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Herzliya Mayor Sends Letter of Apology to Late Lubavitcher Rebbe over Tefillin Brouhaha

So far the Rebbe has not responded. But the mayor and local Chabadniks went out to dance in the streets of Herzliya, which did a lot to alleviate the tension.

Netanyahu Greeted with Anti-Semitic Hitler Posters on Argentina Visit

The Hitler poster reads “Zionists Get out of Palestine.

Shaked: Instead of Failed Peace Process, Superpowers Should Boost Israel-PA Economic Cooperation

"Mahmoud Abbas will be 92 a decade from now. Israel will not intervene in his replacement, but we will certainly expect changes."

Former Samaria Council Head: Henkin Couple’s Blood on Ya’alon’s Hands

"If Bogey is feeling guilty, it should be for the fact that he was guided by his preference of maintaining the fabric of life of Arabs over the actual lives of Jews," Mesika wrote angrily.

Clueless and Culturally Biased, JPost Calling for Jerusalem Chief Rabbi’s Resignation

The JPost couldn't help themselves, despite their attempt to come across as the rational side in this debate, when they referred to Amar as the "so-called chief rabbi of Jerusalem."

AG: Sara Netanyahu to Be Charged with Fraudulently Receiving $100,000

According to a Justice Ministry announcement, Sara Netanyahu was part of an effort "to create a false impression that the prime minister's official residence on Balfour Street in Jerusalem does not employ a cook, despite the fact that throughout the entire period they employed cooks."

Jerusalem Municipality to Add 176 Housing Units to Jewish Enclave at Heart of Jabel...

Israel's Supreme Court rejected an appeal from local Arab residents who had claimed some of the land belonged to them. Upon completion, the neighborhood will boast 480 apartments.

President Rivlin Recalls Olympic Massacre in ahead of Munich Memorial Inauguration

First Lady Nechama Rivlin met with the Minister-President’s wife, Mrs. Karin Seehofer, together with Israel Prize Laureate for Sport Esther Roth-Shahamorov, who was part of the Israeli delegation in 1972.

QUICK: Israel Needs 6,000 Qualified English Teachers

Last week Bennett rolled out a new reform to strengthen spoken English, but there’s a major difference between an abstract plan and reality.

Friday or Not, It’s Sept. 1, So 2,272,000 students, 180,000 Teachers Are Off to...

"I know that all these involve endless work, after-school and into the night. And for that, I give thanks and appreciation in my name and in the name of Israeli society," Education Minister told Israeli teachers.

Banned Al-Jazeera Journalist Kisses the Ring, Denies Supporting ‘Armed Resistance’

This tough love approach was part of a new approach by the new Communications Minister Ayoob Kara, whose Druse ancestry has prepared him well to deal with Arab media shenanigans.

Hail the Chief Justice: Israelis Prove they Still Have a Sense of Humor

The court's security guards—not nearly as able in the humor dept.—reported the artistic offense to police which launched an investigation that includes forensics officers.

High Court Rejects NGOs Suit to Ban Deportation of Illegals

The ruling stated that "the consent of the foreigners to their removal is not required for the deportation to be lawful, and it is also possible to deport them against their will.

Netanyahu to Guterres: UN in Charge of Peace But allows Palestinian Hatred to Flourish

Guterres told Netanyahu, "As secretary-general of the United Nations, I am totally committed to be [...] adamant" about Israel's right to exist."

Washington Post Columnist Attacks Netanyahu for Being Too Trump-Like

Rothkopf's attack is so bereft of fact and so dependent entirely on the ways the author maligns facts and impressions about Israel's tough issues, one must wonder from which yard this cat has dragged his other gifts into the house.

Israel Cancels Contract with Rightwing Think Tank on Illegal Migration over Technicality

Although the lawsuit focused on irregularities in contracting with an independent agency, its purpose was to prevent a study showing an improvement in the human rights situation in Eritrea, in preparation for the deportation of illegal migrants.

High School Students Sent By Manpower Agency to Help Expel Yitzhar Families

Many of the youths were assigned to participate in the expulsion process and were told to help pack family belongings. They refused to participate with the expulsion.

Tel Aviv–Jerusalem High-Speed Train Passes First Test Ahead of April 2018 Opening

The new, high-speed railway has been criticized by the political left and the Palestinian Authority for passing through about 4 miles of Judea and Samaria, most of it through tunnels.

6 Religious-Zionist Girls’ High Schools in Israel’s Education Ministry’s Top 10

The high schools at the bottom of the list in terms of their students' eligibility for a matriculation certificate include eight Arab and two Haredi institutions.

Russians Soliciting Israel’s Support in Joining Sobibor Museum Project

Perhaps it's that note regarding the liberating Red Army that stirred the Poles' objections, seeing as the same Red Army proceeded to keep its jackboots on the necks of the Polish state for close to 50 years.

Netanyahu Picks Former Justice Minister to Lead New Conversions Bill Deliberations

Nissim's appointment is part of the Netanyahu government's fulfillment of its commitment to the High Court of Justice to promote a more "egalitarian" conversions law which would enjoy broad support from Israelis.

Netanyahu Leverages Independent Kurdistan Against the Meddling Turkey, Iran

In July, when Turkish President Erdogan attacked Israel's security policy on the Temple Mount, Netanyahu issued a statement saying, "It would be interesting to see what Erdogan would say to ... the Kurds. Erdogan is the last one who can preach to Israel."

Nasrallah Mocks Trump’s Ignorance of Hezbollah’s Role in Lebanon

Prime Minister Hariri, who is a power sharing partner with Hezbollah under Lebanese law, remained silent (not to mention embarrassed), but Nasrallah didn't hold back.

Netanyahu Wants Power to Declare War without Full Ministerial Support

The real reason for the amendment, as it turns out, is not so much about military know-how as it is about leaks to the media.

Galilee Excavation Reveals 2,000 Year-Old Stone Vessel Workshop

The discovery provides fascinating evidence of the central place of ritual purity in the daily lives of Galilean Jews during the time of the Second Temple.

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