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Lebanese report: Israel arming Syrian rebels

Lebanese report: Israel arming Syrian rebels

Israeli former top aide said to have been involved in supplying arms to Assad’s opponents.   A top Syria expert told The Jerusalem Post that a… Read More ›

After threats made to hostage’s family, Netanyahu rep apologizes

After threats made to hostage’s family, Netanyahu rep apologizes

The retired IDF colonel and representative for the prime minister told the Mengistu family that their son’s release will take an extra year if race… Read More ›

Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Jews Learning to Program

Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Jews Learning to Program

Tel Aviv, Israel (CNN)The third-floor room in a suburb of Tel Aviv looks like any other high-tech company in the “Start-Up Nation.” Rows of programmers… Read More ›

Hamas says it released Israeli captive, but Israel says Hamas version is false

Hamas says it released Israeli captive, but Israel says Hamas version is false

The information that Israel received from Hamas was that Avera Mengistu was in their hands and released, with an implication that he continued to Egypt… Read More ›

At Gaza rally, Hamas claims it has produced new missiles

At Gaza rally, Hamas claims it has produced new missiles

Spokesman tells crowd at anniversary event that projectiles mark a ‘qualitative leap’ forward, but keeps what appear to be models under wraps   At a… Read More ›

Jewish Home backs death penalty for terrorists

Jewish Home backs death penalty for terrorists

Party leader Bennett says bill to execute murderers convicted on terror charges is ‘moral and right’   Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett on Wednesday… Read More ›

Argentine president invokes Shylock in perceived anti-Semitic slur

Argentine president invokes Shylock in perceived anti-Semitic slur

Kirchner tells students to study Shakespeare villain to better understand debt crisis; local Jewish leaders and ADL outraged   Members of Argentina’s Jewish community and… Read More ›

Hamas: Israel asked for bodies of soldiers

Hamas: Israel asked for bodies of soldiers

Leader of Gaza’s ruling group says he received messages from Israel through European channels, asking for the bodies of two soldiers killed in 2014’s Operation… Read More ›

IDF official: Cutting service time will harm combat readiness

IDF official: Cutting service time will harm combat readiness

Plan will be announced in the coming days that may reduce service time, including months of training, while creating two new mixed battalions, increasing combat… Read More ›

‘Only about 50 Jews left in Syria’s main cities’

‘Only about 50 Jews left in Syria’s main cities’

Deputy minister Ayoub Kara speaks to Syrian Jewish leader.   Likud Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara, the acting minister of the Regional Cooperation Ministry, spoke with… Read More ›

Tehran’s anti-Israel Quds day falls on date of new Iran deadline

Tehran’s anti-Israel Quds day falls on date of new Iran deadline

Annual event of fiery anti-Israel protests in Iran falls on last Friday of Ramadan, and attracts tens of thousands of people.   Regardless of whether… Read More ›

Analysis: Colonel’s promotion signals all clear on controversial Hannibal Protocol incident

Analysis: Colonel’s promotion signals all clear on controversial Hannibal Protocol incident

The Hannibal Protocol supposedly allows commanders to take aggressive action, including endangering the life of a captured soldier, to foil the capture.   Usually the… Read More ›

Prosecutors urge criminal probe of PM’s Residence expenses

Prosecutors urge criminal probe of PM’s Residence expenses

Netanyahu and wife Sara not listed as suspects in likely investigation, which follows damning State Comptroller report   State prosecutors have decided to initiate a… Read More ›

Netanyahu: Iran wants to ‘take over the world’

Netanyahu: Iran wants to ‘take over the world’

Prime minister slams emerging nuclear deal, declares Tehran ‘more dangerous’ than Islamic State   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Iran poses more… Read More ›

US leaving Israel in the dark on Iran talks, say Israeli officials

US leaving Israel in the dark on Iran talks, say Israeli officials

American negotiator Wendy Sherman tried to call Israel’s national security adviser Yossi Cohen, but couldn’t reach him, US officials insist   The American negotiating team… Read More ›

US floats possibility of open-ended Iran nuclear talks

US floats possibility of open-ended Iran nuclear talks

White House says it won’t walk away from ‘useful’ negotiations despite repeated missed deadlines and significant gaps between the sides   After missing a second… Read More ›

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli minister slams Reform Judaism

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli minister slams Reform Judaism

Religious Services Minister David Azoulay says he doesn’t consider members of the denomination to be Jews; prime minister criticizes remarks. Israel’s minister for religious affairs… Read More ›

Head of Israel’s organized labor calls for nationwide strike

Head of Israel’s organized labor calls for nationwide strike

Failed talks with treasury officials on the issue of contract workers cause the labor chief to call for a massive strike that could shut down… Read More ›

Holocaust Claims Conference fraud likely ‘much higher’ than $57 million

Holocaust Claims Conference fraud likely ‘much higher’ than $57 million

Recently terminated ombudsman says organizational insiders have siphoned off funds meant for Holocaust survivors.   The scope of conspiracy to defraud the world’s largest Holocaust… Read More ›

40% of Israeli children in Gaza border town of Sderot suffer from anxiety, PTSD

40% of Israeli children in Gaza border town of Sderot suffer from anxiety, PTSD

“The ongoing situation in Sderot causes PTSD at a rate three or four times greater than that of the rest of the country,” expert says.… Read More ›