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Court okays Shabbat hours for Tel Aviv markets

04/20/2017 10:25 AM

Yesterday, the High Court of Justice okayed the Tel Aviv government’s plan to allow more businesses–namely mini-marts–to operate on Shabbat.  It was the result of a long

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Israel Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz says Israel will treat, but not accept Syrian refugees

04/10/2017 2:37 PM

Israel is willing to treat, but not absorb, Syrian refugees, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said Monday, according to Times of Israel. “You have to differentiate between

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Israel closing off West Bank ahead of Passover as security measure

04/09/2017 4:26 PM

The West Bank and crossings from the Gaza Strip will be sealed off for Passover Monday night as a security measure, according to an IDF announcement

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Belgian Jewish community outraged by proposal to ban kosher slaughter

04/09/2017 4:20 PM

Pressure from animal rights groups has led two of Belgium’s three regions to consider banning shechita (ritual slaughter) in 2019, in what some Belgian Jewish leaders

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For mysterious reason, Russia just became first country to recognize West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

04/07/2017 11:32 AM

Russia became the first country in the world Thursday to recognize West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We reaffirm our commitment to the UN-approved principles for a

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Israeli leaders praise Syria strike, but Putin and alt-right are not pleased

04/07/2017 10:33 AM

  The U.S. airstrike Thursday night on an airfield controlled by Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has been greeted with praise by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF),

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Hamas executes three suspected Israel collaborators

04/06/2017 5:13 PM

Three men accused of “collaborating” with Israel were hanged Thursday in Gaza. According to Times of Israel, the hangings, which were carried out by Palestinian terror

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Israeli-American bombing suspect made millions in bitcoin selling counterfeit documents

04/06/2017 3:35 PM

The 19-year-old Israeli-American teenager arrested last month for making scores of bomb threats at U.S. JCCs made millions of shekels worth of bitcoin selling counterfeit documents

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One Israeli soldier killed, another injured in West Bank car ramming attack

04/06/2017 12:16 PM

Elichai Taharlev, a 20-year-old Israeli Brigade Sergeant, was killed Thursday in a car ramming attack in the West Bank’s Ofra Junction. A 19-year-old soldier was injured

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In wake of deadly gas attack, Assad blames Israel for supporting “terrorists”

04/06/2017 10:31 AM

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad fired off a round of accusations against Israel this week, as his regime faces international censure for a deadly gas attack on

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Shmurat Hakofim still waiting on Israeli funds for imperiled monkeys

04/05/2017 5:51 PM

Despite a pledge to Israel’s High Court of Justice last month, the Israeli government has not yet transferred much-needed funds to the Mazor monkey farm, where

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Holocaust survivor charged with murder in burning death of nurse

04/05/2017 3:02 PM

A 77-year-old old Holocaust survivor was charged with murder by Tel Aviv’s Magistrate Court Wednesday for an incident last month in which he burned a nurse

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Syria-trained Hamas operative arrested in Shin Bet, IDF operation

04/05/2017 12:33 PM

Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security agency, announced Wednesday the arrest of a Palestinian man trained in Syria to carry out terror attacks in Israel. The suspect,

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Temple Mount Sifting Project may shut down after 12 years due to lack of funding

04/03/2017 3:16 PM

Israel’s Temple Mount Sifting Project, which seeks to unearth artifacts connected to the Temple Mount, may be “on the verge of closure” due to a halt

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In newly discovered telegram, Himmler wishes Grand Mufti of Jerusalem success against “Jewish invaders”

04/02/2017 8:03 AM Updated: 3 weeks ago

Heinrich Himmler, one of the main architects of the Holocaust, may have had closer ties with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Hajj Amin al-Husseini than previously

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Israel’s High Court rejects attempt by Sephardic Chief Rabbi to annul divorce

03/31/2017 2:31 PM

Israel’s High Court of Justice blocked an attempt by Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Thursday to annul the divorce of a woman married to a comatose

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Trump Mid East envoy Jason Greenblatt receives blessing from esteemed Israeli rabbi

03/30/2017 3:01 PM

To say that President Trump Mid-East envoy Jason Greenblatt’s past two weeks have been hectic would be an understatement. On Wednesday, the former Trump Organization chief

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JCC bomb threats suspect Michael Kaydar ordered to stay behind bars for another week

03/30/2017 1:46 PM

The actions of Michael Kaydar, the 19-year-old Israeli-American accused of making over 100 bomb threats in the U.S., are the result of a malignant brain tumor

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Jerusalem’s Old City closed after stabbing attack

03/29/2017 11:41 AM

Jerusalem’s Old City has been closed off after a stabbing attack in East Jerusalem Wednesday afternoon. The attacker, an East Jerusalem woman, was fatally shot by

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Trump Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt meets with Abbas for 2nd time

03/29/2017 10:15 AM

Trump Middle East Envoy Jason Greeenblatt met in Jordan Tuesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as a “follow-up” to their meeting earlier this month. Had