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Jews, Arabs to Gather in Jerusalem to Discuss ‘The Jordan Option’

"It is about time that decision-makers make room on the table for other proposals that might actually work."

MK Smotrich’s Circle: Next Week We’ll Pass Beit El Construction Resolution

Netanyahu, who left the Sharon government half an hour before the troops descended on the 8,600 Jewish residents of Gush Katif, back in 2005, has since managed to wiggle his way out of confrontational situations by making promises to evicted settlers – promises he very rarely kept, usually after concentrated public shaming.

Former MK Basel Ghattas Starts Serving Prison Term for Security Violations

In his ruling, Judge Itay Bresler-Gonen wrote that Ghattas "took advantage of his status as a member of the Knesset and the trust given him by the democratic system and the IPS.'

Hamas Delegation in Egypt to Discuss New Leaf in Relations

The delegation includes representatives from the Ministries of Interior, Finance, Works, Economy and the Energy Authority.

IDF Arrests 2 PFLP Female Leaders

Jarrar, who represents the PLFP in the Palestinian Legislative Council, was released from Israeli prison in June 2016 after serving 15 months and paying a $3,000 fine.

Israel Starts Suing the Estates of Killed Terrorists

'From now on, anyone who plotted, planned or contemplated carrying out an attack will know that their family would pay a heavy price for their heinous act.'

Olmert Leaves Prison after 16 Months, May Be Ill

The Prosecutor's Office wanted to postpone the parole board hearing indefinitely but only received a one-week postponement. A request for an extension was rejected by parole board chair, retired judge Rachel Goldberg.

Florida Real Estate Investor Waging Revenge War Over Western Wall

It's difficult to predict whether offended US Jews who discovered there's a limit to their political influence in their second-choice country will be able to keep up the turf war much longer.

A Thousand Demonstrators in Front of Netanyahu’s Residence over Kotel Dispute

Alas, this dispute is not over a connection to God but over political turf, both regarding the Kotel and the conversions.

Japan’s Bank Apologizes for Praising Hitler

Public figures in Japan, a German ally in World War II, occasionally cause controversy when they express favorable comments about economic or other aspects of the Nazi regime.

Another Palestinian State Grows in Gaza

Dahlan is quietly laying the groundwork for the statesmanship that must come next.

Survey Shows Majority of Israelis Object to Considering Diaspora Jews’ Views in Legislation

The survey revealed a strong correlation between the religious standards of respondents and their view on how vital the views of foreign Jews are.

PM Modi to Meet Son of Chabad Emissaries Killed in Mumbai Terror Attack

Nowadays Moshe lives with his maternal grandparents in Afula, in Jezreel Valley.

Netanyahu to AIPAC: My Choice Was between Reform Kotel and Government Collapse

Both of Netanyahu's decisions caused a storm and created a rift with Diaspora Jews, most emphatically in the US.

Congress Adding $705 Million Aid to Israel Thumbing Nose at Obama Limits

The new awarded funds appear to contradict an agreement between the Obama White House and Israel, which complemented last year's package of $38 billion in military assistance over the next decade.

2,000 Jews Pray at Joseph’s Tomb Overnight Thursday

Throughout the night dozens of Arabs threw stones at IDF soldiers who guarded the entrance to the holy site, and the Jews inside. They also threw Molotov cocktails.

Tweet of the Week

This tweet by Eugene Kontorovich sums up the Kotel conflict in 140 letters or less.

Russia Planning Free Trade Zone with India, Egypt, Iran, Israel

'Regarding India and Egypt, I think we will start talks this year, probably closer to the year-end. Negotiations with Israel have already started.'

Parole Board Releasing Former Prime Minister Sunday

The State Attorney's Office strongly opposed the decision and is expected to request that the release delayed and may appeal the decision.

Jewish NGO: IDF Recruiters Grill, Humiliate Women Seeking Religious Exemption

In her interview, M. was asked, 'What is the blessing of the moon, when is it said, what is the nusach (style) you use?' Except that, according to Jewish law, women are not obligated to keep many of the time-related commandments, which the moon blessing most certainly is.

Speaker Edelstein to Russian Parliament: I Greet You in the Language for which I...

Speaker Edelstein was invited to give the speech exactly 30 years after he had completed a three-year sentence in a Soviet labor camp for his Zionist activities.

Israel’s UN Envoy Slams Invites to Terror-Supporting NGOs

The forum, in case you were planning to participate, has been sold out. If you are a terror-supporting NGO and didn't receive an invitation, you'll have to watch the whole thing on web TV – or look for ticket scalpers.

Regavim Petitions High Court over Arab ‘Smugglers’ Highway’

'The immediate significance of the new route is an increase in the amount of smuggling, including weapons, prostitution, illegal aliens, and the export of Palestinian women to the Bedouin population for polygamous marriages.'
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US Warns Syria Preparing Another Chemical Attack

In April, the US responded to the Syrian regime's chemical attack on civilians in suburban Damascus by launching 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the airbase from which the warplanes responsible for the chemical attacks had flown.

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