Israel

Trump: Mideast Peace May Be ‘Toughest Deal of All’

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that achieving peace between the Israelis and Palestinians may be the “toughest deal of all” that he’s tried to negotiate, adding that his administration nonetheless…

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New Contest Seeks to Bring Shade to Too-Sunny Tel Aviv

After a dramatic decision by the local Tel Aviv planning council that requires planners to ensure that new neighborhoods have sufficient shade, the Tel Aviv municipality is running a contest…

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Panel Advises Keeping Lid on Online Purchase Tax

A government committee has recommended keeping the ceiling on exemption from import tax for online orders at $75, compared with a global average exemption ceiling of $200, Globes reported on…

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Netanyahu to U.N. on Iran Deal: ‘Fix It or Nix It!’

In his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu offered no revelations or “gimmicks,” instead sticking to what was essentially a revisiting of criticism…

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Subdued Reactions to Netanyahu-Sisi Meeting

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi were photographed smiling and shaking hands in a meeting at the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, but the…

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Netanyahu Accuses Reform of Backdoor Maneuvers

While the Kosel plan for the non-Orthodox has been put into permanent freeze, relations between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the Reform movement turned hot with anger on Monday.…

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Security Officials Arrest Gang of Eight Terrorists

The Shin Bet and Israel Police, along with assistance from the Border Guards, said Tuesday that they apprehended a gang of eight terrorists who were operating in Arab neighborhoods of…

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Official: Pass on Pre-Rosh Hashanah Kiwi

Kiwi can be a cool, refreshing snack — or not, the Israel Fruit Board said this week. Unripe kiwis of two of the most popular varieties that are now on…

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Polish Party Leader Denounces Anti-Semitism

Poland’s most powerful politician denounced anti-Semitism, at a ceremony Monday honoring Poles who protected Jews during the Holocaust. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, chief of the governing conservative Law and Justice Party, spoke…

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Police Accused of Brutality in Arrest of Shomron Teen

Israeli police were accused of brutal conduct during the arrest of a 17-year-old Jewish resident of the Shomron near Har Bracha on Monday. Three policemen in civilian clothes were caught…

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