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 2018-06-20 00:59 

Times of Israel

Gaza tensions flare: IDF strikes 8 more Hamas targets as rockets barrage south...

18 rockets fired from strip in a number of separate incidents; four intercepted by the Iron Dome while an unspecified number fall in Israeli territory18 rockets fired from strip in a number of separate incidents; four intercepted by the Iron Dome while an...

 2018-06-19 23:22 

Times of Israel

Palestinians fire 5 rockets at south as IDF strikes Gaza...

Army says it targetted Hamas positions in response to arson attacks; no immediate reports of injuries on either side of the borderArmy says it targetted Hamas positions in response to arson attacks; no immediate reports of injuries on either side of the b...

 2018-06-19 22:59 

Times of Israel

Israel welcomes 'courageous' US pullout from UN Human Rights Council...

PMO praises move against 'biased, hostile, anti-Israel organization'; UN chief, EU say they remain committed to international bodyPMO praises move against 'biased, hostile, anti-Israel organization'; UN chief, EU say they remain committed ...

 2018-06-19 22:06 

Times of Israel

Saudi-led coalition displays Yemeni arms allegedly from Iran...

From components for producing rocket fuel to a 'drone boat' to explosives hidden in fake rocks, UAE officials seek to show Iranian materiel is flowing to Houthi rebelsFrom components for producing rocket fuel to a 'drone boat' to explosive...

 2018-06-19 22:03 

Times of Israel

Jihadist plotted suicide attack on British PM, police say...

Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, told an undercover cop he planned to storm Downing Street residence and 'decapitate' Theresa MayNaa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, told an undercover cop he planned to storm Downing Street residence and 'deca...

 2018-06-19 22:01 

Times of Israel

Saudi entertainment chief sacked over Russian circus leotards...

Body-hugging outfits of female performers in Russian show currently touring the Muslim kingdom spark outcry on social mediaBody-hugging outfits of female performers in Russian show currently touring the Muslim kingdom spark outcry on social media...

 2018-06-19 21:24 

Times of Israel

US quits the UN's Human Rights Council, citing its 'chronic bias against Israel'...

Haley calls global body 'a cesspool of political bias'; announces US departure after protracted criticism of its obsessive focus on Israel; US official says move is 'immediate'Haley calls global body 'a cesspool of political bias';...

 2018-06-19 21:22 

Times of Israel

Ex-minister charged as Iran spy 'attended embassy event days before his arrest'...

Gonen Segev reportedly took part in Israeli Independence Day gathering in Nigeria, was said to be chummy with the ambassadorGonen Segev reportedly took part in Israeli Independence Day gathering in Nigeria, was said to be chummy with the ambassador...

 2018-06-19 20:49 

Times of Israel

Russia seeks to force out foreign rabbis as 'national security threat'...

A new law targeting non-Orthodox Christian missionaries has been increasingly used by authorities to expel Chabad emissariesA new law targeting non-Orthodox Christian missionaries has been increasingly used by authorities to expel Chabad emissaries...

 2018-06-19 19:42 

Times of Israel

US set to announce exit from UN Human Rights Council...

Haley and Pompeo expected to announce move Tuesday night after Trump administration criticism of the body's obsessive focus on IsraelHaley and Pompeo expected to announce move Tuesday night after Trump administration criticism of the body's obsess...

 2018-06-19 19:00 

Times of Israel

Cash-strapped UN refugee agency to cut back operations in Gaza...

United Nations special envoy Nickolay Mladenov tells Security Council that by August UNRWA will need to suspend core servicesUnited Nations special envoy Nickolay Mladenov tells Security Council that by August UNRWA will need to suspend core services...

 2018-06-19 18:55 

Times of Israel

Navy says new 'smart' torpedo set for deployment...

Secretive new underwater missile system is 'digital,' boasts electronic warfare capabilities, greater range and precision, and even the ability to hamper enemy detectionSecretive new underwater missile system is 'digital,' boasts electroni...

 2018-06-19 18:29 

Times of Israel

Italian Jews say plan for Roma 'registry' has echoes of fascist past...

Holocaust parallels flagged after Interior Minister Matteo Salvini orders count of country's Gypsy minorityHolocaust parallels flagged after Interior Minister Matteo Salvini orders count of country's Gypsy minority...

 2018-06-19 18:09 

Times of Israel

Jewish extremists taunt 'Ali's on the grill' at slain toddler's relatives...

Two dozen far-right protesters shout outside courtroom in support of Duma terror attack perpetrators; relatives slam police for letting abusive chorus continue unabatedTwo dozen far-right protesters shout outside courtroom in support of Duma terror attack...

 2018-06-19 17:22 

Times of Israel

Record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide: UN...

Figure represents a rise of 3 million in a year and of 50% in the last decade; most displaced people are from Syria and MyanmarFigure represents a rise of 3 million in a year and of 50% in the last decade; most displaced people are from Syria and Myanmar...

 2018-06-19 17:14 

Times of Israel

IDF reconnaissance drone crashes in southern Syria...

Army says no danger of sensitive information being compromised after Skylark UAV hits ground near HaderArmy says no danger of sensitive information being compromised after Skylark UAV hits ground near Hader...

 2018-06-19 16:43 

Times of Israel

US envoys Kushner, Greenblatt hold talks with Jordanian king...

White House officials discuss Gaza, seek Arab pressure on Palestinians to begin dialogue based on soon-to-be-unveiled US proposalWhite House officials discuss Gaza, seek Arab pressure on Palestinians to begin dialogue based on soon-to-be-unveiled US propo...

 2018-06-19 16:08 

Times of Israel

Palestinian sentenced to 22.5 years for supermarket attack...

Verdict reached after Yatta resident Ismail Ibrahim Ismail Abu Aram confessed to 2017 terror stabbing in which Yavneh store manager was critically injuredVerdict reached after Yatta resident Ismail Ibrahim Ismail Abu Aram confessed to 2017 terror stabbing...

 2018-06-19 15:37 

Times of Israel

Syrian Druze city shelled for first time in years as fighting intensifies...

Last time Sweida came under assault from Syrian rebels, the Israeli Druze community called on Israel to interveneLast time Sweida came under assault from Syrian rebels, the Israeli Druze community called on Israel to intervene...

 2018-06-19 15:14 

Times of Israel

Knesset passes law giving secular workers a Shabbat break...

Secular Jews can now refrain from work on the day of rest without being questioned about their religious beliefsSecular Jews can now refrain from work on the day of rest without being questioned about their religious beliefs...

 2018-06-19 14:47 

Times of Israel

Court quashes minor's confession extracted via torture in Duma terror case...

Prosecution suffers major blow in case against teen accused of helping plan firebombing, but confession of adult suspect after torture by interrogators largely ruled admissibleProsecution suffers major blow in case against teen accused of helping plan fir...

 2018-06-19 14:44 

Times of Israel

Syrian army drops leaflets on southern towns ahead of offensive...

Government calls on residents in Daraa province to help round up rebels ahead of expected assault on area near GolanGovernment calls on residents in Daraa province to help round up rebels ahead of expected assault on area near Golan...

 2018-06-19 14:21 

Times of Israel

Iran says it knows nothing of Israeli ex-minister charged as spy...

In first comments on case, Rouhani aide says arrest of Gonen Segev, accused of passing intel to Iran, should be ignoredIn first comments on case, Rouhani aide says arrest of Gonen Segev, accused of passing intel to Iran, should be ignored...

 2018-06-19 13:32 

Times of Israel

Israel medical device that helps with patient triage wins counterterror contest...

CardioScale's Cardio Vascular Reserve Index device assess patients' states and can predict deteriorationCardioScale's Cardio Vascular Reserve Index device assess patients' states and can predict deterioration...

 2018-06-19 13:15 

Times of Israel

Minister, doctor, smuggler, spy: 9 things to know for June 19...

The Shin Bet reveals it captured a former lawmaker spying for Iran, but despite his past and lack of current access to secrets, nobody is ready to dismiss it as numbskullduggeryThe Shin Bet reveals it captured a former lawmaker spying for Iran, but despit...

 2018-06-19 12:28 

Times of Israel

National security adviser in Russia for talks on Iran troops in Syria — report...

Meir Ben-Shabbat said to discuss with Russian counterpart plans for southern Syria, Israeli demand for withdrawal of Iran's forcesMeir Ben-Shabbat said to discuss with Russian counterpart plans for southern Syria, Israeli demand for withdrawal of Iran...

 2018-06-19 12:27 

Times of Israel

Foreign Ministry denies ties to ex-minister accused of spying for Iran...

But one report quotes a letter in which Gonen Segev, who is being held by the Shin Bet ahead of his trial, is thanked for saving the life of an embassy security guardBut one report quotes a letter in which Gonen Segev, who is being held by the Shin Bet ah...

 2018-06-19 11:46 

Times of Israel

Jerusalemite produces Louvre-conquering video for pop royalty Beyonce and Jay-Z...

Natan Schottenfels laconically reveals in a Facebook post that he's the producer of 'Apeshit - The Carters,' a dazzling clip that has racked up 18 million views in its first 3 daysNatan Schottenfels laconically reveals in a Facebook post that ...

 2018-06-19 11:41 

Times of Israel

Palestinian from Syria confesses to Berlin assault on Arab Israeli wearing kippa...

'I only wanted to scare him, I had smoked some dope,' says asylum seeker, who could face verdict Tuesday'I only wanted to scare him, I had smoked some dope,' says asylum seeker, who could face verdict Tuesday...

 2018-06-19 11:27 

Times of Israel

In rare move, Egypt said to keep Gaza crossing open for 2 more months...

Rafah crossing was open for month of Ramadan and now reportedly will stay open throughout summer for humanitarian reasonsRafah crossing was open for month of Ramadan and now reportedly will stay open throughout summer for humanitarian reasons...

 2018-06-19 11:07 

Times of Israel

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says country won't increase missile range...

'We have the scientific ability... but it is not our current policy' as most of our enemies are already within range, claims IRGC chief Mohammad Ali Jafari'We have the scientific ability... but it is not our current policy' as most of our ...

 2018-06-19 11:06 

Times of Israel

Syrian teen on trial in Germany over anti-Semitic assault...

19-year-old refugee charged with Berlin attack on Israeli Arab who was wearing Jewish skullcap for social experiment19-year-old refugee charged with Berlin attack on Israeli Arab who was wearing Jewish skullcap for social experiment...

 2018-06-19 10:48 

Times of Israel

Mothers who have episiotomy in first delivery likely to need one in next study...

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University say alternative should be found for women who need the procedureResearchers at Ben-Gurion University say alternative should be found for women who need the procedure...

 2018-06-19 10:24 

Times of Israel

US envoy hails Netanyahu meeting with Jordan king on peace talks...

Ahead of his Middle East trip, Jason Greenblatt says sit-down 'very important to both countries and to the entire region'Ahead of his Middle East trip, Jason Greenblatt says sit-down 'very important to both countries and to the entire region&#...

 2018-06-19 10:16 

Times of Israel

Trump signed secret pledge to safeguard Israeli nukes — report...

According to New Yorker, Israeli envoy Dermer raised US ire in seeking assurances on program; 'This is our f*ckin' house,' White House official reportedly said in disapprovalAccording to New Yorker, Israeli envoy Dermer raised US ire in seekin...

 2018-06-19 10:11 

Times of Israel

Sessions says border policy not Nazi-like: 'They were keeping Jews from leaving'...

US attorney general rejects comparison of separation of migrant children from parents to Holocaust concentration campsUS attorney general rejects comparison of separation of migrant children from parents to Holocaust concentration camps...

 2018-06-19 09:23 

Times of Israel

PM delays razing of West Bank Bedouin village 'following international pressure'...

Settler leaders outraged after Netanyahu reportedly postpones indefinitely the scheduled demolition of Sussiya ahead of Kushner and Greenblatt's visit to IsraelSettler leaders outraged after Netanyahu reportedly postpones indefinitely the scheduled de...

 2018-06-19 09:18 

Times of Israel

Amid torture claims, court to rule on use of confessions in Jewish terror trial...

Decision regarding admissions by 2 suspects, allegedly made under duress, comes nearly 3 years after firebomb attack that killed 3 members of Palestinian family in village of DumaDecision regarding admissions by 2 suspects, allegedly made under duress, co...

 2018-06-19 08:52 

Times of Israel

Minister urges probe of Arab MK for attending event held by terror groups...

Gilad Erdan brands Ayman Odeh an 'enemy of the state' after the Joint List party leader took part in PFLP and DFLP conference that police closed downGilad Erdan brands Ayman Odeh an 'enemy of the state' after the Joint List party leader to...

 2018-06-19 08:44 

Times of Israel

Author and social media guru emphasizes personal connection as route to peace...

At the Jerusalem book launch of her 'Jerusalem Drawn and Quartered,' The Times of Israel's Sarah Tuttle-Singer recounts first-person tales of humanity under duressAt the Jerusalem book launch of her 'Jerusalem Drawn and Quartered,' The...

 2018-06-19 07:29 

Times of Israel

Attorney general says Gazan fire kites a 'legitimate military target'...

But Mandelblit mum on legality of firing at those behind launches as politicians step up calls for direct attacksBut Mandelblit mum on legality of firing at those behind launches as politicians step up calls for direct attacks...

 2018-06-19 06:28 

Times of Israel

Israeli-led IBM project pits computer against human debaters...

Company say Project Debater, built out of Haifa lab, able to use AI to conduct complex human practices like rhetoric and analysisCompany say Project Debater, built out of Haifa lab, able to use AI to conduct complex human practices like rhetoric and analy...

 2018-06-19 06:11 

Times of Israel

'Maktub,' an Israeli gangster comedy, makes it to Netflix...

Film tells of mobsters who decide to retire after surviving a terror attack, but switch careers following a visit to the Western WallFilm tells of mobsters who decide to retire after surviving a terror attack, but switch careers following a visit to the W...

 2018-06-19 06:01 

Times of Israel

Olympic paddler raises $30,000 for memorial to murdered Polish Jews...

Ceremony in Kroscienko dedicates monument with names of 246 Holocaust victims; Dariusz Popiela spearheaded project to remember 'forgotten neighbors'Ceremony in Kroscienko dedicates monument with names of 246 Holocaust victims; Dariusz Popiela spea...

 2018-06-19 05:36 

Times of Israel

Saudi World Cup team's plane suffers engine fire midflight...

'It was a simple malfunction,' says soccer player Hatan Bahbir after plane lands safely after scare'It was a simple malfunction,' says soccer player Hatan Bahbir after plane lands safely after scare...

 2018-06-19 04:43 

Times of Israel

Iraq denounces mysterious Syria airstrike attributed to Israel...

Iraqi military denies positioning Iran-backed fighters in Syrian territory after paramilitary group says 22 of its members among the deadIraqi military denies positioning Iran-backed fighters in Syrian territory after paramilitary group says 22 of its mem...

 2018-06-19 03:45 

Times of Israel

Israeli use of live fire in Gaza causing 'unprecedented crisis,' Red Cross says...

With more than 13,000 wounded, caseload from seven weeks of protests has surpassed that of 2014 war, officials sayWith more than 13,000 wounded, caseload from seven weeks of protests has surpassed that of 2014 war, officials say...

 2018-06-19 02:54 

Times of Israel

Man gets 10 months in prison for stabbing rare sea turtle, causing its death...

Dmitry Kendler shoved a sharpened stick into neck of female green sea turtle that had come ashore to lay eggsDmitry Kendler shoved a sharpened stick into neck of female green sea turtle that had come ashore to lay eggs...

 2018-06-19 02:15 

Times of Israel

Photographer captures eerie pictures of bird in burnt Israeli field near Gaza...

Egret seen rummaging around land blackened by blazes caused by incendiary kites and balloonsEgret seen rummaging around land blackened by blazes caused by incendiary kites and balloons...

 2018-06-19 00:57 

Times of Israel

Emancipation congregation: Slaves' exodus celebrated with NYC Juneteenth seder...

Complete with ceremonial food and a unique hagaddah, hundreds gather to fuse two familiar stories of freedom into a brand new ritual organized by the Jews of Color caucusComplete with ceremonial food and a unique hagaddah, hundreds gather to fuse two fami...

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