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Snow in Safed!

Snow fell in Tzfat (Safed) Friday morning, not enough to stick to the ground but enough to make residents wonder if they were dreaming...

Poll Shows Most People Don’t Trust Clinton

All polls show Clinton would win against any Republican, but has she peaked too soon?

Iranian Warships Halt near Yemen Port

Iranian warships neared Yemen to support Houthi rebels despite the presence of US vessels in the area.

Israel Prize Winner Warns against Boycotters of Israel

Poet Erez Biton, who was awarded the Israel Prize for Literature on Yom Ha'Atzmaut, used the occasion to warn against sponsors of the Boycott...

Hamas Clearing Out as IDF Retaliates

IDF tanks shelled a site in Gaza in response to the rocket(s) launched at Israel.

Russian Hackers Break Into Pentagon Computer Network

Cyber centers that guard unclassified networks reportedly detected the Pentagon security breach and kicked the hackers off “in a way that minimized their chances of returning.”

Obesity Becoming ‘National Security Issue’ Says US General

An American general says the US is facing a "national security" crisis over obesity among the nation's youth.

Update: 2 Rockets Launched at Israel from Gaza

10:22 PM Walla reports that according to an IDF source, 3 rockets were launched. At this point they do not think it was Hamas...

Weinstein Family ‘So Hopeful,’ No Words for ‘Disappointment, Heartbreak’

The family of USAID development worker Dr. Warren Weinstein says they are "devastated" by the news he was killed in a CIA drone strike on Al Qaeda.

Jimmy Carter is Persona Non Grata for Israeli Leadership

Israel's president and prime minister have refused to meet with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

US Admits It Killed Weinstein and 2nd Hostage in Attack on Al Qaeda

US Jewish aid worker Warren Weinstein, held captive by Al Qaeda, is killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan.

67th Independence Day: Snow on Hermon, Rain on BBQs and IAF Flyover

More than 140,000 Israelis scoffed at blustery weather and visited national parks.

Russia Backs Down and Says Iran Won’t Get S300 System in ‘Near Future’

Kremlin says the lifting of the ban on selling the anti-missile systems to Iran was only a "political and legal decision."

NY Times Notices That Obama Pushes Off Netanyahu Meeting (Again)

The NY Times may not realize that this was the second time Obama pushed off a potential meeting since the Israeli elections ended.

Six Million Excuses NOT to Make Aliyah

The one reason to make Aliyah outweighs all the arguments not to move to Israel.

Rehovot Student Wins Bible Quiz

Prime Minister Netanyahu tells the contestants that "we could not exist without the Bible.

North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal Raises Concerns About Iran Deal

Despite Clinton's agreement, North Korea now has 20 nukes, and as many as 40 next year. It's a foreboding look ahead at Iran.

Tears Lead to Triumph: Israel Celebrates 67th Independence Day

Israelis moved from tears to triumph Wednesday at sunset as Remembrance Day gave way to the nation's 67th Independence Day celebration.

Mid-Air Crisis Forces US Flight to Make Emergency Landing in Buffalo

A mid-air crisis when a United Express flight from Chicago is forced to make an emergency landing in Buffalo.

Israeli Scientists Testing Cannabis Treatment for Diabetes

Israeli scientists are testing a new therapy - with cannabis -- for diabetes.

Muslim Brotherhood-backed Former Egyptian Pres. Morsi Gets 20 Years in Prison

Muslim Brotherhood-backed former Egyptian Pres. Mohamed Morsi is sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Yom HaZikaron at the Gush Etzion Cemetery

The Yom HaZikaron Ceremony in the Gush Etzion Regional Cemetery was poignant and perfect.

Body of Missing Female Traveler Found in Ein Gedi

A tragic end to a search for a woman in her 60s who was reported missing on Tuesday; the traveler’s body was found Wednesday...

Chabad Safeguards Himalaya Hikers with Satellite Phones

Chabad of Kathmandu, backed by Israelis are providing satellite phones to trekkers heading up the Himalayas.

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