Israel

Macron Noncommittal on ICC War Crimes Probe

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday gave a lukewarm reception to an Israeli request to criticize the International Criminal Court, saying he would study the matter. Macron’s response dealt a…

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Netanyahu Apologizes for Mocking Gantz Stutter

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu apologized Wednesday for mocking his chief political opponent stumbling over words in interviews during a campaign rally. Netanyahu drew criticism from an Israeli stuttering organization,…

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Polish President Turned Down Rivlin Invitation to Speak

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin repeatedly offered Polish President Andrzej Duda an opportunity to speak in Yerushalyim if he would attend the World Holocaust Forum, but was turned down, according to…

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Election Chit-Chat at the Holocaust Forum

Amid all the solemn recollections of the Holocaust and pledges to fight anti-Semitism at the international conference in Yerushalayim on Wednesday night, inevitably there was small talk, too. Many of…

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Macron Argues With Israeli Security at Church Visit

“Go outside,” French President Emmanuel Macron demanded in English in an argument with Israeli security men on Wednesday, demanding they leave a church in Yerushalayim that he visited before a…

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Yogev Changes Mind, Won’t Quit Yemina List

MK Moti Yogev will not be leaving Jewish Home, after all. After announcing last week that he was quitting the party over the violation of Jewish Home’s agreement with Itamar…

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Father of Eight Killed in Accident Near Peduel

Rabbi Avraham Gelbman, z”l, a 50-year-old resident of Beit Shemesh, was killed Wednesday morning in a self-driving accident on Route 5, near the Barkan interchange. The accident happened when the…

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IDF Has Lowest Number of Casualties Ever in 2019

Twenty-seven IDF soldiers died in combat or as the result of accidents or other factors in 2019 – the lowest number in any calendar year since the establishment of the…

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IDF Opens Fire on Gaza Infiltrators

IDF soldiers opened fire on three Palestinians who threw an explosive at them after being caught infiltrating the Gaza border on Tuesday night. B’chasdei shamayim, none of the soldiers were…

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World Leaders Arriving for Holocaust Conference

The unprecedented flow of leaders and dignitaries to Yerushalayim from some forty-nine countries began on Tuesday as Israeli officialdom, Yad Vashem and 10,000 Israeli police braced for a two-day event…

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ICC Tells Bensouda to Revise and Try Again

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague rejected on Tuesday the request of prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to investigate alleged Israeli war crimes. However, the decision was based on procedural…

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