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 2020-02-22 00:09 

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Attorney general calls for suspending probe into police oversight unit until after Israeli election...

Avichai Mendelblit says committee investigating the Justice Ministry's unit into police misconduct may be motivated by political considerations in advance of March 2 election...

 2020-02-21 21:35 

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Israel's dark times are already with us, Mr. President...

Open your eyes and see them, Mr. President you, Reuven Rivlin, who said the publication of the list of businesses with ties to West Bank settlements was "reminiscent of...

 2020-02-21 20:00 

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Netanyahu's farewell legacy tour: By harking back to his past, Bibi guides historians of the future...

For two weeks now, Benjamin Netanyahu has been giving campaign speeches to the faithful two or three times a night. It's his last chance to secure his narrative before others do it in court...

 2020-02-21 18:37 

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Video shows Israeli army bulldozer pushing stones at Palestinian protesters...

Israeli army says engineering tools were used to clear stones from the road during protests. 'While doing the clearing, mass stone-throwing took place' at hands of demonstrators...

 2020-02-21 18:27 

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Acting state prosecutor only found out about Gantz's ex-firm case this week - from Likud minister...

Senior figures within the prosecution question the timing of Dan Eldad's announcement to probe Fifth Dimension, formerly headed by Netanyahu rival Benny Gantz, weeks before Israel's election...

 2020-02-21 17:29 

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Pompeo meets with Oman's new ruler amid U.S. pressure on Iran...

Oman is concerned that the Trump administration's maximum pressure campaign against Iran, as well as rising tensions in the region, could harm tourism, economic growth, and oil interests...

 2020-02-21 15:06 

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Global watchdog places Iran on terrorism financing blacklist...

Move comes after Paris-based task force warned Iran for three years that it must enact terrorist financing conventions, with which the Islamic republic failed to comply...

 2020-02-21 14:47 

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Israeli taxi app Gett sued for allegedly letting Jerusalem users filter out Arab drivers...

'Mehadrin' service gives users option to only ride in cabs that don't operate on Shabbat, but attorneys and drivers allege that its true purpose is to hail cabs driven by Jews...

 2020-02-21 14:01 

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The giant of the Negev: The battle over Israel's eucalyptus trees...

Though eucalyptus trees were imported from Australia to drain swamps, today there's debate over whether they're true citizens or just invaders...

 2020-02-21 13:34 

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'Syrian regime' must be stopped in Idlib,' Erdogan tells Macron, Merkel in joint call...

Turkish president says he will hold phone conversation with Putin, who backs the opposing side in the conflict in rebel stronghold Syria, later Friday...

 2020-02-21 12:03 

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First coronavirus case in Israel, cruise ship passenger tests positive...

Health Ministry says infected woman is in quarantine, while other 11 returning passengers from cruise that was quarantined off Japan test negative...

 2020-02-21 11:46 

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Netanyahu's formula to rule Palestinians: material concessions to forgo the struggle...

For Palestinians in Israel, the West Bank and even Gaza, the national discourse has been pushed to the sidelines and remains merely declarative...

 2020-02-21 11:28 

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Israel arrests four migrant women while kids at school, leaving children alone...

In one case, woman and her two children detained for several hours Immigration authority: Mothers here illegally 'show a minimum of parental responsibility'...

 2020-02-21 09:55 

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Woman arrested in East Jerusalem attempted stabbing...

No injuries reported Police provide no information about suspect's identity...

 2020-02-21 08:51 

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Israeli soldier kills Palestinian cop at his own station. No explanation is offered...

An IDF soldier shot a Palestinian police officer standing 100 meters away, at the entrance to his station, talking to other members of the force. Sgt. Tarek Badwan, a father of two with a family of police officers, was killed...

 2020-02-21 08:31 

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Iranians go to polls after thousands of candidates disqualified...

Iran's leadership and state media urged voter participation, with some framing it as a religious duty...

 2020-02-21 08:23 

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Israeli confab tackles Iran, cyber and Gaza. But there was an elephant in the room...

A seminar involving ex-army brass and academics paints a mixed strategic outlook for Israel, all in the shadow of Netanyahu's political future...

 2020-02-21 08:16 

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French author Edouard Louis: 'Violence is my birth certificate'...

In an autobiographical novel, French author Edouard Louis returns to a brutal and almost fatal one-night stand. He tells Haaretz why he understands his assailant's behavior and how literature can influence reality...

 2020-02-21 08:14 

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Tinder, parties and no morality police: An Israeli reporter's journey through Saudi Arabia...

Dating, freedom to divorce, women in the labor market and behind the wheel, foreign tourists, coed leisure Saudi Arabia is becoming a society that wants to resemble the West. How do people live with all this sudden freedom, yet no hope of democracy?...

 2020-02-21 04:02 

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Netanyahu hoped Trump's plan will help him win. How much difference did it actually make?...

Netanyahu commissioned polls to find out. The findings were a slap in the face...

 2020-02-21 04:00 

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Who ratted out Zionist militia leader Yair Stern to his killers 78 years ago?...

Moshe Svorai, a partly exonerated fellow Lehi member, inadvertently disclosed the commander's hideout, scholar says...

 2020-02-21 02:56 

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Green construction to become mandatory in Israel from 2021...

Long voluntary and used mainly in wealthy cities, the savings and environmental benefits will now reach everyone...

 2020-02-21 02:50 

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Netanyahu's call for coronavirus aid for businesses faces legal hurdle...

Law for compensating business covers war damage, not disease...

 2020-02-21 02:12 

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A Netanyahu candidate for finance chief would have to do his homework...

The campaign marketing Likud legislator Nir Barkat as Benjamin Netanyahu's choice for next finance minister didn't go well. The former Jerusalem mayor was exposed as a fr...

 2020-02-21 02:11 

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Polarization isn't the reason for Israel's third election...

We are in a profound national crisis, the national mood says. People despise one another. This crisis, many fine folks believe, is a greater threat to Israel than all the...

 2020-02-21 02:04 

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Why vote for Labor-Gesher-Meretz in Israel's election...

There are reasons why not to vote for Labor-Gesher-Meretz, and we can write about them with fervor and passion, mainly because voting for the alliance of left-wing partie...

 2020-02-21 01:51 

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Wear a mask, hope for the best...

The strongest feeling regarding how Israel is addressing the threat of the new coronavirus is a sense of the state's own helplessness. Behind the big, pompous, seemingly...

 2020-02-21 01:22 

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Jerusalem mayor, prove you're serving all residents Palestinians, too...

Malek Issa, 9, lies in a pediatric ward in Jerusalem's Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem. His left eye was destroyed and will presumably never regain function. He a...

 2020-02-21 01:07 

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New footage shows details from fatal shootout at Jersey City kosher deli...

Seven video files from the deadly December barrage show the moments one of the shooters arrived at the scene, raising a gun at passersby...

 2020-02-21 00:17 

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Israel's chief justice took lead role in case despite conflict of interests...

Supreme Court president 'was unaware' of the plaintiffs' identity when she named herself to lead panel, court says, as she recuses herself from the case...

 2020-02-20 23:57 

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With their food taken away, cranes invade farms in Israel's north...

Due to a dispute among state agencies, feeding stations weren't replenished, so the birds nosh on pecans instead...

 2020-02-20 23:16 

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Lieberman says Netanyahu's political career is over, he 'can no longer be PM'...

Yisrael Beiteinu leader vows his party won't recommend Netanyahu to be tasked with forming a government after Israel's March 2 election, but says 'would very much like to see' the premier's party in a future coalition...

 2020-02-20 23:07 

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Trump's Mideast plan represents a deep paradigm shift. What should Israel do next?...

The proposal could leave a mark by creating a new, powerful point of reference for any future Israeli leader, but it must not be adopted as a rigid operative blueprint...

 2020-02-20 23:00 

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Welcome to Israel, the last 43 victims of Netanyahu's callous, cynical reign...

Netanyahu suddenly decided that bringing a large group of Falashmura just before the election was exactly what was needed to boost Likud votes from the Ethiopian Israeli community...

 2020-02-20 22:56 

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Israeli army report on Haredi draft figures shows it may be best to exempt ultra-Orthodox...

The headache involved for the military is too great, and this community would be better off doing civilian national service in places like emergency services' ambulances...

 2020-02-20 21:55 

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Israeli telcos get the urge to merge, but will that solve their problems?...

Reports surfaced on Monday that Cellcom wants to buy Golan. Two weeks ago, Hot announced it would make a bid for Partner. Other bids may follow...

 2020-02-20 21:32 

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North Macedonia's first Jewish minister fired after using country's old name...

What's in a name? Rashela Mizrahi claims her ouster was politically motivated, not because she spoke in front of a sign stating 'Republic of Macedonia'...

 2020-02-20 21:19 

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 2020-02-20 20:32 

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Germany's immigrant community in Hanau reeling after shisha bar shooting...

For decades Turks, ethnic Kurds and other immigrants have coexisted in the town, leaving residents shocked after the gunman, who posted a hate-filled manifesto, killed nine people of foreign background...

 2020-02-20 19:20 

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Justice Ministry interrogates two policemen over Palestinian child's shooting...

Nine-year-old Malek Issa lost an eye as a result of the incident, but the police officer claims he only shot at a nearby wall...

 2020-02-20 19:00 

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Ghostly genes from super-archaic hominin found in late human species...

Small-brained creature interbred with the common ancestor of Neanderthals and Denisovans, then half a million years later with Denisovans too and you may have traces in your DNA...

 2020-02-20 18:52 

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Palestinians slam Israel's West Bank power project: 'Meant to support settlements'...

The master plan is designated to serve both Jewish settlements and the Palestinians, but the PA's opposition might prevent its implementation in the Palestinian territories...

 2020-02-20 18:29 

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Orthodox rapper Nissim Black reintroduces himself to the world...

He's black, Jewish, from Seattle, living in Jerusalem and 'Hitler's worst nightmare.' A new single by the Jewish convert sets the record straight...

 2020-02-20 18:02 

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Israeli army deliberately skewed haredi draft figures, committee finds...

According to special committee appointed by chief of staff, for the period in question, more than half the soldiers drafted as Haredim did not meet the legal requirements of the definition or maintained an ultra-Orthodox lifestyle...

 2020-02-20 17:43 

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Israel's new women's party promises a 'different kind of leadership'...

Kol Hanashim vows to fight for gender equality, improve education and eradicate femicide. Can the party be the one to end Israel's political stalemate in March?...

 2020-02-20 17:16 

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Taliban leader says group 'fully committed' to upcoming 'historic pact' with U.S....

Afghan presidential palace slams New York Times for giving a platform to 'an individual who is on a designated terrorist list'...

 2020-02-20 16:46 

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Hummus... with octopus? How Israeli food became all the rage in Saint Petersburg...

The food may not be kosher, but St. Petersburg's Israeli restaurants have a lot of blue-and-white flags and Mediterranean music. Israeli-style falafel, shakshuka and shawarma, it seems, have become a big hit in Russia's northern capital....

 2020-02-20 16:35 

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German shooter reportedly said he wanted to exterminate people from Asia, Africa and Israel...

The alleged shooter, who killed at least nine, left behind a video and a 24-page manifesto in which he said certain peoples 'must be completely destroyed,' according to German news reports...

 2020-02-20 16:17 

Haaretz Daily

Trump revels in Bloomberg's 'worst debate performance in history!'...

The blistering attacks launched on Wednesday night at Bloomberg - over his record on race, history of sexist comments damaged his pitch that he has the best chance of beating Trump in the Nov. 3 election...

 2020-02-20 15:59 

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Flare-up in fighting in northwest Syria pulls in Russian, Turkish and Syrian forces...

Plight of civilians at horrifying level, says the UN as fighting intensifies...

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