Jewish Journal

Israel’s Arab parties unite, could help Netanyahu rivals

by Dan Williams, Reuters

3 days ago

Arab-Israeli parliament members and other candidates join their hands after it was announced that a joint political slate of all the Arab parties will be running in the upcoming elections, during a news conference in Nazareth, January 23, 2015. Photo credit, Ammar Awad/Reuters

Four political parties that mostly represent Israel's Arab minority have decided to run together in elections on March 17, creating a potential counter-weight to Prime Minister Benjamin... read full article

  • U.N. says cash to repair Gaza homes will run out by month’s end

    by Astrid Zweynert, Reuters

    4 days ago

    The U.N. agency in charge of aiding Palestinians will run out of money by the end of January to repair homes in Gaza damaged in the 2014 war with Israel, worsening an already dire humanitarian situation, an agency spokesman said on Thursday.

    The United Nations Relief and Works...

  • Israeli police arrest Palestinian with knife one day after bus stabbing


    4 days ago

    Israel Police arrested a Palestinian man wielding a knife in an Israeli city, one day after another Palestinian man who had crossed illegally into Israel stabbed passengers on a Tel Aviv bus.

    The 22-year-old man was arrested in the central Israeli city of Raanana Thursday. He...

  • Hamas calls on Hezbollah to unite fight against Israel


    4 days ago

    A letter purported to be from Mohammed Deif, the leader of Hamas's armed wing, on Thursday appealed to the Lebanese Hezbollah group to unite with Hamas in battling Israel.

    The letter, posted on the website of Hezbollah-run Al-Manar TV, suggests the Palestinian Hamas and Hezbollah...

  • At least 12 injured, four critically, in stabbing spree on Tel Aviv bus


    5 days ago

    At least 12 people were wounded, some seriously, when a Palestinian man stabbed passengers and the driver on a Tel Aviv bus.

    Four victims, including the driver, remained in serious condition following the Wednesday morning attack on the No. 40 bus. Initial reports said 12 to 21...

  • Israel moves Iron Dome batteries to North


    6 days ago

    Israel reportedly has deployed Iron Dome anti-missile defense systems in its North preparing for possible retaliation for an alleged Israeli airstrike on Syria.

    The move was reported Monday evening by Sky News Arabia, which cited unnamed Israeli sources.

    An Iranian general and...

  • Haredi Orthodox women launch Israeli political party


    6 days ago

    A group of haredi Orthodox women have formed a political party in Israel ahead of the March elections.

    The party, called B’zchutan, or “In their merit,” was announced Monday as a response to the existing all-male haredi parties, the Sephardi Shas and Ashkenazi United Torah...

  • Israel didn’t target Iranian general in strike, source says

    by Dan Williams, Reuters

    6 days ago

    An Iranian general killed in an Israeli air strike in Syria was not its intended target, and Israel believed it was attacking only low-ranking guerrillas, a senior security source said on Tuesday.

    The remarks by the Israeli source, who declined to be identified because Israel has...

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