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 2018-09-20 23:25 

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 2018-09-20 23:13 

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What Netanayhu really hopes to achieve by lowering the electoral threshold...

Netanyahu's proposal to allow parties a mere three seats in Knesset was met with a resounding 'no.' But he was aiming at one specific group of voters The race for Jerusalem mayor could send shock waves across the political scene all the way to...

 2018-09-20 23:03 

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The racist law of the left-wing government...

An Israeli judge just passed the first ruling based on the nation-state law, daring to impose damages on a terror organization for injury to a Jew. Critics roiled, but a much more racist law was passed 24 years ago, by a left-wing coalition...

 2018-09-20 22:53 

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Palestinian kids' long trek to school beyond the settler with the handgun...

For 14 years an Israeli army jeep has had to accompany about 10 children to and from school in the West Bank, lest they be harassed, attacked or have to take the long route...

 2018-09-20 21:14 

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There's a crisis between U.S. Jewry and Israel, says Jewish-American journalist Thomas Friedman...

'You can't tell American Jews: We want you to come to Israel, but your form of Jewish-religious expression is unacceptable to us,' the Pulitzer prize-winning New York Times columnist tells Israeli weekly Makor Rishon...

 2018-09-20 20:32 

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Israel Air Force strikes group launching incendiary balloons in Gaza Strip...

Israeli fire department teams put out three fires caused by incendiary balloons near Kibbutz Be'eri in southern Israel Police report balloon with charge attached exploded in Gaza border community...

 2018-09-20 20:12 

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Daylight saving time all year long...

Even if we ignore energy savings and road safety, there is no argument over the fact that another hour of light toward evening would contribute a great deal to the quality of life of Israel's citizens...

 2018-09-20 19:59 

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In grand debut, Israel's nation-state law reveals its ugly true colors...

The court explained its decision only on the basis of the victim's Jewish identity. What would happen if an Arab Palestinian citizen of Israel were wounded in the same fashion?...

 2018-09-20 19:58 

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Israel became hub in international organ trade over past decade...

Since a 2008 Knesset law banned the purchase and sale of human organs, Israel's key role in the organ trade has been replaced by countries such as Egypt and Lebanon...

 2018-09-20 19:36 

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'I am absolutely too young. My life was a waste': Conversations with people on their deathbed...

A young Buddhist diagnosed too late with a genetic disease, a Holocaust survivor with cancer, and a once-happy nurse suffering from complications of bariatric surgery. Three people approaching death talk about a life of value, regret and what's next...

 2018-09-20 19:28 

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Inflamed by Trump and resisted by women, the Kavanaugh confirmation is a major battle in America's eternal culture wars...

The fight over Kavanaugh's appointment has sparked confrontations and pitted left against right even before Christine Blasey Ford's identity and accusations became public...

 2018-09-20 18:51 

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Downing of Russian jet: Moscow seeks to translate Israel's embarrassment into gains on the ground...

Asked whether shooting down the Russian aircraft would affect the Israeli air force's freedom of action over Syria, Defense Minister Lieberman performed more evasion maneuvers than the Russian Ilyushin pilots did Monday night...

 2018-09-20 18:03 

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This controversial Russian novelist, accused of promoting cannibalism and pornography, is a literary star...

Baking and eating a girl on her birthday, a man roasting meat over a bonfire of burning books these are just two provocative scenes written by Vladimir Sorokin. Haaretz sits down with the author and talks sex, food and terrorism...

 2018-09-20 17:59 

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Illegal organ harvesting is rampant in Egypt, and refugees are the main target...

Thousands of Egypt's 250,000 African refugees have fallen victim to the illegal organ trade. Haaretz traveled to Cairo and spoke with six survivors. 'A strange man held a rag doused with an anesthetic over my mouth. Six days later, I woke up with ...

 2018-09-20 17:53 

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Putin has little choice but to allow Israel to continue operating in Syria...

Putin is an expert dancer in the delicate balance of feeding anti-Semitic conspiracy theories to his public while maintaining personal relations with Israel. The public contradictions serve him - and are central to his Syria strategy...

 2018-09-20 17:45 

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Business in Brief: Pelephone loses 9,000 subscribers after multiple network failures...

ECI Telecom weighs going public again Otzar Ha'Hayal to be merged into First Int'l TASE rises in session between holidays...

 2018-09-20 17:44 

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When it comes to climate change, the rich are the culprit but they won't pay the price...

An oligarch does as much damage to the climate in a day as an average person does in five years, according to a leading anthropologist and environmental researcher. Nevertheless, he remains hopeful...

 2018-09-20 17:38 

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Monotheism is seen as Judaism's gift to the world. But has it really brought peace and harmony?...

Monotheism is widely considered more moral and rational than polytheism. But a controversy in Germany is raising the question whether the belief in one God actually leads to fanaticism and violence...

 2018-09-20 17:31 

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'Intimate conversations happen only on the way to food'...

This week at the Tel Aviv airport: An Israeli flying to El Salvador who would marry his best friend if he was a girl, and a New Jerseyite who founded a startup to make a living...

 2018-09-20 17:30 

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Wanted: A tax policy for Israel's economy, not for elections...

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon's ban on tax hikes may be a crowd-pleaser but will lead Israel astray...

 2018-09-20 16:42 

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Israeli Arab charged with incitement to terror over Facebook posts...

Nongovernmental organization Adalah calls 66-year-old's arrest 'political persecution'...

 2018-09-20 16:23 

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Donald Trump thinks the Jews aren't grateful enough...

'But I gave them Jerusalem!' A recent report warned of a 'growing frustration' in the White House for U.S. Jews' lack of appreciation for his policies towards Israel. Perhaps because they're too grown up, and informed, to supply su...

 2018-09-20 15:52 

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Israeli Ultra-Orthodox radio station forced to pay 1 million shekels in damages for keeping women off the air...

A class action lawsuit was filed against an ultra-Orthodox radio station by multiple women for not being able to hear women's voices on the radio station...

 2018-09-20 15:18 

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Netanyahu responds to Nasrallah: If Hezbollah confronts Israel, they'll 'get a crushing blow'...

Nasrallah said Thursday that Hezbollah is getting precision rockets despite Israeli actions to cut smuggling routes through Syria. 'I suggest that he think not twice but twenty times,' Netanyahu says...

 2018-09-20 15:13 

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Not just millennials: These older U.S. Jews are disillusioned by Israel too...

The media may have focused on young American Jews' disconnect from Israel, but a growing number of older U.S. Jews tell Haaretz they have also become alienated from a government that doesn't share their liberal values...

 2018-09-20 14:58 

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Eurovision 2019: A financial boom for Tel Aviv, but the troubles are just starting...

The song contest will attract 20,000 tourists, but will require $7 million in investment, a bigger performance arena and special Shabbat work permits for hotels...

 2018-09-20 14:30 

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Rank and File: Walking tours in Jerusalem for Sukkot...

AACI provides educational walks around the Old City; Nefesh B'Nefesh goes hiking in Gush Etzion; and Telfed celebrates its 70th birthday with a picnic...

 2018-09-20 14:17 

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France's Le Pen refuses court-ordered psych exam over ISIS tweets...

After tweeting disturbing images of ISIS violence, a French court ordered for the far-right leader to undergo a psychiatric exam. Le Pen compared the order to methods of totalitarian regimes...

 2018-09-20 14:05 

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Jewish Insider's Daily Kickoff: September 20, 2018...

Previewing UNGA -Trump vs. Iran Cory Booker's mom echoes a Jewish mother Lloyd Blankfein skips Red Sox lunch due to Yom Kippur...

 2018-09-20 14:01 

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Trump's Iran sanctions policy is working, but America could regret it...

Iran's oil exports are plummeting, but that's only because the U.S. is forcing its allies to do it bidding and is risking its global leadership...

 2018-09-20 14:01 

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No Nakba, no boycott: Israeli minister to get power to crack down on cultural institutions...

Culture Minister Miri Regev has been trying to receive an authority similar to the one the finance minister has, to retroactively suspend funding for cultural activities that 'contravene the principles of the state.' Now she has the finance minist...

 2018-09-20 13:33 

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Spain to push for European recognition of Palestine: We may go it alone if that fails...

Spain's foreign minister said he will launch an 'intensive' consultation process with his EU counterparts to set a timetable for achieving a common position on recognizing Palestine...

 2018-09-20 13:13 

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On Israel-Palestine, Jeremy Corbyn is no 'peacemaker'...

Corbyn's far Left anti-Zionist vision of the conflict places him not in the Palestinian peace camp, but in its rejectionist wing. For his allies, the Labour anti-Semitism saga that could derail this vision must be smears - or a deep state conspiracy...

 2018-09-20 11:39 

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Treasure, skulls in 3,300-year-old Transylvania tomb were from nymph cult, archaeologists suggest...

Imported jewelry in tombs in the Romanian heartland reveals brisk trade with Scandinavia and Mesopotamia in antiquity, but why were these gems put inside caves in the first place?...

 2018-09-20 11:38 

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There are only four types of people, psychologists say based on new data...

The rough and ready, bold and beautiful and teen humanitarian will be appalled to learn that they don't exist...

 2018-09-20 11:24 

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Netanyahu: If war is imposed on Israel, we'll act with full force...

Prime minister adds that Israel's ties with 'the moderate Arab world' have reached an unprecedented turning point...

 2018-09-20 09:07 

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Oslo's Jewish rejectionists are in power and closer to a Greater Israel than ever before...

Today, the most strident Israeli and American opposers of Oslo, from Netanyahu to Kushner and Friedman, have the upper hand. Married to the comparison between peacemakers and Nazi collaborators, they are busy translating their 'vision' into realit...

 2018-09-20 08:36 

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Nasrallah: Hezbollah getting precision rockets despite Israeli actions...

*This is a developing story*...

 2018-09-20 08:36 

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Nasrallah: Hezbollah getting precision rockets despite Israeli actions...

Days after Israeli strike in Syria, Hezbollah chief says efforts to cut smuggling routes are pointless...

 2018-09-20 08:31 

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Israeli Arab poet Dareen Tatour, convicted of incitement, released from prison...

Tatour served five months after being convicted of incitement to violence and supporting terrorism over a poem. 'I will continue writing'...

 2018-09-20 08:21 

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Russian embassy: Israel's irresponsible actions led to death of 15 servicemen...

Russia's Israel embassy: Israel's irresponsible actions led to death of 15 servicemen...

 2018-09-20 08:15 

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Israel upgrading and reinforcing nuclear sites in light of Iranian threats, atomic energy chief says...

Threats 'require Israel to take action and continue to protect and defend its nuclear facilities,' Zeev Snir says as Tehran demands UN supervise Israel's nuclear program...

 2018-09-20 06:15 

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Russia shuts air and sea traffic off Syria coast following downing of jet...

Russia began stepping up operations on Thursday morning following the shooting down of a military aircraft, report in Cyprus says...

 2018-09-20 04:32 

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Clear majority of Israelis oppose accepting refugees, poll says...

57 percent of Israeli respondents saying they are against taking in refugees from war-torn countries the highest rate among 18 countries surveyed...

 2018-09-20 03:33 

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Israel's most iconic tourist hotspots through the lens...

In the past 18 months, more tourists have visited Israel than any other time in its history...

 2018-09-20 02:59 

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 2018-09-20 01:59 

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Religious authorities must ease the plight of conversion-seekers in Israel...

No one told Karen Muscara that while studying for her conversion she would be without legal status and vulnerable to mistreatment: Her conversion was yet to be recognized when she was killed in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem...

 2018-09-20 00:48 

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Millions of Americans are still trapped in debt-logged homes...

Hardest hit are bedroom towns in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast, where income and jobs have been weak...

 2018-09-19 23:21 

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The struggle over the definition of Jewishness is now existential...

The centrality granted to the Jewish component over the democratic one in the constitutional identity of the state and the increasing influence of religion on the lives of Israelis make defining Judaism all the more important...

 2018-09-19 22:24 

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Syria is not a firing range...

In light of the downing of the Russian plane, Israel must remember that all military action carries risks...

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