Israel

Third Poll Shows Likud Continues to Lead

Yet another poll released Friday – this one by the Smith Organization on behalf of Maariv – shows that the Likud continues to lead as the preferred party among voters.…

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Tariffs on Personal Products to Be Reduced

The Health, Economy and Finance Ministries have agreed on a plan that will significantly reduce tariffs on makeup, personal care and beauty products. The new regulations have been presented to…

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Israel’s New Friend: Russia

A Russian diplomat has pledged his country’s support for Israel in defending itself against aggression, in the wake of the infiltration of an Iranian-made drone into Israeli airspace last week.…

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Mass Pro-Israel Rally in Calcutta

An estimated 70,000 people took part in a pro-Israel demonstration in Calcutta, touted as the biggest such rally in India’s history, the The Times of Israel reported on Thursday. The…

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Chareidi Parties Rebuff Lieberman Move on Draft Law

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s announcement that he has appointed a special task force to prepare legislation on the drafting of chareidim into the army was met on Thursday with a…

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Mandelblit Defends Police Handling of Recommendations

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit defended police handling of indictment recommendations against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in response to media reports on Thursday that state prosecutors had complained of a lack…

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Omani FM Tours Har HaBayis

Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf Bin Alawi wound up a three-day visit to the Palestinian territories and Yerushalayim on Thursday with a tour of Har HaBayis Temple Mount, according to media…

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Rami Levi: I Welcome Competition From Walmart

A delegation from Walmart is expected in Israel in the coming weeks to examine the possibility of opening stores here, a report in Globes said last week. But discount supermarket…

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IDF Soldiers Seize Illegal Arab Weapons

Overnight Wednesday, IDF soldiers raided a weapons cache in the Arab village of Kfar Yatta near Chevron. Soldiers discovered handguns, bullets and other items, some of which had been produced…

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