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Israeli Startups Post Record Fifth Year of Growth

Israeli VC funds invested $814 million in 2017, the highest sum since 2013, and an increase of 25 percent from $651 million in 2016.

Jerusalem Stabber Back in Court

"For the sake of the homeland I sacrificed my blood, everything for you, Palestine."

Political, Diplomatic Echelons At Odds Over Trump’s UNRWA Budget Cut

Hotovely: UNWRA has "perpetuated the Palestinians’ fantasy" of returning to homes destroyed during the 1948 War of Independence.

Haifa U to Host US Security Expert at Geostrategy Conference

Brian Michael Jenkins is slated to present the American perspective on “How a Democratic State Defends Against Terrorism."

Ahed Tamimi to Stay in Jail Until Trial

"NGOs cannot have it both ways: arguing she is treated too harshly for a 16-year old, but lauding her for intentional provocation against soldiers.”

Bank of Israel Buys US Dollars to Stabilize Trade With Strong Shekel

On Tuesday, the Bank of Israel tried to slow things down a bit by purchasing more than $400 million, not for the first time.

German Prosecutors Say No Clemency for ‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’

Groening said in 2015 that he would not ask forgiveness from survivors or victims’ families. “I can only ask my God for forgiveness,” he said.

Bibi Coming Home with $500 Million Indian Military Deal Restored

According to reports, it was the Indian military which pushed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restore the deal, because the local industry could not compete with the Israeli advanced technology.

Cymbrowitz Blasts Paper For Blaming Lackluster Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts On ‘The Jew’

“In the end, Congress will do what ‘the Jew’ wants, as the vulgar prototype of true power is called,” she wrote.

Rabbi Calling to Oust IDF Chief over Mixed-Sex Agenda

Naturally, a slew of politicians took a ride on Rabbis Eliyahu and Aviner's statements, eager to score points with their supporters.

Watch, It Finally Happened: Police Bewildered as 42 Jews Pray Aloud on Temple Mount

What would happen when a thousand Jews ascend to the holy mountain? Who could stop them?

Knesset Committee Chair: Home Front Unprepared for Next War

MK Peretz warned that civil society would not be able to continue to provide services in a time of war.

Survey Shows BDS Groups Furious at Being Blacklisted

A French organization wrote, “We will not be able to reach the youth organization with which we collaborate in the West Bank. We won’t be able to coordinate projects… This is Israel’s way of silencing us.”

Report: Defense Ministry Working on Plan to Legalize 70 Outposts in Judea and Samaria

At the top of the list is the Asa'el outpost in the Mount Hebron Regional Council, where 46 families live.

Reports: Israel Attacked Military Airfield in Damascus

According to the reports, the attack hit weapons warehouses belonging to Hezbollah. The targeted structures were damaged.

Netanyahu’s ‘Firm Estimate’ – US Embassy Moving to Jerusalem Within a Year

Since his declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, President Trump's aggregate popularity numbers have risen consistently, from around 36% to just under 40%.

PA TV Music Video Promotes Suicide Bombings (video)

The vocalist sings in throaty tones about the "rewards" one will get for killing Jews, while romanticized photos of beautiful suicide bombers are flashed throughout the video.

Knesset Committee Approves Accessibility Law

The new policy was drafted by Meretz MK Ilan Gilon. It becomes law in February 2018.

2008 Terror Massacre Survivor Moshe Holtzberg Arrives in Mumbai

It’s the first time Moshe Holtzberg has been to India since his parents, Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, were killed on November 26, 2008.

Bedouin Recruitment to IDF Increases in 2017

The IDF is hoping to increase recruits by another 50 percent in 2018, with 600 new recruits in the coming year.

Transportation Minister Takes Media for ‘Fast, Free Ride’

Katz gave his word that the line would open on time on the eve of Passover the year, even though it probably would not be able to run the entire length of the route.

Nazareth Illit’s New Movie Theater Named for ‘Wonder Woman’

"Gal Gadot is an example of success, who has shown that dreams can be attained.”

Trump Makes Good on Threat, Cuts Payment to UNRWA

More than 50 percent of the U.S. initial payment to UNRWA was withheld "for future consideration."

Boy, 13, Killed in Accident Involving Unattended Bedouin Camel Down South

"This is a terrible and painful tragedy, but unfortunately it was bound to happen," said Amichai Yogev, director of operations for the Regavim movement in the south.

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