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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 ›

Assad: First we’ll deal with the rebels, then Israel

Assad: First we’ll deal with the rebels, then Israel

Syrian president indicates there will be no immediate retaliation for last week’s cross-border clashes   Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday said he would deal… Read More ›

Complaint claims US taxpayer dollars subsidizing Jewish terrorism in Israel

Complaint claims US taxpayer dollars subsidizing Jewish terrorism in Israel

New York-based Honenu supports Jews accused of violence against Arabs. Now a Jewish human rights group wants them investigated   NEW YORK (JTA) — Taxpayer… Read More ›

Israeli bio-gas digesters energize isolated Palestinian village

Israeli bio-gas digesters energize isolated Palestinian village

40 portable digester generators designed by HomeBioGas start-up are in use in pilot project at Palestinian village of al-Awja in West Bank; start-up’s CEO says… Read More ›

Far-right extremists backed by ‘new Sanhedrin’ rabbis

Far-right extremists backed by ‘new Sanhedrin’ rabbis

Following the administrative detentions of right wing radicals, the new Sanhedrin issued a statement of support of the radical right wing for ‘risking their lives… Read More ›

Barak: Netanyahu resisted Shalit deal

Barak: Netanyahu resisted Shalit deal

Former defense minister Ehud Barak heard in recording saying that PM agreed to deal under pressure and was only interested in a photo op with… Read More ›

Palestinian official warns of ISIS takeover if peace process not advanced

Palestinian official warns of ISIS takeover if peace process not advanced

Delegation of Palestinian officials meet Likud Minister Kara.   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the key to peace with the Palestinians, a Palestinian leadership delegation… Read More ›

Settlers take EU to court for funding illegal Palestinian building

Settlers take EU to court for funding illegal Palestinian building

The modular structures with cement floors located within the boundaries of the Kfar Adumim settlement were built in 2015 and house Palestinian Beduin.   Settlers… Read More ›

Israel sends 14 competitors to Judo world championships

Israel sends 14 competitors to Judo world championships

Shira Rishony and Tommy Arshanski will be the first Israelis to enter the fray in the opening day of action, with the national team’s best… Read More ›

Mamma Mia in Israel: The refreshing hit of summer 2015

Mamma Mia in Israel: The refreshing hit of summer 2015

The successful musical, based on Abba’s greatest hits, brings its fantastic London cast to Tel Aviv for a limited run. In one of the high… Read More ›

Jerusalem – Ehud Barak’s Iran Bombshell Could Shake Up Israeli Politics

Jerusalem – Ehud Barak’s Iran Bombshell Could Shake Up Israeli Politics

  Jerusalem – Former Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s comments that Israel nearly attacked Iran’s nuclear facilities but the plan was scuttled by military men and… Read More ›

New York – Yosi Piamenta: The Man And His Music

New York – Yosi Piamenta: The Man And His Music

New York – Jewish music lovers worldwide are mourning the loss of guitarist Yosi Piamenta who passed away today at the age of 64 after… Read More ›

PM on Barak tapes: Time to end ‘irresponsible’ security talk

PM on Barak tapes: Time to end ‘irresponsible’ security talk

Netanyahu finally responds to recordings in which his ex-defense minister calls him weak, reveals aborted plans to strike Iran   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought… Read More ›

Iran is laughing at leaky Israel, says Liberman after new Barak tapes aired

Iran is laughing at leaky Israel, says Liberman after new Barak tapes aired

While bashing former defense minister, Yisrael Beytenu leader also takes aim at PM for failing to tackle Iran effectively   Israel’s former foreign minister said… Read More ›

‘No ulterior motives for cancellation of Israel flights’

‘No ulterior motives for cancellation of Israel flights’

Airline due to shut down flights between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv starting January, say decision motivated strictly by economics. American Airlines, which announced last week… Read More ›

Released asylum seekers blocked from Tel Aviv, Eilat

Released asylum seekers blocked from Tel Aviv, Eilat

Some 1,200 to be released from Holot on Tuesday, Wednesday; those caught in Tel Aviv or Eilat to be detained at Saharonim. While some 1,200… Read More ›

Faulty finances: Israel’s economic growth below Spain, Greece

Faulty finances: Israel’s economic growth below Spain, Greece

Report in Finance Ministry notes decrease in exports, manufacturing as reasons for poor economic performance; Kahlon: ‘Figures worry me as finance minister, citizen of Israel.’… Read More ›

Israel imports 77% of its oil from Iraqi Kurdistan, report says

Israel imports 77% of its oil from Iraqi Kurdistan, report says

Between May and August 11, $1 billion of oil was imported into Israel.   Up to three-quarters of the oil supply in Israel was imported from… Read More ›