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Former Minister to Work Alone on Conversion Issue

Former Justice Minister Moshe Nissim, who was appointed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to draft a solution to the crisis over conversion policy, will be working on it alone, The…

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UNESCO Head Says U.S. Can’t Stay Out for Long

New UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay has rebuked the U.S. for its decision to withdraw from the U.N. cultural body over its anti-Israel bias and says America is “affected by everything”…

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El Al in the Dumps as CEO Departs

After two-and-a-half years as CEO of El Al Airlines, David Maimon announced his departure on Thursday, and Israel’s flagship carrier is looking for a new CEO and a new sense…

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In New Test for British PM, British Aid Minister Resigns

British aid minister Priti Patel was forced from office on Wednesday over undisclosed meetings with Israeli officials after Prime Minister Theresa May sought to reassert her diminished authority as she…

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Hillel Apologizes for Disinviting Hotovely

The Jewish student organization Hillel has apologized for its abrupt cancellation of an invitation to Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely to speak at its Princeton branch on Tuesday. In…

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Centenary of Balfour Declaration Marked in U.K.

The centenary of the Balfour Declaration, which was the first public pledge of support by a government for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Eretz…

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Iraq Bans Israeli Flag Waving

The Iraqi parliament has banned the public display of the Israeli flag after it was waved at several Kurdish independence rallies in the weeks ahead of the recent referendum. The…

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An Ex-Ambassador To Israel Gets It Wrong

Dan Shapiro, who served as the American ambassador to Israel during the Obama administration, recently addressed a panel on Israeli-Diaspora relations at a Tel Aviv conference organized by the Anti-Defamation…

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Pence to Visit Israel and Egypt in December

Vice President Mike Pence announced Wednesday that he will travel to Israel and Egypt in late December at President Donald Trump’s request. Pence made the announcement in Washington in keynote…

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Israeli Startups Break Fundraising Record

Israeli startups broke previous records by raising $1.44 billion in the third quarter of 2017, up 14 percent from $1.27 billion in the preceding quarter, and up 54 percent from…

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ACLU Challenges No-BDS Clause in Texas Hurricane Relief

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has called unconstitutional a Houston suburb’s hurricane-repair grant program that says residents cannot boycott Israel as a condition of receiving any money. The ACLU…

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From Damascus, Iran Vows to Confront Israel

Iran’s military chief said on a visit to Damascus on Wednesday that it was unacceptable for Israel to violate Syrian airspace and land “any time it wants,” Iranian state media…

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