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Cabinet expected to okay natural gas deal Sunday

Cabinet expected to okay natural gas deal Sunday

Cabinet expected to okay natural gas deal Sunday   Israel’s government is expected Sunday to give the go-ahead to a controversial gas deal that backers… Read More ›

Two Israeli universities among top 100 worldwide

Two Israeli universities among top 100 worldwide

Shanghai Ranking puts Jerusalem’s Hebrew University at number 67 and Haifa’s Technion at 77; Technion ranked 18th globally for computer science and engineering. Jerusalem’s Hebrew… Read More ›

Former chief of staff: Ariel Sharon designed Gaza disengagement to save West Bank settlements

Former chief of staff: Ariel Sharon designed Gaza disengagement to save West Bank settlements

Former US President George W. Bush promised Sharon that the settlement blocs would be included within Israel’s final borders after revealing the Gaza disengagement plan,… Read More ›

Report: Israeli fuel tankers escorted Jordanian fighter jets en route to US

Report: Israeli fuel tankers escorted Jordanian fighter jets en route to US

The rare sight of Israeli and Jordanian aircraft flying in tandem appears to indicate a new, stepped-up level of military and defense cooperation.   Israeli… Read More ›

ADL urges ‘no’ on Iran deal, but calls to brace for day after ‘yes’ vote

ADL urges ‘no’ on Iran deal, but calls to brace for day after ‘yes’ vote

Jewish group and Haim Saban both say Israel and the US should focus on bolstering alliance to thwart Iran, no matter outcome of congressional vote… Read More ›

Barriers planted in the sand

Barriers planted in the sand

Op-ed: Whether by accident or by design, the demarcation at Tel Aviv’s Hilton Beach keeps the homosexuals away from the religiously observant beach-goers on the… Read More ›

Tel Aviv gay swimming team wins medals at Eurogames in Stockholm

Tel Aviv gay swimming team wins medals at Eurogames in Stockholm

Formed less than a year ago, the team won 2 silver and 3 bronze medals at the international competition; previously the team leader participated in… Read More ›

Two Israelis accused of attempting to join ISIS

Two Israelis accused of attempting to join ISIS

Fares Shritah, 18, and Khamis Salameh, 20, both accused of attempting to enter Syria and join the terrorist group. Two Israeli-Arabs, Fares Shritah, 18, and… Read More ›

Failure to reform conversion will lead to ‘destruction of Jewish state,’ warn rabbis

Failure to reform conversion will lead to ‘destruction of Jewish state,’ warn rabbis

Riskin: Once we can’t marry each other we are no longer one people – that would be a tragedy.   The announcement this week that a… Read More ›

ADL opposed to Iran nuclear deal, urges Congress to vote ‘No’

ADL opposed to Iran nuclear deal, urges Congress to vote ‘No’

The organization sent out a press release early Friday outlining the reasons that it says lawmakers should vote “no” on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of… Read More ›

The curious case of Gill Rosenberg

The curious case of Gill Rosenberg

How an Israeli-Canadian woman went from house arrest with a hassidic rabbi in New York to joining the fight against Islamic State in Kurdistan.  … Read More ›

Israeli growers could benefit from Russian-European flower feud

Israeli growers could benefit from Russian-European flower feud

Critics say the “flower war” marks a new low in relations with the West and is Moscow’s retaliation for a Dutch investigation into the downing… Read More ›

UK Labour front-runner scrutinized for ties to anti-Semites, extremists

UK Labour front-runner scrutinized for ties to anti-Semites, extremists

Tony Blair warns electing Jeremy Corbyn as leader could lead to opposition party’s ‘annihilation’   Jeremy Corbyn, a left-wing British MP on track to become… Read More ›

Analysis: Turkey-Israel rapprochement not in the cards despite reports

Analysis: Turkey-Israel rapprochement not in the cards despite reports

Despite bilateral meeting in June, ideological differences will prove insurmountable barrier to peace.   There have been reports of talks between Israel and Turkey aimed… Read More ›

Iran FM says nuclear deal defeated ‘Israeli plot’

Iran FM says nuclear deal defeated ‘Israeli plot’

On first leg of regional tour, Mohammad Javad Zarif says Middle East countries should unite against ‘Israel and terrorism’   Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad… Read More ›

Iran debate devolves with charges of ‘dual loyalty’ and ‘dog whistles’

Iran debate devolves with charges of ‘dual loyalty’ and ‘dog whistles’

With most Republicans against the deal, Democrats have become the battleground — and attacks against Chuck Schumer show just how tense the battle is  … Read More ›

Tel Aviv cheers new subway, bemoans its construction

Tel Aviv cheers new subway, bemoans its construction

White City gears up for years of disruptions, traffic congestion as Light Rail project comes underway   In 2011, when Los Angeles shut down a… Read More ›

Head of far-right group under police investigation

Head of far-right group under police investigation

Bentzi Gopstein, chairman of radical anti-assimilation group Lehava, drew law enforcement’s attention after recent recording in which he said church arson was legitimate under Jewish… Read More ›

Supreme Court upholds bulk of Infiltration Prevention Act

Supreme Court upholds bulk of Infiltration Prevention Act

Court rejects most of petition filed by human rights organizations against third version of bill, but strikes down clause allowing detention exceeding 12 months; nearly… Read More ›

A rabbinic commitment to all Israelis

A rabbinic commitment to all Israelis

Op-ed: A group of great Torah scholars is creating a remedy for the 130,000 boys and girls, young men and women who have felt Jewish… Read More ›