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  • Nancy Pelosi greets Yuli Edelstein, recalls when she protested on his behalf

    February 6, 2015 | 2:31 pm

    Nancy Pelosi, the former House speaker, and Yuli Edelstein, the current Knesset speaker, have a shared past, and not just because they’ve both wielded gavels.

    Pelosi (D-Calif.), the minority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, continues to spark headlines with her sharp...

  • Cruz in Israel blames Palestinians for failed peace talks

    May 27, 2014 | 10:34 am

    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in Israel said the Palestinian Authority’s refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state caused the latest round of peace negotiations to fail.

    On a two-day visit, Cruz (R-Texas) said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post that the United States should not...

  • Race to succeed Peres as Israel’s president begins

    May 19, 2014 | 10:03 am

    The race to succeed Shimon Peres as Israel's president began officially on Monday, after what was widely seen as a bid by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to abolish the post and its king-making potential.

    Legislators will elect a new president on June 10, Speaker of Parliament...

  • Netanyahu to skip Mandela memorial due to high travel, security costs

    December 9, 2013 | 10:35 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not attend a memorial service in South Africa for Nelson Mandela due to the high cost of transportation and security.

    The decision was announced late Sunday, hours before Netanyahu’s scheduled departure the following day for the...

  • Light-up Nation: What Israel can teach America about medical marijuana

    By Simone Wilson

    October 2, 2013 | 10:23 am

    Just over six years ago, in the lush Upper Galilee of northern Israel, the nation’s first large-scale harvest of legal medical marijuana was flowering on the roof deck of Tzahi Cohen’s parents’ house, perched on a cliff overlooking the bright-green farming village of Birya. Until...

  • Netanyahu introduces new government during Knesset session

    March 18, 2013 | 8:48 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu introduced his new government during a Knesset plenum session.

    In presenting Israel's 33rd government, Netanyahu on Monday afternoon called on the new government to work together with the same spirit of cooperation as the last government, which...

  • What Conclusions Might We Draw Concerning the New Israeli Government

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 14, 2013 | 8:25 am

    Days before President Obama’s visit, PM Netanyahu has managed to form a new Israeli government with 68 seats (out of 120) for a ruling majority. What does it all mean? That is the question of the hour.

    I offer a few observations and Israeli press sites that, hopefully, will not...

  • Israel must stop squatting Bedouin, lawmaker says

    October 9, 2012 | 9:54 am

    Israel must find a way to halt the illegal squatting of Israeli Bedouin, in order to help the Bedouin and to assert Israel's claim to the land, lawmaker Yuli Edelstein told a special forum.

    The non-profit research institute Regavim conducted two events last week focusing on the...

  • Aly Raisman heading to Israel

    August 10, 2012 | 11:27 am

    Gold-winning American Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman has accepted an invitation from Israel Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein for her and her family to make their first visit to Israel.

    Raisman, who performs floor routines to the melody of “Hava Nagilah,” won an individual...