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  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    18 hours ago

    This one took me by surprise. Up until writing this post, I had no idea that the epilator I use was originally invented in Israel.


    To all of you who don’t know what an epilator is (mostly the men among you): An epilator is an electrical device used to remove hair by...

  • Michael Oren responds to ‘Ally’ backlash at local event

    By Ryan Torok

    2 days ago

    Former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren’s dual loyalties — and his frustration with the growing separation between Israel and America — were evident in his remarks July 1 when he appeared at the Museum of Tolerance to discuss his recently released, controversial...

  • Israel OKs larger Egyptian force to fight jihadis

    2 days ago

    Israel has reportedly given Egypt the green light to use advanced military force against Islamic militants in the Sinai and has closed a southern Israeli highway as a precaution.

    Militants in the Sinai Peninsula affiliated with the Islamic State mounted coordinated attacks on...

  • New flooring leads to discovery of ancient bath in Jerusalem village

    2 days ago

    A Jerusalem family has found a 2,000-year-old Jewish ritual bath under their house while renovating the living room floor, Israel's Antiquities Authority said on Wednesday.

    Pottery vessels inside the rock-hewn bath helped archaeologists date the discovery to the 1st century. The...

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  • $1 coffee chain taps into Israeli anger over high cost of living

    2 days ago

    With a $1 cup of coffee, Avi Katz is starting to do something Israelis have been demanding for years and politicians have failed to achieve – lower the cost of living.

    In 2011, hundreds of thousands of Israelis took to the streets to protest against the high cost of essentials...

  • Israel signs $111 million deal to upgrade Argentinean tanks

    2 days ago

    Argentina’s army signed a $111 million contract with Israel to upgrade 74 tanks made in Argentina.

    The deal to upgrade the Argentinian Medium Tanks, or TAM, was signed in Buenos Aires by the Argentina’s Minister of Defense Agustin Rossi and Mishel Ben-Baruch, director of the...

  • Michael Oren wanted Obama to credit Israeli rescuers in Haiti — before they arrived

    3 days ago

    UPDATE: This version of a blog post JTA sent yesterday updates with an interview with Amos Radian, who at the time was the Israeli ambassador to the Dominican Republic with responsibility for Haiti. Radian, now retired, arrived in Haiti overland with a security guard on Wednesday,...

  • Comedy for Koby brings American comics to Israel

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    3 days ago

    Like many Jewish comedians in Los Angeles, Avi Liberman books club gigs, occasionally auditions for TV work and does “Jewish gigs” at synagogues and elsewhere.

    But in recent years, Liberman also has been spending a lot of his time planning trips to Israel.

    What makes his tours...

  • Israel, top Latin American bank sign pact for R&D, trade

    3 days ago

    Israel signed a cooperation agreement with Inter-American Development Bank, the largest investment authority in Latin America and the Caribbean Islands.

    The IDB funds some $12 billion in projects annually.

    “Implementing the agreement will give Israeli companies access to...

  • Will Israelis pay the price for a natural gas ‘monopoly’?

    3 days ago

    Israeli consumers are no strangers to high prices.

    Basic household goods such as food and toiletries cost more in Israel than in all but two countries in Europe, a recent Nielsen research study found. Israeli real estate prices are up nearly 60 percent since 2008. Tel Aviv is the...

  • Israeli pilot from Osirak raid: Only U.S. can destroy Iran’s nuclear program

    By Jared Sichel

    3 days ago

    Could a surprise Israeli attack like the one that destroyed Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor in 1981 work against Iran’s much larger nuclear infrastructure?

    Israeli Brig. Gen. Relik Shafir, one of only eight pilots the air force selected to raid Osirak, offered his analysis in a...

  • The Iran talks: Where are we now?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    3 days ago

    Is Iran’s long waiting game ending?

    Even with the extension of the Iran interim nuclear accord until July 7, and negotiations still ongoing, it is clear the Iranians have long known — looking at the actions of the Obama administration — that Iran would not risk much by sticking...

  • Israel, United States and Television

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    3 days ago

    In the past few years, dozens of Israeli TV formats have been sold to US’s leading networks. But while these shows are local hits, most of them never quite took off abroad. Perhaps it has something to do with our little country’s unique culture.

    There is something about American...

  • Islamic State attack in Egypt's North Sinai kills at least 70

    3 days ago

    UPDATED 10:11am/PST: Initial reports said 50 dead in attacks

    Islamic State insurgents attacked several military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai on Wednesday in a co-ordinated assault in which at least 70 combatants and civilians were killed -- one of the biggest militant...

  • ‘1913: Seeds of Conflict’ traces the roots of Arab-Israeli unrest

    By Gerri Miller

    4 days ago

    Considering the State of Israel’s volatile history, it may come as a surprise to learn that 100 years ago, Jews and Arabs lived side by side in relative harmony in Palestine under Ottoman rule.

    What changed and why? The documentary special “1913: Seeds of Conflict,” premiering on...

  • Finding roots in Israel

    By Elyse Glickman

    4 days ago

    l though Birthright and other identity-instilling trips to Israel for young adults have gotten a lot of Jewish media attention, there is another subset of the Jewish population — baby boomers — looking for a similar experience in Israel that transcends the leisure vacation. 

    Anat...

  • Jerusalem of the Caucasus: The Legend of the Red Village

    By Milikh Yevdayev

    4 days ago

    It is just before Shabbat in the Red Village, and sunset will be coming soon. I walk from the New Shul back to my house, and watch as young boys and girls run home to wash up before their meal and call shalom to each other. On Friday of each week, late in the day, I see the sun...

  • Israeli dies from wounds in West Bank shooting

    4 days ago

    One of four Israelis shot in the West Bank on Monday by a suspected Palestinian gunman has died of his wounds in hospital, officials said on Tuesday.

    The night-time attack on a road outside a Jewish settlement was not claimed by any Palestinian faction. Israeli officials said it...

  • Israelis on Obama in five charts

    By Shmuel Rosner

    4 days ago

    Last week, the Pew Research Center published its annual report on global public opinion about the US – a long and detailed report in which Israel occupies a small, if notable, space. It is the country in which the "sharpest decline in Obama’s image occurred". Of course, this should...

  • Netanyahu was ‘smuggled’ to hospital twice in disguised vans

    5 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “smuggled” to medical appointments in disguised vans shortly before and after elections.

    Netanyahu, 65, in both cases had routine prostate examinations that found “nothing uncharacteristic for a man of his age.”

    In the first...

  • Four Israelis wounded in suspected Palestinian West Bank shooting

    5 days ago

    A gunman opened fire at a group of Israelis near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Monday, the Israeli military said, in a suspected Palestinian drive-by attack.

    A spokesman for Israel's ambulance service Magen David Adom said medics were treating four people in their...

  • Netanyahu faces political crisis over Israel’s natural gas monopoly

    5 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday faced his first major coalition crisis since his re-election, with ministers withholding support for government plans for developing Israel's natural gas fields.

    At least three cabinet members cited conflicts of interest -...

  • Mariah Carey, boyfriend come to Israel for ‘pre-engagment spiritual meeting’

    5 days ago

    Mariah Carey and her boyfriend are in Israel to meet a “spiritual leader” with an eye toward engagement.

    The American singing star arrived in Israel on Saturday with Australian billionaire James Packer, the TMZ entertainment website reported. Neither Carey nor Packer are Jewish.

    ...
  • Palestinian prisoner in Israel ends 55-day hunger strike

    5 days ago

    A Palestinian jailed in Israel ended his 55-day hunger strike after Israel agreed to free him.

    Khader Adnan, 37, stopped the strike on Sunday night after Israeli authorities said they would release him in two weeks, his attorney told the Palestinian news agency Maan. Israel...

  • Hamas claims to have built new terror tunnel to Israel

    5 days ago

    Hamas claims to have built a new terror tunnel to be used in the next conflict against Israel.

    A video of the tunnel was screened Sunday on Iranian television, according to reports. A masked terrorist filmed in the tunnel said it measures 2 miles long and is made of concrete. The...

  • Israeli experts say new generation of hackers pose growing threat

    5 days ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    The attacks perpetrated by today’s generation of hackers have evolved in both sophistication and capability, say cyber security experts. Governments and large corporations must now protect themselves from what have become known as...

  • Lebanese man pleads guilty in Cyprus ammonium ‘plot’

    5 days ago

    A Lebanese-Canadian man accused of stockpiling explosives in Cyprus pleaded guilty on Monday in a case that Israel said bore the hallmarks of a failed Hezbollah plot.

    Cyprus's criminal court was expected to sentence Hussein Bassam Abdallah, 26, later on Monday.

    He was arrested...

  • Israel approves extending fortified fence on its Jordan border

    5 days ago

    Israel's security cabinet has approved extending the fortified fence along its Egyptian border into a section of the frontier with neighboring Jordan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.

    Jordan and Israel closely coordinate security for their 240 km (150 mile)-long...

  • Israel, Palestinians say to investigate Gaza warcrime accusations

    5 days ago

    Israel and the Palestinians promised on Monday to investigate alleged war crimes committed by their forces during the 2014 Gaza war, amid growing calls for an end to impunity on both sides.

    During an often virulent three-hour debate at the U.N. Human Rights Council, boycotted by...

  • Israel says asked Syrian rebels not to harm Druze

    5 days ago

    Israel said on Monday it had conditioned humanitarian aid to select Syrian rebel groups on its border on their undertaking not to harm the Druze minority in the country's civil war.

    Druze Arabs in Syria have long been loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, and their brethren in...

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