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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 ›

Analysis: It took three decades, but in 10 years Iran will be able to run, not sneak, to A-bomb

Analysis: It took three decades, but in 10 years Iran will be able to run, not sneak, to A-bomb

During the last nearly 30 years the world – with varying degrees of seriousness and intensity – has tried to block this path.   Iran… Read More ›

221 new immigrants from North America to arrive in Israel

221 new immigrants from North America to arrive in Israel

New arrivals to be greeted at airport Tuesday by Minister of Immigrant Absorption Ze’ev Elkin   Some 221 new immigrants from the United States and… Read More ›

Cousin of Michelle Obama to serve as ‘black chief rabbi’

Cousin of Michelle Obama to serve as ‘black chief rabbi’

Relative of first lady nominated unanimously to serve as ‘titular head of a worldwide community of Black Jews’   Rabbi Capers Funnye of Chicago was… Read More ›

Israeli-Canadian woman returns from fighting with Kurds in Syria

Israeli-Canadian woman returns from fighting with Kurds in Syria

IDF vet Gill Rosenberg back in Israel after 6 months in Iraq, Syria battling Islamic State; released after questioning by authorities   An Israeli-Canadian woman who… Read More ›

Coffee with Omar Sharif

Coffee with Omar Sharif

Great Egyptian actor, who died Friday, told Yedioth Ahronoth correspondent Smadar Perry about his Jewish and Israeli ties during a casual 1980s meeting at a… Read More ›

Art student applies sci-fi touch to future IDF

Art student applies sci-fi touch to future IDF

Pavel Postovoit’s stunning artwork imagines a time in which conflict has not abated and Star-Wars-like creations patrol the land. Pavel Postovoit imagines and illustrates the… Read More ›

Blindness has no political color

Blindness has no political color

Op-ed: Why are so many people struck by such incredible blindness when the facts are so obvious? Iran will become more dangerous if an agreement… Read More ›

Torah scroll dedicated in honor of lone soldier who fell in Gaza last summer

Torah scroll dedicated in honor of lone soldier who fell in Gaza last summer

The Torah scroll dedicated in Max’s honor will ideally be used by other soldiers in the army.   A year after lone soldier St.- Sgt.… Read More ›

With looming budget cuts, Kahlon, haredim clash over promises

With looming budget cuts, Kahlon, haredim clash over promises

United Torah Judaism’s Gafni says coalition agreement to restore child welfare benefits cannot be broken   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition faced a potential… Read More ›

Ministers to vote on smoking ban in public parks

Ministers to vote on smoking ban in public parks

Health Ministry statistics indicate that in 2011, 64 children came to hospitals after swallowing cigarette butts they found in parks or ashtrays at home.  … Read More ›

Ministers to consider death penalty for terrorists

Ministers to consider death penalty for terrorists

Bill sponsored by opposition Yisrael Beytenu party garners support of ministers in Likud and Jewish Home   A key cabinet committee is set to consider… Read More ›

Tel Aviv – Film Sparks Scandal For Portraying Family Life Of Assassinated Israeli Prime Minister’s Killer

Tel Aviv – Film Sparks Scandal For Portraying Family Life Of Assassinated Israeli Prime Minister’s Killer

  Tel Aviv – A new documentary has set off an uproar in Israel for its peek into the family life of the country’s most… Read More ›

Iranian general: Foreigners will never enter military sites

Iranian general: Foreigners will never enter military sites

Deputy chief of staff Jazzayeri suggests negotiators ‘avoid stepping into this realm’   Foreigners will never be allowed access to Iran’s military sites, the deputy… Read More ›

Iran’s supreme leader dashes hopes of post-deal relations boost with US

Iran’s supreme leader dashes hopes of post-deal relations boost with US

In a speech during annual al-Quds Day celebrations in Tehran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says the US is an “arrogant power which must be resisted even… Read More ›

Suffering from blindness

Suffering from blindness

Op-ed: Serious leaders like al-Sisi, Jimmy Carter and John Kerry foolishly think there is a connection between jihadist attack worldwide and the Palestinian problem. It… Read More ›

First senior officer to be investigated by military police over Protective Edge conduct

First senior officer to be investigated by military police over Protective Edge conduct

Lt. Col. Neria Yeshurun, who led the battalion that lost Captain Dima Levitas, under scrutiny for allegedly approving shelling of clinic — supposedly in retaliation… Read More ›