for

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s son, Yair Netanyahu, to face police questioning over corruption charges

01/14/2017 5:03 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Yair Netanyahu, the son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will soon face questioning by Israel’s Lahav 433 anti-corruption unit, according to a Channel 10 report

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Israeli intelligence officials worry that information sent to U.S. could end up in Russian, Iranian hands

01/13/2017 12:32 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Israeli intelligence officials are concerned that classified information sent to their American counterparts could wind up in the hands of Russia and Iran, Israeli journalist Ronen

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Israel approves bill banning foreigners boycotting Israel or its settlements

01/12/2017 5:32 PM

An Israeli parliamentary committee approved Thursday legislation preventing foreigners from entering the country if they’ve called for boycotts against Israel, or any of its settlements. The

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Mattis: “The capital of Israel that I go to is Tel Aviv”

01/12/2017 4:51 PM

James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of defense, addressed Israel again during hearings as he took questions from Sen. Lindsey Graham. (Graham

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Israel high court suggests women be allowed to read from the Torah at Western Wall

01/11/2017 2:40 PM

In an apparent victory for the “Women of the Wall” movement, Israel’s high court suggested in a ruling Wednesday that women should be allowed to read

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President Barack Obama says Bibi Netanyahu’s settlement support is obstacle to peace

01/11/2017 1:32 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s support of Israeli settlements is an obstacle to the creation of a Palestinian state, President Barack Obama told Israel’s Channel 2