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Is Livni’s move to team with Labor one of principle or opportunism?

by Ben Sales, JTA

2 weeks ago

Hatnua leader Tzipi Livni has joined forces with Isaac Herzog of Labor to form a joint slate in upcoming Israeli elections. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

In the latest episode of the satirical show “State of the Nation,” the zingers aimed at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu weren’t coming from the comedians.

Tzipi Livni, who... read full article

  • For Americans aiding Israeli soldiers, rules of engagement vary

    by Uriel Heilman, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    When the season’s first snowstorm descended on Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights a few weeks ago, it didn’t take long before M, a career sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces, received a phone call from Leon Blankrot.

    “What do you need to keep warm?” asked Blankrot, executive...

  • Palestinian U.N. statehood bid at heart of Kerry-Netanyahu talks

    by Lesley Wroughton, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said before talks on Monday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that he would defy any United Nations move to "dictate" a time frame for withdrawal from land Palestinians seek for a state.

    The pair met in Rome for nearly three hours....

  • Q&A with Yossi Klein Halevi: Jewish extremists endanger Israel’s control of Jerusalem

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    In 1972, when Yossi Klein Halevi began writing a book that 23 years later would become his “Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist, he was just 19 and allied with the extremist right wing of the Free Soviet Jewry movement. 

    As a follower of Rabbi Meir Kahane (assassinated in 1990) and a...

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  • Suspects in arson attack on Jewish-Arab school identified as right-wing activists

    JTA

    2 weeks ago

    The three suspects arrested in the alleged arson attack on a joint Arab-Jewish school in Jerusalem have been identified as activists for a radical right-wing group.

    The suspects, named as Yitzhak Gabai, 22; Nahman Twitto, 18; and Shlomo Twitto, 22, from the West Bank community of...

  • Jewish family attacked with acid in West Bank

    Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    A Palestinian man threw a chemical substance believed to be acid at an Israeli family in the West Bank on Friday, injuring a man and four children, Israeli police and the military said.

    The assailant was shot and wounded immediately after the attack, which took place at a...

  • 19th Knesset’s dying wish: Drive Africans from Israel

    By Simone Wilson

    2 weeks ago

    One hour before the 19th Israeli Knesset, or parliament, dissolved forever on Dec. 8, its members made a last-ditch effort to save Holot, the “open” desert prison they created one year prior to detain undocumented Eritrean and Sudanese immigrants.

    On the table was a fifth...

  • Israeli youngsters try to rob bank with toy guns

    Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    Using toy guns, a 12-year-old boy and his 13-year-old accomplice tried to rob a bank in Israel but fled without any cash after apparently losing their nerve, police said on Thursday.

    Security camera footage showed the boys, wearing hooded sweatshirts, entering the bank in Rishon...

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