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US Denies Obama Boycotting Ariel U. Students

A U.S. embassy official denied that it did not invite students from Ariel University to President Barack Obama’s speech in Jerusalem next week because...

Thomas Friedman Labels Obama’s Visit a ‘Tourist Trip’

Thomas Friedman is ho-hum about Obama’s visit to Israel, calls him a “tourist” and calls the Palestinian Authority issue a “hobby” for US diplomats. But does anyone care what Thomas Friedman says?

Coalition Finally in Place after Bennett’s Mediation

After a month of poker, chess and blind man’s bluff, a coalition is in place. Netanyahu played miserably, Lapid refused to move, and Bennett was the kingmaker, proving that politics is compromise.

Obama Boycotting the Knesset and Ariel University

This is what presidential contempt feels like. Let's all get used to it.

European Union Officials to Tour Jewish Sites in Samaria

European Union officials from Austria, Belgium and Turkey are scheduled to visit Ariel University, in Central Samaria, and will meet with Shomron Jewish leaders...

A Preview of President Obama’s Stage Show to Israel

The year’s biggest photo op gets underway next week. Obama will smile in Jerusalem and Ramallah and pray in a church that he can “fool all the people all of the time.”

High Court: Ofra and Adam to Lose Fence Protection

Safety and security of the Jewish residents of the Binyamin region has been compromised.

Rabbi Froman of Tekoa, Gush Etzion, Dies after Long Illness

Rabbi Menachem Froman died Monday night at has home in Tekoa in Gush Etzion, where 200 of his students and followers sang and prayed instead of learning with him a weekly lesson in the mystical Zohar.

Settlement Construction Freeze Until Obama Goes Home

Everybody wants to avoid the embarrassment of Joe Biden's visit, when plans for East Jerusalem construction were published during his stay in Israel.

Likud to Lapid: Your Bennett Pact Will Spoil Settlement Uprooting

A similar statement was attributed to Bibi himself during his chat with Yair Lapid.

State Dept. Not Sure Who Owns the Golan Heights

What does the State Dept. say when a US-based company, one of whose shareholders is former VP Cheney, explores for oil in the Golan Heights? It says, “Uh, y’know what? that’s a good question.”

Police Say ‘Price Tag’ Attack was Staged by PA

Israel police announced Thursday that the alleged “price tag” attack in the Arab village of Kusra last week was fabricated and staged by Arabs...

Israeli Rescue Operation at the Heart of Arab Samaria

"I did not think twice before I agreed," the anesthesiologist said.

EU Urging Boycott of Companies Threatening Two-State Solution

Internal report: "Building in Jerusalem the greatest threat to the two-state solution."

PLO Supporting Escalating Violence But No ‘Third Intifada’ in Sight

"The atmosphere is similar to the first intifada: it's popular, non-violent and massive and will spread all over the Palestinian territories."

51% Want Lapid, Bennett, Livni, Mofaz in Government, No Haredim

44% said they prefer their party to compromise on principles to join Netanyahu's coalition.

Settlement Mayor Boycotting IDF Ceremony over Treatment of Women

Ravivi was enraged: "It's unacceptable that we're the leaders in all the most important statistics, yet, in the end, we find ourselves in the 60th percentile."

The Mysteriously Missing Religious Alliance

Who's to blame for there being no religious bloc in the negotiations with the Likud?

Israel Awards First-Ever Oil Drilling Permit in Golan Heights

Israel has awarded the first-ever oil drilling permit in the Golan Heights. On the eve of almost every high-level visit to Israel by US officials,...

Settlers Take Security Into Their Own Hands

Feeling abandoned, some residents of Judea and Samaria are taking security into their own hands.

Jews Teach Arabs that Blocking Roads Is a Two-Way Street

After too many Jewish drivers were attacked over the past few days, Jewish residents of the Shomron turned the tables around and blocked Arab traffic for an hour in protest.

The Peace Process Obama Won’t See: Firebombs and Sniper Fire

If Obama calls Jews settlers, what would he call Arab attackers? Indians? Unlike “settlers,” he won’t be firebombed, stabbed, shot at or run over by Arab drivers without licenses.

Arabs Destroy 2.5 Acres of Vineyard in Samaria, Locals Say

Residents demand that the crimes be investigated and dealt with as they would anywhere else in Israel.

Arab Protesters Close Efrat Highway (Video)

At around 10:45 AM, dozens of Arab protesters have managed to close Highway 60, the main highway next to the town of Efrat. IDF and...

Rav Ronsky: Your Arms and Legs Will Be Broken

Following a threat by a young activist to disrupt the Fogel family memorial due to the inclusion of General Nitzan Alon in the ceremony, Rabbi Ronsky threatened to have his arms and legs broken if he showed up.

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