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Google Celebrates 127th Birthday of Jewish Poet Who Shared Nobel with Agnon

In short, to compare the near-unknown Sachs to the meteoric Agnon was one of the most egregious sins committed by the Nobel prize committee, equal to their awarding Barack Obama the prize for being the first Black president.

HIV Carriers Allowed to Enlist in IDF

Another change: overweight recruits will be allowed to undergo stomach-shortening surgery, go on a six-month leave and then be reevaluated as potential combat recruits.

This Year, Trump Invites All Jewish Lawmakers to Hanukkah Party

Last year the president celebrated only with Jewish members of Congress who were supportive of him.

Chess Federation Disqualifies Saudis for Banning Israeli Players

The FIDE "has agreed to strip Saudi Arabia from the right to host a forthcoming chess tournament, after a lawyers' letter was sent by two Israeli nationals."

Reports: Northern Shield Was in Background of Liberman’s Resignation, Bennett’s Ultimatum, Pompeo Meeting

Liberman, who was eager to make good on his public announcements about getting even with Gaza, felt that Netanyahu was making him look bad, manipulating his position to make it untenable.

When Hanukkah Marked the War Between Jewish Left and Jewish Faith

A miracle did not take place for us / A can of oil we did not find.

Former Peace Now Secretary Oppenheimer Married by Religious Zionist Rabbi

Oppenheimer's activities in Peace Now include advocating for a Palestinian state and for freezing construction in the Jewish settlements.

George Soros’ Foundation Fleeing Turkey

In a speech a week ago, Erdoğan attacked "The famous Hungarian Jew Soros."

El Al Gives 400 NY Haredi Passengers Free Roundtrip Tickets to… Europe

"El Al does not take note of its customers' affiliation to any sector, gender or nationality."

Senior Israeli Academic Pleaded with European Anthropologists to Boycott Judea, Samaria Colleges

"It is an absolute disgrace that Israeli academics – whose salary is paid for by the Israeli taxpayer – are leading the calls to boycott academic institutions in Israel."

Yeshiva Dean Demands El Al Apologize or Face Haredi Boycott

"To my chagrin, it has been a week since the event in which the entire Torah observant public was soiled for all to see for things that never happened."

Haredi Passengers: El Al Lost Our Shtreimlach

Once again, El Al's Haredi passengers are furious at Israel's national carrier, this time also about ruining their Shabbat, but in a new way: According...

Hamas Intelligence Gathering Effort Reveals Extent of Its Shock Over Israeli Infiltration

The photos that have been released by Hamas after the operation indicate that the retreating IDF unit left several items behind in the field, and in Gaza they're wondering what they were for.

Haaretz: Shaked Completed Her Supreme Court Revolution

Haaretz commentator Nir Hasson on Thursday suggested that "today's Supreme Court is at best a rubber stamp with a legal and moral flexibility regarding...

Extreme Left Pushing Retake of Israel’s Government Using US Democrats’ Model

"Voters are receptive to progressive agendas, even if they don’t identify as such."
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Gazans Celebrate as Liberman Bids Farewell to IDF, Civilian Security Leaders (video)

"If we don't stop allowing [Hamas] to rearm and build its force, in one more year we'll have Hezbollah's twin, with all that entails."

Netanyahu: ‘Our Enemies Pleaded for a Ceasefire and They Know Very Well Why’

"I see the overall picture of Israel's security, which I cannot share with the public. [...] it is mostly hidden from view."

Greenblatt Rebuking ‘Terrorists in Gaza’ Amidst Promises of ‘Deal of the Century’

It remains to be seen how Greenblatt plans to incorporate his clear understanding of the borderline-suicidal policies of the Gaza terror gang into his much touted plan for a "deal of the century."

Netanyahu in Paris for Armistice Day, But No Meeting with Putin

Netanyahu is slated to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron while in Paris.

Netanyahu in ‘Excellent Health’ Says Doctor

Deputy Minister Ze’ev Elkin served as temporary Prime Minister during the time Netanyahu was under sedation.

Pig’s Head Posted on Israeli Synagogue Gate

The incumbent mayor has often been charged with discrimination against the city's religious population.

Russia’s Chief Rabbi Says Jews There Comfortable and Confident

According to Rabbi Lazar, the situation in Europe is less favorable for Jews.

Culture Minister Miri Regev’s Statue Now a Temporary Feature at Israel’s National Theater

In recent months, Minister Regev has provoked outrage in the culture community in Israel with her so-called "Law of Loyalty in Culture."

Post-Midterms: With Democrats Retaking the House, Jewish Leaders Still See Strong Israel Support

“The concern we have is that some new Democrats are not favorable for Israel, and the hope is that they will be marginalized.

‘Occupation’ is Nonsense, Netanyahu Tells Likud Colleagues at Faction Meeting

“Power is key. Power changes everything in our policy with Arab nations."

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