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 2018-01-16 12:37 

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Archaeologists uncover pottery with Parthenon scene in Biblical village...

Ceramic decorated with birth of Athena copied from Parthenon frieze, and other imported luxuries signal, that the textile dyeing business was thriving in Bethsaida 2,300 years ago...

 2018-01-16 12:17 

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Enjoying the high life, up on the roof in Tel Aviv...

Rooftops have been transformed into retreats with thriving outdoor gardens, restaurants, yoga, art and music studios, spaces for krav maga martial arts classes and even guest houses...

 2018-01-16 12:15 

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Abbas exits with one final, outrageous performance. Now, America must contain the damage...

After a shameful speech full of bizarre canards about Israel's illegitimacy, the U.S. now knows Abbas can't, and won't, reach a Mideast peace deal. But we must also understand the same is true about Israel's current government...

 2018-01-16 12:12 

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Abbas' belligerent speech doesn't restore confidence in the Palestinian leadership...

Despite the PA president's declarations, some in the West Bank believe that they will remain on paper only and not much will really change. The personal rivalries that won't go away will also apparently continue to be detrimental to the Palestinia...

 2018-01-16 12:08 

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'Strippergate': Everything you need to know about Yair Netanyahu's latest scandal...

It seems the eldest Netanyahu son's 'golden boy' image has fallen apart more rapidly than anyone could have imagined...

 2018-01-16 11:24 

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Trump's catch-22 with Iran and the Palestinians could blow up at Israel...

Like his threats to cut Palestinian funding, the U.S. presidents new demands for the Iran nuclear agreement suffer from inconsistencies that cannot be resolved...

 2018-01-16 11:17 

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Germany conducts countrywide searches for suspected Iranian agents who allegedly spied on Israelis...

Searches come weeks after Germany summoned Iran's ambassador to reprimand Tehran against spying on individuals and groups with close ties to Israel...

 2018-01-16 10:49 

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Egyptian YouTube sensation counters the government's absurdity with his own...

If a country's democracy is being turned into a laughingstock, one may as well laugh: Mohamed Qandeel serves hard-hitting satire to followers in dire need of it ahead of upcoming elections...

 2018-01-16 09:05 

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Quiz: Would you make it into Netanyahu's India entourage?...
 2018-01-16 08:40 

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#Metoo? Not here, report 50 Israeli Academic Institutions...
 2018-01-16 08:35 

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Over 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics issue fatwa forbidding suicide bombings...

Pakistan has for years been plagued by violence by Islamist militants who often use suicide bombers and preach that their struggle is a holy war to impose Islamic rule...

 2018-01-16 08:03 

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Jordan unveils major IMF-guided tax hikes in bid to reduce public debt...

The taxes are said to be crucial to gradually lower public debt in economy hit by growing regional conflict...

 2018-01-16 07:57 

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Enjoying the high life, up on the roof in Tel Aviv...
 2018-01-16 07:43 

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96-year-old former Auschwitz guard files plea for clemency...

Oskar Groening, known as the 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz,' was sentenced to four years in prison in 2015 for being an accessory to murder at the Nazi death camp, but has not yet started his sentence due to a dispute about his health...

 2018-01-16 07:29 

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Five arrested in connection with Tunisia synagogue firebomb attack...

The firebombing, which caused no injuries, occurred amid protests over economic conditions in several Tunisian cities...

 2018-01-16 07:12 

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Israeli border control agents petition for labor dispute over worker shortage...

Lines could get bad at Passover for understaffed border control officers at Ben-Gurion International Airport...

 2018-01-16 07:02 

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In blow to Philip Morris, Israel to tax iQOS e-cigarettes like ordinary cigarettes...

In a blow to Philip Morris, the iQOS device will be taxed at 65 percent, a statement by Israel that e-cigs are damaging as to health as traditional cigarettes...

 2018-01-16 06:24 

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U.S. Jewish groups pen letter urging Netanyahu to change refugee deportation plan...
 2018-01-16 06:23 

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What Israel should learn from the cases of Adolf Eichmann, Yigal Amir and Kozo Okamoto...

Looking back on instances Israel considered employing the death penalty (and did once with Eichmann) makes the current debate on it appear grotesque...

 2018-01-16 05:47 

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Tech Nation: Automotive tech giant Delphi closes shop in Israel less than a month after opening...

Tel Aviv to host VC fund being launched by Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi partnership, Italian energy firm seeking renewable energy partnerships in Israel, Israel lifts ban on 3G data in West Bank...

 2018-01-16 04:50 

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Israel's deflationary trend ended in 2017...

Housing prices have declined, but food prices have gone up...

 2018-01-16 04:42 

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Israeli cabinet ministers get a handsome raise...

Monthly salaries to be raised to 49,554 shekels ($14,575) for ministers and 44,223 shekels for MKs; move met with protest by those recalling suspended payments for disabled people...

 2018-01-16 04:10 

Haaretz Daily

Egyptian YouTube sensation counters the government's absurdity with his own...

If a country's democracy is being turned into a laughingstock, one may as well laugh: Mohamed Qandeel serves hard-hitting satire to followers in dire need of it ahead of upcoming elections...

 2018-01-16 03:52 

Haaretz Daily

Justice Ministry mulls barring civil servants from taping each other...

The regulation would bar Israeli civil servants from making video or audio recording of their colleagues, except to expose sexual harassment and/or ethical violations...

 2018-01-16 01:49 

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Funk and jazz band Jamiroquai to perform in Israel...

The British group will grace the stage of Amphi Park in May, and Israelis who want to catch the show will have to part from 230 shekels (per ticket)...

 2018-01-16 01:43 

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 2018-01-16 01:36 

Haaretz Daily

What happened to the old N.Y. Jewish deli? It died and got reincarnated as a bistro...

There were some 1,500 of them in the city in the '30s; now there are about 20. The new breed has some of the same food, but everything else is gone...

 2018-01-16 01:24 

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After New York and Washington, now WeWork is bringing WeLive to Tel Aviv...

Modeled after the huge success of WeWork's shared work spaces, the communal living solution is now headed to Israel and is slated to be up and running by 2020...

 2018-01-16 00:36 

Haaretz Daily

What should be learned from Adolf Eichmann, Yigal Amir and Kozo Okamoto...

Looking back on instances Israel considered employing the death penalty (and did once with Eichmann) makes the current debate on it appear grotesque...

 2018-01-16 00:21 

Haaretz Daily

For the sake of our future, plant trees instead of digging graves...

The entrance to Jerusalem is lined with graves. It seems that the dead have taken over the mountain, and they are creating a necro-demographic and necro-topographical problem...

 2018-01-15 23:53 

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Gaza's prison warden and the Strip's ever-rising collapse threshold...

The isolation of the Gaza Strip and its residents, as a political project rather than a security project, began long before the Qassam rockets did...

 2018-01-15 23:39 

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How the Israeli military's courts abandon female soldiers...

It appears that the IDF sentences soldiers more harshly for stealing property than it does for take nude pictures of their fellow female soldiers and invading their privacy...

 2018-01-15 21:49 

Haaretz Daily

Blaming Hamas won't work for Israel if Gaza collapses...
 2018-01-15 21:49 

Haaretz Daily

Top Palestinian body backs Abbas: End recognition of Israel, reject any peace deal by Trump...

The Palestinian Central Council lends its support to President Abbas' speech in which he promised to 'slap back' the Trump admin. and accused Israel of killing the Oslo Accords...

 2018-01-15 21:39 

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Abbas' alarming cry of despair...
 2018-01-15 21:26 

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Israeli prosecution urges more rehab for criminals, less jail...
 2018-01-15 21:25 

Haaretz Daily

Netanyahu and Modi praised Indian soldiers who fought in Haifa. Here's what really happened in 1918...

The Indian cavalry unit, carrying only swords and lances, faced off with the Turks, who were armed with machine guns and advanced artillery...

 2018-01-15 20:26 

Haaretz Daily

Trump's catch-22 with Iran and the Palestinians could blow up at Israel...

Like his threats to cut Palestinian funding, the U.S. president's new demands for the Iran nuclear agreement suffer from inconsistencies that cannot be resolved...

 2018-01-15 19:46 

Haaretz Daily

Bankruptcy may be best option for Weinstein Company, still reeling from sexual violence fallout...

Killer Content Inc said that a bankruptcy may be the best way forward for the U.S. film and TV studio company formerly co-chaired by Harvey Weinstein...

 2018-01-15 18:50 

Haaretz Daily

Trump thanks Qatar for counterterrorism efforts, months after Saudis cut ties over support for terror...
 2018-01-15 18:39 

Haaretz Daily

Israeli Arab student stabbed at American University in Jenin...

The woman is in critical condition, and the motive remains unknown, but relatives have been arrested by Palestinian police...

 2018-01-15 18:30 

Haaretz Daily

Jewish cemetery in Eritrea vandalized for first time, dozens of graves destroyed...

Photos received by Haaretz reveal damage to old cemetery in Eritrean capital of Asmara, once home to a small Jewish community...

 2018-01-15 17:37 

Haaretz Daily

Key Gaza border crossing to be reopened after Hamas tunnel destroyed, Israeli army says...

The Gaza Strip's main goods crossing will be reopened amid Israeli security establishment fears of a economic collapse in Gaza...

 2018-01-15 17:31 

Haaretz Daily

U.S. denies visa for Israeli singer to perform at UN for Holocaust Remembrance Day...
 2018-01-15 17:00 

Haaretz Daily

New Jersey divests from Denmark's largest bank to comply with state anti-BDS law...

As of December 2016, New Jersey's state pension fund held $44 million in the Danske Bank...

 2018-01-15 16:09 

Haaretz Daily

Mitt Romney blasts Donald Trump's reported 'shithole' comments as un-American...

'The sentiment attributed to POTUS is inconsistent w/ America's history and antithetical to American values. May our memory of Dr. King buoy our hope for unity, greatness, & 'charity for all''...

 2018-01-15 15:55 

Haaretz Daily

Former deputy Mossad chief joins Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid party...
 2018-01-15 15:27 

Haaretz Daily

Palestinian man killed by Israeli army fire in West Bank clashes, medics say...

More details soon......

 2018-01-15 15:11 

Haaretz Daily

American rabbi who marched with MLK learned about nonviolent resistance from pro-BDS group banned by Israel...
 2018-01-15 15:11 

Haaretz Daily

American rabbi who marched with MLK learned about resistance from pro-BDS group banned by Israel...

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