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Arab-Israeli schools to strike in protest of small budget

Arab-Israeli schools to strike in protest of small budget

Committee of Arab mayors decides not to open schools for two days in protest of government’s failure to respond to request for NIS 6.4 billion… Read More ›

‘I’m haredi, lesbian, and live with a woman’

‘I’m haredi, lesbian, and live with a woman’

She was born and educated in a haredi community, and felt she was different ever since she was young. After refusing an arranged marriage, ‘Raheli’… Read More ›

Jerusalem experiences day of violence

Jerusalem experiences day of violence

Firebombs, a stabbing, and riots mark a day of violence in Jerusalem, as police battle a constant flow of popular terror. Several firebombs was thrown… Read More ›

Polish deputy FM: Warsaw, Jerusalem agree on Ukraine

Polish deputy FM: Warsaw, Jerusalem agree on Ukraine

Pawlik denies providing weapons to Ukrainian forces.   Warsaw and Jerusalem largely see eyeto- eye on the Ukraine crisis, Polish Undersecretary of State Konrad Pawlik… Read More ›

Rocket fired from Gaza lands in Israeli territory

Rocket fired from Gaza lands in Israeli territory

An IDF spokesperson says that the rocket alert siren did not sound due to the assessment that the projectile would land in an open area.… Read More ›

Chaplaincy Corps provides religious guidance to soldiers in every unit and base

Chaplaincy Corps provides religious guidance to soldiers in every unit and base

  The Military Rabbinate looks set to lose 25 percent of its officer positions as part of the systematic budget cuts within the IDF. The… Read More ›

Palestinian allegedly attacked, then arrested

Palestinian allegedly attacked, then arrested

Mahmoud Rabaiya arrested for staying in Israel illegally, while the Israelis he says beat him with clubs are still free. A Palestinian claims he was… Read More ›

Retired IDF Brig. Gen. nominated as police chief

Retired IDF Brig. Gen. nominated as police chief

Public Security Minister Erdan announces Brig. Gen. (Res.) Gal Hirsch as his choice; Hirsch resigned from army after criticism of conduct in Second Lebanon War;… Read More ›

Green Line pilot program could boost Israeli-Palestinian business ventures

Green Line pilot program could boost Israeli-Palestinian business ventures

The pilot project, which opens its doors in September, was funded by the Regional Cooperation Ministry.   A business center built on the Green Line,… Read More ›

Hundreds of US rabbis sign letter against Iran deal

Hundreds of US rabbis sign letter against Iran deal

The American-Jewish community has been split over the deal, with many communal organizations coming out against it despite a majority of Jews being broadly supportive… Read More ›

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 ›