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Gaza beach corn vendor attempts suicide after Hamas ‘harassment’

Gaza beach corn vendor attempts suicide after Hamas ‘harassment’

Israeli report parallels case of Muhammed Abu Asi to that of Tunisian who sparked Arab Spring, says Gazans are gearing up for protests   Four… Read More ›

500,000 sign petition to end Israel’s Gaza blockade

500,000 sign petition to end Israel’s Gaza blockade

Arab countries that didn’t follow up on reconstruction pledges cited, but Israel mostly blamed for Strip’s condition   More than half a million people have… Read More ›

Palestinians set date for first congress in two decades

Palestinians set date for first congress in two decades

Palestine National Council is set to meet in Ramallah following recent power shifts within the Palestinian political system. Palestinian leaders have set September 15-16 as… Read More ›

IDF warns deserters, initiates new sanctions

IDF warns deserters, initiates new sanctions

Around 3,000 IDF deserters receive text messages warning them of punishment, as army moves to legislate wide-ranging sanctions including refusal to issue driver’s licenses, passports,… Read More ›

Hamas reveals first image of Shalit in captivity

Hamas reveals first image of Shalit in captivity

A year after ‘Black Friday’, Hamas claims the IDF lied about the incident in which one soldier was captured and two killed, and mistakenly took… Read More ›

Hamas claims IDF took terrorist’s body instead of Israeli soldier’s during 2014 Gaza war

Hamas claims IDF took terrorist’s body instead of Israeli soldier’s during 2014 Gaza war

Al Jazeera interview with Hamas commanders also airs never before seen photos of Gilad Schalit in captivity in Gaza.   A Hamas commander from the… Read More ›

Israel Air Force targets Hamas munitions operation in Gaza after rocket attack

Israel Air Force targets Hamas munitions operation in Gaza after rocket attack

IDF says Hamas is solely responsible for what happens in Gaza.   After a rocket landed in Israel on Thursday, the Israel Air Force responded by… Read More ›

Arab-Israeli schools to strike in protest of small budget

Arab-Israeli schools to strike in protest of small budget

Committee of Arab mayors decides not to open schools for two days in protest of government’s failure to respond to request for NIS 6.4 billion… Read More ›

‘I’m haredi, lesbian, and live with a woman’

‘I’m haredi, lesbian, and live with a woman’

She was born and educated in a haredi community, and felt she was different ever since she was young. After refusing an arranged marriage, ‘Raheli’… Read More ›

Jerusalem experiences day of violence

Jerusalem experiences day of violence

Firebombs, a stabbing, and riots mark a day of violence in Jerusalem, as police battle a constant flow of popular terror. Several firebombs was thrown… Read More ›

Polish deputy FM: Warsaw, Jerusalem agree on Ukraine

Polish deputy FM: Warsaw, Jerusalem agree on Ukraine

Pawlik denies providing weapons to Ukrainian forces.   Warsaw and Jerusalem largely see eyeto- eye on the Ukraine crisis, Polish Undersecretary of State Konrad Pawlik… Read More ›

Rocket fired from Gaza lands in Israeli territory

Rocket fired from Gaza lands in Israeli territory

An IDF spokesperson says that the rocket alert siren did not sound due to the assessment that the projectile would land in an open area.… Read More ›

Chaplaincy Corps provides religious guidance to soldiers in every unit and base

Chaplaincy Corps provides religious guidance to soldiers in every unit and base

  The Military Rabbinate looks set to lose 25 percent of its officer positions as part of the systematic budget cuts within the IDF. The… Read More ›

Palestinian allegedly attacked, then arrested

Palestinian allegedly attacked, then arrested

Mahmoud Rabaiya arrested for staying in Israel illegally, while the Israelis he says beat him with clubs are still free. A Palestinian claims he was… Read More ›

Retired IDF Brig. Gen. nominated as police chief

Retired IDF Brig. Gen. nominated as police chief

Public Security Minister Erdan announces Brig. Gen. (Res.) Gal Hirsch as his choice; Hirsch resigned from army after criticism of conduct in Second Lebanon War;… Read More ›

Green Line pilot program could boost Israeli-Palestinian business ventures

Green Line pilot program could boost Israeli-Palestinian business ventures

The pilot project, which opens its doors in September, was funded by the Regional Cooperation Ministry.   A business center built on the Green Line,… Read More ›

Hundreds of US rabbis sign letter against Iran deal

Hundreds of US rabbis sign letter against Iran deal

The American-Jewish community has been split over the deal, with many communal organizations coming out against it despite a majority of Jews being broadly supportive… Read More ›

Israel ‘very interested’ in strengthening relations with Kurds

Israel ‘very interested’ in strengthening relations with Kurds

TAU expert: Oil purchases act as quiet way of providing Israeli aid to Iraqi Kurdistan.   News published in the Financial Times on Sunday that Israel… Read More ›

Jerusalem street to be named after rescuer of WWII Jews

Jerusalem street to be named after rescuer of WWII Jews

Moshe Kraus rescued tens of thousands of Jews at Budapest’s Glass House during the Holocaust; documents of some 100,000 Hungarian Jews were forged to save… Read More ›

Jerusalem – Israeli Health Ministry Rules Heinz Can’t Use The Term ‘Ketchup’; Must Label Product ‘Tomato Seasoning’

Jerusalem – Israeli Health Ministry Rules Heinz Can’t Use The Term ‘Ketchup’; Must Label Product ‘Tomato Seasoning’

Jerusalem – Based on a petition from Israeli food manufacturer and ketchup competitor, Osem, the Health Ministry has ruled that the American-based H. J. Heinz… Read More ›