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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 ›

Obama tells Congress to take note after UN okays Iran deal

Obama tells Congress to take note after UN okays Iran deal

President says pact proves diplomacy best option; Iranian envoy accuses Israel of fearing peace; Jerusalem ambassador says passage marks ‘sad day’   US President Barack… Read More ›

Bennett scolds Lapid for Iran inquiry call

Bennett scolds Lapid for Iran inquiry call

‘If you don’t want to help, don’t interfere,’ Jewish Home leader says after Yesh Atid chief blasts PM’s handling of foreign policy   Education Minister… Read More ›

Iran dismisses Germany’s call to recognize Israel

Iran dismisses Germany’s call to recognize Israel

Spokeswoman in Tehran rejects entreaties by Berlin official, says countries have ‘totally different views’ on the Jewish state   Iran brusquely dismissed a German official’s… Read More ›

Mariah Carey to give Israel performance on August 18

Mariah Carey to give Israel performance on August 18

Superstar pop singer – she of the five-octave range – to belt it out in Rishon LeZion, she announces weeks after a quick, private visit… Read More ›

Court allows indefinite detention without trial of asylum seekers

Court allows indefinite detention without trial of asylum seekers

Be’er Sheva District Court rejects a petition to freeze the controversial policy; Human Rights groups appealed against the new policy but to no avail; there… Read More ›

Attorney general calls for criminal investigation against Netanyahu deputy

Attorney general calls for criminal investigation against Netanyahu deputy

The investigation will focus on the possible misappropriation of funds by the PMO Deputy Director-General, Ezra Saidoff, and an electrician who worked on the PM’s… Read More ›

EU statement demands usual of Israel, but chides PA’s lack of involvement in Gaza

EU statement demands usual of Israel, but chides PA’s lack of involvement in Gaza

EU statement: “The PA must take greater responsibility in the Gaza Strip, including in the field of security, civil administration and through its presence at… Read More ›

Report blasts govt’s natural gas policy with fateful decision looming

Report blasts govt’s natural gas policy with fateful decision looming

The government’s policy on natural gas should function “like a harmonious orchestra with a conductor as its head,” State Comptroller Joseph Shapira writes in his… Read More ›

Anti-Defamation League sets bar for approval of Iran deal in Congress

Anti-Defamation League sets bar for approval of Iran deal in Congress

Joins fray of major American Jewish organizations actively involved in the debate on Capitol Hill.   The Anti-Defamation League has joined a growing list of… Read More ›

Berlin – Germany Says Iran Must Improve Israel Relations For Closer Economic Ties

Berlin – Germany Says Iran Must Improve Israel Relations For Closer Economic Ties

  Berlin – German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel urged Iran at the start of a three-day visit to improve its relationship with Israel if it… Read More ›

Security Council session on Iran deal to include discussion on Israel

Security Council session on Iran deal to include discussion on Israel

Malaysia asks to reintroduce perceived mistreatment of Palestinians on meeting’s agenda Monday   The UN Security Council session on Monday on the new nuclear deal… Read More ›

UK’s Cameron: Jewish-centric conspiracy theories must be challenged

UK’s Cameron: Jewish-centric conspiracy theories must be challenged

British PM to announce 5-year plan to combat home-grown Islamic extremism and radicalization in face of growing popularity of IS   Conspiracy theories of a… Read More ›

Carter: We won’t change Israel’s view on Iran deal

Carter: We won’t change Israel’s view on Iran deal

US defense chief in Israel for talks on bolstering defense ties after nuclear accord which he says does not ‘prevent military option’   US Defense… Read More ›

Admired, powerful rabbi suspected of sex offenses

Admired, powerful rabbi suspected of sex offenses

Kabbalist Rabbi Ezra Scheinberg, who founded a yeshiva and a devoted community in Safed and became famous across Israel for his alleged supernatural powers, tries… Read More ›

Poll: Israelis most worried about Iran, Islamic State

Poll: Israelis most worried about Iran, Islamic State

Pew survey found many countries view climate change as top global threat; concern with radical Islamist threats higher in Middle East, Europe, North America. Israelis… Read More ›

Could pro-Palestinian Corbyn take UK Labor Party leadership?

Could pro-Palestinian Corbyn take UK Labor Party leadership?

A number of polls placed Corbyn in second place on the list last week; meanwhile reports of his long-standing “friendship” with Hamas and Hezbollah resurfaced.… Read More ›