Growth trend in tourism continues

April 11, 2018 by  
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According to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, 393,000 tourist entries were recorded in March 2018, about 34% more than March 2017. Read more

More than just bad optics on immigration?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has had a lot of bad days recently…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Analysis: Latest Israeli airstrike in Syria likely stopped new Iranian threat

April 10, 2018 by  
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The recent missile strike on a military airbase deep in the central Syrian desert looks like the latest installment in a long-standing Israeli campaign to police its red lines against highly dangerous developments to its north…writes Yaakov Lappin/JNS. Read more

Exploring the connection between Pesach and refugees

March 27, 2018 by  
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Young adults in their 20s and 30s joined the New Israel Fund Australia, Stand Up, Habonim Dror and Netzer youth movements to learn more about the refugee situation in Israel and Australia and its relevance to the festival of freedom, Pesach. Read more

Mysterious Dead Sea Scroll makes first public appearance

March 23, 2018 by  
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The Israel Museum is offering a limited, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view a rare scroll thanks to a pioneering Israeli high-tech innovation. Read more

Take my arm

March 23, 2018 by  
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An innovative new type of robotic arm that could be useful in outer space or in the orchards has been developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers. Read more

Prince William visit will advance Jordan-Israel two-state solution

March 4, 2018 by  
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Kensington Palace’s carefully-crafted tweet announcing that “The Duke of Cambridge will visit Israel, Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the Summer” – could spark a diplomatic war with far-reaching implications…writes David Singer. Read more

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

February 3, 2018 by  
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In a week when blacklists and boycott attempts abound and the Europeans demonstrate yet again how Poles apart we are, the Jewish State gets on with the job of promoting innovation and repairing humanity. Read more

A peace of paper is not enough

February 1, 2018 by  
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In 2018, we will mark 40 years since the 1978 Camp David accords that paved the way for peace between Egypt and Israel…writes Rabbi Dr Danny Schiff. Read more

The predictable liberal response to Pence

January 31, 2018 by  
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Listening to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s address to the Knesset was a euphoric experience…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Israeli cycling academy makes local history

January 23, 2018 by  
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Calling it “a historic moment for Israeli sports and a great honour,” Israel’s first ever professional team, Israel Cycling Academy, has proudly accepted an invitation to participate in the Giro d’Italia, one of the world’s most significant sporting events, scheduled to begin in Jerusalem on May 4th. Read more

471 new apartments for Holocaust survivors

January 18, 2018 by  
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Minister of Construction and Housing Yoav Gallant and Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky have laid the cornerstone of the largest housing project for senior citizens ever constructed in Israel. Read more

Netanyahu says $500 million Spike missile deal with India is back on

January 18, 2018 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel’s $500 million Spike missile deal with India is back on after the pact’s reported cancellation last November. Read more

NSW MP visits Israeli wave technology to generate electricity

January 16, 2018 by  
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With NSW and Australian families facing record electricity bills, NSW State Labor MP Walt Secord visited the pilot site for an Israeli power company using ocean wave technology to create electricity in southern Europe. Read more

Lebanon bans Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ over director’s ties with Israel

January 16, 2018 by  
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Steven Spielberg’s latest film, “The Post,” has been banned in Lebanon due to the famed Jewish-American director’s purported ties with Israel.   Read more

70 hours of Israeli Celebrations

January 16, 2018 by  
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Plans for celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday events have been announced by Minister of Culture and Sport, Miri Regev. Read more

Groups petition Israeli High Court for expanded Western Wall egalitarian prayer section

January 16, 2018 by  
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The Masorti (Conservative) Movement in Israel, the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism, and the Women of the Wall prayer rights group brought a petition to Israel’s High Court of Justice in an effort to force the expansion of the existing egalitarian prayer section at the Western Wall. Read more

Israel-Jordan negotiations could follow PLO threat to boycott Trump

January 14, 2018 by  
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The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) threat to refuse to negotiate with Israel unless President Trump withdraws his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel could see Jordan replacing the PLO as Israel’s negotiating partner to end the 100 years-old Arab-Jewish conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

Israel braces for violence as manhunt for terrorist behind Samaria attack continues

January 14, 2018 by  
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As the manhunt continues for the terrorist who killed Israeli father of six Raziel Shevah in Samaria earlier this week, Israeli security forces are bracing for violence. Read more

Comedian Chris Rock defies BDS, performs in Israel

January 12, 2018 by  
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American comedy legend Chris Rock this week took his act to Israel, performing in the country for the first time before a crowd of 10,000 at Tel Aviv’s Menorah Mivtachim Arena. Read more

The King’s speech

January 12, 2018 by  
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His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini, the King of the Zulus, has addressed top six newly elected members of the ANC at his “Osuthu Palace” in KwaNongoma speaking on the importance of South Africa’s relationship with Israel. Read more

President Reuven Rivlin calls for new ‘vision’ in Israel-Diaspora relationship

January 11, 2018 by  
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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has called for a new partnership to be forged between Israel and the Jewish Diaspora to deal with global development issues. Read more

Yair Netanyahu expresses regret over ‘ridiculous’ statements in strip club

January 10, 2018 by  
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Yair Netanyahu, the son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, expressed regret for his “ridiculous” statements in a 2015 recording of him at a Tel Aviv strip club that surfaced in an Israeli news report on Monday.  Read more

Israeli father of 6, MDA volunteer medic killed in drive-by shooting terror attack near Nablus

January 10, 2018 by  
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The victim, 35-year-old Raziel Shevah, was pronounced dead at Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba in central Israel shortly after arriving there. Read more

UNICEF acting to add Israeli military to list of ‘grave violators of children’s rights’

January 9, 2018 by  
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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is spearheading a campaign to include the Israeli military on a U.N. blacklist of “grave violators of children’s rights” that includes terrorist groups like Islamic State and Boko Haram, according to a new report by the NGO Monitor watchdog group.

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New York Times accuses Israel of ‘annexation’ and ‘apartheid’ over political moves

January 9, 2018 by  
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At the start of 2018, a purportedly emboldened Israeli right initiated new political measures that seemingly enhance Israel’s sovereignty in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem following the recent U.S. policy changes on the Jewish state’s capital…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Ready – Steady – Go!

January 5, 2018 by  
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The civil year 2018 is barely out of the starting blocks and we are already witnessing events which without a doubt will impact all of us no matter where we live…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Why Trump’s Palestinian aid cut threat makes sense

We didn’t need the publication of a new book filled with behind-the-scenes gossip to know that Donald Trump is an unconventional and, at times, inappropriate president…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS.org. Read more

Israeli lawmakers approve preliminary bill on death penalty for terrorists

January 4, 2018 by  
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Israeli lawmakers yesterday approved a preliminary piece of legislation easing the threshold for military courts to carry out executions of convicted terrorists. Read more

Will mass protests divert Iran’s attention inward and away from fighting Israel?…asks Adam Abrams

January 3, 2018 by  
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Thousands of protesters took to the streets this weekend in cities throughout Iran to demonstrate against the Islamic Republic’s strained economy, corrupt regime and costly military expansion throughout the region, in what has been characterised as the country’s largest wave of anti-government protests since the “Green Revolution” erupted in 2009 following a controversial presidential election. Read more

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