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  • West Bank riots flare up after Palestinian baby’s funeral

    2 hours ago

    An Israeli policeman was lightly wounded in one of several riots and attacks by Palestinians following the funeral of a baby who died in a fire near Nablus allegedly started by Jewish extremists.

    The officer was wounded in eastern Jerusalem when he was hit by a stone hurled at...

  • Accepting the deal and protecting Israel

    3 hours ago

    Concluding the nuclear deal with Iran has intensified political arguments not only in Washington but also within the pro-Israel community. Many groups are devoting significant time and resources to opposing the  agreement and attempting to prevent its approval by Congress out of a ...

  • Israel wary as U.S. paroles ex-spy Pollard

    22 hours ago

    Israel offered a cautious welcome on Wednesday to the planned U.S. release of former spy Jonathan Pollard, wary that too warm a celebration might hurt efforts to persuade the Obama administration to let him leave for Israel immediately.

    Under parole terms announced on Tuesday,...

  • Russia modernizing S-300 missile system for Iran: RIA, citing Putin aide

    22 hours ago

    Russia is modernizing its S-300 missile system to supply to Iran, an adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, RIA news agency reported.

    "It has partially been updated, separate elements are still being updated," said Vladimir Kozhin, a presidential adviser on...

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  • Russia reassures Israel over Iran nuclear deal

    22 hours ago

    Russian President Vladimir Putin told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday that the deal on Iran's nuclear program would improve security in the Middle East and guaranteed that Tehran would not acquire nuclear arms.

    Israel plans to lobby the U.S. Congress not to...

  • Ordeal not yet over for Jonathan Pollard

    1 day ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Johnathan Pollard, the civilian American naval intelligence analyst who was sentenced to a life prison term in 1987 for passing classified material to an ally, Israel, will be released from jail on November 21, after having...

  • Israelis say Pollard release won’t change stance on Iran

    1 day ago

    When the United States frees convicted spy Jonathan Pollard in November — a development announced July 28 — many in Israel will celebrate the moment for which they have fought and hoped. What Pollard’s release won’t do, officials and analysts say, is make most Israelis feel any...

  • Disabled Access in Israel: Still Needs Work

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    1 day ago

    We are nearing the end of a ten-day stay in Israel with our son, Danny, who uses a large stroller/walker to get around, and although physical access has greatly improved since our last trip with him in 2009, it is still very difficult to get around Jerusalem and Tel Aviv with...

  • NBA player Omri Casspi says Adelson-funded Israel trip not about politics

    By JNi.media

    2 days ago

    Although it might seem like a nice off-season vacation shared by Israel’s first NBA player, Omri Casspi, forward for the Sacramento Kings, with his teammates, the funding for the Israel trip was generously provided by casino tycoon and Republican super donor Sheldon Adelson, and...

  • Israel complains it hasn’t gotten promised Iran deal info

    2 days ago

    Israel’s national security adviser said Israel had yet to receive all the annexes to the Iran nuclear agreement, but the Obama administration insists the whole deal is a matter of public record.

    A statement from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said that the...

  • Israel reportedly strikes Syrian car, killing 5 militants

    2 days ago

    An Israeli surveillance plane reportedly bombed a car in Syria, killing five men with ties to a pro-Assad Druze militia and the Hezbollah terrorist group.

    The attack Wednesday in Quneitra, near the Israeli border, was said to be targeting Samir Kuntar, a terrorist released from...

  • How Rep. Adam Schiff weighs the Iran pact vote

    By Bill Boyarsky

    2 days ago

    As he prepares to decide on the Iran nuclear deal, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) talks to advocates on both sides of the controversy. He consults well-informed, open-minded experts. From his seat on the House Intelligence Committee, he digs deep into classified details. Schiff knows...

  • Should Federation take sides?: Moving forward together

    2 days ago

    If you’ve ever heard me speak, you’ve heard me say, “I have the best job in the world.” I work with an incredibly talented and dedicated staff and with the most extraordinary group of lay leaders and donors. Together, we are supporting and sustaining this Jewish community and...

  • Illegal buildings in West Bank settlement razed, new construction approved

    2 days ago

    Two illegal buildings in a West Bank settlement were demolished amid violent protests, but the Israeli government authorized new housing for the Beit El community.

    The buildings were razed on Wednesday afternoon after Israel’s Supreme Court that morning upheld earlier rulings to...

  • We support the Iran Deal

    2 days ago

    For more than a decade, we’ve been told that an Iran with nuclear weapons would pose not only a grave threat to Israel, but an imminent threat to Israel’s existence. For this reason, for more than a decade we’ve been pressing U.S. presidents and Congress to take action to address...

  • Never Stay Indifferent, Never Stop Caring

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 days ago

    I remember the first anti-Semitic remark I received. It was a comment to one of my posts here, and it said "What a shame Hitler didn't finish what he started." That night, I couldn't sleep. I was concerned and bothered, but most of all- I was horrified. Later, as I became more...

  • Right, Left and Center Condemn the Iran Deal

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    3 days ago

    With more and more voices from the right, left and center decrying the deal with Iran, it is not surprising that a majority of American's in recent CNN poll are against the deal. The more you read the agreement, and study the issues, the more you cannot help but realize that this...

  • How not to celebrate the release of Jonathan Pollard

    By Shmuel Rosner

    3 days ago

    1. The decision to release Jonathan Pollard from prison, announced this week, is a timely decision. For a number of years, it became clear that the insistence on keeping him in prison was, to put it mildly, suspicious. Pollard was sent to prison for all the right reasons; he was...

  • Iran deal: See dealer for details

    By David Suissa

    3 days ago

    The more I get into the Iran nuclear deal, the more it feels like the television show “Mad Men” — you know, those slick advertising geniuses who seduce you with promises but downplay the fine print.

    It’s like one of those radio commercials for hot new car deals, where the...

  • Iran Deal: A few comments on leadership and historical comparisons

    3 days ago

    Michael Berenbaum’s July 22, 2015 “Geneva is Not Munich, and President Obama is not Neville Chamberlain,” is written with characteristic knowledge and insight.  His concerns about polarization in the Jewish community are worth heeding, as is his reminder that we have to work...

  • Hebron police destroys 3 tons of marijuana

    By JNi.media

    3 days ago

    Hebron police officials on Monday morning set fire to about 3 tons of marijuana valued at $50 million, seized in an operation over the past few months, Palestinian media sources reported Tuesday.

    Hebron governor Kamal Ahmed praised the efforts of his police force, and called for...

  • Jonathan Pollard granted parole by federal panel

    3 days ago

    Jonathan Pollard, who has been imprisoned for 30 years for spying for Israel, has been granted parole following a unanimous vote by a federal parole panel.

    The release date was set for November, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing Pollard’s attorneys. The...

  • Cyprus and Israel agree to strengthen ties on energy, security

    3 days ago

    Israel and Cyprus agreed on Tuesday to expand their cooperation on energy issues, including the use of pipelines and electricity grids to link to European markets, as both countries develop natural gas fields off their coasts.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Cypriot...

  • Forced removal of 200 Israeli settlers shakes Netanyahu gov’t

    3 days ago

    Some 200 young adult demonstrators were removed from two illegal apartment buildings slated for demolition in a West Bank Jewish settlement.

    Some 50 demonstrators were arrested, and the rest were dispersed using riot control measures early Tuesday morning in Beit El, which is...

  • American Jewish students feel connected to Israel, are harassed for it

    By Shmuel Rosner

    3 days ago

    With some reports there is no better way to begin than presenting the main headlines:

    Jewish students in North America have a problem. They have a problem that has to do with Israel. Many of them feel that they live in a hostile environment, because of their perceived connection...

  • Arab-Israeli lawmaker: Jews have no religious ties to Temple Mount

    4 days ago

    An Arab Knesset member claimed that Jews have no religious ties to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

    On Monday, Masud Ganaim of the Joint Arab List told Israel Radio that “historically, religiously, it is a Muslim site, period,” the Religion News Service reported.

    The remarks came a...

  • Israel’s special forces operate outside of the box

    4 days ago

    While enjoying an evening meal overlooking a view of the Mediterranean Sea from his beach front home in August 2008, Syrian Brigadier General Mahmoud Suleiman was killed when two shots fired by a sniper struck him in the head and the throat. Media speculation at the time of the...

  • Teva buys Allergan for $40.5 billion

    By JNi.media

    4 days ago

    UPDATE: Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said in a statement Monday that it has agreed to acquire Dublin-based Allergan PLC’s generic pharmaceuticals business for $40.5 billion. Teva’s statement added that the acquisition will provide its customers with affordable...

  • Palestinian women stymied by suppressed employment opportunity

    4 days ago

    Despite having higher levels of education than their male counterparts, Palestinian women suffer from one of the lowest rates of female participation in the workforce in the world, according to a report by the Palestinian think tank Al-Shabaka.

    Less than one in five women...

  • Battling Remote Car Hacking, Making Lady Gaga’s shoes, and More - This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    4 days ago

    How Israel Became the Startup Nation

    In this article, Steve Forbes interviews Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who talks about the big, exciting things that are happening in the high-tech powerhouse center emerging in Beersheba–and much else, including why Israeli milk cows are...

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