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A reconciliation no one really wants

A reconciliation no one really wants

Analysis: With Abbas refusing to give up his demand to dismantle Hamas’ military wing, and Hamas suspecting the Egyptian middleman is only pushing for reconciliation… Read More ›

Egypt’s Sissi: Fatah-Hamas unity a prelude to Israeli-Palestinian peace

Egypt’s Sissi: Fatah-Hamas unity a prelude to Israeli-Palestinian peace

Cairo’s call for a ‘new stage of unity’ comes ahead of talks between PA and terror group later this week   Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi… Read More ›

Report: Fatah Hailed Har Adar Terrorist as ‘Martyr’

Report: Fatah Hailed Har Adar Terrorist as ‘Martyr’

PA President Mahmoud Abbas, who heads Fatah, has himself condemned the attack.   Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party repeatedly hailed the terrorist who… Read More ›

High Court eases limits on protests outside AG’s home

High Court eases limits on protests outside AG’s home

Incoming Supreme Court Chief Justice Esther Hayut rejects petition to limit number of protesters outside Mandelblit’s home to only 500; ‘No democratic authority or public… Read More ›

Ministers lament Trump decision to delay US embassy move

Ministers lament Trump decision to delay US embassy move

Jerusalem affairs minister says postponement based on ‘illusion’ of advancing peace with the Palestinians   Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ze’ev Elkin on Sunday lamented US President… Read More ›

Like Clouds and Wind: A Secret Study Into Mossad’s Failed Nazi Hunt

Like Clouds and Wind: A Secret Study Into Mossad’s Failed Nazi Hunt

The Mossad is not just another intelligence agency like the CIA or MI6. It prides itself as the protector of Jews wherever they are, serving… Read More ›

Resigned Shas MK: Attendance of gay nephew’s wedding about family

Resigned Shas MK: Attendance of gay nephew’s wedding about family

Visiting gay nephew’s wedding was not about homosexuality, but about family, fmr. Shas MK Guetta says; ‘Every Sephardic family has one of each kind: Haredi,… Read More ›

Police detain 13-year-old ‘Dracula’ with knife

Police detain 13-year-old ‘Dracula’ with knife

Youth found at midnight in coastal city of Herzliya is 16th to be cautioned by police in crackdown on youngsters dressed up as scary clowns… Read More ›

French PM Reveals New Strategy to Combat ‘Shameful’ Antisemitism

French PM Reveals New Strategy to Combat ‘Shameful’ Antisemitism

“When someone attacks a French citizen because of his background or his beliefs, he attacks France and what it holds most precious.”   Amid ongoing… Read More ›

Getting to Know Danny Danon

Getting to Know Danny Danon

Danon acknowledged that his hobnobbing with diplomats and statesmen in New York is giving him valuable experience that could serve him well down the line.… Read More ›

US seeks ‘new Israel’ in region, Khamenei says of Iraq Kurd referendum

US seeks ‘new Israel’ in region, Khamenei says of Iraq Kurd referendum

Iran supreme leader meets with Turkish president, claims Washington, Jerusalem benefit from vote   Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Wednesday that the… Read More ›

How Baghdad is Punishing the Kurds Post-Referendum

How Baghdad is Punishing the Kurds Post-Referendum

Iraq has not been discouraged by the US State Department’s call for calm.   In the wake of the Kurdistan independence referendum, Iraq’s central government took… Read More ›

There’s no need for further politicization of the court

There’s no need for further politicization of the court

Op-ed: Someone in the government has got it all wrong. The public media isn’t a mouthpiece for political announcements, and the judicial authority shouldn’t have… Read More ›

For Israel’s real clowns, ‘sick counterfeit’ pranksters no laughing matter

For Israel’s real clowns, ‘sick counterfeit’ pranksters no laughing matter

The thousands of medical clowns in hospitals across Israel fear a spate of ‘It’-inspired clown spookings by roguish scamps is giving them a bad name… Read More ›

‘Who is a Jew?’ Can Now be Answered by Genetic Testing

‘Who is a Jew?’ Can Now be Answered by Genetic Testing

The mass immigration of Jews from the FSU to Israel was seen as a welcome blessing, but many have experienced difficulties proving their Jewish identity.… Read More ›

Supreme Court justice attended settlement celebration event

Supreme Court justice attended settlement celebration event

Justice Sohlberg—who resides in West Bank settlement Alon Shvut—privately attended Gush Etzion golden jubilee ceremony with his family; Chief Justice Naor prohibited judiciary from officially… Read More ›

Palestinian Authority government meets in Gaza in first since 2014

Palestinian Authority government meets in Gaza in first since 2014

Cabinet session is seen as symbolic step in PA’s return to power in the Strip   The Palestinian cabinet met in Gaza on Tuesday for… Read More ›

Government Anxious to Rush Through Haredi Military Service Exemption Law

Government Anxious to Rush Through Haredi Military Service Exemption Law

The High Court struck down Israel’s policy on haredi recruitment, deeming it to be discriminatory.   The cabinet appointed Tourism Minister Yariv Levin Sunday to… Read More ›

When Israel’s government celebrates controversy

When Israel’s government celebrates controversy

Op-ed: It is in our hands to decide whether to create a reality in which a state ceremony in Gush Etzion is a unifying event… Read More ›

Israel must not let Arab states hijack UNESCO

Israel must not let Arab states hijack UNESCO

Op-ed: Instead of fighting specific resolutions adopted by the UN organization, we must wake up and try to change its agenda by promoting the election… Read More ›