Israel


What Would the Kedoshim Have Wanted?

There are numerous dates that have been dedicated to Holocaust remembrance. The United Nations has set it as January 27, the date that Soviet troops liberated Auschwitz. Others chose to…

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German Foreign Minister to Visit Israel

Deep and “unbreakable” ties between Germany and Israel are part of Germany’s national identity and pillars of its foreign policy, but Berlin will continue to press for a two-state solution,…

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Four Israelis Wounded in Tel Aviv Stabbing

Four Israelis were stabbed and lightly wounded by a Palestinian terrorist in two hotels on the Tel Aviv promenade Sunday afternoon. The 18-year-old man attacked people with work tools in…

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Mattis: Syria Still Has Chemical Weapons

Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned munitions being used again. Speaking at a news conference in Tel…

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Indictment Imminent of Teen Suspected of Bomb Threats

The 18-year-old Israeli-American suspected in a rash of bomb threats against Jewish targets in the U.S. is expected to face indictment in coming days, according to media reports on Thursday.…

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El Al Snags Award for Innovative ‘Poncho’ Blanket

El Al’s three-hole blanket is the most innovative travel amenity of 2017, according to TravelPlus, the large U.K.–based travel and consulting agency. The organization held its third annual Airline Amenity…

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Israel Aerospace Lands Biggest Defense Contract Ever

Israel Aerospace Industries announced on Thursday a deal with India for almost $2 billion, the largest contract in the history of Israel’s defense industries. The agreements include a transaction worth…

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Russia Says West Yerushalayim Capital of Israel

While events in Syria dominated headlines on Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry took the opportunity to mention that it recognizes West Yerushalayim as the capital of Israel, a historical departure…

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National Parks Strike Called Off

Workers at the Israeli National Parks and Nature Reserves have called off a threatened strike, planned for Chol Hamoed Pesach. The strike would have had a major impact as many…

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Dublin City Hall to Fly Palestinian Flag

City Councillors in Dublin, Ireland, have agreed to fly the Palestinian flag over Dublin City Hall “in solidarity with occupied and displaced” Palestinians. The motion was proposed by Cllr. John…

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Teva Trumpets FDA Approval of Chorea Treatment

Teva Pharmaceutical announced on Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved AUSTEDO (deutetrabenazine) tablets for the treatment of chorea associated with Huntington’s disease (HD). “Chorea associated…

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Hailing Haley

The star of the AIPAC conference on Monday was, unquestionably, Nikki Haley, the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The 18,000 attendees roared their approval for the “new sheriff…

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