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  • Did Jewish visitors to Temple Mount spark current tensions?

    8 hours ago

    A leading Sephardic rabbi who advises the haredi Orthodox Shas party criticized Jews who have been visiting the Temple Mount, saying they “sparked all the current tumult.”

    Rabbi Shimon Baadani, a member of Shas’ Council of Torah Sages, said Thursday on a Shas radio program,...

  • What Syria’s refugees think about Israel might surprise you

    9 hours ago

    Israel’s government is in cahoots with Syrian President Bashar Assad. America wants to keep the Syrian civil war going for as long as possible. Russia is outmaneuvering the United States on the global stage.

    Those are some of the viewpoints you’re likely to hear if you...

  • Six killed in Gaza as Israeli-Palestinian violence widens

    12 hours ago

    Israeli troops shot dead six Palestinians in protests in Gaza and a knife-wielding Jewish man wounded four Arabs in southern Israel on Friday in a wave of violence that has fueled talk of a new uprising against Israel.

    The soldiers shot across the border into Gaza after the...

  • Jewish youth stabs 4 Arabs in southern Israel

    13 hours ago

    An Israeli Jew stabbed four Arabs in an apparent revenge attack for Palestinian terrorism.

    The stabbing victims in the southern Israeli town of Dimona were brought in Friday morning for treatment at Soroka Medical Center in nearby Beersheba. Two of the victims sustained minor...

  • Israel’s high tech aims to help the elderly

    13 hours ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    More and more elderly people worldwide are joining the technology revolution, and technology is coming to meet them halfway. In Israel, one of the world’s high-tech capitals, companies are racing to develop new applications and...

  • Reinventing Jewish rituals

    13 hours ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    In ancient times, every seven years the King would gather everyone in the country for a special ceremony called “Hakhel” or “Assembly” to read the Book of Deuteronomy. At Jerusalem’s Western Wall this year, tens of thousands...

  • White House calls for fully restored status quo on Temple Mount

    1 day ago

    The Obama administration condemned escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians and called for a full return to the status quo at the Temple Mount.

    “The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms violence against Israeli and Palestinian civilians,” White...

  • The terror attacks in Israel: A timeline of the escalating violence

    1 day ago

    The past week has seen a wave of Palestinian attacks on Israelis and Israeli military operations, again prompting fears of a third intifada. Here’s a timeline of the lead-up to the unrest and the attacks themselves.

    Sept. 9: Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon outlaws the...

  • Clinton: Middle East peace almost impossible

    1 day ago

    This post originally appeared at Jewish Insider.

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday poured cold water on those eager to see the Israeli-Palestinian peace process renewed in the near future.

    Appearing at a campaign event in Mount Vernon, Iowa,...

  • Netanyahu pins wave of attacks on incitement by Hamas, PA

    1 day ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed incitement by Hamas, the Palestinian Authority and others for the recent wave of attacks on Israelis.

    At a news conference Thursday night broadcast nationally, Netanyahu said the past two days of terror attacks throughout the country were...

  • Netanyahu: No quick fix for latest ‘wave of terror’

    2 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday there was no quick fix for a spate of Palestinian "lone-wolf" attacks that the Jewish state has faced in recent days.

    Four people, including an Israeli soldier, were stabbed and wounded near a military headquarters in Tel...

  • Two stabbed in suspected terror attack in northern Israel

    2 days ago

    An Israeli soldier and a civilian were stabbed in a suspected terror attack in the northern Israeli city of Afula.

    Civilian bystanders restrained the assailant in the wake of the Thursday night attack and held him until police arrived, the Israel Police reported.

    The victims...

  • Israel says Facebook, YouTube videos encouraging Palestinian attacks

    2 days ago

    Israel said on Thursday it had asked Facebook and YouTube to remove videos it says have been encouraging Palestinian violence against Israelis in the past week.

    Four Israelis have been killed in Jerusalem and the West Bank in the past week, and two Palestinians have been shot...

  • Stabbing attacks reach Israel’s commercial capital

    2 days ago

    Four people, including an Israeli soldier, were stabbed and wounded near a military headquarters in Tel Aviv on Thursday, police and ambulance sources said, as a rash of such Palestinian attacks spread to Israel's commercial capital.

    The assailant was shot and killed by another...

  • The Third Intifada?: Violence rises as a two-state solution fades

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 days ago

    Reading “Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction,” an illuminating new book by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner, is a humbling experience. I read it over Sukkot and, in fact, it was the right book for a holiday during which one makes one’s home in a temporary shelter...

  • European Parliament to remember Israeli victims of terror spree

    2 days ago

    The European Parliament Delegation for Relations with Israel said it will commemorate victims of what the body called “acts of terror” in the past week.

    Fulvio Martusciello, the Italian-born chair of the delegation responsible for parliamentary ties with the Jewish state, said...

  • Israeli lawmakers banned from Temple Mount in wake of violence

    2 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has banned government ministers and lawmakers from visiting the Temple Mount.

    The directive was first issued Wednesday night and appeared to be aimed only at Jews. Following complaints from right-wing ministers, the Prime Minister’s...

  • Israeli man seriously hurt in West Bank stabbing

    2 days ago

    An Israeli man was stabbed in the back and seriously wounded near the West Bank city of Hebron.

    Israeli security services are searching for the suspected attacker, identified by Israel’s Channel 2 as a Palestinian resident of the city. He fled the scene following Wednesday...

  • Palestinian attacker stabs 5 with screwdriver in Tel Aviv

    2 days ago

    A 19-year-old Palestinian man who stabbed five people with a screwdriver in Tel Aviv was shot dead.

    The Wednesday afternoon attack, which occurred across the street from the headquarters of Israel’s military, was the second stabbing attack of the day by a Palestinian assailant...

  • Yeshiva student stabbed in neck in Jerusalem attack

    2 days ago

    A yeshiva student was in serious condition after a Palestinian man stabbed him in the neck in an apparent terror attack in Jerusalem.

    The suspected attacker, 19, of eastern Jerusalem, was subdued and arrested by police, and is being questioned, the Israel Police said in a...

  • When Terror Is At Your Doorstep

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 days ago

    I want to talk to you about fear. The kind that paralyzes you when, in the midst of a working day, you hear ambulances from outside the window, and everyone's phone starts beeping with Breaking News alerts, saying 5 people were stabbed, only two streets away, by a terrorist with a...

  • The Ben Gurion exchange, part 3: Why Ben Gurion matters today

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 days ago

    Anita Shapira is Professor Emerita in Jewish History at Tel Aviv University as well as the Founder of the Yitzhak Rabin Center for Israel Studies. She specializes in the history of Zionism, the Jewish community in Palestine and the state of Israel, with an emphasis on cultural,...

  • Israel’s Christian schools reopen after month of strike

    2 days ago

    On Sept. 28, one of the longest academic strikes in Israel’s history finally came to an amicable close when students enrolled in Israel’s Christian school system belatedly began their school year after 27 days of protests by teachers, administrators, parents and students.


  • Palestinian car-ramming attack injures 2 Israeli police officers

    2 days ago

    Two Israeli Border Police officers were injured when a Palestinian man rammed his car into a West Bank checkpoint near Jerusalem.

    The driver sped up as he approached the Maale Adumim checkpoint in an attempt to run down the security forces on Wednesday evening, police said in a statement.

    Israeli soldiers fired on and injured the driver, Channel 2 reported. The driver was taken to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for treatment.

    The ramming came at the end of a day marked by several Palestinian attacks on Israeli targets.

  • White House condemns violence in West Bank, Jerusalem

    2 days ago

    The White House expressed deep concern on Wednesday about the escalating violence in the West Bank and Jerusalem and urged Israelis and Palestinians to restore calm after a spate of attacks.

    "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms violence against Israelis and Palestinian civilians," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at a news briefing.

    "We call upon all parties to take affirmative steps to restore calm and refrain from actions and rhetoric that would further inflame tensions in that region of the world."

  • The power of Jew-hatred

    By David Suissa

    2 days ago

    With the most recent violence flaring up in Jerusalem and throughout Israel, I’ve been reflecting on the kind of hatred that could animate such cold-blooded murder of innocents.

    We all have dark thoughts, but very few of us act on them. Through the power of language, we are...

  • Stabbing attack at Tel Aviv-area mall seriously injures Israeli man

    3 days ago

    An Israeli civilian was seriously injured in a stabbing attack at a mall near Tel Aviv by a Palestinian assailant.

    The attack at the main mall in Petach Tikvah took place on Wednesday evening. Police and mall security guards disarmed and subdued the alleged assailant, Israel’s...

  • Netanyahu cancels German visit as Palestinian attacks surge

    3 days ago

    A suspected Palestinian militant stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier, snatched his gun and was then shot dead by special forces on Wednesday, police said, as a surge of violence prompted Israel's prime minister to cancel a visit to Germany.

    Hours earlier, police said an...

  • Israeli team signs first launch deal in Google moon race

    3 days ago

    An Israeli team competing in a race to the moon sponsored by Google has signed a with California-based SpaceX for a rocket launch, putting it at the front of the pack and on target for blast-off in late 2017, officials said on Wednesday.

    With the deadline to win a $20 million...

  • Ohr Moshe: Where students with special needs feel welcome

    3 days ago

    Daniel Lewkowicz travels more than an hour each way from his home on a moshav to the Ohr Moshe School in Beit Shemesh, almost 20 miles west of Jerusalem, but he doesn’t mind the commute. 

    “This school is so good it’s worth the trip,” Lewkowicz, 16, said during a break from his...

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