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 2018-01-16 07:46 

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FBI warned Kushner about Murdoch ex-wife — report...

Counterintelligence officials said to have told president's son-in-law the Chinese-American businesswoman could be using the friendship with him to advance Beijing's interestsCounterintelligence officials said to have told president's son-in-l...

 2018-01-16 07:43 

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House panel set to grill Bannon after his fall from power...

Former adviser to Trump scheduled to face congressional intelligence committee over suspected campaign collusion with RussiaFormer adviser to Trump scheduled to face congressional intelligence committee over suspected campaign collusion with Russia...

 2018-01-16 06:59 

Times of Israel

Man shot dead in apparent underworld hit...

Motorcyclist opens fire on victim as he walks along residential street in central city of Holon; suspect arrestedMotorcyclist opens fire on victim as he walks along residential street in central city of Holon; suspect arrested...

 2018-01-16 06:42 

Times of Israel

Palestinians plant bomb at West Bank holy site...

After controlled blast, some 1,000 Jewish worshipers visit Joseph's Tomb in Nablus, as residents riot and stone their busesAfter controlled blast, some 1,000 Jewish worshipers visit Joseph's Tomb in Nablus, as residents riot and stone their buses...

 2018-01-16 06:29 

Times of Israel

UN defends Palestinian refugee agency, says its work 'is critical'...

United Nations spokesperson says UNRWA 'will have to find other sources' if Trump administration cuts fundingUnited Nations spokesperson says UNRWA 'will have to find other sources' if Trump administration cuts funding...

 2018-01-16 06:26 

Times of Israel

Zeta-Jones says Michael Douglas is a 'Me Too' supporter...

After actor 'preemptively9; denies sexual misconduct allegations, wife says she is happy with his statementAfter actor 'preemptively9; denies sexual misconduct allegations, wife says she is happy with his statement...

 2018-01-16 04:56 

Times of Israel

US Jewish groups tell PM forcibly deporting Africans 'betrays Jewish values'...

ADL, HIAS express 'grave concerns' over new plan that would see migrants and asylum seekers deported to unnamed third countries against their willADL, HIAS express 'grave concerns' over new plan that would see migrants and asylum seekers d...

 2018-01-16 04:03 

Times of Israel

Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts...

Any reduction in US aid could ripple across the region with potentially unintended consequences in countries already coping with other crisesAny reduction in US aid could ripple across the region with potentially unintended consequences in countries alrea...

 2018-01-16 03:03 

Times of Israel

Pulled pork kugel and other transgressive traditions from a treif banquet...

At an event violating kosher with a vengeance, a foundational myth of American Judaism from 1883 is memorialized, deconstructed — and then eatenAt an event violating kosher with a vengeance, a foundational myth of American Judaism from 1883 is memor...

 2018-01-16 02:48 

Times of Israel

Indian official: UN vote against Trump Jerusalem move won't affect Israel ties...

Netanyahu, Modi agree bilateral ties 'are not determined by a single issue, say Mideast peace talks must resume quicklyNetanyahu, Modi agree bilateral ties 'are not determined by a single issue, say Mideast peace talks must resume quickly...

 2018-01-16 02:23 

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Police say murdered Jewish student Blaze Bernstein stabbed over 20 times...

California authorities investigating if Samuel Woodward brutally killed UPenn sophomore in an act of rageCalifornia authorities investigating if Samuel Woodward brutally killed UPenn sophomore in an act of rage...

 2018-01-16 01:37 

Times of Israel

Al-Qaeda terrorist stabs French prison guards to avoid extradition to US...

Prison workers launch protest after Christian Ganczarski, who is serving an 18-year sentence for bombing Tunisian synagogue, lunged at guards with razor bladesPrison workers launch protest after Christian Ganczarski, who is serving an 18-year sentence for...

 2018-01-16 00:58 

Times of Israel

Dolores O'Riordan, voice of The Cranberries, dies at 46...

Police say death of Irish singer-songwriter at London hotel being treated as 'unexplained';; Her 'infectious' charm delighted Israeli fans in 2000 showPolice say death of Irish singer-songwriter at London hotel being treated as 'unexpla...

 2018-01-15 23:45 

Times of Israel

Toronto police say hijab attack on girl never happened...

11-year-old girl's claim that a man tried to cut her headscarf with scissors drew national attention, including from Prime Minister Trudeau11-year-old girl's claim that a man tried to cut her headscarf with scissors drew national attention, includ...

 2018-01-15 23:07 

Times of Israel

British tourist missing in Negev Desert may have 'Jerusalem Syndrome'...

Police teams searching for Oliver McAfee discover trail of torn Bible pages, handwritten notes about Jesus in the desert, and a 'chapel of stones'Police teams searching for Oliver McAfee discover trail of torn Bible pages, handwritten notes about ...

 2018-01-15 21:35 

Times of Israel

Trump marks Martin Luther King day out of view, buffeted by race claims...

Haitian protesters jeer president as he approaches his Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago estate, shouting, 'Our country is not a shithole'Haitian protesters jeer president as he approaches his Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago estate, shouting, 'Our country is not a ...

 2018-01-15 21:30 

Times of Israel

Israeli envoy: UN must condemn Abbas's 'vile fabrications'...

In letter to secretary general, Danny Danon says PA chief's denials of Jewish connection to Israel 'remind us of the worst regimes of the previous century'In letter to secretary general, Danny Danon says PA chief's denials of Jewish connec...

 2018-01-15 21:17 

Times of Israel

Palestinian leaders vote to urge PLO to suspend recognition of Israel...

Move would be in force until Israel 'recognizes the state of Palestine,' cancels its annexation of East Jerusalem, and stops settlement activity; not clear if decision is bindingMove would be in force until Israel 'recognizes the state of Pale...

 2018-01-15 21:12 

Times of Israel

Italian candidate for PM defends party member's 'white race' remark...

Gubernatorial candidate Attilio Fontana, speaking against immigration, says Italians must preserve their ethnicityGubernatorial candidate Attilio Fontana, speaking against immigration, says Italians must preserve their ethnicity...

 2018-01-15 20:50 

Times of Israel

Driving student gets ticket for running stop sign during test...

Policeman gives teen NIS 250 fine for failing to halt, despite instructor's attempts to talk him out of itPoliceman gives teen NIS 250 fine for failing to halt, despite instructor's attempts to talk him out of it...

 2018-01-15 20:45 

Times of Israel

Hundreds of non-Jewish inspectors being trained to uphold Sabbath store closure...

Ultra-Orthodox lawmaker Moshe Gafni taped telling closed meeting that religious status quo is changing 'for good of ultra-Orthodox'Ultra-Orthodox lawmaker Moshe Gafni taped telling closed meeting that religious status quo is changing 'for good...

 2018-01-15 20:31 

Times of Israel

US Army WWII hero dog receives posthumous medal...

Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, attacked enemy soldier by throat, pulled machine gun off its stand during 1943 Sicily landing. He was injured, but survived warChips, a German shepherd-husky cross, attacked enemy soldier by throat, pulled machine gun...

 2018-01-15 20:02 

Times of Israel

At Westerbork, virtual reality simulations 'recreate' the Nazi transit camp...

Holland-based museum pilots a new GPS-based model to let visitors envision the Holocaust site -- down to bricks, strands of barbed wire, and imperfections on wooden shinglesHolland-based museum pilots a new GPS-based model to let visitors envision the Hol...

 2018-01-15 20:01 

Times of Israel

Court extends remand of Palestinian teen who hit Israeli soldiers...

Ahed Tamimi to stay in detention for at least 2 more days, as judge considers whether to allow her out on bail ahead of trialAhed Tamimi to stay in detention for at least 2 more days, as judge considers whether to allow her out on bail ahead of trial...

 2018-01-15 19:37 

Times of Israel

Racist, anti-Semitic fliers dropped in Virginia town...

Ahead of MLK Day, Leesburg residents receive pamphlets with caricatures of Jews, accusations they control mediaAhead of MLK Day, Leesburg residents receive pamphlets with caricatures of Jews, accusations they control media...

 2018-01-15 19:04 

Times of Israel

Father suspected as Arab Israeli student stabbed, critically injured...

Several suspects detained after 19-year-old woman is attacked at Arab American University in Jenin, say Palestinian policeSeveral suspects detained after 19-year-old woman is attacked at Arab American University in Jenin, say Palestinian police...

 2018-01-15 19:01 

Times of Israel

Autopsy shows Israeli fire killed disabled Palestinian protester — Hamas...

Terror organization plans to tell International Criminal Court that bullet shot from 30 meters entered above Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh's left eye and lodged in his headTerror organization plans to tell International Criminal Court that bullet shot from 30 ...

 2018-01-15 18:21 

Times of Israel

5 arrested in connection with firebomb attack on Tunisia synagogue...

Officials say suspects were not religiously motivated, attempted to create chaos amid anti-government protests nationwideOfficials say suspects were not religiously motivated, attempted to create chaos amid anti-government protests nationwide...

 2018-01-15 18:09 

Times of Israel

Convicted Auschwitz guard bids for clemency to avoid prison...

96-year-old Oskar Groening, the 'accountant of Auschwitz,' was convicted in 2015 as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Jews96-year-old Oskar Groening, the 'accountant of Auschwitz,' was convicted in 2015 as an accessory to the murder of...

 2018-01-15 17:45 

Times of Israel

Israel to reopen Gaza crossing after destroying terror tunnel underneath...

Kerem Shalom, closed since Sunday, serves as main entryway for humanitarian aid, commercial goods into the beleaguered coastal enclaveKerem Shalom, closed since Sunday, serves as main entryway for humanitarian aid, commercial goods into the beleaguered co...

 2018-01-15 17:40 

Times of Israel

Ethiopian government to free political prisoners 'to improve national consensus'...

Imprisoned opposition leader Merera Gudina among 528 people set for release this weekImprisoned opposition leader Merera Gudina among 528 people set for release this week...

 2018-01-15 17:32 

Times of Israel

Government to ban all humanitarian visits to Israel by Hamas members...

Pledge comes in response to High Court petition lodged by family of Hadar Goldin, whose body is being held by the terror group in GazaPledge comes in response to High Court petition lodged by family of Hadar Goldin, whose body is being held by the terror ...

 2018-01-15 17:26 

Times of Israel

Israel to celebrate 70th birthday with 70-hour spectacle...

From a 70 km all-night beach party, to parades and street events, Culture Minister Miri Regev promises 'you wont be bored' at April celebrationsFrom a 70 km all-night beach party, to parades and street events, Culture Minister Miri Regev promises ...

 2018-01-15 17:09 

Times of Israel

Argentina's vice president visits Israel in bid to boost ties and trade...

Nations seek to turn friendship into business, starting with an increase in Jewish state's imports of kosher meatNations seek to turn friendship into business, starting with an increase in Jewish state's imports of kosher meat...

 2018-01-15 16:48 

Times of Israel

Britain's Jamiroquai announces May concert, first in Israel...

Funk acid band is touring to celebrate its eighth studio album, 'Automaton'Funk acid band is touring to celebrate its eighth studio album, 'Automaton'...

 2018-01-15 16:46 

Times of Israel

Social services treating under 10% of the 25,000 said to be homeless in Israel...

Stiff government criteria mean just 1,872 people eligible for help despite the large number reported by civil rights activistsStiff government criteria mean just 1,872 people eligible for help despite the large number reported by civil rights activists...

 2018-01-15 16:17 

Times of Israel

Palestinians arrested outside West Bank settlement with gun, ammo...

Police find weaponry after searching suspicious vehicle near Ma'ale Adumim outside JerusalemPolice find weaponry after searching suspicious vehicle near Ma'ale Adumim outside Jerusalem...

 2018-01-15 16:16 

Times of Israel

Palestinians say protester killed in West Bank clashes with IDF...

Muhammad Ahmed Saleem, 24, died of gunshot wound to the head during protest near Qalqiliya, PA health ministry saysMuhammad Ahmed Saleem, 24, died of gunshot wound to the head during protest near Qalqiliya, PA health ministry says...

 2018-01-15 16:03 

Times of Israel

Security company files complaint against guard who recorded Netanyahu's son...

Police reportedly reviewing if there is any reason to open an investigation as recording may not have broken bugging lawsPolice reportedly reviewing if there is any reason to open an investigation as recording may not have broken bugging laws...

 2018-01-15 15:45 

Times of Israel

Russian FM says Russia will not support changes to Iran nuclear deal...

Lavrov accuses Washington of issuing ultimatums and failing to recognize 'the reality of the emerging multipolar world'Lavrov accuses Washington of issuing ultimatums and failing to recognize 'the reality of the emerging multipolar world'...

 2018-01-15 15:13 

Times of Israel

Liberman: Hamas conducting rocket-launching experiments...

Defense minister says group continues to invest its significant budget in war, rather than in the people of GazaDefense minister says group continues to invest its significant budget in war, rather than in the people of Gaza...

 2018-01-15 15:04 

Times of Israel

Clashes kill 9 at Libya's main international airport...

Mitiga airport in Tripoli evacuated as armed militants seek to free prisoners jailed at the siteMitiga airport in Tripoli evacuated as armed militants seek to free prisoners jailed at the site...

 2018-01-15 14:52 

Times of Israel

Hawaii missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real US emergency...

Confidence in leaders undermined as islanders find themselves unprepared for attack when warning systems failConfidence in leaders undermined as islanders find themselves unprepared for attack when warning systems fail...

 2018-01-15 14:47 

Times of Israel

Germany seeks more detail on what US wants on Iran nuke deal...

Berlin says it will sit down with American officials, after Trump threatens to withdraw from pact if 'terrible flaws' are not fixedBerlin says it will sit down with American officials, after Trump threatens to withdraw from pact if 'terrible f...

 2018-01-15 14:43 

Times of Israel

Netanyahu: Abbas 'helping' Israel with anti-Semitic, anti-Trump rant...

Israeli leader says PA showing true face by rejecting Washington; says he warned Europeans it was their 'last chance' to fix the Iran nuclear dealIsraeli leader says PA showing true face by rejecting Washington; says he warned Europeans it was the...

 2018-01-15 14:29 

Times of Israel

Lawmakers vote to give PM, government ministers a hefty raise...

Knesset Finance Committee links ministerial salaries to the average wage to put them in line with what other MKs are earningKnesset Finance Committee links ministerial salaries to the average wage to put them in line with what other MKs are earning...

 2018-01-15 14:18 

Times of Israel

Opposition politicians denounce Abbas's 'false speech'...

But Zionist Union leader Avi Gabbay urges Israel to focus on separating from the Palestinians rather than on what their leader saysBut Zionist Union leader Avi Gabbay urges Israel to focus on separating from the Palestinians rather than on what their lead...

 2018-01-15 14:16 

Times of Israel

Ex-deputy Mossad chief joins centrist Yesh Atid party...

Ram Ben-Barak says he will use his 27 years of experience in spying agency to 'help build a better place for us to live'Ram Ben-Barak says he will use his 27 years of experience in spying agency to 'help build a better place for us to live'...

 2018-01-15 13:52 

Times of Israel

NYC monument honoring Nazi collaborator to remain in place...

Plaque dedicated to Henri Philippe Petain, who handed 10,000 Jews over to Hitler, will continue to be a part of lower Braodway's 'Canyon of Heroes'Plaque dedicated to Henri Philippe Petain, who handed 10,000 Jews over to Hitler, will continue ...

 2018-01-15 13:29 

Times of Israel

New Austrian FM denies having compared Zionism with Nazism...

Boycotted by Jerusalem due to her affiliation with the far right, Karin Kneissl says her controversial quote was taken out of context, affirms Israel's status as Jewish stateBoycotted by Jerusalem due to her affiliation with the far right, Karin Kneis...

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