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Israeli Cobras gifted to Jordan for ‘border security’

Israeli Cobras gifted to Jordan for ‘border security’

US source says about 16 decommissioned attack helicopters given to Jordan last year to fend off potential attacks from ISIS. Israel has given retired US-supplied… Read More ›

Study: Diaspora Jews are growing increasingly critical of Israel

Study: Diaspora Jews are growing increasingly critical of Israel

The study, released this week by the Jewish People Policy Institute, an influential think tank based in Jerusalem, comes a year after Israel’s war in… Read More ›

Analysis: Why are Israeli Arabs joining Islamic State?

Analysis: Why are Israeli Arabs joining Islamic State?

While marginalization, economic causes and so on could be contributing factors, they usually are not decisive.   Three Israeli Arabs are reportedly in Turkey on… Read More ›

Tel Aviv vs. Berlin: The same hotel – more than double the price

Tel Aviv vs. Berlin: The same hotel – more than double the price

he price difference between hotels belonging to the same chain in the two cities is so high that Israelis could spend a week-long vacation in… Read More ›

Israeli police stamp out teenager’s illegal lemonade stand

Israeli police stamp out teenager’s illegal lemonade stand

A 15 year old trying to make money for his summer break is fined and harrassed by police for selling lemonade in the town of… Read More ›

Knesset reopens investigation of ‘covered-up’ probe into cyclist’s death

Knesset reopens investigation of ‘covered-up’ probe into cyclist’s death

Gal Beck, a 16-year-old from Tel Aviv, was killed 10 years ago after being hit by a car; the driver, who comes from a well-connected… Read More ›

Abbas counting on EU to pave way for resumption of stalled peace process

Abbas counting on EU to pave way for resumption of stalled peace process

Abbas says the PA still believes in a two-state solution during press conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.   Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas… Read More ›

Netanyahu: Nuclear deal makes Mideast war more likely, not less

Netanyahu: Nuclear deal makes Mideast war more likely, not less

Since the deal was announced eight days ago, Netanyahu has spoken out against it every single day – often more than once a day.  … Read More ›

Israel and Canada beef up free trade agreement

Israel and Canada beef up free trade agreement

Pact expected to strengthen economic ties by reducing tariffs and other barriers; PM Harper calls Jewish state ‘a priority market’   Canada and Israel announced… Read More ›

Pentagon chief says US will back Israel against ‘danger from Iran’

Pentagon chief says US will back Israel against ‘danger from Iran’

Fresh from meeting Netanyahu, Ashton Carter says in Jordan that friends can disagree; meets with colleagues of pilot burned by IS   US Defense Secretary… Read More ›

The campaign for (and against) the Iran deal gets personal

The campaign for (and against) the Iran deal gets personal

Vice President Biden speaks to Jewish leaders about the controversial accord, as AIPAC gears up for showdown with White House   WASHINGTON (JTA) – Vice… Read More ›

Israel to EU: Halt funding of NGOs working against us

Israel to EU: Halt funding of NGOs working against us

Deputy Foreign Minister Hotovely meets European officials to demand governments stop providing cash to allegedly anti-Israel organizations. Israel is demanding that European Union member states… Read More ›

Pen pals: Bibi’s childhood letters revealed

Pen pals: Bibi’s childhood letters revealed

Ariel Barzilay and Benjamin Netanyahu developed a close friendship during Bibi’s summer vacations in Jerusalem in the 1960s, and kept in touch after he returned… Read More ›

US, Israel make arrests related to JPMorgan hack

US, Israel make arrests related to JPMorgan hack

Four detained for possible involvement in banking hack and plan to pump stock value before selling. US and Israeli law enforcement agencies have arrested four… Read More ›

Shaked’s ‘fast track’panel aims to legalize West Bank outposts

Shaked’s ‘fast track’panel aims to legalize West Bank outposts

Often state committees dealing with such controversial and high-profile issues take a year or more to consider an issue and their conclusions are swept under… Read More ›

US gas mogul suing Israel for NIS 25 million

US gas mogul suing Israel for NIS 25 million

The company claims that over the course of several years, the ministry consistently rejected applications to drill in areas where the reservoirs were discovered.  … Read More ›

Tehran turns down Berlin’s request to recognize Israel

Tehran turns down Berlin’s request to recognize Israel

Zarif defends nuclear deal to parliament, Fabius to be first French FM to visit Tehran in 12 years.   Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham… Read More ›

Strike averted as deal reached to employ 10,000 contract workers directly

Strike averted as deal reached to employ 10,000 contract workers directly

Histadrut chief Nissankorn says the agreement is “nothing short of a social revolution.”   A general strike planned for Wednesday was called off Monday, as Finance… Read More ›

Jerusalem – Running Of Israeli PM Netanyahu’s Households Draws Criminal Inquiry

Jerusalem – Running Of Israeli PM Netanyahu’s Households Draws Criminal Inquiry

  Jerusalem – Israel’s Attorney-General on Monday ordered a criminal investigation into suspected mismanagement in the running of the residences of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,… Read More ›

Israel – IDF Source: We Don’t Know If Israeli Who Went Missing In Gaza Is Dead Or Alive

Israel – IDF Source: We Don’t Know If Israeli Who Went Missing In Gaza Is Dead Or Alive

Israel – The defense establishment does not have any information on whether Avera Mengistu, the Israeli citizen that crossed the border into Israel ten months ago,… Read More ›