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IDF official: Cutting service time will harm combat readiness

IDF official: Cutting service time will harm combat readiness

Plan will be announced in the coming days that may reduce service time, including months of training, while creating two new mixed battalions, increasing combat… Read More ›

‘Only about 50 Jews left in Syria’s main cities’

‘Only about 50 Jews left in Syria’s main cities’

Deputy minister Ayoub Kara speaks to Syrian Jewish leader.   Likud Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara, the acting minister of the Regional Cooperation Ministry, spoke with… Read More ›

Tehran’s anti-Israel Quds day falls on date of new Iran deadline

Tehran’s anti-Israel Quds day falls on date of new Iran deadline

Annual event of fiery anti-Israel protests in Iran falls on last Friday of Ramadan, and attracts tens of thousands of people.   Regardless of whether… Read More ›

Analysis: Colonel’s promotion signals all clear on controversial Hannibal Protocol incident

Analysis: Colonel’s promotion signals all clear on controversial Hannibal Protocol incident

The Hannibal Protocol supposedly allows commanders to take aggressive action, including endangering the life of a captured soldier, to foil the capture.   Usually the… Read More ›

Prosecutors urge criminal probe of PM’s Residence expenses

Prosecutors urge criminal probe of PM’s Residence expenses

Netanyahu and wife Sara not listed as suspects in likely investigation, which follows damning State Comptroller report   State prosecutors have decided to initiate a… Read More ›

Netanyahu: Iran wants to ‘take over the world’

Netanyahu: Iran wants to ‘take over the world’

Prime minister slams emerging nuclear deal, declares Tehran ‘more dangerous’ than Islamic State   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Iran poses more… Read More ›

US leaving Israel in the dark on Iran talks, say Israeli officials

US leaving Israel in the dark on Iran talks, say Israeli officials

American negotiator Wendy Sherman tried to call Israel’s national security adviser Yossi Cohen, but couldn’t reach him, US officials insist   The American negotiating team… Read More ›

US floats possibility of open-ended Iran nuclear talks

US floats possibility of open-ended Iran nuclear talks

White House says it won’t walk away from ‘useful’ negotiations despite repeated missed deadlines and significant gaps between the sides   After missing a second… Read More ›

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli minister slams Reform Judaism

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli minister slams Reform Judaism

Religious Services Minister David Azoulay says he doesn’t consider members of the denomination to be Jews; prime minister criticizes remarks. Israel’s minister for religious affairs… Read More ›

Head of Israel’s organized labor calls for nationwide strike

Head of Israel’s organized labor calls for nationwide strike

Failed talks with treasury officials on the issue of contract workers cause the labor chief to call for a massive strike that could shut down… Read More ›

Holocaust Claims Conference fraud likely ‘much higher’ than $57 million

Holocaust Claims Conference fraud likely ‘much higher’ than $57 million

Recently terminated ombudsman says organizational insiders have siphoned off funds meant for Holocaust survivors.   The scope of conspiracy to defraud the world’s largest Holocaust… Read More ›

40% of Israeli children in Gaza border town of Sderot suffer from anxiety, PTSD

40% of Israeli children in Gaza border town of Sderot suffer from anxiety, PTSD

“The ongoing situation in Sderot causes PTSD at a rate three or four times greater than that of the rest of the country,” expert says.… Read More ›

NGO: Israel forces migrants to choose between leaving for Rwanda or indefinite prison

NGO: Israel forces migrants to choose between leaving for Rwanda or indefinite prison

According to Hotline for Refugees and Migrants the State has invented a new loophole so it can detain migrants indefinitely in the Saharonim closed detention… Read More ›

Analysis: Making sense of Germany’s vote against Israel in the UN Human Rights Council

Analysis: Making sense of Germany’s vote against Israel in the UN Human Rights Council

While Germany and Israel mark 50 years of cooperation, Germany’s readiness to participate in anti-Israel demonization taking place in the UN and similar venues is… Read More ›

Ex-Iran president: Israel a fake, temporary regime

Ex-Iran president: Israel a fake, temporary regime

Rafsanjani says Jewish state could soon be wiped off map; Tehran’s defense minister: No country safe from bloodthirsty Zionists   Fomer Iranian president Akbar Hashemi… Read More ›

Jerusalem – Rare 1953 Photo And Document On Auction Offers Glimpse Into Ben-Gurion As A Jew

Jerusalem – Rare 1953 Photo And Document On Auction Offers Glimpse Into Ben-Gurion As A Jew

  Jerusalem – A rare glimpse into the world of former Israeli Prime Minister Ben-Gurion is being offered at auction tomorrow by the Jerusalem-based Kedem… Read More ›

At first Gaza war memorial, Rivlin warns next conflict could be worse

At first Gaza war memorial, Rivlin warns next conflict could be worse

President says Gaza can’t be rehabilitated unless renewed rocket fire stops; Netanyahu issues warnings to Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran and IS   Israel held an official… Read More ›

Panel recommends changes to Orthodox conversion

Panel recommends changes to Orthodox conversion

Rabbinical group’s new guidelines to prevent abuse, following voyeurism case, also offer a snapshot of converts   NEW YORK (JTA) – After facing criticism for… Read More ›

Hamas, Fatah exchange threats after wave of arrests

Hamas, Fatah exchange threats after wave of arrests

PA security forces arrest 170 Hamas men in connection with shooting attacks against Israelis, raising the wrath of Gaza’s ruling faction. The Palestinian Authority has… Read More ›

Commercial dispute halves Holocaust survivors benefits

Commercial dispute halves Holocaust survivors benefits

Society for the Restitution of Holocaust Victim’s Assets claims that World Zionist Organisation refuses to distribute Bank Leumi shares earmarked for survivor’s assistance. The financial… Read More ›