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US slams Israel’s treatment of Palestinian prisoners

US slams Israel’s treatment of Palestinian prisoners

Annual human rights report decries ‘killings and abuse of Palestinian detainees’; criticizes PA restrictions, Hamas killings and terrorism   The annual US State Department report… Read More ›

No injuries as Israeli ambulance in West Bank takes fire

No injuries as Israeli ambulance in West Bank takes fire

At least four bullets hit MDA vehicle near Beit El, local official blames reopening of nearby road into Palestinian town   Unknown assailants shot at… Read More ›

Seeing few gaps, New Zealand to push for Israeli-Palestinian talks

Seeing few gaps, New Zealand to push for Israeli-Palestinian talks

As Wellington takes reins of UN Security Council, foreign minister says sides not far apart, hints he won’t support resolution imposing conditions   New  Zealand… Read More ›

Website records testimonies of anti-Semitism on US campuses

Website records testimonies of anti-Semitism on US campuses

‘I am terrified knowing I may not be able to discuss my Judaism without taunts, or worse, violence,’ says Northwestern University student. A new webpage… Read More ›

Thousands protest natural gas deal

Thousands protest natural gas deal

Crowd demonstrates in Tel Aviv against government’s plan to let a American-Israeli energy group keep control of most of the country’s natural gas deposits. Thousands… Read More ›

Rift in Foreign Ministry prevents effective fight against BDS

Rift in Foreign Ministry prevents effective fight against BDS

Division developed in the ministry after professionals urged cooperating with Jewish left-wing organizations to fight boycott, with politicians choosing to brand all criticism as anti-Semitism… Read More ›

Israel and ICC on a collision course

Israel and ICC on a collision course

The UNHRC report on the 2014 Gaza war and Jerusalem’s response suggest a clash between Israel and the ICC is becoming much more likely.  … Read More ›

Haredi yeshiva with radical agenda to provide high school, higher education courses

Haredi yeshiva with radical agenda to provide high school, higher education courses

Ein Hemed Campus and Darkei Torah Yeshiva have started small enterprise maintaining websites for small businesses.   The haredi education system has long been seen as… Read More ›

Gas decision is the right solution for all citizens of Israel, PM says

Gas decision is the right solution for all citizens of Israel, PM says

“We are promoting a realistic solution that will bring natural gas to the Israeli market and not a populist solution that will keep the gas… Read More ›

New HBO doc takes candid look at writer-AIDS activist Larry Kramer

New HBO doc takes candid look at writer-AIDS activist Larry Kramer

On the forefront of the AIDS epidemic, the outspoken Jewish author and playwright became a provocateur who rallied a nation JTA — It wasn’t so… Read More ›

Benzi Sau named as new police commissioner

Benzi Sau named as new police commissioner

Yohanan Danino set to be replaced on July 1 after Attorney General approves appointment of current Tel Aviv district commander. Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino will… Read More ›

PA presents claims of Israeli crimes to ICC

PA presents claims of Israeli crimes to ICC

Documents presented to chief prosecutor meant to convince ICC to investigate claims; Foreign Ministry: ‘We hope attorney won’t fall for this trap.’ The Palestinian Authority… Read More ›

Jewish Agency seeks to streamline Ukraine efforts as immigrants deal with war traumas

Jewish Agency seeks to streamline Ukraine efforts as immigrants deal with war traumas

Immigrants escaping the fighting in Ukraine could require extended stays in absorption centers to deal with the issues brought about by surviving war.   The… Read More ›

Israel supporters to rally in Geneva against UNHRC Gaza report

Israel supporters to rally in Geneva against UNHRC Gaza report

Opponents of the report, including the State of Israel, are upset that it appears to equate the IDF with the Hamas terrorist group.   Pro-Israel… Read More ›

Analysis: PA war crimes charges aren’t really about Gaza

Analysis: PA war crimes charges aren’t really about Gaza

The report pushes forward on the issue of whether settlements are war crimes.   Where does the Palestinian Authority’s Thursday submission of a report on… Read More ›

Swimmer Marc Hinawi brings Israel eighth medal at European Games

Swimmer Marc Hinawi brings Israel eighth medal at European Games

“I’m really happy, but I believe I can swim faster,” Hinawi says after event.   Israel’s medal haul at the European Games is up to… Read More ›

A Georgetown law professor just perfectly captured the absurdity of Confederate pride

A Georgetown law professor just perfectly captured the absurdity of Confederate pride

  It’s been 150 years since the Civil War officially ended, but take a trip to certain regions in the south and you might get… Read More ›

Israel: Palestinians impeding Ramadan travel relief

Israel: Palestinians impeding Ramadan travel relief

Security official says Abbas is refusing to cooperate, despite Israeli readiness to ease worshipers’ entrance into Jerusalem   Israel on Wednesday accused the Palestinian Authority… Read More ›

Israel to Jordanian media: ‘Stop praising attacks on Israelis’

Israel to Jordanian media: ‘Stop praising attacks on Israelis’

In response to Jordanian Ad- Dustour article praising ‘heroic’ attacks against civiliains, Israeli embassy posts message expressing its disgust at the incitement to violence. Jordanian… Read More ›

Foreign investment in Israel cut by half in 2014

Foreign investment in Israel cut by half in 2014

UN World Investment Report says Gaza op to blame for sharp decrease in foreign direct investment; report recognizes Israel as a world cyber superpower. Foreign… Read More ›