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 2018-06-25 06:26 

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Police probing attempted torching of Netanyahu critic's car...

Meni Naftali is a former chief caretaker of the Netanyahu residence, and one of the leaders in the public protest against the premier...

 2018-06-25 06:15 

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Prince William kicks off Mideast tour, praises Jordan's commitment to Palestinians...

The non-political, high-profile trip to include first-ever official visit by a royal family member to Israel and the Palestinian territories...

 2018-06-25 03:39 

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Jordanian King to meet Trump in a last-ditch attempt to influence contents of peace plan...

Trump's peace plan could present new challenges for Jordan, where a majority of the population is of Palestinian origin...

 2018-06-25 01:20 

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 2018-06-24 22:03 

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Segregation at Rabin Square...

Despite religious objections, public spaces belong to the entire public and equality in such spaces must be safeguarded...

 2018-06-24 21:32 

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The anti-Erdogan opposition fails to halt Turkey's descent into an elected dictatorship...

In elections that were neither free nor fair, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stage-managed a mandate for ultimate power. But Turkey's opposition parties, despite the buzz they created, also have to account for their failure...

 2018-06-24 21:07 

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'The ultimate deal': Crushing the Palestinian people grain by grain...

The mission is not just to smash them, but to grind the Palestinian people up finely, grain by grain, each individual separated from his brethren...

 2018-06-24 21:07 

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Turkey elections: Erdogan's win paves the road toward autocracy...

With Erdogan's reelection, Turkey faces a future as a purely autocratic state, persecuting political rivals and settling scores...

 2018-06-24 21:01 

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It's not the economy, stupid: Tough times for Angela Merkel...

After safely steering her country through the global economic crisis and capturing the hearts of East Germans, the refugee crisis may be her undoing...

 2018-06-24 20:32 

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Saudis intercept missiles over Riyadh as Yemen war drags on...

State-run TV says missiles fired by Yemen's Houthis, whose TV says rockets were aimed at the Saudi defense ministry and other targets...

 2018-06-24 20:30 

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Two princes: William and Jared reflect America's and Britain's growing irrelevancy...

Visiting the region this week, the scions of the Houses of Windsor and Kushner reflect their respective countries' declining influence in the region...

 2018-06-24 19:24 

Haaretz Daily

Greece's Energean reportedly in talks to develop Gaza's gas...

Sources say bringing Gaza Marine into production would benefit Israel, too...

 2018-06-24 18:25 

Haaretz Daily

It's not easy to be a Muslim lesbian...

Friends and family reject them, send them to the doctor's, and sometimes even threaten their lives. Muslim lesbians look to social media for some solace...

 2018-06-24 18:21 

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The Palestinians' child soldiers are their most dangerous threat...

In the absence of a strategy to combat the Palestinian propaganda war, time and time again Israel falls into the same trap. We deserve a government with vision...

 2018-06-24 18:16 

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So easy for U.S. Jews to dissociate themselves from Stephen Miller...

What a simple and great idea. To disown and keep one's distance from any senior Jewish official whose actions contradict Jewish values as understood by quite a few members of the American Jewish community...

 2018-06-24 18:11 

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Trump's trade war: Is there a silver lining for Israel?...

While U.S., China and Europe duke it out, Israeli exporters could pick up customers...

 2018-06-24 17:27 

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Israel Aerospace's new boss: Fighter pilot with little business experience...

Nimrod Sheffer takes the helm of a giant but struggling defense company with major challenges ahead...

 2018-06-24 17:01 

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In blow to Labor Party leader Gabbay, rivalry delays party conference...

Dispute pits party chairman against rivals Peretz and Cabel over control of Knesset candidates' list...

 2018-06-24 16:55 

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Next year (not) in Jerusalem: 2019 Eurovision likely to be held in Tel Aviv, official says...

Amid controversy over plan to hold event in Israel's capital, Finance Ministry official says Tel Aviv hosts the only site meeting requirements...

 2018-06-24 16:41 

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Sirens sound around Israel's Defense Ministry in central Tel Aviv; drill only announced after the fact...

Military says sirens were part of a 'surprise drill' at army headquarters...

 2018-06-24 16:30 

Haaretz Daily

By bashing the media, Trump and Netanyahu foster their tribalist, right-wing support...

Fake news and liberal media are portrayed as spearheads of an elitist tribe that seek to enslave their downtrodden rivals and impose their alien values on them...

 2018-06-24 16:19 

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Five strikes in 24 hours: Israel targets Gazans prepping flaming balloons, Hamas targets...

Three Palestinians wounded, according to Palestinian officials, though no word on their condition...

 2018-06-24 16:17 

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Trump calls Jewish congresswoman 'Wacky Jacky' at Nevada rally...

Trump was in Las Vegas to assist Dean Heller, the only Republican U.S. senator seeking re-election in a state that Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016...

 2018-06-24 16:15 

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Israeli lawmaker Rachel Azaria enters race as sole woman candidate for Jerusalem mayor...

A former deputy mayor, Azaria, of Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon's center-right Kulanu Party, faces off against seven rivals in the October election...

 2018-06-24 16:01 

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Israel's finance minister OKs law to allow securitizing of loans but not mortgages...

Business in Brief | Struggle for control of ADO Group flares up again Brainstorm criticized for price-gouging under new U.S. law Unitronics wins Boston contract for its automated-parking system...

 2018-06-24 15:43 

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Israeli's foreign wife deported after getting 8 of 70 questions wrong on 'couple verifier' quiz...

The Israeli and his Georgian wife answered dozens of questions identically. They have known each other for 20 years, and married in 2015. Each had spent time in prison and sought to start a new life together...

 2018-06-24 14:46 

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Trump on Jerusalem embassy move: 'Evangelicals appreciate it more than the Jews'...

'It's not a surprise though Mr. President, because evangelicals are people of the book,' Mike Huckabee replied, 'And they believe you kept a promise'...

 2018-06-24 14:28 

Haaretz Daily

Messiah in the heart of Tel Aviv: Court allows gender-segregated event in Rabin Square...

Tel Aviv District Court okays Chabad's planned program for Monday with the judge criticizing municipal authorities for trying to cancel it too late....

 2018-06-24 13:58 

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Israel strikes vehicle of Palestinians in Gaza prepping to launch flaming balloon...

This is the second such strike in 24 hours...

 2018-06-24 12:46 

Haaretz Daily

Paul Krugman says Trump's immigration rhetoric is a blood libel...

'I don't know what drives such people — but we've seen this movie before, in the history of anti-Semitism,' Krugman wrote in the New York Times...

 2018-06-24 12:37 

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Prince William's Israel visit: Holocaust survivor rescued by Britain at age six on royal itinerary...

Eighty years after being on the Kindertransport, Henry Foner speaks with Haaretz about his upcoming meeting with Prince William at Yad Vashem...

 2018-06-24 12:11 

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Holy Land Byzantines predated Jeff Sessions' abuse of Apostle Paul's Epistle by 1,500 years...

All Paul meant is that early Christians living in pagan regimes should render unto Caesar rather than kick up a fuss and get killed, not that families should be rent asunder at the American border...

 2018-06-24 11:48 

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Trump has no coherent strategy on Iran. Astonishingly, Nor does Israel...

The U.S. president thinks he's denuclearized North Korea without dismantling a single bomb. Israel simply can't risk a similar White House 'success' with Iran, but war can't be its only option either...

 2018-06-24 11:28 

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Saudi women gear up for new freedom as driving ban ends...

The 24th of June marks a historic moment in the history of Saudi Arabia, as the draconian law forbidding women to drive has been lifted. It is not, however, without is drawbacks...

 2018-06-24 11:01 

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Syria pounds rebel areas in south, thousands flee to border zone...

Thousands of Syrians also fled frontline opposition-held villages of Masahra and Hara in the Quneitra province to makeshift camps near the border with Israel...

 2018-06-24 10:54 

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Turkey election: Voter fraud feared as video of alleged ballot stuffing emerges...

European election monitors are criticizing a Turkish decision to deny entry to two members for alleged bias against Turkey...

 2018-06-24 10:49 

Haaretz Daily

How the anti-Erdogan opposition can win Sunday's elections in Turkey...

For years, Turkey's opposition has been fractured and defeatist while the president consolidated power. But the opposition now has a wildly popular, charismatic and sharp-tongued leader and a lackluster Erdogan doesn't seem invincible any more...

 2018-06-24 10:29 

Haaretz Daily

Israeli army fires Patriot missile at drone approaching from Syria...

IDF says drone turned back after missile launch...

 2018-06-24 10:25 

Haaretz Daily

'I've made myself a hate magnet': Roseanne Barr apologizes to celebrity rabbi for racist tweet...

TV star says regrets tweet that got her ABC show cancelled, says she felt bound to defend Israel and that she's considered emigrating there and running for PM...

 2018-06-24 10:24 

Haaretz Daily

No drugs in U.S. celebrity chef Bourdain's body when he died, French official says...

U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain killed himself in a French hotel room earlier this month...

 2018-06-24 10:07 

Haaretz Daily

Russian jets strike southern Syria as rebels say Trump has abandoned them...

The U.S. message also told the rebels it was left to them alone to take the right decision on how to face the Syrian army's military campaign...

 2018-06-24 10:05 

Haaretz Daily

German explosion: Police say 25 injured when several-story building destroyed...

Police said Sunday they were still trying to get the fire under control. They are investigating the cause of the explosion...

 2018-06-24 09:52 

Haaretz Daily

Erekat fires back at Kushner: Peace plan tightens Israeli 'colonial control' over Palestine...

Top Palestinian negotiator accuses U.S. of dictating rather than negotiating, says money can't compensate for Palestinian rights...

 2018-06-24 09:12 

Haaretz Daily

The Jewish Agency's crisis is too deep for Isaac Herzog to solve...

The opposition leader may be Netanyahu's opponent, but he's too establishment to effect the change the agency needs to become relevant again...

 2018-06-24 07:04 

Haaretz Daily

Palestinians: Protester shot by Israeli army during Gaza protest dies of wounds...

Osama Khalil Abu Khater's death brings amount of protesters killed since March 30 to 132, Gaza Health Ministry says...

 2018-06-24 06:49 

Haaretz Daily

Turkey votes: Polls open in pivotal elections seen as litmus test for Erdogan...

Turkish President Erdogan, who faces a robust and united opposition, must secure more than 50 percent of the vote for an outright win...

 2018-06-24 06:35 

Haaretz Daily

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog unanimously approved as new Jewish Agency head...

First time in 23 years that prime minister's choice for the job was rejected Herzog, who will take office August 1, vows to work together with Netanyahu 'to foster and strengthen the Jewish people and State of Israel'...

 2018-06-24 05:23 

Haaretz Daily

Kushner attacks Abbas in rare Palestinian interview, questions his ability to reach a deal...

Trump envoy tells Al-Quds that if Palestinian president won't engage, U.S. administration will present the plan to the public...

 2018-06-24 04:04 

Haaretz Daily

Kushner criticizes Abbas in rare Palestinian interview, promises 'fair' peace deal...

'There is only so long you can blame the situation on everyone other than Palestinian leadership,' says Kushner On peace deal: 'Not everyone will agree that it's the right package, but reaching for peace takes courage'...

 2018-06-23 23:53 

Haaretz Daily

European Jews watch on in fear as Italy targets Roma people...

The Italian interior minister's suggestion to create a registry of Roma sends shock waves across Europe: 'When a Roma person is targeted I feel less safe, because I know they will come for me next'...

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