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Rome – Vatican Calls On A-G To Indict Extremist Jewish Leader Following Endorsement Of Burning Churches

Rome – Vatican Calls On A-G To Indict Extremist Jewish Leader Following Endorsement Of Burning Churches

  Rome – The Vatican called on the Attorney-General on Sunday to indict Lehava head Benzi Gopstein on suspicion of incitement to violence and terrorism.… Read More ›

Israel detains alleged extremists following arson attack

Israel detains alleged extremists following arson attack

  Jerusalem – Israeli police took alleged “extreme right-wing activists” into custody overnight, a spokeswoman said Sunday. “Following recent events in the Judea and Samaria district,… Read More ›

Givat Ze’ev synagogue evacuated ahead of planned demolition

Givat Ze’ev synagogue evacuated ahead of planned demolition

Shul in settlement outside Jerusalem allegedly built on Palestinian land; High Court to hold final hearing next week   Worshipers at a synagogue in the… Read More ›

Off the path: Ex-Hasid memoirs shine a spotlight on Faigy Mayer’s world

Off the path: Ex-Hasid memoirs shine a spotlight on Faigy Mayer’s world

New literature provides compassionate, compelling way to start making sense of the tragedy beyond the headlines   In recent years, a spate of memoirs have… Read More ›

Historic Torah scroll returning to Western Wall

Historic Torah scroll returning to Western Wall

Scroll carried by Chief IDF Rabbi Shlomo Goren after Jerusalem holy site’s liberation, which became one of Six-Day War’s symbols, will arrive back at same… Read More ›

Palestinian shot, killed in West Bank after stabbing Israeli civilian

Palestinian shot, killed in West Bank after stabbing Israeli civilian

One 26-year-old civilian lightly to moderately wounded by a least one Palestinian attacker; IDF troops begin searching for additonal suspects. A Palestinian was shot and… Read More ›

UN: Infant mortality in Gaza up for first time in 55 years

UN: Infant mortality in Gaza up for first time in 55 years

After decades of significant decreases in death rates of babies, 22.4 of 1,000 live births died before age of one in 2013. The infant mortality… Read More ›

Likud’s Kara calls for broader ties with Jordan, other moderate Arab states

Likud’s Kara calls for broader ties with Jordan, other moderate Arab states

The acting minister of the Regional Cooperation Ministry, said that he is pushing to create an additional border crossing with the Hashemite Kingdom.   Israel… Read More ›

In North and South, IDF’s ‘Pere’ platform can hurl Tamuz missiles at targets 30 km away

In North and South, IDF’s ‘Pere’ platform can hurl Tamuz missiles at targets 30 km away

According to a senior officer from the Artillery Corps, during last summer’s Gaza war, the Pere fired 433 missiles at Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets… Read More ›

Palestinians call for revenge as second Duma victim dies

Palestinians call for revenge as second Duma victim dies

We will ‘not countenance terrorism of any kind,’ says Netanyahu   The Palestinian Authority pledged to pursue Israel diplomatically and Hamas called for a violent… Read More ›

Nuke deal a ‘dangerous’ shift in US nonproliferation efforts, senator warns

Nuke deal a ‘dangerous’ shift in US nonproliferation efforts, senator warns

Robert Menendez says Obama sending message that Washington is okay with some nuclear activity, possibly sparking regional arms race   WASHINGTON — The Iran deal… Read More ›

Jerusalem – ‘Religious Zionism Taking Over Israel,’ Ex-Shin Bet Chief Warns

Jerusalem – ‘Religious Zionism Taking Over Israel,’ Ex-Shin Bet Chief Warns

  Jerusalem – Yuval Diskin, the former director of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), warned on Friday that “religious Zionism is on its way… Read More ›

Netanyahu cancels visit to Arab city Sakhnin amid uproar from residents

Netanyahu cancels visit to Arab city Sakhnin amid uproar from residents

PM was scheduled to attend opening of new medical center in Sakhnin, but residents took to social media to protest ‘visit of the children murderer… Read More ›

Lawyer: Israel set to force feed Palestinian prisoner

Lawyer: Israel set to force feed Palestinian prisoner

After 55 days without food, hunger striker and Islamic Jihad suspect Mohammed Allaan may be first Palestinian force fed under new Israeli law. Israeli authorities… Read More ›

Key Jewish Democrats in Congress say they will vote against Iran deal

Key Jewish Democrats in Congress say they will vote against Iran deal

Sherman joins Schumer, Engel in opposing agreement.   WASHINGTON – Hours after US Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) announced that he would vote against the… Read More ›

Kahlon says gas compromise won’t pass muster, monopolies must be dismantled

Kahlon says gas compromise won’t pass muster, monopolies must be dismantled

Up until now, Kahlon has maintained distance from the natural gas issue, due to his friendship with Koby Maimon, whose company Isramco has a 28.75… Read More ›

I saw the attacker trying to exit his car and I shot him’

I saw the attacker trying to exit his car and I shot him’

Lt. Daniel Elbaz recounts quick response to West Bank attack that left him and two of his soldiers wounded   An Israel Defense Forces officer… Read More ›

Washington – Democratic U.S. Senator Schumer To Announce Opposition To Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington – Democratic U.S. Senator Schumer To Announce Opposition To Iran Nuclear Deal

  Washington –  Democratic U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer plans to announce his opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran, the Huffington Post reported on Thursday,… Read More ›

In Israel, Democratic whip hearing out Iran deal opponents

In Israel, Democratic whip hearing out Iran deal opponents

Steny Hoyer leads Jewish state tour of 21 freshman House members; says he hasn’t made his mind up yet on deal   Steny Hoyer has… Read More ›

Netanyahu should dial down critical tone on Iran deal — US Jewish leader

Netanyahu should dial down critical tone on Iran deal — US Jewish leader

PM has right to warn US Jews on dangers of accord, says Malcolm Hoenlein, but should be careful not to pit them against their government… Read More ›