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

Mossad operation recovers Eli Cohen’s watch in Syria

July 9, 2018 by  
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Following a recent secret operation, Israel’s Mossad has returned to Israel the wristwatch of the late Mossad fighter Eli Cohen.  Read more

Rescue crews using Israeli tech to maintain contact with Thai soccer team

July 9, 2018 by  
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An  Israeli technology is providing voice and video communications between rescue workers and 12 teenage members of a soccer team and their coach who have been stranded underground for more than two weeks in Tham Luang, northern Thailand. Read more

On the other hand

July 7, 2018 by  
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In Israel, summer has kicked in with cloudless skies, soaring temperatures and schools out for at least eight weeks…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Palestinians assault women journalists … and the world yawns

Nothing exposes the incredible hypocrisy of Israel’s critics more than their response to the treatment of Palestinian Arab women…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

Penalty shootouts…writes Michael Kuttner

July 6, 2018 by  
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In the final rounds of the FIFA world cup, results must be decisive. Read more

Palestinians call Israel’s anti-‘pay to slay’ law a ‘declaration of war’

July 4, 2018 by  
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Palestinian leaders slammed the passage of a new Israeli law that would deduct tax funds transferred to the Palestinian Authority over their policy of paying convicted terrorists and their families for carrying out attacks known as “pay to slay.” Read more

On the other hand

July 1, 2018 by  
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Between the soccer world cup and a visit from Prince William, Israelis have had more than enough inducement to keep them in a state of continuing excitement…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Prince William visits Yad Vashem

June 27, 2018 by  
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Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, visited Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre as part of the first ever, official British royal family visit to Israel. Read more

The Prince and the President

June 27, 2018 by  
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Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin welcomed His Royal Highness Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge to the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, marking the first official visit to the State of Israel by a member of the British Royal Family. Read more

Israeli hand-held ultrasound device stands to revolutionise breast cancer diagnosis

June 25, 2018 by  
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For more than a generation, the medical establishment has considered mammography to be the most accurate measure of breast health, and part of a $20 billion annual breast scanning industry in the United States alone. Read more

A match for a prince

June 25, 2018 by  
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As part of the royal visit to Israel, Prince William will take part in an activity promoting shared-living and peace hosted by the Peres Centre and The Equaliser. Read more

The New Israel Fund’s misplaced generosity

June 22, 2018 by  
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The New Israel Fund (NIF) has been much in the news lately, with its supporters here holding high profile meetings in Sydney and Melbourne…writes Bill Rubinstein. Read more

Double speak needs to be challenged

June 22, 2018 by  
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George Orwell hit the nail on the head when he stated: “The further society drifts from truth the more it will hate those that speak it”…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

A motion to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the Australia embassy there

June 19, 2018 by  
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Senator Fraser Anning (Qld) last night filed a Notice of Motion with the Clerk of the Senate to the effect that Australia will recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move our embassy to the western side of Jerusalem…the motion was defeated in the senate today by 50-4. Read more

Wonder Women of Israel

June 19, 2018 by  
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ZFNZ critical of NZ’s stance on Israel

June 18, 2018 by  
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The Zionist Federation of New Zealand has issued a statement saying New Zealand believes that Israel should allow Israelis be killed proportionately to satisfy the international community. Read more

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