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Report: Between 700 and 900 Immigrants Died at Sea Last week

May 29, 2016 - 10:37 PM
 
Is Ismail Haniyeh Dead Yet?

May 29, 2016 - 9:57 PM
 
Russia to Return Israeli Tank Captured 34 Years Ago in the Battle of Sultan Yacoub

May 29, 2016 - 9:05 PM
 
This Day in History: Prime Minister Netanyahu Wins in Direct Elections

May 29, 2016 - 8:06 PM
 
Terrorist Arrested After Throwing Firebomb Bag Into Kochav Yaacov

May 29, 2016 - 7:37 PM
 
Jordan’s King Dissolves Parliament, Stifles Riots Over Approval of Israeli Investment

May 29, 2016 - 4:41 PM
 
École Polytechnique and the Weizmann Institute of Science Sign Cooperation Agreement

May 29, 2016 - 3:58 PM
 
Report: Police Recommend Indicting Sara Netanyahu over PM’s Residence Charges

May 29, 2016 - 2:25 PM
 
Report: German Culture Minister Backs Jewish Delegate For Art Restitution Commission

May 29, 2016 - 1:56 PM
 
Corbyn Never Bothered to Answer Herzog’s Letter on Labour Anti-Semitism

May 29, 2016 - 1:39 PM
 
Joint Israeli Security Team Captures Hamas Terrorist Cell Behind Fiery Jerusalem Bus Bombing

May 29, 2016 - 1:25 PM
 
One Injured in Stonethrowing Near Tekoa

May 29, 2016 - 1:04 PM
 
IDF Sets Up Emergency Roadside Location Markers, Don’t Tell the Police

May 29, 2016 - 12:55 PM
 
World Health Organization Names Israel as Sole Abuser of Health Rights

May 29, 2016 - 12:48 PM
 
NJ Resident Convicted of Setting Fire to Synagogue, Rabbi’s Home

May 29, 2016 - 12:39 PM
 
Shaked Drops Bomb: Habayit Hayehudi Ready for New Elections

May 29, 2016 - 12:08 PM
 
Kulanu’s Leftwing Trend Continues: Housing Minister Supports Settlements Freeze

May 29, 2016 - 11:04 AM
 
Kahlon Says Netanyahu’s Coalition Safe – for Now

May 29, 2016 - 10:20 AM
 
Egypt’s Chief Cleric Scolds Israel Over Nude Dancers in Holy City of Jerusalem

May 28, 2016 - 11:34 PM
 
1,000 at Funeral for Hebron Terrorist, Hundreds Cry ‘Allahu Akbar!’

May 28, 2016 - 10:37 PM
 
Lebanese News Outlet Confirms Hezbollah Digging Tunnels on Israel’s Northern Border

May 28, 2016 - 9:41 PM
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Posted on: June 17th, 2009

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JERUSALEM - The father of a Brooklyn-born Israeli soldier who was captured by Syria 27 years ago died last week at age 81 having never learned the fate of his son.

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Posted on: June 17th, 2009

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      The Palestinian Authority has received signs from the U.S. that it shouldn’t take Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent major address seriously, a top PA official told this column.        Nimer Hamad, senior political adviser to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, also said the PA is not concerned about Netanyahu’s policies since Abbas relies on American […]

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Posted on: June 17th, 2009

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JERUSALEM - After two months of intense American pressure, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finally uttered the magic words: two states for two peoples.

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Posted on: June 10th, 2009

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            In his major address to the Muslim world last week, President Obama quoted a verse from the Koran that is widely interpreted as urging Muslims to follow Muhammad in waging jihad against non-believers.             “I have pointed to this section of the Koran as showing the importance of jihad and to follow the prophet [Muhammad] […]

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Posted on: June 10th, 2009

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WASHINGTON - Jewish organizational reaction to President Obama's speech in Cairo on June 4 can be summed up in one sentence: Left-wing Jewish groups applauded the speech as a whole, while more centrist groups or those that tilt more to the right had both praise and criticism.

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Posted on: June 10th, 2009

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WASHINGTON - Jewish organizational reaction to President Obama's speech in Cairo on June 4 can be summed up in one sentence: Left-wing Jewish groups applauded the speech as a whole, while more centrist groups or those that tilt more to the right had both praise and criticism.

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Posted on: June 3rd, 2009

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      The Obama administration made clear to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting last week that the U.S. foresees the creation of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, according to a top PA official speaking to this column.       “The American administration was very friendly to the position of the PA,” said […]

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Posted on: June 3rd, 2009

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WASHINGTON - Even as it publicly stakes out a hard-line position against Israeli settlement expansion, the Obama administration has so far avoided serious criticism from most U.S. Jewish groups and pro-Israel Democratic lawmakers.

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Posted on: June 3rd, 2009

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WASHINGTON - Even as it publicly stakes out a hard-line position against Israeli settlement expansion, the Obama administration has so far avoided serious criticism from most U.S. Jewish groups and pro-Israel Democratic lawmakers.

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Posted on: June 3rd, 2009

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JERUSALEM - An American Jewish leader was restricted by security guards from entering the Knesset last week after he questioned an Arab lawmaker over seemingly anti-Israel statements and practices.

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Posted on: May 27th, 2009

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During a secret visit here earlier this month, CIA Director Leon Panetta told Israeli officials the country should prepare for a situation in which Iran possesses nuclear weapons capable of striking Israel, according to a source intimately familiar with the matter. The message was not the main thrust of Panetta’s meetings in Israel, but officials […]

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Posted on: May 27th, 2009

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WASHINGTON - The arrest of four men accused of plotting to attack two Bronx synagogues underscores the threat to Jewish targets by individuals or small groups, several experts said.

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Posted on: May 27th, 2009

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WASHINGTON - The arrest of four men accused of plotting to attack two Bronx synagogues underscores the threat to Jewish targets by individuals or small groups, several experts said.

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Posted on: May 20th, 2009

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Hamas is hopeful President Obama will open a dialogue with the group despite Congressional restrictions on such talks, Ahmed Yousef, Hamas’s chief political adviser in Gaza, told this column in an exclusive interview this week.Speaking from Gaza after Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Yousef said he believes Obama intends to “change” American […]

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Posted on: May 13th, 2009

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In stark contrast to the Bush administration, President Obama’s staff is not coordinating its policy on Iran or the greater Middle East with Israel and has not been informing the Jewish state of its plans or recent diplomatic developments in the Mideast, according to sources in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office. (See related story, page […]

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Posted on: May 13th, 2009

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JERUSALEM - Coming as a self-described "pilgrim of peace," Pope Benedict XVI vowed to fight anti-Semitism and called for a Palestinian state in the moments after his arrival in Israel for a five-day visit.

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Posted on: May 13th, 2009

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JERUSALEM - Coming as a self-described "pilgrim of peace," Pope Benedict XVI vowed to fight anti-Semitism and called for a Palestinian state in the moments after his arrival in Israel for a five-day visit.

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Posted on: May 6th, 2009

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Israel’s government has quietly begun constructing the country’s security barrier along a controversial route that will effectively block off Jewish property and an important Jewish neighborhood from the rest of Jerusalem, this column has learned. Before the February elections, then-candidate Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about the importance of maintaining and developing a Jerusalem region called E1, […]

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Posted on: May 6th, 2009

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking via satellite, told the AIPAC policy conference in Washington Monday evening that he supported a "triple track" approach to talking with the Palestinians covering security, economic and political negotiations.

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Posted on: April 29th, 2009

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While President Bush “blindly” and “mindlessly” supported Israel, President Obama may be less willing to give the Jewish state “blank checks,” says Rosa Brooks, the Obama administration’s new adviser to one of the most influential Pentagon officials. Brooks will advise Michelle Fluornoy, the undersecretary of defense for policy, a position that wields enormous power regarding […]

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