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Lapid faces daunting path in government united only by Netanyahu hatred

Lapid faces daunting path in government united only by Netanyahu hatred

Analysis: Centrist Yesh Atid leader might have to sacrifice his own prime ministerial ambitions in the short term if he wants to form a coalition… Read More ›

Holocaust Survivor Who Led Yad Vashem Memorial Dies At 94

Holocaust Survivor Who Led Yad Vashem Memorial Dies At 94

  JERUSALEM (AP) — Yitzhak Arad, a Holocaust survivor and scholar who was the director of Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial for more than two… Read More ›

Student, 19, dies of injuries after West Bank drive-by shooting

Student, 19, dies of injuries after West Bank drive-by shooting

Victim of terror attack on Sunday identified as Yehuda Guetta of Jerusalem; IDF apprehends suspected gunman during raid on house in village where he was… Read More ›

Israel’s failure to put ideology aside fuels political crisis – editorial

Israel’s failure to put ideology aside fuels political crisis – editorial

Rivlin has often spoken about Israel’s four tribes. In reality Israel has far more than that. If, however, we stay focused on what divides us… Read More ›

With government formation out of his hands, Netanyahu still a threat

With government formation out of his hands, Netanyahu still a threat

Opinion: Although the ball to form a government is now in the ‘coalition for change’ court, the challenges facing those hoping to oust Netanyahu are… Read More ›

Will Wexler Be the Next US Ambassador to Israel?

Will Wexler Be the Next US Ambassador to Israel?

FLORIDA – It is rumored that President Biden could make his choice for the next Ambassador to Israel within the next two days. It is… Read More ›

Meron disaster probe can’t be left to a toothless watchdog

Meron disaster probe can’t be left to a toothless watchdog

Opinion: State Comptroller Matanyahu Englman’s announcement he intends to investigate the Lag BaOmer stampede serves Netanyahu, who, alongside the political echelon, will most likely won’t… Read More ›

Netanyahu tells president he cannot form a government; Rivlin may now task Lapid

Netanyahu tells president he cannot form a government; Rivlin may now task Lapid

Likud incumbent formally returns the mandate minutes before midnight deadline; President on Wednesday to discuss next steps with party reps; Netanyahu remains transitional PM  … Read More ›

Tensions boil as May sets up to be a fraught month – analysis

Tensions boil as May sets up to be a fraught month – analysis

A number of flashpoints events and the cancellation of Palestinian elections may lead to even more violence in the West Bank in the coming weeks.… Read More ›

The state has left the Haredi sector at the mercy of its leadership

The state has left the Haredi sector at the mercy of its leadership

Opinion: The horrible disaster on Mount Meron demonstrates how the state opts to not involve itself in the sector’s ‘business’ in exchange for political peace… Read More ›

Rivlin said set to ask Lapid to form coalition, won’t give mandate to Bennett

Rivlin said set to ask Lapid to form coalition, won’t give mandate to Bennett

Reports say president believes tasking Yamina leader with building a government would be tantamount to giving Netanyahu a second chance   President Reuven Rivlin will… Read More ›

What is Israel’s greatest stigma? – opinion

What is Israel’s greatest stigma? – opinion

It is hard to fathom how in a country that boasts about its technological advancements, economic prosperity and military prowess, 23% of its population lives… Read More ›

Israel cannot play the blame game over Meron disaster

Israel cannot play the blame game over Meron disaster

Opinion: Previous commissions of inquiry have involved trial-like tribunals where witnesses testified with lawyers by their side fearing self-incrimination; what we need now is the… Read More ›

‘Broken’: Meron tragedy reduced Israel’s toughest rescuers to tears, trauma

‘Broken’: Meron tragedy reduced Israel’s toughest rescuers to tears, trauma

Medics were left with deep emotional scars. One says he can’t shake memory of a boy he didn’t reach. Another felt like a ’hangman’  … Read More ›

Mount Meron: Paramedic who reported disaster recalls how it began

Mount Meron: Paramedic who reported disaster recalls how it began

“I was knocked to the ground and I found myself lying next to a 12-year-old boy who was killed. I tried to get up and… Read More ›

Deri ‘fought like a lion’ to allow Mount Meron event to go ahead

Deri ‘fought like a lion’ to allow Mount Meron event to go ahead

Yosef Schwinger, head of the national holy places center, said in an interview just hours before Israel’s biggest civilian disaster that Shas leader has ‘saved’… Read More ›

16 still hospitalized after Meron tragedy; condition of 11-year-old boy improves

16 still hospitalized after Meron tragedy; condition of 11-year-old boy improves

Rambam Medical Center in Haifa says child has been taken off ventilator and is no longer sedated; identification of fatalities set to resume Saturday evening… Read More ›

Multiple Reports Dating Back Years Categorized Meron as Potential Deathtrap

Multiple Reports Dating Back Years Categorized Meron as Potential Deathtrap

  JERUSALEM – As funerals for the 45 victims of the Lag B’Omer stampede in Meron continue, the Israeli government is finding itself in the… Read More ›

Abbas: Palestinian elections postponed after Israel blocks Jerusalem vote

Abbas: Palestinian elections postponed after Israel blocks Jerusalem vote

“There will be no elections without Jerusalem,” Abbas said in opening remarks during a meeting of leaders of several Palestinian factions in Ramallah.   Palestinian… Read More ›

Bennett and Abbas have broken a barrier

Bennett and Abbas have broken a barrier

Opinion: The actual outcome of the meeting between the head of the right-wing Yamina and the leader of the Islamist Ra’am is inconsequential when compared… Read More ›