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You Thought Tel Aviv Was Israel’s Most Non-Religious City? Nope. It’s Modi’in

If you view freedom as driving on Shabbat while devouring a ham sandwich on a date with a gentile to purchase a Christmas tree – this is the index for you.

The Atlantic Wants Ayelet Shaked to Replace Bibi

Shaked is a ball of contradictions, which gives her power and makes her uniquely pan-Israeli.

American-Israeli Professor Appointed Governor of Bank of Israel

Prime Minister Netanyahu has shown a clear preference for American trained economists.

Israel’s Homeland Security Investigating Bedouin Bride Trafficking

In recent years, two bills have been introduced in an attempt to prevent the rise of Bedouin polygamy in Israel, but both have failed to be enacted.

MK Smotrich: Keep the Falash Mura in Africa

The Falash Mura are members of the Beta Israel community in Ethiopia and Eritrea who converted to Christianity over the past two centuries.

Rivlin to Merkel: We Must Starve the Iranian Monster, Not Feed It

Merkel said, “Germany has an uncompromising commitment to Israel, both because of our pasts but also because Israel is the only and strongest democracy in the region."

US Confirms Obama’s Ten-Year Memorandum of Understanding with Israel

In his signing statement, back in September 2016, President Obama did not declare strategic cooperation with Israel to be an end in itself, as did Monday's statement from the Trump administration.

Lebanese FM: Netanyahu Allegations Meant to Justify More Israeli Attacks

Speaking to ambassadors gathered at the Foreign Ministry, the FM extended an invitation to them to visit a site near Beirut's airport and another at a soccer Stadium, and see there's nothing there.
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The Bibi Syndrome: Iranians Take Selfies with Exposed Nuclear Facility

Iranians who had watched his speech have been flocking to the site in the Iranian capital, to take selfies.

If Recognized by Israel, Kosovo Would Open Embassy in Jerusalem

According to a 2011 Census, 95.6% of the population of Kosovo are Muslim.

Rightwing Group Manipulates Leftist Justice Official into Forcing Bedouin Mixed Swimming

Rightwing party Otzma Yehudit (formerly Otzma LeYisrael) headed by Michael Ben-Ari, Aryeh Eldad, Baruch Marzel, Itamar Ben-Gvir, and Zvi Sukkot is one of the...

A First: Court Orders Interior Ministry to Recognize Private Orthodox Conversion

In 2016, the High Court of Justice ruled that conversions in private Orthodox courts in Israel should be recognized. The Netanyahu government has been dragging its feet about complying with the ruling.
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Report: Israel Bans Soldier-Slapper Ahed Tamimi from Traveling Abroad

She was going to "participate in some events and discuss the Palestinian resistance movement and the experience of being detained in Israel."

Eurovision Demands Israeli Commitment to Allow In Fans Who Are Anti-Israel

The EBU also demands that Israel agree not to restrict in any way the events related to the contest that would fall on Shabbat.

New Perspective: Philippines President Now Says Hitler Was ‘Insane’

Duterte also said despots who show their insanity "should be disposed of at the first instance."

Netanyahu: Whoever Tries to Hurt Us – We Hurt Them

"Whoever threatens us with destruction puts himself in similar danger and in any case will not achieve his goal," Netanyahu vowed.

High Court Orders Israel to Permit Entry of Hamas Family Members for Medical Treatment

Hamas is holding Israeli citizens captive while sending Hamas family members to Israel for medical treatment.

Muslims Reach Near 18% of Israel’s Population

Some 33% of the Arab households in Israel have 6 or more members, compared to only 10% of Jewish households.

Rising Home Prices ‘Not My Problem’ Says Finance Minister Kahlon

"I'm only in this position on a temporary basis, whereas Israel is here forever."

Binyamin Politician Interrogated for Forcing Open Road to Jerusalem Blocked by Red Tape

The purpose of the new road is to connect all the Arab neighborhoods and villages of eastern Jerusalem to the downtown area, making them part of a cohesive, unified city.

Epidemic: 42 Israelis Infected by Leptospirosis

The Health Ministry's Director General said there are 242 other patients suspected of contracting Leptospirosis.

Gaza Expulsion Day – What Did Israeli Pols Predict 13 Years Ago?

Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz: "We will be in of control of the envelope around the fence, and the level of terror will drop in the Gaza Strip, as pragmatic forces will rise."

Zionist NGO Calls on Swiss Ambassador to Stop Digging into Israel’s State Secrets

Ad Kan asked the Swiss ambassador to explain his country's reasons for funding Akevot to the tune of $200,000, and demanded that embassy staff be instructed to resume acceptable diplomatic protocol.

Labor Leader to DM Liberman: ‘You’ve Failed, Go Home’

"We've gone through two wars and now we're in this situation. He can't solve the problem, which means that he won't be able to solve it in the future."

Israeli Government Preparing for Continued Steep Rise in Tourism

The lack of manpower in housekeeping is one of the most difficult problems facing hotel operations in Israel. Turns out Israelis don't like cleaning up after visiting foreigners. Who knew?

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