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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 ›

Culture minister: The government does not have to fund culture

Culture minister: The government does not have to fund culture

Miri Regev tells cultural figures that it is her right to determine criteria for funding and withdraw it from institutions, says “the artists won’t dictate… Read More ›

Weinstein’s attack on Shaked uncalled for

Weinstein’s attack on Shaked uncalled for

Op-ed: The attorney general knows, or is supposed to know, that many leading jurists in Israel and in the world support the justice minister’s ‘simplistic… Read More ›

Kremer first Israeli to be picked in MLB draft

Kremer first Israeli to be picked in MLB draft

In addition to Kremer, the Houston Astros selected Alex Bregman, also Jewish, as the second overall pick in the draft, good enough to earn an… Read More ›

Arab sector set to demand more funds to fight poverty

Arab sector set to demand more funds to fight poverty

Some of the Arab communities with high unemployment include Umm el-Fahm, Taiba, Tamra, Rahat, Sakhnin and Kafr Kana.   Israeli Arab poverty rates are dropping,… Read More ›

When BDS and corporate social responsibility collide

When BDS and corporate social responsibility collide

Companies have to weigh the costs and benefits of taking political sides, which will likely depend on the political views of their core customers and… Read More ›

Wanted: New spymaster who can watch Iran, forge secret ties

Wanted: New spymaster who can watch Iran, forge secret ties

As Mossad head Tamir Pardo closes out term, the cast of possible replacements includes old hands from the clandestine service and tried & tested army… Read More ›

Why does Israel have to fund those who despise it?

Why does Israel have to fund those who despise it?

Op-ed: Oddly enough, people who use artistic freedom to harm the state think that Israel’s citizens should pay for their hateful words against the state.… Read More ›

In secret visit, CIA chief said to brief Netanyahu on Iran

In secret visit, CIA chief said to brief Netanyahu on Iran

John Brennan discussed emerging nuclear deal with Israeli officials in high-stakes powwow last week, report says; US Chief of Staff Dempsey also in Israel  … Read More ›

NGO accuses Israel of systematic abuse of Palestinian kids

NGO accuses Israel of systematic abuse of Palestinian kids

Palestinian children’s rights group says ‘ill-treatment is still widespread, systematic and institutionalized’ in IDF detention system; IDF source denies allegations. A West Bank-based children’s rights… Read More ›