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  • Haredi Orthodox women launch Israeli political party

    JTA

    1 week 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

    1 week 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...

  • Israeli selfie from Miss Universe contest causes stir in Lebanon

    Reuters

    1 week ago

    A Israeli beauty queen's selfie has caused a stir in Lebanon, with some Lebanese saying their country's contestant at the Miss Universe pageant should be stripped of her title for consorting with the enemy.

    Miss Israel Doron Matalon posted a photo of herself and Miss Lebanon Saly...

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  • Why there’s no Charlie Hebdo in Israel

    By Simone Wilson

    2 weeks ago

    In the hours that followed the deadly attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, cartoonists around the world paid tribute in the best way they knew how: through their own sketches. Solidarity cartoons showed pencils as World Trade Center towers; pencils as guns;...

  • Lapid: Israel must attend Arab League meeting, push for regional accord

    by JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid promised on Facebook to advance civil unions and push for a regional peace accord should he serve in Israel’s next government.

    Answering questions from English speakers, Lapid on Tuesday called for an Israeli delegation to attend the Arab League summit...

  • Israel to cover burial costs of Paris victims in Jerusalem

    2 weeks ago

    Israel’s Ministry of Religious Services said it will cover the costs of the burial and funeral for the Paris kosher supermarket victims.

    The announcement late Tuesday night followed reports that the families had been asked to pay some $13,000 for the plots and funeral.

    Israeli...

  • Israeli foreign minister calls Erdogan ‘anti-Semitic bully’

    Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    Israel's foreign minister called Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan an "anti-Semitic bully" in a meeting with Israeli ambassadors on Wednesday and said Europe was being cowardly in not taking him on.

    In an address to Israeli envoys based in Europe and Asia, Avigdor Lieberman, the...

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