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July 11, 2017 7:03 AM Knesset lobby unveils plan for peace: Total Palestinian surrender

Support event for Israel Victory Caucus urges Palestinians to accept that they failed to destroy the Jewish state JTA — Israel has already defeated the Palestinians. All that’s left is for them to surrender. That, at least, was an argument being made in Jerusalem this week. Led by the Philadelphia-based Middle East Forum, pro-Israel leaders and analysts 31

July 10, 2017 2:07 PM Why is Israel struggling to legislate for a united Jerusalem?

A mostly right-wing government has been trying to pass bills to keep the capital united, but coalition debates are getting in the way. Every party in the coalition says it wants a united Jerusalem to remain the capital of Israel, yet bills to that effect have been having trouble passing. Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz backed a new, "Greater 15

July 10, 2017 1:25 PM PM Netanyahu Dons Yarmulke to Quote Genesis for UNESCO’s Benefit

“And after this, Avraham buried Sara his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre–the same is Chevron–in the land of Canaan.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday morning wore a yarmulke to quote the Book of Genesis at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting. “I would like to read from Genesis 23:16-19,” the PM began: “‘And Abraham 78

June 29, 2017 1:41 PM Ehud Olmert, Israel's jailed ex-PM, to be released early

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is to be released early from prison, where he is serving a 27-month sentence for corruption. A parole board cut his term by a third, his lawyer Shani Illouz said. Olmert, jailed in February 2016, will go free on Sunday, she told Israeli radio. Olmert is the first former Israeli head of government to be sent to prison 16

June 26, 2017 4:05 AM Israel pushes back at Syrian war spillover

Repeated Israeli airstrikes in Syria over the weekend challenge the delicate balance Israel needs to strike in Syria’s ongoing civil war — showing a willingness to retaliate when fighting spills onto its territory while not aiding jihadi rebels trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad’s regime. The Israeli military said yesterday it attacked a series 47

June 25, 2017 12:27 PM Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr worldwide

Holiday marking end of fasting month characterised by prayers followed by feasts and visits to family and friends. Muslims across the world are celebrating the first day of the Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. The three day Eid-al-Fitr depends on the sighting of the moon and it usually marked by early 25

June 15, 2017 2:07 AM Israeli President Hosts Muslim Leaders for Iftar Dinner

The Algemeiner reports: – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday hosted domestic Muslim leaders and foreign diplomats from Muslim countries at his residence in Jerusalem for a traditional Iftar meal marking the end of a day of the month-long Ramadan fast. “It is an honor to host you today, at your house, the president’s house,” Rivlin said in fluent 20

June 9, 2017 12:01 AM Six Day War: Six ways the conflict still matters

Israel was forged in, and defined by, war. Each armed conflict, large and small, left its mark. But it is the shortest, the Six Day War of June 1967, that seems to resonate more than all the others. Why? For many Israelis, this was a moment of euphoria. Their young state's military prowess had been amply demonstrated. The whole of Jerusalem, and all of Judaism's 18

June 6, 2017 3:40 PM U.S. says it may pull out of U.N. human rights body, citing member abuses, treatment of Israel

UNITED NATIONS — The Trump administration warned Tuesday that the United States could pull out of the U.N. Human Rights Council unless the body ends what Washington calls the whitewashing of dictators’ abuses and unfair attacks on Israel. President Trump’s U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, delivered the ultimatum in an unusual address in Geneva to the 47-member 20

June 6, 2017 1:38 PM Five Reasons Israelis should care about improved ties with Africa

Netanyahu held a series of meetings recently with African leaders. “Whoop-de-doo,” one may think, seeing the list of the African leaders Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Liberia on Sunday: Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone and five others. “Wake me up when he meets the heads of some real countries, like a Switzerland 69