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Survey: Big Upswing in Religiosity in Israel

A newly-released study shows that while Israel continues to achieve major secular advances in fields such as science and technology, agriculture and economy, the populace is more religious now than ever before.

Spat Between Israeli, PA Delegations in Amman

After a nasty interchange between Israeli and PA representatives in Amman, Prime Minister Netanyahu telling his cabinet "signs are not particularly good" for peace as a result of negotiations

Father of the Year – Man in Samaria Saves Children from Fire

Father of three suffered burns on face and shoulders while extricating his family from danger.

Jewish Mega-Philanthropist Backing Gingrich, Drawing Critique

Republican US presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich’s relationship with Jewish mega-billionaire and foremost donor Sheldon Adelson has raised the ire of critics, who say Gingrich’s very public support for Israel is an exchange for support.

Furor Over Palestinian Grand Mufti’s Statement About Muslims Killing Jews

JERUSALEM – Israeli Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein has ordered a formal Israel Police probe of Palestinian Grand Mufti Muhammad Hussein for incendiary remarks made at a recent gathering of Fatah leaders in Ramallah.

Peace Talks Over, Abbas Says

Even before the meeting on Wednesday, PA and Israeli officials declared the talks fruitless, with each side trying to portray the other as the recalcitrant one.

Israel arrests Hamas lawmakers in Jerusalem

Members of terror group’s political echelon had been hiding from law in Red Cross compound.

Torah of Ben Ish Chai Rescued in Covert Op

An ancient Torah scroll once belonging to the great Torah sage Ben Ish Chai has been rescued from war-torn Iraq, and made its way home to Israel’s beach-side community of Netanya on Tuesday.

Another Woman Attacked in Beit Shemesh

Dozens of haredim stoned the car of a woman as she hung posters for a lottery; similar incidents have sparked debate over the treatment of women in haredi society

Jordan Sends Back Israeli New Year’s Letter in Protest

The Jordanian Foreign Ministry has rejected the New Year’s wishes of Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, sending the letter back because it called Jerusalem the capital of the State of Israel.

PM, IDF Chief Clash Over Next Air Force Commander

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz are reported to be locked in a disagreement over the appointment of the next air force commander, with some suggesting a possible strike on Iranian nuclear facilities as the source of the divide.

Million Shekel Challenge or Legislation to Save Migron?

Migron's residents are not waiting for politicians to change their fate and are offering a one million shekel reward to anyone who can provide legal proof that Migron is owned by its residents and is not private Arab land.

Jordan’s Queen Orders Solid Gold Shoes as King Pushes Two-State Solution

Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan has commissioned a jeweler in Calcutta, India to make shoes for her out of gold.

Palestinians Attack With Rockets, Guns and Axe

Air force kills rocket squad, but shooters flee in West Bank ambush

Bolton: Iran May Be Closer To A Bomb Than We Think

“I worry the publicly available information is giving only a very small picture and that Iran is actually even much further along,” Bolton said in a radio interview on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio”

Jewish Groups Welcome Supreme Court’s ‘Ministerial Exception’ Ruling

The AJC said the “unfettered right of religious institutions to decide who shall convey their religious messages is as much an element of church-state separation as the ban on government sponsorship of religious messages.”

Holocaust Scholars Criticize Obama

Eighty-five prominent Holocaust scholars last week criticized President Obama for failing to respond to Libya’s hosting of a Darfur war criminal.

Israeli Innovations: Helping the High-Tech and the Under-Privileged

A slew of new Israeli innovations are set to make life more convenient – and more viable – all over the world.

Decades After Immigrating, Ethiopians Decry Continuing Discrimination

Many claim prejudices against the Ethiopians’ skin color and widespread suspicion of the authenticity of their Jewishness prevent greater integration.

Israel Struck By Wave Of Cyber Attacks

JERUSALEM – Even as Mossad agents and a team of IDF cyber-warfare specialists began an intensive global hunt for “Ox Omar,” the alleged Saudi hacker who exposed the financial records of thousands of Israeli credit-card holders, the defiant cyber-terrorist launched a second wave of “virtual jihad” attacks on a number of Israeli websites including some government sites and those of El Al and several Israeli banks.

Kadima Battle Begins; Lieberman Faces Inquiry

Tzipi Livni announces Kadima primaries; Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman faces indictment

Strike Ends, but Negotiations to Continue

The most significant outcome of the understandings reached by the two sides was the granting of discounts on water tax rates, which have already risen sharply over the past year, and a freeze on planned changes to municipal tax rates that would primarily benefit large families but dig into the budgets of financially strapped towns.

Hamas Faces Political Upheaval

Longtime Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, who has ruled the terrorist group’s political structure from Damascus since 1996, has told Palestinian media he would soon step down.

Ahmad Tibi Suspended From Knesset

Tibi's rhyming rebuke included a not-so-veiled derogatory reference to fellow MK’s mother

Terrorists Attempt Attack on Court During Sentencing of Fogels’ Murderer

A major terror attack at the Salem Military Court was prevented by IDF soldiers, just as the court was set to sentence the convicted murderer of almost all the members of a Jewish family from Samaria.

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