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In quip to Rivlin, Paraguay‘s president awaits more Israel visits

In quip to Rivlin, Paraguay‘s president awaits more Israel visits

Two hours ahead of the inauguration of his country’s embassy in Jerusalem, outgoing Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes met with President Reuven Rivlin, and assured him that he will visit Israel “much more often” after the expiration of his term in August. Paraguay officially moved its country’s embassy to Jerusalem on […]

Nation’s defense firms to lose over $1b. annually with U.S. aid deal

Nation’s defense firms to lose over $1b. annually with U.S. aid deal

The Israeli arms industry is expected to lose $1.3 billion in revenue each year and as many as 22,000 workers could lose their jobs when the latest agreement for military aid from the US kicks in at the end of this year, the Defense Ministry warned at a Knesset Finance […]

ON MY MIND: Missing antisemitism envoy

ON MY MIND: Missing antisemitism envoy

Indecision has consequences. Leaving vacant the key State Department position in the US effort to fight antisemitism globally has generated perceptions that inevitably question Washington’s commitment on this issue. In 2004, the US Congress, with the support of president George W. Bush, established the State Department Office to Monitor and […]

Protests in Haifa: Excessive force?

Protests in Haifa: Excessive force?

Haifa has always been the blue chip example of how Israel’s Jewish and Arab population can live and work together in coexistence. That’s what made this weekend’s “day of rage against the occupation” demonstration, attended by hundreds of people along Jaffa Street in downtown Haifa, so surprising and troubling. Be […]

Soroka researchers find dangers in fasting during Ramadan

Soroka researchers find dangers in fasting during Ramadan

The Muslim month of Ramadan that began in fierce heat last week is not good for health, according to researchers who found an increased occurrence of kidney stones and strokes among those who fast every day from dawn to sunset, as their religion requires. “There is a high frequency of […]

Bonding over bombers: Int‘l air force conference kicks off in Herzliya

Bonding over bombers: Int‘l air force conference kicks off in Herzliya

Dozens of Air Force commanders from across the world will gather in Herzliya for Israel’s second International Air Force Commanders Conference, starting Tuesday. The three-day conference will see Air Force commanders from the United States, Canada and several European countries as well as air chiefs from Canada, Brazil, India and […]

Vandals call to ‘gas Bibi’ on walls of Bar Ilan yeshiva

Vandals call to ‘gas Bibi’ on walls of Bar Ilan yeshiva

Graffiti scrawled on the walls of the Bar Ilan Yeshiva in Tel Aviv over the weekend and discovered on Monday calls for violence against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Education Minister Naftali Bennett. “[Meir] Kahane died!” the graffiti on one wall reads, “What about Bennett?” On another wall the words […]

Trump peace deal to make Jerusalem suburb Palestinian capital

Trump peace deal to make Jerusalem suburb Palestinian capital

The Abu Dis neighborhood bordering east Jerusalem will be the capital of a Palestinian state in US President Donald Trump’s planned peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid said Monday. “Over the weekend, different sources began saying that in the American paper that will be […]

WATCH: Pompeo promises strongest sanctions in history on Iran

WATCH: Pompeo promises strongest sanctions in history on Iran

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration will embark on an “unprecedented” pressure campaign against Iran meant to fundamentally change its foreign policy, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday. Delivering his first major foreign policy address as top diplomat at the Heritage Foundation, a Washington think tank, Pompeo listed […]

Jerusalem zoo welcomes ‘Toy‘ giraffe

Jerusalem zoo welcomes ‘Toy‘ giraffe

The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo has welcomed a new member of its family: a baby giraffe named “Toy.” The zoo announced this week that the giraffe was born last week, on the very same day that brought Israel a win at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. And the zoo […]