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In North and South, IDF’s ‘Pere’ platform can hurl Tamuz missiles at targets 30 km away

In North and South, IDF’s ‘Pere’ platform can hurl Tamuz missiles at targets 30 km away

According to a senior officer from the Artillery Corps, during last summer’s Gaza war, the Pere fired 433 missiles at Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets… Read More ›

Palestinians call for revenge as second Duma victim dies

Palestinians call for revenge as second Duma victim dies

We will ‘not countenance terrorism of any kind,’ says Netanyahu   The Palestinian Authority pledged to pursue Israel diplomatically and Hamas called for a violent… Read More ›

Nuke deal a ‘dangerous’ shift in US nonproliferation efforts, senator warns

Nuke deal a ‘dangerous’ shift in US nonproliferation efforts, senator warns

Robert Menendez says Obama sending message that Washington is okay with some nuclear activity, possibly sparking regional arms race   WASHINGTON — The Iran deal… Read More ›

Jerusalem – ‘Religious Zionism Taking Over Israel,’ Ex-Shin Bet Chief Warns

Jerusalem – ‘Religious Zionism Taking Over Israel,’ Ex-Shin Bet Chief Warns

  Jerusalem – Yuval Diskin, the former director of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), warned on Friday that “religious Zionism is on its way… Read More ›

Netanyahu cancels visit to Arab city Sakhnin amid uproar from residents

Netanyahu cancels visit to Arab city Sakhnin amid uproar from residents

PM was scheduled to attend opening of new medical center in Sakhnin, but residents took to social media to protest ‘visit of the children murderer… Read More ›

Lawyer: Israel set to force feed Palestinian prisoner

Lawyer: Israel set to force feed Palestinian prisoner

After 55 days without food, hunger striker and Islamic Jihad suspect Mohammed Allaan may be first Palestinian force fed under new Israeli law. Israeli authorities… Read More ›

Key Jewish Democrats in Congress say they will vote against Iran deal

Key Jewish Democrats in Congress say they will vote against Iran deal

Sherman joins Schumer, Engel in opposing agreement.   WASHINGTON – Hours after US Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) announced that he would vote against the… Read More ›

Kahlon says gas compromise won’t pass muster, monopolies must be dismantled

Kahlon says gas compromise won’t pass muster, monopolies must be dismantled

Up until now, Kahlon has maintained distance from the natural gas issue, due to his friendship with Koby Maimon, whose company Isramco has a 28.75… Read More ›

I saw the attacker trying to exit his car and I shot him’

I saw the attacker trying to exit his car and I shot him’

Lt. Daniel Elbaz recounts quick response to West Bank attack that left him and two of his soldiers wounded   An Israel Defense Forces officer… Read More ›

Washington – Democratic U.S. Senator Schumer To Announce Opposition To Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington – Democratic U.S. Senator Schumer To Announce Opposition To Iran Nuclear Deal

  Washington –  Democratic U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer plans to announce his opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran, the Huffington Post reported on Thursday,… Read More ›

In Israel, Democratic whip hearing out Iran deal opponents

In Israel, Democratic whip hearing out Iran deal opponents

Steny Hoyer leads Jewish state tour of 21 freshman House members; says he hasn’t made his mind up yet on deal   Steny Hoyer has… Read More ›

Netanyahu should dial down critical tone on Iran deal — US Jewish leader

Netanyahu should dial down critical tone on Iran deal — US Jewish leader

PM has right to warn US Jews on dangers of accord, says Malcolm Hoenlein, but should be careful not to pit them against their government… Read More ›

Natalie Portman worried about anti-Semitism in Paris

Natalie Portman worried about anti-Semitism in Paris

Israeli-born actress tells Marie Claire magazine that it’s important to be aware of hatred, which can allow us to have more empathy for others. Israeli-born… Read More ›

Netanyahu thwarts Shaked’s plan to divide attorney general’s role

Netanyahu thwarts Shaked’s plan to divide attorney general’s role

Justice minister wants to split AG’s authorities into roles of public prosecutor and chief legal counsel to government, but PM says such a move would… Read More ›

Opposition leader Herzog urges clampdown on Jewish extremism

Opposition leader Herzog urges clampdown on Jewish extremism

Herzog calls for “actions not words” in response to the rabbi’s comments about burning churches in Israel.   The leader of the opposition, Labor chairman… Read More ›

Kerry casts doubt on Iran’s desire to annihilate Israel

Kerry casts doubt on Iran’s desire to annihilate Israel

US secretary says Tehran’s ‘fundamental ideological confrontation’ with the Jewish state doesn’t necessarily ‘translate into active steps’   US Secretary of State John Kerry on… Read More ›

Israel ‘doesn’t doubt Obama’s sincerity,’ says official, but disagrees on Iran

Israel ‘doesn’t doubt Obama’s sincerity,’ says official, but disagrees on Iran

After US president’s speech, in which he called Netanyahu ‘sincere’ but ‘wrong,’ Israeli official says agreement hastens war   Israel “doesn’t doubt President Obama’s sincerity”… Read More ›

State comptroller: Defense establishment failed to streamline

State comptroller: Defense establishment failed to streamline

Yosef Shapira releases report on defense budget, finding weak supervision and control by senior staff over streamlining process. State Comptroller Yosef Shapira on Wednesday released… Read More ›

Government vote on budget halted

Government vote on budget halted

Meeting adjourned after Shas ministers boycott vote, Bayit Yehudi leader Bennett threatens to vote against budget over cuts to education; Netanyahu: The conversation is about… Read More ›

Obama: Everyone but Israel supports Iran deal

Obama: Everyone but Israel supports Iran deal

US president delivers speech at university defending nuclear agreement, saying that alternative to diplomacy is war. President Barack Obama said Wednesday that every country that… Read More ›