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Attempted Stabbing Attack Near Modiin Illit

At a checkpoint near Modiin Illit, IDF soldiers thwarted a terrorist attack on Wednesday night, according to media reports. A man attempted to stab a security guard but was stopped…

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Lapid Gets First Security Briefing as Opposition Leader

Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid received his first security briefing from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu‏‏ on Wednesday. As the official opposition leader, the government is obligated by law to update…

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Peace Now Vows War on Annexation, Right Wing Divided

Opposition to the proposed annexations in Yehudah and Shomron was seen on the streets Wednesday, as Peace Now held demonstrations at several locations along the central Ayalon Highway. Demonstrators hung…

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DNA Helps Scholars Divine Dead Sea Scrolls

The decoding of DNA extracted from fragments of parchment of the Bayis Sheini-era Dead Sea Scrolls indicates that 2,000 years ago, Jewish society apparently had parallel circulation of diverse versions…

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Poll: Half of Israelis Support Annexation

Half of Israelis support annexing parts of Yehudah and Shomron, although they are divided over whether to take the step without U.S. support, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday. Some…

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Israeli Diplomacy Flounders as Annexation Approaches

Israeli diplomats abroad, as well as foreign diplomats currently posted in Israel, have complained about the lack of direction from Yerushalayim regarding the planned implementation of the Trump administration’s Middle…

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Airports Authority Grounds El Al Cargo Flights

El Al Airlines suffered another blow to its prospects for survival on Tuesday as the Israel Airports Authority (IAA) suspended the carrier’s cargo flights due to failure to pay its…

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Netanyahu Defers Decision on School Closures

Following a meeting on Tuesday evening to assess the health situation, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu‏‏ deferred a decision on a Health Ministry recommendation to close the schools amid a surge…

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Coronavirus Backlash May Shut Schools Again

Reeling from fresh outbreaks of the coronavirus, Israeli officials were pondering on Tuesday whether to reclose parts of the school system and postpone reopening the railways. Amid reports that the…

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Norway Joins Demand to Repudiate Annexation

Norway, which chairs a group of international donors to the Palestinians, urged Israel on Tuesday not to annex parts of Yehudah and Shomron. Norway heads the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee…

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Netanyahu Meets Yesha to Discuss Peace Plan

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu‏‏ held a meeting with representatives from the Yesha council of Yehuda and Shomron, during which he urged them to fall in line behind the U.S.…

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