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Rocket fired towards southern Israel from Gaza

Rocket fired towards southern Israel from Gaza

The army was searching for the rocket.   A rocket was launched from Gaza towards Israel early Thursday morning causing rocket alert sirens to sound… Read More ›

Confronting old wounds, Ramadan tours promote coexistence

Confronting old wounds, Ramadan tours promote coexistence

Thousands visit Arab-Israeli towns for a taste of fast-breaking feasts, giving a boost to the local economy   The group of Jewish-Israelis sat in a… Read More ›

Kerry: Netanyahu ‘way over the top’ in criticizing Iran deal

Kerry: Netanyahu ‘way over the top’ in criticizing Iran deal

Secretary says enigmatically that PM ‘doesn’t even know what the concessions are that we have not engaged in’   US Secretary of State John Kerry… Read More ›

Ehud Barak: Iran likely to go nuclear within decade

Ehud Barak: Iran likely to go nuclear within decade

Former PM and defense minister says rebuilding ‘working relationship’ with Obama now vital; military option must be maintained   Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak… Read More ›

The day Obama awarded Iran hegemony in the Middle East

The day Obama awarded Iran hegemony in the Middle East

Op-Ed: July 14, 2015 may prove to be one of the darkest days in region’s history, especially for moderate Arab Sunni states and Israel  … Read More ›

Israel warns of Iran’s continued nuclear R&D, problematic inspection

Israel warns of Iran’s continued nuclear R&D, problematic inspection

With only partial access to military sites and a 24 days warning period prior to inspections, Iran can continue to realize its nuclear ambitions unimpeded;… Read More ›

Iran deal puts military option back on table

Iran deal puts military option back on table

Analysis: The Vienna agreement does delay Iran’s construction of a bomb by a year or more, but if Iran chooses to violate the deal, it… Read More ›

From a Gaza checkpoint to the Diamond Exchange, biometric start-up seeks to ease security concerns

From a Gaza checkpoint to the Diamond Exchange, biometric start-up seeks to ease security concerns

FST Biometrics sees a wide variety of uses for its technology, which seeks to change means of identification.   The idea for FST Biometrics came… Read More ›

‘Gantz bill’ to shorten cooling-off period likely to be rejected

‘Gantz bill’ to shorten cooling-off period likely to be rejected

The bill would shorten the cooling-off period for top IDF, Israel Police, Prisons Service, Shin Bet and Mossad personnel. A similar bill was rejected three… Read More ›

Palestinian workers demand equal labor conditions to Israelis at court hearing

Palestinian workers demand equal labor conditions to Israelis at court hearing

Lawyer for laborers: How can 1967 Jordanian law apply when it does not apply anywhere in the world, even Jordan?   In a case with… Read More ›

Analysis: 30-year journey to stop Iranian nukes may soon move to Congress

Analysis: 30-year journey to stop Iranian nukes may soon move to Congress

The quest began at the end of the Iran-Iraq War in 1988 when the Islamic Republic’s founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, famously “drank from the poisoned… Read More ›

Attacks on France’s Jews are surging

Attacks on France’s Jews are surging

  The number of reported anti-Semitic incidents in France the first quarter of 2015 has increased exponentially compared to the corresponding period the year before,… Read More ›

UN chief calls for safe return of missing Israelis

UN chief calls for safe return of missing Israelis

Ban Ki-moon urges Palestinians with info on two Israelis who entered Gaza and disappeared to come forward   UNITED NATIONS — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon… Read More ›

Settler leaders: PM told us construction effectively frozen

Settler leaders: PM told us construction effectively frozen

Netanyahu said ‘settlements can no longer be developed,’ West Bank local council chiefs claim   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told West Bank Jewish leaders Monday… Read More ›

Iran nuke deal is likely in coming hours, diplomats say

Iran nuke deal is likely in coming hours, diplomats say

Conflicting reports on whether announcement will be made pre-dawn Tuesday, as sides wrap up years of tortuous negotiations   An Iran nuclear agreement appeared likely within… Read More ›

Netanyahu tweets in Farsi against Iran nuclear deal

Netanyahu tweets in Farsi against Iran nuclear deal

In new Twitter account, PM explains that ‘the more the regime feels strong and impervious to foreign pressure, the more it increases domestic oppression’. In… Read More ›

Israel to focus on Congress as it sees Iran deal as inevitable

Israel to focus on Congress as it sees Iran deal as inevitable

Netanyahu views Congress as ‘last line of defense against a bad deal,’ but US lawmakers have yet to be briefed on details of agreement; ‘There’s… Read More ›

Two American Jews held for two days at Ben-Gurion, denied entry to Israel

Two American Jews held for two days at Ben-Gurion, denied entry to Israel

Arriving in Israel for a wedding celebration, the two were turned away on suspicion of belonging to the Black Hebrew Community.   An American convert… Read More ›

Ya’alon says he almost quit before Gaza withdrawal

Ya’alon says he almost quit before Gaza withdrawal

However, he decided against it because he realized that his resignation would not help and he would be dubbed Israel’s “first conscientious objector,” Ya’alon said.… Read More ›

Analysis: The more things change…

Analysis: The more things change…

In 2007, a senior Israeli cabinet minister told senior military officials that if a country wants nuclear weapons nothing will stop it.   In 2007,… Read More ›