Supreme Court rules Israel must admit Hamas relatives for critical medical care

August 29, 2018 by  
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Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the Israel Defence Forces on Sunday to admit five critically ill women who are close relatives of Hamas terrorists for urgent medical treatment, despite a government ban on providing health care to Hamas relatives. Read more

Israel, this is not who we are

August 17, 2018 by  
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Orthodoxy should be respected, but we cannot allow the politics of a radical minority to alienate millions of Jews worldwide….writes Ronald S. Lauder. Read more

A message to the Jewish nation from a Druze Zionist friend

August 6, 2018 by  
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Don’t you understand, without the Jewish nation there would be death and suffering here like in the rest of the Middle East?…writes Atta Farhat/JNS. Read more

Trump should reject PLO and UN propaganda on East Jerusalem

August 2, 2018 by  
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President Trump’s as-yet unannounced “ultimate deal”  to resolve the Arab-Jewish conflict has received a setback following Saudi Arabia’s King Salman reassuring Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that Saudi Arabia would oppose any Trump peace plan that did not accept the PLO stance on East Jerusalem becoming the capital of an independent Palestinian Arab state. Read more

Maoris apologise to Israel

August 1, 2018 by  
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History was made on 29 July 2018 when the indigenous people of New Zealand organised a special ceremony to honour and welcome the Israeli ambassador, His Excellency Dr. Itzhak Gerberg. Read more

New poll shows majority of Israelis support the new Nationality Law

August 1, 2018 by  
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A new poll by the Walla news website shows that most Israelis support the Nationality Law, with 58 percent agreeing with the current language and 34 percent opposed to it. Read more

Banning Israeli 7-year-old, Tunisia may lose right to host world chess tournaments

July 31, 2018 by  
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Tunisia may lose the right to host world chess championships after refusing to grant a visa to Israel’s 7-year-old chess champion for the 2019 World Schools Chess Championship. Read more

Israel: Identifying the enemy as the enemy is not ‘racism’

One of the most mendacious and widely propagated myths regarding the Middle East conflict is that Israel’s defensive actions against hostile Arab initiatives, whose sole aim is to murder or maim Jews, simply because they are Jews—constitute “racism”…writes Martin Sherman/JNS.
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An additional beautiful 1,700 year-old mosaic is discovered site earmarked for a mosaic centre

July 29, 2018 by  
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Archaeological excavations carried out in the past month by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the City of Lod, in preparation for the construction of a Visitors’ Centre that will exhibit mosaics previously exposed here several years ago, have revealed an additional colorful mosaic dating from the Roman period. Read more

Israel: A new normal

July 29, 2018 by  
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On the annual indexes across the globe conducted by survey agencies, Israelis consistently rate amongst the highest of nations whose citizens have the most number of complaints about life. Read more

One dead, two wounded, in terror attack north of Jerusalem

July 27, 2018 by  
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One Israeli was killed and two were injured in a stabbing attack in the Jewish settlement of Adam, a few miles north of Jerusalem. Read more

U.S. President Trump: A balance sheet

July 25, 2018 by  
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U.S. President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin served to increase the paranoia about him to an all-time high…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Tzipi Livni named opposition leader

July 24, 2018 by  
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Former Foreign Minister and current Chairwoman of the Zionist Union MK Tzipi Livni has been named chairwoman of the opposition following the departure of Isaac Herzog, who was named as the new Chairman of the Jewish Agency last month. Read more

First operational use of david’s sling missile intercept system as sirens sound on Golan Heights

July 24, 2018 by  
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Sirens sounded throughout the Galilee and the southern Golan Heights on Monday morning, as the IDF fired off two David’s Sling interception missiles after launches of two SS-21 ballistic missiles were identified in southern Syria.

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800 Syrian rescue workers flee country via Israel

July 23, 2018 by  
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Eight hundred Syrians affiliated with the White Helmet civil rescue organisation entered Israel from Quneitra in southern Syria Saturday night. IDF soldiers met the refugees and transferred them to a secure site in northern Jordan. Read more

What do we expect from a Jewish state?

July 22, 2018 by  
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When the sun rose over Israel the day after a new basic law officially designating it as the “nation-state of the Jewish people,” the country was no different than it was the day before…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Knesset makes it official: Israel is a Jewish state

July 20, 2018 by  
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After a heated session that lasted well into the night, the Knesset Plenum passed the controversial “Nationality Bill” into law on Thursday. The bill now holds weight as one of Israel’s “Basic Laws,” the highest level of legal authority, being that Israel has no official constitution…writes Josh Hasten/JNS. Read more

Nationality Law passes vote, Israel enshrined as a Jewish state with Jerusalem as its capital

July 20, 2018 by  
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Working into the wee hours of the night late Wednesday into Thursday morning, the Knesset passed a nationality law that enshrines Israel as “the national home of the Jewish people.” Read more

Trump and Putin focus on Syria-Israel, Arab-Jewish conflicts

July 20, 2018 by  
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Defusing the Syria–Israel conflict and resurrecting the primacy of Security Council Resolution 242 in resolving the Arab-Jewish conflict have emerged as positive outcomes from the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki this week…writes David Singer. Read more

Angels on motorbikes

July 19, 2018 by  
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As part of Magen David Adom’s ongoing efforts of to shorten response and arrival times of its teams, the emergency medicine technicians and paramedics arrive on scene events using various means of transportation, starting from the well-known ambulances and mobile intensive care units, through helicopters, electric bicycle and the “Bimbulance” vehicles that can reach even hardly accessible areas. Read more

Carmel students visit the Negev

July 18, 2018 by  
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Every year, tenth grade students from the Carmel School in Perth embark on a Shorashim (‘roots’) journey in Israel.

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Can the US and Israel rely on Putin to force Iran out of Syria?

July 17, 2018 by  
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U.S.  President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin just concluded a bilateral summit in Helsinki, Finland, that proved to be one of the most widely anticipated meetings in years—or, at least, since the meeting with North Korea.writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

Israel calls for a return to normal life after 200-rocket barrage from Hamas in Gaza

July 16, 2018 by  
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Israeli authorities removed restrictions on Gaza-area communities on Sunday morning, allowing Israeli citizens to gather in public, stray farther than sprinting distance from bomb shelters and work their agricultural fields, due to a ceasefire put in place between Israel and Hamas. Read more

The weakening of the Israeli ‘right’

In the day-to-day political discourse, the current Netanyahu-led coalition is frequently referred to as the “most right-wing” ever in Israel’s political history…writes Martin Sherman/JNS. Read more

The other hand

July 14, 2018 by  
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The long school vacation has started and summer is well and truly in full swing. Students and their parents may be in holiday mode but the pace of positive achievements shows no sign of slowing down…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Prepare for the overdue “big one”

July 13, 2018 by  
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Anticipated major earthquakes both geophysical and political are long overdue…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

New bill will end Israeli imports of live animals for meat, in light of suffering

July 11, 2018 by  
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In light of revelations as to the poor conditions of animals transported to Israel for food, government ministers on Sunday greenlighted a bill that would gradually phase out the import of animals for slaughter in Israel. Read more

Israel set to land spacecraft on the moon in early 2019

July 11, 2018 by  
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Israel will be the fourth nation on the planet to land a spacecraft on the moon, when its SpaceIL touches down on Earth’s only natural satellite on Feb. 13, 2019. Read more

Jewish Agency to expand school-twinning program with new government funds

July 10, 2018 by  
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The Jewish Agency for Israel says the Israeli government will allocate up to NIS 9 million ($2.48 million) in the coming years to its Partnership Unit’s Global School Twinning Network, primarily to fund the expansion of the groundbreaking educational initiative that cultivates Israel-Diaspora connectedness. Read more

Syrians flee towards hospitals of the ‘enemy’

The strong winds in the Golan Heights blow pain and come from tent cities in which displaced Syrians are clustered together a few meters from the steel-and-barbed-wire fence with Israel…writes Fiamma Nirenstein. Read more

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