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Don’t lecture Israel about aiding needy Syrians, defiant Netanyahu says

Don’t lecture Israel about aiding needy Syrians, defiant Netanyahu says

“I don’t accept the argument that Israel hasn’t shown empathy for the suffering of people around us,” Netanyahu said.     Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu… Read More ›

Palestinian woman severely burned in West Bank arson attack dies in Israeli hospital

Palestinian woman severely burned in West Bank arson attack dies in Israeli hospital

News of Riham Dawabshe’s death broke over 24 hours after her condition had significantly deteriorated, according to hospital officials at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer.… Read More ›

Report: Palestinians set to nullify Oslo Accords

Report: Palestinians set to nullify Oslo Accords

The move may effectively cede day-to-day control of West Bank towns to the Israeli military.   The Palestinian Authority is planning to declare the Oslo… Read More ›

Promised Land awaits for Wales in Israel soccer clash

Promised Land awaits for Wales in Israel soccer clash

Welsh last reached a major tournament in 1958 by beating Israel, now seek the same glory once again in Sunday game   CARDIFF, United Kingdom… Read More ›

UN, EU in fresh push for Israel-Palestinian peace talks

UN, EU in fresh push for Israel-Palestinian peace talks

Arab League to join Quartet representatives for meeting at the UN for new talks on how to bring Israel and Palestinians back to the negotiating… Read More ›

Israelis, don’t give up on Europe

Israelis, don’t give up on Europe

Op-ed: Going to the generally sympathetic US and making new friends, like China and India, who don’t ask awkward questions, is always easier. But Israel… Read More ›

Palestinian arson victim’s condition takes turn for worse, hospital says

Palestinian arson victim’s condition takes turn for worse, hospital says

Riham Dawabshe’s son Ali, and her husband Sa’ed died in the July attack in Duma which authorities suspect was carried out by Jewish extremists.  … Read More ›

Abbas: Israel should let Palestinian refugees from Syria into West Bank, Gaza

Abbas: Israel should let Palestinian refugees from Syria into West Bank, Gaza

Palestinian leader appealed to UN to put pressure on Israel.   Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday appealed to the United Nations to put… Read More ›

Boycotts are not the answer, says Palestinian peace activist

Boycotts are not the answer, says Palestinian peace activist

Although the majority of West Bank Palestinians favor violence against Israelis, there are pockets of disciples of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King.   The… Read More ›

‘Israel-Egypt ties never been better, yet don’t expect Sisi trip to Jerusalem’

‘Israel-Egypt ties never been better, yet don’t expect Sisi trip to Jerusalem’

The domestic Egyptian situation and the lack of progress in resolving the Israel-Palestinian conflict has thus far prevented a visit by Sisi to the Jewish… Read More ›

Rivlin’s new year sweetened with Israeli beekeepers

Rivlin’s new year sweetened with Israeli beekeepers

President greets delegation from the Israeli Honey Council to enjoy the flavor of the land of milk and honey for Rosh Hashanah. Beekeepers from across… Read More ›

Tax reduction announced, to cost gov’t NIS 6.5 billion

Tax reduction announced, to cost gov’t NIS 6.5 billion

PM Netanyahu joins Finance Minister Kahlon in announcing 1% reduction in VAT, 1.5% decrease in business tax, marking major shift in financial policy. Prime Minister… Read More ›

Palestinian prevents lynching of 5 lost American yeshiva students in Hebron

Palestinian prevents lynching of 5 lost American yeshiva students in Hebron

Yeshiva students able to escape from the car before Palestinians torched it.   A Palestinian man saved five American yeshiva students from Brooklyn from being… Read More ›

Hundreds attend Jerusalem rally in support of capital’s LGBT community

Hundreds attend Jerusalem rally in support of capital’s LGBT community

Amid markedly heightened security, a cross-section of gay rights supporters expressed their hope that the lessons of the tragedy had been learned.   One month… Read More ›

Will demoting army’s top legal officer hurt Israel’s position at ICC?

Will demoting army’s top legal officer hurt Israel’s position at ICC?

Many think the IDF is playing with fire on the issue.   Most Israelis did not notice when the army decided to have incoming Military… Read More ›

Ultra-Orthodox tell Jerusalem bike sharers to take a hike

Ultra-Orthodox tell Jerusalem bike sharers to take a hike

Capital’s planned bicycle-sharing program comes under fire from those who oppose public violations of the Jewish Sabbath   AFP — A bicycle-sharing plan for Jerusalem… Read More ›

Knesset advances controversial anti-terror bill

Knesset advances controversial anti-terror bill

Draft law goes to committee before final approval; critics describe legislation increasing punishment for terrorism as ‘totalitarian’   The Knesset advanced late Wednesday night a… Read More ›

SodaStream chief accuses boycotters of anti-Semitism

SodaStream chief accuses boycotters of anti-Semitism

With shutting of West Bank factory, Daniel Birnbaum says BDS movement has ‘marginal’ effect on beverage company’s business   IDAN HANEGEV INDUSTRIAL PARK, Israel (AP)… Read More ›

IDF strikes Gaza after sniper fire hits Israeli homes

IDF strikes Gaza after sniper fire hits Israeli homes

No reports of injuries in strike on Hamas base after bullets damage houses in Netiv Ha’asara   The IDF struck a Hamas target in the… Read More ›

Prime minister: ‘Zero tolerance for stone-throwing’

Prime minister: ‘Zero tolerance for stone-throwing’

Rules of engagement may change after recent attacks in and around Jerusalem; two border police companies and 400 police officers will be added to protect… Read More ›