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The Iraqi-born former leader of the Labor Party passsed away in Tel Aviv aged 80.(28 August 2016 | 9:57 pm)
The Moody's credit rating agency said that the 2017-2018 budget proposal would have a permanent negative effect on Israel's debt ratio.(28 August 2016 | 5:40 pm)
The NIS 30 million foreclosure is a penalty for the dismantling of Golan Telecom's network without permission.(28 August 2016 | 4:58 pm)
The new airport near Eilat is expected to serve two million passengers a year.(28 August 2016 | 4:28 pm)
Negev Ceramics dragged the company to a NIS 42 million loss in the second quarter.(28 August 2016 | 3:50 pm)
A selection of recent real estate deals in Israel including in Ramat Gan, Givatayim, Herzliya, Ness Ziona and Jerusalem.(28 August 2016 | 3:42 pm)
The building, bought for $107.5 million in 2012, is being sold for $140.5 million.(28 August 2016 | 11:22 am)
Castro has bought 26.4% of the Hoodies group, with an option to raise its stake to 50%.(28 August 2016 | 10:48 am)
Incensed at railway works that desecrated the Sabbath, the leaders of the haredi parties are demanding an urgent meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu.(28 August 2016 | 10:46 am)
In the second quarter, Clal Insurance posted a comprehensive loss of NIS 293 million.(25 August 2016 | 7:20 pm)
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Israel National News
Former Labor minister rips into Ben-Eliezer just hours after his death, sparking controversy. 'Why should I apologize?'
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New guide for teachers encourages field trips to mosques as part of anti-Islamophobia education.
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Arab survivor of firebomb attack that killed his parents and brother taken for 'solidarity visit' to terrorist murderer's demolished home.
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Iranâs Supreme Leader warns his countryâs âenemiesâ that they will face Iran's harsh response if they dare to attack.
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Radical Islamic Palestinian Arab organization urges boycott of October 8 elections, says democracy is a creation of the West.
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U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic celebrates sonâs bar mitzvah in synagogue that his ancestors attended before the Holocaust.
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The vast majority of Florida Jews will vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, but Orthodox Jews overwhelmingly support Trump.
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Former New York State Assembly Speaker can stay out of prison on bail while appealing his conviction.
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France pressing Security Council members to condemn the Syrian government over report that Syrian troops used chemical weapons.
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Leader of France's Jewish communities condemns a politicianâs likening of the ban on the Muslim garb to persecutions against French Jews.
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Yeshivah World News
Hebron region security officer Lt.-Colonel (reserves) Eliyahu Liebman took the stand in the manslaughter trial of IDF Sgt. Elor Azariya, acting as a witness for the defense. He gave testimony for about three hours in the Jaffa Military Court during which time he made his position clear, there was no justifiable basis for the charges […](28 August 2016 | 11:30 pm)
It was close to three decades ago that the first so-called âmechina yeshivaâ opened its doors in Yishuv Eli in the Shomron. Today, Bnei David has become a legend, for it has produced the backbone of some of the most elite IDF combat units as it has graduated over 2,000 talmidim, many going on to […](28 August 2016 | 10:30 pm)
Boston police are set to launch a body camera program after months of resistance from rank-and-file officers. The cameras officially go live Sept. 1 on 100 officers. A department consultant had to select a racially diverse mix of officers to test the cameras because none volunteered. The department says 55 of the officers are white, […](28 August 2016 | 10:00 pm)
The Israeli public schools are scheduled to open this Thursday, September 1, 2016 for the new school year. the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) conducted a poll to determine just how fond Israelis are of the stateâs education system. The poll, which was released on Sunday, 24 Menachem Av, reveals only 7% of the respondents […](28 August 2016 | 9:30 pm)
Republicans and Democrats sparred Sunday over whether Hillary Clinton crossed ethical lines during her tenure as secretary of state by talking with people outside the government who had contributed to her family’s philanthropy foundation. Donna Brazile, the interim head of the Democratic National Committee, said it’s not unusual for supporters and activists to seek out […](28 August 2016 | 9:00 pm)
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A Nachal Chareidi soldier on Erev Shabbos tells investigators that he carried out the required protocol when an Arab was running towards his position near Yishuv Ofra in the Shomron. The advancing threat, a 38-year-old PA resident, continued towards the position even after warning shots were fired in the air. Eventually, the Nachal Chareidi soldier […](28 August 2016 | 8:30 pm)
New York state lawmakers passed fewer bills during the 2016 session than in past year, continuing a trend in recent years. This year 618 pieces of legislation passed the full Legislature before lawmakers adjourned in June. In 2015 they passed 718 bills. The data comes from an analysis released Friday by the New York Public […](28 August 2016 | 8:00 pm)
The heads of chareidi parties in Knesset are expected to meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday, 25 Menachem Av following another Shabbos of chilul Shabbos in Tel Aviv by Israel Railways. The chareidim called for the meeting with Mr. Netanyahu after Israel Railways officials added salt to the wound by announcing their weekly […](28 August 2016 | 7:30 pm)
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Why I deserve the Nobel Peace Prize.(27 August 2016 | 8:00 pm)
What is the best way to introduce new ideas to people?(27 August 2016 | 8:00 pm)
Letâs make traffic signs that we Jews can understand!(27 August 2016 | 8:00 pm)
What does it take to be a hero? And can someone please explain why Pokemon is so popular?!(19 August 2016 | 8:00 pm)
Celebrating Jewish Olympians who stole our hearts, and those who didnât.(19 August 2016 | 8:00 pm)
BRB no longer means âBe right back,â but âBubbie requested bagels.â(19 August 2016 | 8:00 pm)
Storage spaces for important possessions. For men.(13 August 2016 | 8:00 pm)
Why are Jews so funny?(13 August 2016 | 8:00 pm)
Who remembers gaga?!(13 August 2016 | 8:00 pm)
Iâm finding the courage to declutter once and for all.(6 August 2016 | 8:00 pm)
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Canada's Globe and Mail refers to terror organization Hamas as a "resistance movement."
Today’s Top Stories 1. Â A Palestinian was killed while stabbing an IDF soldier. As usual, Reuters and The New York Times claim that according toÂ Palestinians, theÂ attacks are due to frustration over lack of progress toward a peace process, butÂ ignoreÂ the statements thatÂ Palestinian leaders communicate domestically: such as encouraging such stabbing to “defend” against unsubstantiatedÂ threats to the...
The Guardian downplays a Palestinian detaineeâs involvement in terrorism, portraying him as an innocent journalist persecuted by Israel.
HonestReporting secures corrections from McClatchy and the Daily Mail's Mail Online.
Today’s Top Stories 1.Â Turkish tanks crossÂ Syrian border, apparentlyÂ as part ofÂ a military operation backed by jets and US-led coalition warplanes to clear ISIS from the Syrian border town of Jarablus. 2. Israel uncovers an illegal Palestinian weapons making network: includingÂ 29 weapons factories, 49 weapons-making machines and more than 300 firearms. 3.Â As Israel and the US finalize...
The 2016 Republican Party platform contains no references to the two-state solution. Is this a crisis? Elliott Abrams writes in National Review that, after years of failed attempts to broker a peace agreement, the United States should seek to promote the goal of peace without dictating one sole path forward.
Contributors to Foreign Affairs' July/August issue discuss the profound changes Israel is undergoing, and what they mean for its politics, society, and relationships with the United States and other Middle Eastern countries.
Ayelet Shaked is a relative newcomer to Israeli politics. Shaked, 40, served as Benjamin Netanyahu’s office manager before breaking with the prime minister and joining Naftali Bennett’s Jewish Home party in 2012 and then winning election to the Knesset in 2013. Following the 2015 election, Shaked was named Israel’s minister of justice.
Tzipi Livni has been called the most powerful woman in Israel since Golda Meir. Born to a prominent right-wing family, Livni spent several years working for the Mossad, Israel’s foreign intelligence service, before entering politics.
Israel—at least the largely secular and progressive version of Israel that once captured the world’s imagination—is over. Although that Israel was always in some ways a fantasy, the myth was at least grounded in reality.
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New York – Donald Trump’s campaign is planning its biggest ad buy to date â upward of $10 million on commercials airing over the next week. The campaign is expects the ads to air as soon as Monday in nine swing states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida, where the campaign has already been on [...]
New York- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced he’ll be making a speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona, after a week of speculation that he might be softening his hard-line promise to deport 11 million people living in the United States illegally. The speech, posted in a Tweet late Sunday, was initially set [...]
Laplace, LA – A bus full of construction workers hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing two people and injuring 36, several of them seriously, Louisiana State Police said. The ladder truck from St. John the Baptist Parish, west of New Orleans, had parked across the right lane of Interstate 10 to block [...]
Santa Clara, CA – Defiant, and determined to be a conduit for U.S. change, Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate and until he sees significant progress in America â specifically when it comes to race relations. He knows he could be cut by San [...]
Jerusalem – Transportation Minister Israel Katz vowed Sunday to emerge unscathed from a political scandal over work conducted by Israel Railways over Shabbat. Speaking to Knesset reporters on a tour of the tunnels being built for a high-speech rail line from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, he said he did not take seriously reports that United [...]
Jerusalem – Israelâs Supreme Court on Saturday ruled that a national charged with selling US defence equipment to Iran can be extradited to the United States, the justice ministry said. It said in a statement that Arye Eliyahu âEliâ Cohen should be rendered to US authorities âin order to stand trial for the commission of [...]
Nablus, West Bank – Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah are gearing up for their first contest at the polls since 2006 â a vote for mayors and local councils in 425 communities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Each side hopes the election will give it a foothold in what has been the other’s [...]
Berlin – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday slammed those countries in Europe who say they won’t take in Muslim refugees, a position that several eastern European governments have taken in response to the influx of migrants from the Islamic world. Merkel said she was hopeful that European Union members would reach an agreement on [...]
Yellowstone National Park, WY – Tourist John Gleason crept through the grass, four small children close behind, inching toward a bull elk with antlers like small trees at the edge of a meadow in Yellowstone National Park. “They’re going to give me a heart attack,” said Gleason’s mother-in-law, Barbara Henry, as the group came within [...]
Trenton, NJ – Nearly three years after New Jersey traffic lanes were closed leading to the George Washington Bridge in an apparent act of political revenge, the costs continue to mount. Taxpayers are footing millions in legal fees, Gov. Chris Christie’s political trajectory has been altered and the agency that operates the bridge is unable [...]
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Two pro-US anti-Assad forces came under several Turkish air bombardments south of the border town of Jarablus Saturday: They were the rebel Syrian Democratic Forces-SDF and the Kurdish YPG militia. The YPG had defied the ultimatum slapped down Wednesday by Ankara and US Vice President Joe Biden to withdraw from northern Syria to east of the Euphrates River. Instead, the two militias fought last Wednesday’s Turkish occupation of Jarablus, renaming their combined force the Jarablus Military Council and dedicated it to evicting the Turkish invaders.
August 28, 2016, 6:06 PM (IDT)
On the fourth day of Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria, its tanks and artillery continued Sunday to advance southeast of captured Jarablus towards the Sajur River, while Turkish air force jets and artillery hammered Syrian Kurdish targets in the village of Jub al-Kousa, killing at leas 38 civilians and injuring scores.()
August 28, 2016, 9:14 AM (IDT)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received an intelligence briefing at FBI headquarters in New York Saturday. It took about two hours. Declared presidential candidates are granted these briefings under American law. The Republican candidate Donald Trump received his earlier this month.()
August 28, 2016, 6:42 PM (IDT)
Binyamin Ben Eliezer died Sunday aged 80 after a long illness. One of the old-timers of Israel’s political scene, Ben Eliezer served in several governments as defense minister, deputy prime minister and Coordinator of Government operations in Palestinian areas. He was also a former leader of the opposition Labor Party..
August 28, 2016, 8:41 AM (IDT)
Four rockets were launched at the southeastern Turkish airport of Diyarbakir Saturday night, causing no casualties or disruptions. The attack, apparently by the Turkish Kurdish insurgent PKK, came four days after Turkey’s military incursion into Syria which drove ISIS back from the border town of Jarablus but was also aimed at evicting Syrian Kurdish fighters from the border regions with Washington's assent.. The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia has been striking back. In the ensuing clashes, one Turkish soldier was killed and three wounded when an YPG rocket hit their tank and Turkish F-16 jets bombed a YPG position and also hit six Islamic State targets.
August 28, 2016, 6:18 PM (IDT)
Iran has arrested as a "spy" involved in the nuclear negotiations with world powers, but released him on bail pending legal action. The judiciary's spokesman told reporters in Tehran Sunday, “The charge against him has not been proven yet.” Neither his identity nor whom he was allegedly spying for was revealed. DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources link the new spy case to the power struggle in Iran over advocates of the nuclear deal in support of President Hassan Rouhani and its hard-line opponents.()
August 28, 2016, 6:30 PM (IDT)
In another step betokening the advancing Moscow-Ankara détente, Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed an order to lift the ban for chartered flights between Russia and Turkey, while advising air companies to provide additional security measures. Last October, Moscow imposed restrictions on goods and services from Turkey after a Turkish fighter jet shot down a Russian bomber. Bilateral ties were restored on Aug, 9 when the Russian and Turkish presidents met at St. Petersburg. See DEBKAfile analysis of this reconciliation.()
August 29, 2016, 8:47 AM (IDT)
An all-out Turkish-Kurdish war has boiled over in northern Syria since the Turkish army crossed the border last Wednesday, Aug. 24. A Turkish Engineering Corps combat unit is equipped for crossing the Euphrates River and heading east to push the Kurds further back, but the main Kurdish force is deployed to the south not the east.
August 29, 2016, 9:45 AM (IDT)
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said that ongoing clashes between Turkish-backed militia forces in Syria and Syrian Kurdish forces south of Jarablus are “unacceptable,” pointing out there are no longer Islamic State forces in that area. “This is an already crowded battle space. Accordingly, we are calling on all armed actors to stand down immediately and take appropriate measures to deconflict,” he added.()
August 29, 2016, 9:37 AM (IDT)
State news agencies report that Russian-made S300 PMU2 missile defense systems have been deployed at the underground Fordo uranium enrichment plant against any possible US or Israeli attack by plane, missile or UAV. The US and Israel were long able to persuade Moscow from sending these advanced weapons to Iran. The video released by Tehran Sunday indicates that they were finally delivered and upgraded to meet the Islamic Republic’s specific requirements for strengthening the defenses at its nuclear sites.()
CAMERA - Reporting Abuses
After CAMERA contacted USA Today editors about a story which wrongfully claimed a lull in Palestinian terror attacks, the paper issued a correction and the reporter thanked CAMERA.(25 August 2016 | 7:00 pm)
After CAMERA contacted Reuters editors about a skewed headline that once again reversed the perpetrator and victim to whitewash Palestinian terrorism, editors thanked CAMERA, apologized and corrected.(24 August 2016 | 7:00 pm)
After a BBC watch piece criticizes the BBC for failing report on missile attacks on Israeli communities, the BBC updates.(22 August 2016 | 7:00 pm)
The Gaza Strip is ruled by a terror organization that has attacked Gaza's border crossings, violently seized absolute power, and built attack tunnels into Israel. Still, the amount of goods Israel transfers into the territory has exponentially increased. All this information, and more, is missing from Viceland's program on Gaza's tunnels.(22 August 2016 | 7:00 pm)
After CAMERA communicated with editors, the newspaper published a correction noting that it had "overstated the impact of Israeli restrictions on travel and trade in the Gaza Strip," and that Israel does not restrict the import of medicines.(22 August 2016 | 7:00 pm)
CAMERA's Op-Ed in The Washington Times rebuts false charges by the Council on American Relations (CAIR) of Islamophobia'(21 August 2016 | 7:00 pm)
World Vision, a multi-billion dollar Christian organization devoted to child welfare, does important work throughout the world, but one of its employees Mohammed El-Halabi, who works in the Gaza Strip, stands accused of some very troubling crimes.(17 August 2016 | 7:00 pm)
After BBC Persian accused Elie Wiesel of charging Israel with "genocide," CAMERA's BBC Watch communicated with editors and secured a correction to the false claim.(15 August 2016 | 7:00 pm)
CAMERA prompts correction of a Los Angeles Times article which wrongly referred to the Western Wall as the last remnant of the Temple complex. In fact, there are many extant remains.(14 August 2016 | 7:00 pm)
Globes, Israel's leading business paper, ran an in-depth feature highlighting "Haaretz, Lost in Translation," a phenomenon that CAMERA has documented for years in which Haaretz's English edition routinely minimizes Palestinian violence or wrongdoing reported in the Hebrew original.(11 August 2016 | 7:00 pm)
Rain Clouds on a Wintery Day;
All eyes are looking upwards to heaven when will the badly needed rain come.