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Shaul Mofaz (left) and Benjamin Netanyahu
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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For the second time in just two months, the Israeli political universe was upended when Shaul Mofaz’s Kadima Party voted to quit Israel’s governing coalition.

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Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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Avigdor Liberman says he will continue to pursue the drafting of all Israelis at the age of 18, but will uphold the current coalition.

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Left-wing activists protest a decision by the Council for Higher Education in Judea and Samaria to grant full university status to the Ariel University Center.
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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The 11-2 vote came despite vehement opposition from the country's other seven universities.

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IDF Intelligence Chief Major General Aviv Kochavi
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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In a briefing before the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi said that the election of the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi as President of Egypt has brought political Islam to the forefront of politics in the Arab world, but predicted that the Egyptian military would continue to serve as a strong restraint. As a result, he doubted that Egypt would be allowed to drift into Iran's orbit.

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Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz met with Haredi students at Beit Ariel Yeshiva in Jerusalem. last week, to discuss his proposed "equal share of the burden."
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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Following the collapse of negotiations over a new conscription law, Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz decided to quit Netanyahu's coalition, leaving the premier once again with only 66 MKs. Mofaz told a Kadima faction emergency session: "It is with great sorrow that I say that there is no escape from taking a decision on quitting the government." Mofaz explained: "I went in on a principle, and when that failed, we must quit."

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Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (R) with Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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On Monday, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman's party Yisrael Beytenu released a video stressing the importance of passing a law mandating equal service for all Israelis. The video shows, through dramatic graphics, how by 2020 a majority of Israelis will not be serving. Titled “One Citizenship. One Obligation. One Opportunity. One Vote,” the clip was released ahead of the planned vote on Yisrael Beytenu’s IDF, National, or Civilian Service Law Proposal this Wednesday in the Knesset.

Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz (second from left) inaugurating a new road
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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It is no secret that transportation development has suffered neglect and lack of promotion in the past two decades. Until recently, roads have not been revamped, the train's route was not developed, and traffic jams across the country intensified due to an increase in the number of private vehicles. Lately, however, Israel has witnessed developments everywhere. Across the country, from north to south, there are new roads, interchanges have been built, railroads placed and more.

HaBayit HaYehudi Chairman Daniel Hershkowitz speaking at the Conference for the Application of Sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.
 

Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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Nadia Matar, co-organizer of the Conference for the Application of Sovereignty over Judea and Samaria: "Just like we now express surprise that Israel did not have sovereignty over East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, so our children will express surprise that once we did not have sovereignty over Judea and Samaria."

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Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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Thousands of Ultra-Orthodox adults and young children are protesting against the universal draft in Kikar Shabbat in Jerusalem. The adults have handcuffed all the children together as part of their protest. United Torah Judaism and Shas have renounced  the demonstration and passed the message to Prime Minister Netanyahu.

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Anti-Israel billboard in New York
 

Posted on: July 15th, 2012

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The ads depict a succession of shrinking Palestinian territories in four maps and are accompanied by a statement that reads: “4.7 million Palestinians are classified as refugees by the United Nations.” The ad claims to cover “Palestinian loss of land” from 1946 to 2010.

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Posted on: July 15th, 2012

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A fire in Ein Hemed has spread to Mevaseret Zion just outside Jerusalem. 21 firefighting squads and six airplanes are fighting the fire.

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A man set himself on fire at the end of social justice march in Tel Aviv.
 

Posted on: July 15th, 2012

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While it is true that Silman had been treated quite heartlessly by the authorities, it is also clear that his case is by no means typical.

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Candidate Romney at a diner with potential voter. There will be no dinner at his Tisha B'Av fundraiser in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: July 13th, 2012

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"It wasn't really a gaffe," says Jonny Daniels, a leading Republican political strategist in Israel. "They knew what the day was, but they were looking for the correct time and circumstance to do it. Instead it ended up seeming like a big dinner, but that's not really what it is."

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Prof. Atan Gross of the Weizmann Institute, one of the researchers that developed a new technique that could bring advances in cancer treatment
 

Posted on: July 12th, 2012

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Israeli Researchers have discovered a protein that is central to delaying cell death, which “could lead to new approaches to treating cancer.” Programmed cell death, or Apoptosis, is a critical defense mechanism against the development of abnormal cells like cancer.

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Even the smallest arrivals are happy when they come home to the Holy Land.
 

Posted on: July 12th, 2012

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The third flight since June 18 brought 229 Jews home on the “wings of eagles” from New York’s JFK airport. The new Israelis – young and old, singles and large families – were greeted with tears and warm embraces from family members, as well as songs and a celebratory, 800-people welcoming ceremony organized by Nefesh b’Nefesh and its partners.

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Shalom, a Menifa alumnus.
 

Posted on: July 12th, 2012

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Menifa-Leverage for Life is a nonprofit organization that was founded in Israel in 2004. The mission of the organization is to prevent at-risk youth from dropping out of high school and to reintegrate detached youth into normative frameworks. Since its establishment, Menifa has operated 130 such programs around Israel.

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Archeologist and tour guide Danny Herman is featured in the tourism ministry's video on Jesus at Bethpahge.
 

Posted on: July 12th, 2012

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The Ministry of Tourism's Christian You Tube channel is attracting millions of viewers from around the world. Launched at the end of 2011, the channel crossed the 1.5 million mark this week, averaging 5,500 views per day. And while these numbers are quite tame compared to the truly viral clips on You Tube, the Ministry of Tourism views the channel as an important platform in exposing Israel to the Christian world, promoting tourism to Israel at a time when some large denominations are debating boycotting Israel altogether.

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Posted on: July 12th, 2012

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Watch the live feed from the airport as your family & friends LIVE as they arrive in Israel as new Olim!

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Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury and principal leader of the Church of England
 

Posted on: July 11th, 2012

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On Monday, the Church of England's General Synod overwhelmingly passed a motion to support the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel. The program "brings internationals to the West Bank to experience life under occupation" and "monitor and report human rights abuses" for a period of three to four months. As part of the program, participants are encouraged to lobby on behalf of the Palestinian cause upon their return.

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Ehud Olmert on 2005
 

Posted on: July 11th, 2012

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JERUSALEM – A panel of three Jerusalem regional court judges acquitted former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday of all corruption charges in the Rishon Tours and Moshe Talansky matters. The judges, though, found him guilty of breach of trust in the Investment Center affair, which took place during Olmert’s tenure as minister of industry, trade and labor nearly a decade ago.

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