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Prime Real Estate Opening for Housing on Dismantled IDF Camps

It's a boom: some 100,000 housing units will replace military camps in the high-value center of Israel.

Report: Trump Team Searching for Embassy Site in Jerusalem

US President-elect Trump has reportedly sent an advance team to search for a Jerusalem site for an embassy.

IDF Concerned: Combat Recruitment Motivation Down for 3rd Straight Draft

The last time IDF combat recruitment was this low was recorded immediately after the 2006 Second Lebanon War.The trend was eventually corrected in 2010, when demand for combat service surged to an 80% peak. But it has since been declining consistently.

Netanya’s Feirberg Only Clear Winner Out of 3 Police-Probed Mayors

In Ashkelon, candidtae Tomer Glam is mayor Shimoni's attorney, who represents him in the criminal case against him. Talk about too close for comfort.

‘Israel Will Always Stand With America’ in Fight Against Terror

“Just as the US has always stood by our side ... Israel will always stand with America in the fight against terror."

Harper, Netanyahu Meet Chabad Rabbis

Canadian Chabad rabbis accompanied Harper on his trip.

Pence Postpones Visit to Israel to Help Pass Senate Tax Reform Bill

The folks in Ramallah, meanwhile, declared the US Vice President persona non grata, because of the president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. So no laying a wreath on Chairman Arafat's grave for now.

Trump Cuts State Dept. Budget by 28%, Israel’s Share Intact

Trump originally wanted a 37% reduction in the State Department's budget, but gave in to pressure from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Seeking Anglos’ Vote, Likud Junket Heads to Hebron

The 140 participants on the “Remember Hebron!" tour were English speakers from places like Jerusalem, Ra’anana, Tel Aviv, and Modi’in. For 50 shekels (45 for Jerusalemites) they got to take a luxury bus for a tour of Hebron organized by Likud Anglos and Young Likud, and give "a show of support for the Jewish community of Hebron and Jewish settlement in all the Land of Israel!" There was no mention of the fact that Likud Prime Minister Netanyahu in 1997 delivered most of Hebron into the hands of the PLO.

El Al Pilots’ ‘Italian Strike’ Creating Massive Delays

Israel's 2012 Aviation Services Act compels airlines to provide passengers whose flight was delayed by at least two hours with food and drink as well as communication services.

WJS: NSA Taps Guided Obama’s Win over Netanyahu on Iran

According to US law, there’s a huge difference between tapping foreigners, even very friendly ones, like Netanyahu, and tapping US elected officials without their knowledge.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Touts Obama’s Creds, Many Remain Unconvinced

Schultz declared: “There is nothing, and I mean nothing, in the Republicans’ right wing social agenda that appeals to the American Jewish community.”

MK Feiglin to Address Visitors to Temple Mount from which He is Barred

In the Jewish State, religious Jews are kept by secular politicians on the command of Arab executives from setting foot on the holiest place on Earth.

Catsimatidis Quietly Breaks Record with 50 Friendraiser Events

“The events outside Manhattan are drawing large crowds and attracting GOP Primary voters, building the enthusiasm we need to win.”

‘Open Orthodox’ Rabbi Alters Shabbat Prayer for the President to Omit Trump

So we searched the text of this socially conscious, alternative prayer, and discovered it has no mention of three words: "Jews," "Jewish," and "Israel."

How Much Is Netanyahu Worth?

Following the minor storm that erupted on Monday over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request to rearrange his portfolio which is in a blind trust—a request he eventually rescinded—Forbes Israel decided to dig into that portfolio, to find out how rich is Bibi. It turns out he's not crazy rich, and incidentally, close to half of the Netanyahus wealth is invested in their penthouse in the affluent neighborhood of Rechavia in downtown Jerusalem, and a villa in Caesaria.

Labor MK: Chief Rabbinate’s Kashrut Monopoly Will End in my Lifetime

MK Uri Maklev (United Torah Judaism) addressed the demand for competition in the kashrut certification market and said that, by the same token, we can ask for competition in the issuing of health and fire certifications for hotels.

Liberman Reveals Yisrael Beytenu List — Shamir Out, Perry In

Yisrael Beytenu introduced his list, and even added a native English speaker, even if he stuck him in an unrealistic spot.

Initial Approval for Opening 1950s Adoption Files of Yemenite Children

The new bill seeks to permit a first-degree relative or guardian to review the adoption file of family members who have disappeared, been kidnapped or whose fate is unknown.

Knesset Gives Preliminary Approval to Two ‘Muezzin Laws’

'Hundreds of thousands of Israeli citizens in Galilee, the Negev, Jerusalem, and other areas in the center of the country routinely and daily suffer from the noise of the Meuzzin cries in the mosques.'

Palestinian Authority ‘Not Optimistic’ about Greenblatt/Kushner Mission

The American delegation is scheduled to arrive in the region at the end of August, and will include US peace envoy Jared Kushner, US Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt, and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell.

Rightwing NGO Petitions High Court to Demolish Illegal Road to New Arab City

The high court has to either demolish the road paved on illegally obtained land – or risk having to approve thousands of disputed Jewish-owned homes.

Jimmy Carter to Obama: Grant Recognition to ‘State of Palestine’ at UN

Former US Pres. Jimmy Carter is again working to destabilize the security of Israel in a ninth-hour appeal to outgoing Pres. Obama.

Abbas Aide Says UN Speech Will Be ‘Important’

“In his speech, Abu Mazen (the PA leader’s nom de guerre) will detail all the planned steps of the next stage ahead of the UN bid.”

Police Stormed Temple Mount, Violence in Judea & Samaria

There have been ongoing disturbances in several areas of Judea and Samaria on Friday.

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