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Masses to Attend World’s Biggest Shabbat Meal in Hebron

The connection between the Torah portion and Hebron has made this holy city a prime destination this Shabbat, with an estimated 20 thousand guests expected to stay in Hebron and Kiryat Arba.

Court Rejects Freedom of Information Request to Shield Archeologists from BDS Attacks

Judge Marzel ruled that the potential personal harm to the archeologists and their research justifies concealing their names.

42 Teams, 4 Planes Fighting Zichron Yaakov Fire through the Night

According to weather reports, eastern winds are expected to reach 55 MPH speeds in the north and be in the 40 MPH range in central Israel.

30 Arrested for Arms and Drug Trafficking

More than two dozen Jews and Arabs were arrested for drugs and arms trafficking in a second sting operation.

Update: 40 Families Stay With Neighbors in Kibbutz Revadim

Forty kibbutz families were evacuated from their homes after smoke from a fire polluted the air.

Israel Police Estimate Fires Could Burn For Days

Police commissioner Roni Alsheikh estimates the rash of fires could continue to burn for two more days.

NYT: Trump Would ‘Love To Be The One’ To Make Peace Between Israel, PA

President-elect Donald Trump meets with NYT and puts to rest misinformation about his stance on alt-right, KKK and neo-Nazis.

205 Firefighters Still Guarding Zichron Yaakov

There's no estimate on the cost of the damage to infrastructure and homes after a huge blaze in Zichron Yaakov.

Homes Destroyed, Infants, Children Injured in Raging Fire Near Zichron Yaakov

More than 40 firefighter teams and eight firefighting planes were deployed to help Zichron Yaakov.

Fire Burns Geva’ot Forest in Gush Etzion

A blaze in Gush Etzion sent the Geva'ot forest up in flames, sending firefighting teams to the site.

Responding to Meretz Petition, State Tells Court Rabbi Karim Does Not Believe in Raping...

In its response on Tuesday, the State noted that Rabbi Karim's responsa were prefaced with a proviso that these are not his legal rulings but rather his review of rabbinical law.

Rabbi Berland in Court: I Deserve Burning and Stoning for my Sins

The leader of the Shuvu Banim (Return boys) movement, Rabbi Eliezer Berland, confessed to indecent assault and was sentenced to 18 months in prison, part of which he has already served since his arrest.

Terrorist Shot Dead in Stabbing Attempt at Qalandiya Checkpoint

Last month the prosecution closed for lack of evidence its case against security guards who shot to death a teenager and his pregnant sister at the Qalandiya checkpoint last April.

Bennett Asking Trump Advisors to Substitute Palestinian Autonomy for State

Netanyahu's office issued a written directive at 4 PM Sunday asking cabinet ministers not to make contact with the president-elect or his staff.

Judge Hands 100 Shekel to Destitute Thief

The defendant had been indicted on stealing seven beer bottles from a convenience store in Jerusalem while attacking the vendor and threatening him with a knife.

Neve Shalom Residents Evacuated in Late-Night Blaze

Fires raged at the Latrun Forest and outside Beit Shemesh, close to the community of Neve Shalom.

Polish PM Involved in Motor Vehicle Accident in Israel

The prime minister of Poland was involved in a complex motor vehicle accident in Israel.

Stoning Terror Attacks Under-Reported, Warns Hatzolah of Judea & Samaria

Stoning terror attacks on the roads are being ignored by Israeli mainstream media, charges an emergency response organization.

37 Arrests in Wide-Ranging Sting Operation

An undercover police sting has netted marijuana, cocaine and arms in a multi-site raid across Israel.

Stone-Throwing Teen Terrorist Gets 9 Years in Jail

The radical Islamist teen killer of a Jewish family man in Jerusalem is sentenced to 9 years in jail.

Netanyahu Nixes MKs Return to Temple Mount

PM Netanyahu says this is not the time to allow MKs and ministers to return to the Temple Mount.

Appointment of IDF Chief Rabbi Delayed by Court

The rabbi's appointment as IDF chief rabbi is being held up by secularists angry at remarks he says they misunderstood.

Report: Bedouin Tribe, Gush Etzion Council, Cooperate Against PA Environmental Disaster [video]

The Bedouins physically blocked the surveyors, who called the PA Police, and only an IDF intervention prevented what would have become a bloodbath.

Reports: Trump Family Donated Bigly to Jewish, Israeli Causes

Some 50 years ago, real estate developer Fredrick Trump was among the main donors to the Beach Haven Jewish Center at 723 Ave. Z in Flatbush, NY.

Bannon Skips ZOA Event to Avoid Protesters

“He asked us to come, we never invited him," ZOA President Mort Klein stated, adding, "Of course, an important guy like him says he wants to come, I say yes.”

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