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On the Anniversary of Entebbe, Malkah is Home on the Range

We expected to learn how to handle weapons and hone self-defense skills. I did not expect to have one of the most moving days of my life.

Former PM Shamir Remembered For Saying Little, Standing Strong

WASHINGTON – When Yitzhak Shamir was Israel’s prime minister, he liked to point American visitors to a gift he received upon his retirement after many years serving in the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service.

Mofaz to Netanyahu: You Must Accept Haredi Conscription

A few hours after a report by MK Plesner's committee on "equal share in burden" was made public Wednesday morning, coalition partner Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz convened members of his faction to say that he expects Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept the committee's recommendations within a few days days. "The decision before us is a crucial decision for Israel," he stressed.

Threshold Incubator Gives Educators the Business

Welcome to the Threshold, a Jewish educational entrepreneurship incubator in Israel helps educators thrive financially while doing what they do best – educating.

Carmel Caves Voted a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The announcement comes on the heels of UNESCO's decision last week to name the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem as "Palestine's" first World Heritage Site.

Stunning Synagogue Discovered in Huqoq

A monumental synagogue building dating to the Late Roman period (ca. 4th-5th centuries C.E.) has been uncovered in archaeological excavations at the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq in Israel's Galilee.

Health Ministry: Breast is Best in Israel

Israel’s Health Ministry will begin a more concentrated effort to encourage women to breastfeed their babies, instituting new policies in hospitals starting September 1.

iVoteIsrael Making Registration a Cinch for US Expats

A new movement to register American expatriates in Israel to vote in the US elections aims to encourage them to cast their ballots for the good of Israel.

Two Israeli Politicians Present New Solutions to Israel-Palestinian Conflict

MK Uri Ariel of the National Union and Knesset hopeful Naftali Bennett offer their alternatives to the "Land for Peace" formula.

Israel’s Gas Cost Drops, Tax Still 55%

The price of gas was lowered overnight Sunday by 2.15%, making the maximum price of self-serve 95-octane gasoline 16 agorot per liter less - NIS 7.27.

Yitzhak Shamir, 96

Former Prime Minister Yithak Shamir passed away on Saturday night at age 96. As member of the Mossad Shamir directed the assassinations of former Nazi rocket scientists working on the Egyptian missile program.He served several terms as prime minister throughout the 1980s. He maintained a hard political line, which strained his relations with the U.S.

Survey: Israelis Split over U.S. Role in Reaching Peace

The 2012 B'nai B'rith World Center Survey on Contemporary Israeli Attitudes Toward Diaspora Jewry also found that an overwhelming majority of Israeli Jews disagree with calls on American Jewry to "boycott the settlements," while thirteen percent support such a boycott. And 51 percent of respondents said that “encouraging Aliya” is the best government response to anti-Semitism.

Last of 30 Ulpana Families Expelled, Hope Bibi Keeps Promise

Their hopes that Beit El will swell in growth did not ease the pain of parting from the homes they had cultivated on the same mountain upon which Jewish tradition states Jacob had a dream of angels ascending and descending a ladder – the mountain upon which the Jewish people earned the name Israel.

Israeli Cherries Show up in Iranian Market

The sweetness of Israel has seeped into the lives of unsuspecting Iranians, in the form of cherries grown in the Holy Land.

Reigniting Economic Cooperation Between Israel And Emerging Nations

Shifting regional alliances, spurred by Europe's economic adversity and the spread of radical Islam across Africa, has created a window of opportunity for Israel to reengage with a host of emerging African nations.

Haredi Draft Proposal Offers Few Sticks, Many Carrots

The Plesner Committee, tasked with crafting an alternative to the Tal Law for haredi service in Israel, is reportedly drafting a proposal which would defer the enlistment of haredi men till age 22, offer financial incentives to yeshivot that have younger enlistment rates, and begin to levy economic sanctions on haredim who don't enlist by age 23.

Rabbi Ariel Under Criminal Probe, ‘Banned Indefinitely’ from Temple Mount

The 78 year old who took part in the liberation of Temple Mount in 1967 is banned from entering the holiest Jewish site by Israeli Police, who say he will face charges.

Tragic Ulpana Hill Evacuation Conducted in Orderly Fashion

Contractors hired by the Defense Ministry are busy packing the contents of the houses slated for evacuation Tuesday. Some residents held a press conference and described their feelings. "We're being removed against our will," said one of the local women. "We're doing it with a broken heart, but with our heads held high."

Putin Vows: Holocaust Will Not Be Repeated

Two years ago, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on a visit to Moscow, proposed the idea of a monument in Israel commemorating the sacrifices of the Red Army on behalf of Jews, President Putin promised to come to Israel for the inauguration ceremony.

New Egyptian President: ‘We Will Revise the Camp David Treaty’

The statement, made by Mohammed Morsi in an interview with Fars News Agency published Monday, seems to contradict comments he made in his televised victory speech, where he offered a vague assurance that he would "preserve international accords and obligations."

Russia to Possess Historic Building in Heart of Jerusalem

The transfer of one of Jerusalem’s most prime pieces of real estate to Russia will be finalized when the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) vacates its offices, following the completion of talks between Israel and Russia on Sunday.

Did Ha’aretz Turn Eli Yishai Into a Racist ‘White Man’?

A missing sentence in an Ha'aretz translation is all that stands between Eli Yishai being a racist, and those he's quoting.

Israeli Olympic Team Announced

The Olympic Committee of Israel approved its list of 36 athletes to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Sunday.

Mass Early Morning ‘Sack and Ashes’ Rally Against Haredi Draft

The assembly of at least 2000 began by saying Slichot, led by Rabbi Yaakov Chanun, who is the baal tefilah at the Munkatch beit Midrash on the Yamim Noraim. The assembled repeated chapters of Tehilim, verse by verse, and sat down on the ground in mourning just as Jews do on the day of Tisha B'Av.

It’s Official: Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi Elected President of Egypt

Morsi's election will have tremendous reverberations beyond Egypt's borders, and not least for Israel, as the Muslim Brotherhood has questioned the validity of the 30-plus year peace treaty between Israel and Egypt; and is also the inspiration for and closely affiliated with Hamas, which rules in Gaza, and borders both Egypt and Israel.

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