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Israel’s Left Calling for Abolition of Jerusalem Day

According to the Israeli extreme left, Jerusalem Day is "a holiday only to settlers and racists, who get a license to provoke and harass Palestinians." In the march of Jerusalem Day, tens of thousands of Israelis go from the western part of the capital through the Muslim Quarter, ending in front of the Wailing Wall. The parade has received the greatest amount of criticism on the Left.

Netanyahu: No Sign Iran Will Stop Developing Nuclear Weapons

Nothing suggests that Iran is ready to stop its nuclear weapons program, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said ahead of talks between Iran and a...

Panetta Announces $70 Million for Iron Dome

The Obama administration said it would rush $70 million to Israel in order to enhance its Iron Dome missile defense system, with more money...

Toronto Islamic School Closed over Anti-Semitic Teachings

A Toronto Islamic school has lost the right to use a public school building for its classes after anti-Semitic teachings were discovered in its...

Report: IDF Engages Terrorist Squad at Gaza Border, Injures 7

IDF spokesperson: "Terrorists approach the security fence in order to place explosives, plan terror attacks, and attempt to kidnap IDF soldiers, endangering Israeli civilians and security forces stationed in the region."

Foreign Lawyers Permitted to Work in Israel

Minister of Finance Yuval Steinitz signed a directive on Wednesday enabling foreign lawyers to work in Israel, and enabling collaboration between Israeli and foreign law firms.

Israel and Japan Celebrate 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Israel and Japan celebrated 60 years of diplomatic relations on Tuesday, kicking off a series of special events commemorating the occasion. On May 21, the Israeli embassy in Tokyo will stage a special gala concert marking the occasion, joining the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra with leading Israeli musicians.

Minority Births in US Over 50%

It’s official – over half of babies are being born to racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, according to a report in the Associated Press.

Military Intelligence Monitored ‘Google Street View’ Project in Israel

Israeli security authorities including the IDF Military Intelligence Formation, closely monitored the Google Street View Project, first launched in Israel just last month, giving a close look of streets in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. The inspection prevented publication of pictures revealing classified information and locations of security facilities operating in Israel.

Report: Ignoring UN Ban, Iran Continues Shipping Arms to Syria, Enriching Uranium

According to Reuters, a confidential report on Iran sanctions-busting says Syria continues to receive Iranian arms shipments that violate a U.N. Security Council ban...

Ron Paul Halts Campaign, Keeps Delegates

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has effectively given up his presidential campaign but will not give up his delegates to Mitt Romney. Paul, a Texas Republican,...

U.S. Ambassador to Israel: We Are Ready to Attack Iran

Washington prefers the diplomatic option and stated as much time and again – but it seems that beneath the surface, an attack is ready to roll on command. An unusual moment of candor on the part of U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro at a closed meeting in Tel Aviv, reveals the planning behind the scenes. "The military option is not only possible, it's ready," he says.

US Tour Operators Assoc. Annual Meeting Set for Israel

The United States Tour Operators Association, the largest tourism wholesalers association in America, will hold its 2013 annual conference in Israel as guests of the Tourism Ministry. The decision was made in February during a meeting in the US between Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov and USTOA management. The organization’s last annual conference in Israel occurred in 1995.

School Sued for Ignoring Anti-Semitic Taunts

A suburban New York father is suing his school district over the anti-Semitic taunting of his son. Robert Slade filed the suit last week alleging...

House Rejects Iran ‘Containment,’ Ignoring Peace Now Plea

The House on Tuesday approved a non-binding resolution that "strongly supports United States policy to prevent the government of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability," and expresses "opposition to any policy that would rely on containment as an option in response to the Iranian nuclear threat." Americans for Peace Now urged members of Congress to "vote NO or PRESENT."

Israel Excluded from NATO Summit at Turkey’s Request; Pakistan Invited

While Pakistan has been invited to the NATO summit in Chicago next week, Israel has been left out, at the request of Turkey, according...

Is Netanyahu Ready to Demolish Ulpana Hill? The Settlers Don’t Think So

According to a Tuesday report, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not see a way to prevent the court-ordered demolition of the Ulpana Hill neighborhood in Beit El, in the Benjamin region of Judea and Samaria. The neighborhood' spokesman thinks the PM must be helped out of the entanglement of his own doing.

EU Foreign Ministers Condemn Israeli Settlements for Threatening Two-State Solution

European Union foreign ministers at a meeting in Brussels slammed Israel for threatening the viability of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Their three-page...

Prisoners’ Hunger Strike Ended, Promising a Restrained ‘Nakba Day’ Tuesday

On Monday night, hundreds of Palestinian prisoners agreed to end their hunger strike after winning concessions from Israel to improve their conditions, both sides announced. Earlier in the week, concern had been rising about the effect the death of one of the strikers might have on Tuesday's 'Nakba Day' protests.

Shop-A-Fada Counters Calls to Boycott Israeli Goods

Shop-A-Fada, a play on the violent Palestinian intifada, was launched Monday. It encourages the public to counter anti-Israel boycotts with the purchase of merchandise...

Bronx Girl Wins National Bible Contest, Passaic Boy Scores Perfect

Shalhevet Schwartz, a 14 year old girl from Riverdale, Bronx, was one of only two girls to compete in her division of the National Bible Contest held last Sunday at Yeshiva University in Manhattan. Despite appearances, the freshman at SAR High School exhibited sufficient bible knowledge to win, and be eligible to participate in the world championships in Jerusalem, the “Chidon HaTanach”, held every year on Israel’s Independence Day.

Minister: Blackouts from Cancelled Egyptian Gas Deal Should Hit Gaza, Not Israel

The unintended consequence of the hostile cancellation of Egypt's natural gas contract with Israel may result in increased blackouts in Gaza. Benjamin Netanyahu's Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan says Israel should consider cutting its supply of electricity to the Gaza Strip this summer in face of predicted power shortages.

Dead Sea Scrolls on Display in Philadelphia

On Saturday, the Franklin Institute will launch its exhibition “Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times.” The collection consists of more than 600...

Palestinians Reject Netanyahu’s Offer to Renew Direct Talks

PA officials On Sunday night rejected the new Israeli proposal to resume direct peace talks, arguing that the letter was delivered from the Netanyahu...

Fear of War Crimes Indictment Could Spur Demolition

AG Weinstein warned Netanyahu that expropriation of Palestinian land could lead to war crimes charges against senior Israeli officials. Harel Koren, representing the residents of the Ulpana Hill, urged the PM to disregard fear and save thousands of homes from demolition.

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