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When Ariel Sharon became settlers’ archrival

When Ariel Sharon became settlers’ archrival

Op-ed: A decade after Gaza disengagement, settler leaders have only themselves to blame; they, who applauded each and every one of Sharon’s anti-democratic tricks, knew… Read More ›

Haredi director’s ‘women only’ film sparks row at London festival

Haredi director’s ‘women only’ film sparks row at London festival

Organizers of Seret 2015 Israeli film festival decide to cancel screening of ‘The Gift of Fire’ after cinema managers turn down director’s request to bar… Read More ›

Israel accuses world powers of yielding to Iran for nuclear deal

Israel accuses world powers of yielding to Iran for nuclear deal

Netanyahu denounces concessions to Iran; Steinitz says inspection system would still give Iran time to cover up illegal activity. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused world… Read More ›

Jewish-Arab Hadash Party: Israel in ‘blood covenant’ with ISIS and US to divide Syria

Jewish-Arab Hadash Party: Israel in ‘blood covenant’ with ISIS and US to divide Syria

The party claims that the way to oppose the civil war in Syria is “to stand with the Syrian people against imperialism, Zionism, and the… Read More ›

Key findings from Israel’s report on the 2014 Gaza conflict

Key findings from Israel’s report on the 2014 Gaza conflict

The following are some key findings from Israel’s report on Operation Protective Edge, entitled “The 2014 Gaza Conflict: Factual and Legal Aspects.”   The Foreign… Read More ›

Rabbi Receives Heavenly Message while praying at the Cave of Elijah the Prophet

Rabbi Receives Heavenly Message while praying at the Cave of Elijah the Prophet

On the morning of Tuesday, June 9, Israeli mystic Rabbi Amram Vaknin, led a prayer service at the Cave of Elijah the Prophet in Haifa,… Read More ›

Likud holds fateful vote today

Likud holds fateful vote today

Netanyahu warns: Giving Central Committee members power to choose MKs would “give a prize to our political opponents.”   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed concern… Read More ›

Academic body censures university for retracting job over anti-Israel tweets

Academic body censures university for retracting job over anti-Israel tweets

American Association of University Professors votes to shun U. of Illinois in damaging bid to school’s reputation   CHAMPAIGN, Ill.— A leading academic group voted… Read More ›

Druze leader tries to calm fears in Syria, says Israel’s help not needed

Druze leader tries to calm fears in Syria, says Israel’s help not needed

After 20 villagers killed this week by Nusra Front, Lebanon’s Walid Jumblatt tells worried community it was an ‘individual’ incident   BEIRUT — Lebanon’s political… Read More ›

Israel said to urge US to increase aid to Syrian Druze

Israel said to urge US to increase aid to Syrian Druze

Request comes after Jerusalem nixes direct involvement; Israel’s Druze rally to save community, avert ‘holocaust’   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week urged Gen. Martin… Read More ›

IDF to investigate video of IDF soldiers beating Palestinian

IDF to investigate video of IDF soldiers beating Palestinian

Video shows Palestinian civilian being beaten during violent protest in the West Bank as soldier yells, ‘Get the cameras out of here.’ The IDF announced… Read More ›

Thousands call on Israel to save Syrian Druze in mass protest

Thousands call on Israel to save Syrian Druze in mass protest

Israel’s Druze accepting donations to send to family, friends in Syria who face threat of massacres; ‘We are all ready to take them into our… Read More ›

Spanish city councilman applauds burning of Jews

Spanish city councilman applauds burning of Jews

Guillermo Zapata apologizes, says he has always liked “black, cruel humor.”   Berlin – A Spanish councilman tweeted approvingly of Jews burning in an ash… Read More ›

Michael Oren: US altered 40-year policy on ’67 lines without consulting Israel

Michael Oren: US altered 40-year policy on ’67 lines without consulting Israel

In new book, former ambassador and now Knesset legislator describes his impressions from when he was Israel’s envoy in Washington between 2009-2013.   President Barack… Read More ›

Obama’s latest wooing of Jews not working, poll suggests

Obama’s latest wooing of Jews not working, poll suggests

The narrative of Obama’s ill intent has appeared to help shape perceptions among Jewish-Americans.   It’s early days for the White House’s latest charm offensive among… Read More ›

TripAdvisor CEO says his favorite trip was to Jerusalem

TripAdvisor CEO says his favorite trip was to Jerusalem

Stephen Kaufer saw a need for good customer feedback while planning trips; now he’s the head of the world’s largest travel site NEW YORK  –… Read More ›

Austria, Switzerland probe suspected espionage in Iran nuclear talks

Austria, Switzerland probe suspected espionage in Iran nuclear talks

Swiss and Austrian authorities are investigating claims of potential espionage during recent nuclear talks between Iran and world powers, including the United States, officials from each… Read More ›

Former Al-Jazeera America journalist suing network for bias

Former Al-Jazeera America journalist suing network for bias

Shannon High-Bassalik says during Gaza war she was told to cast Israel as the villain and emphasize the Arab point of view   NEW YORK… Read More ›

Israeli officials to weigh in on nuclear deal in US

Israeli officials to weigh in on nuclear deal in US

National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen to meet with counterpart Susan Rice to discuss Israeli concerns over pact with Iran   National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen… Read More ›

Madrid court shelves 2010 Gaza flotilla investigation

Madrid court shelves 2010 Gaza flotilla investigation

A Madrid court has decided to shelve its investigation into the Israeli raid on the Mavi Marmara, but leaves possibility of reopening probe. A Madrid… Read More ›