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 2022-06-30 19:33 

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Israel bars asylum seekers from most jobs in major cities...

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked 'chose to use the discretion the Supreme Court gave her to restrict asylum seekers' employment to the toughest, most poorly paid jobs in Israel's labor market,' says NGO head...

 2022-06-30 19:06 

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Blinken and Abbas discuss ties, upcoming Biden visit, Palestinian president's office says...

Though Palestinian officials hold little hope of progress on demands they had presented to the Americans, including reopening the U.S. consulate in East Jerusalem, Biden's visit may be a step toward long-term diplomatic processes, a statement from Abb...

 2022-06-30 18:45 

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Not inflation, not abortions: defeating Putin will be Biden's lasting legacy...

Vladimir Putin's failures in the invasion of Ukraine have mainly been self-inflicted, but they were also the result of U.S. President Joe Biden's steadfastness and clarity...

 2022-06-30 18:45 

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'When I came here I felt at home. There's nothing like Israeli unity'...

This week at the Tel Aviv airport: An NLP coach who teaches women to achieve their dreams and a Krav Maga practitioner reveals the secret to self-defense...

 2022-06-30 18:41 

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Over 100 murders: the Iranian standing trial for war crimes in Sweden...

Hamid Nouri is charged with being involved in over 100 murders and war crimes during the bloody Iranian massacre of July 1988. In a unique legal case, Stockholm District Court may sentence him to life in prison...

 2022-06-30 18:33 

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'Abortion bans hurt our religious freedom': LISTEN to Sheila Katz...

The leader of the National Council of Jewish Women joins the podcast to discuss how the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade hurts American Jews. Also on this episode: what Israel's new election means for the country, and will Benjamin Netan...

 2022-06-30 17:06 

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European Commission restores funding to Palestinian NGO blacklisted by Israel...

After freezing funding for rights group Al-Haq last year following Israel's terror tag, the European body is set to reinstate it after finding no suspicions of fraud or misconduct, and no reason for an investigation...

 2022-06-30 16:59 

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Sports for peace: Let Israelis and Palestinians compete in Mediterranean Games...

As athletes from the region gather to compete in Algeria, it's time to push, once again, for Israelis and Palestinians to be allowed to participate...

 2022-06-30 16:53 

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How generational trauma dictates our choices, according to a therapist...

Internationally renowned psychoanalyst Galit Atlas talks about the mystical ways in which the ghosts of traumas of earlier generations can crop up within us, and explains why cheating is a lot more than sex...

 2022-06-30 15:55 

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Israel's first religious prime minister wasn't what you were expecting...

Naftali Bennett was squeezed out of Israel's right by the Netanyahu cult and naked Jewish supremacism. But his party's decline says much more about Jewish identity in the Jewish state...

 2022-06-30 15:54 

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Arab voters have nothing to look forward to in Israel's November election...
 2022-06-30 14:26 

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Transported to Provence in Israel's lavender fields...

The lavender is blossoming on the Golan Heights. On a visit to three local lavender farms makes you imagine for a moment that you are strolling through a meadow in southern France...

 2022-06-30 14:25 

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Yair vs. Yair: How Israel's PM will be forced to scrap against a different Netanyahu...

From the moment Lapid becomes prime minister, he will stand in the crosshairs of the crown prince Yair Netanyahu, who dictates his father's messaging. And the fight will be totally personal...

 2022-06-30 14:22 

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Sudanese forces kill four pro-democracy protestors on uprising's anniversary...

Last October, the military led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan toppled the transitional government that had overthrown long-time autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir, triggering rallies that have called on the army to stay out of politics...

 2022-06-30 13:58 

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How important our sense of smell really is...

We'd forgotten the impact that the sense of smell has on our psychology. The coronavirus pandemic serves as a pungent reminder of it...

 2022-06-30 12:45 

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He's from a small village in the West Bank, one of three at his school who went to college...

Mohammed 'Moha' Alshawamreh grew up in a small village south of Hebron, without regular supply of electricity, has three degrees from three different countries. He's happy at his IT job in Tel Aviv, even though it's about a four-hour trip ...

 2022-06-30 12:11 

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Russia abandons Snake Island in strategic victory for Ukraine...

Snake Island, which became famous for its Ukrainian guards' bold response to a Russian warship, was abandoned by Russian troops as a 'gesture of goodwill'...

 2022-06-30 12:08 

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A million hits a week: How Israel's official COVID data site went viral...

After the public's crisis of confidence in the Health Ministry at the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry created a site making the same data that decision-makers see accessible to the public as the decision-makers see. 'When people can pay wi...

 2022-06-30 11:34 

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Israeli health officials green light COVID vaccinations for young children...

All members of the health ministry's expert advisory board agreed that the vaccine is safe for children under the age of five, though some experts cautioned that only those with underlying health conditions should be vaccinated...

 2022-06-30 11:14 

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Two-faced Turkey demands a terrible price for NATO expansion...

Turkey slammed NATO's Nordic expansion, but has now made a dramatic turnaround. But who will pay the real cost of appeasing Erdogan?...

 2022-06-30 11:04 

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The Saudis will invest $8 billion in Egypt. Now all it needs is $142 billion...

Egypt is falling $150 billion short; it's rough when half the state budget is for debt and interest payments while education and health go underfunded during a pandemic and Russia's ruinous war...

 2022-06-30 10:25 

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'Inconsistent with our values': Ben & Jerry's opposes ice cream's return to West Bank...

Following the announcement that the current licensee in Israel will be able to sell ice cream products in the West Bank based on a new deal with parent company Unilever, Ben and Jerry's released a statement saying that they 'do not agree with the ...

 2022-06-30 09:06 

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Abortion rights in Israel are safe...
 2022-06-30 09:03 

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Israeli emergency medical service hired private detectives in attempt to defame rival...

United Hatzalah hired a private firm to surveil two senior officials at the Health Ministry, as well as their siblings and spouses, in an attempt to uncover personal ties to figures at Magen David Adom...

 2022-06-30 08:33 

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Authorities cut internet in Sudan's capital ahead of pro-democracy protests...

The protests mark the third anniversary of huge demonstrations during the 2019 uprising that overthrew long-time autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir...

 2022-06-30 06:42 

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Israeli lawmakers set to dissolve Knesset after fiery overnight session...

Yair Lapid will take the mantle of the premiership on Thursday midnight until Israel's next round of elections, slated for November 1...

 2022-06-30 06:03 

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Menopausal women more prone to brain lesions and HRT won't help, study indicates...

New neurological study also finds premenopausal women and men have similar lesion rates...

 2022-06-30 03:33 

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 2022-06-30 03:23 

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A statesman and unifier: Bennett's failed experiment in democracy...

An entrepreneur at heart, Israel's outgoing prime minister failed to manage his fragile and complex coalition which he ran as both a statesman and a unifier As he departs from political life, Bennett turns his back on his declaration to prevent a fift...

 2022-06-30 02:26 

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State witness Filber finishes testimony in Netanyahu trial...

The prosecution tries to prove that Netanyahu instructed the former Communication Ministry top official, Shlomo Filber, to give regulatory concessions to the telecom Bezeq in exchange for favorable news coverage...

 2022-06-30 02:23 

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Israelis are funding terrorism...
 2022-06-30 02:13 

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Lihi Lapid, author wife of Israeli FM, sells novel to U.S. publisher for 6 figures...

'Strangers,' Lapid's third adult fiction book, had received positive reviews and became a bestseller in Israel. The deal, inked with Harper Collins is estimated to be worth at least $100,000 and possibly as much as several hundred thousand dol...

 2022-06-30 02:02 

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Bibi is good for the Arabs...
 2022-06-30 02:01 

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A year in power wasn't enough for Bennett to escape Netanyahu's shadow...

From the moment the government was established, Netanyahu instructed his troops to do nothing but topple it, a year later we can say it all worked out for him again...

 2022-06-30 01:58 

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No end to occupation with Netanyahu...
 2022-06-30 01:07 

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Three injured as Palestinian gunmen open fire at Joseph's Tomb, IDF says...

One military officer was among the injured in the exchange of gunfire at the ongoing flashpoint in the northern West Bank...

 2022-06-29 23:13 

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He who made me an influencer...
 2022-06-29 18:52 

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Bennett's successor could be left without a party...

Ayelet Shaked inherits a fractured party. Rather than gear up for an election campaign, her first task as Yamina head will be to convince her colleagues not to defect...

 2022-06-29 18:27 

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Israeli police walk back restrictions on LGBTQ Pride event that 'rewarded extremism'...

High Court Justices slam police decision to reroute Mitzpeh Ramon Pride Parade for fear of drawing ire from a nearby yeshiva and call on the force to 'do their homework'...

 2022-06-29 18:21 

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Lawmakers postpone vote to dissolve Israeli parliament until Thursday...

Thousands of objections to the bill to dissolve the Knesset were lodged from across Israel's political spectrum, delaying Lapid's premiership until Thursday midnight...

 2022-06-29 17:29 

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Israelis not concerned by China's human rights record, survey finds...

In new Pew Research Center poll, 57% of Israelis said they would support strengthening economic relations with Beijing even if it meant ignoring human rights issues, a higher number than other democracies...

 2022-06-29 16:36 

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Yair Lapid's journey: the late-night host about to be Israel's next prime minister...

In a colorful career encompassing journalism, acting, politics and even songwriting, Yair Lapid has always cast himself in the leading role. Will his caretaker spell as prime minister prove a footnote in history, or can he be the politician who defeats Be...

 2022-06-29 16:30 

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PM Bennett announces he will not run in upcoming election...

Ayelet Shaked, his number two, is expected to lead Yamina in Israel's fifth election in three years...

 2022-06-29 15:54 

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Serious COVID cases in Israel reach a three-month peak...

Despite the recent uptick in the number of new and serious COVID cases, Israel's infection rate is on a downward trend...

 2022-06-29 15:37 

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Israel arrests Palestinian teen after he complains of sexual assault, suspect let off...

The Palestinian teenager, who crossed into Israel seeking work, was detained for illegal entry after he reported that his employer tried to rape him...

 2022-06-29 14:57 

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Very few Arabs in Jaffa have a degree. The obstacles start in preschool...

Arab students in Jaffa drop out of school more, attend college less and ultimately earn lower salaries. However, unlike other mixed cities in Israel, the biggest problem is not a lack of investment but the language barrier...

 2022-06-29 14:51 

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Unilever strikes deal to resume Ben & Jerry's sales in West Bank...

American multinational Unilever, which owns Ben & Jerry's, agrees to sell its business in Israel to the local licensee, which is 'fully committed' to the ice cream brand's presence in Israel and West Bank settlements...

 2022-06-29 14:17 

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McDonald's Israel no longer lets you swap fries for salad...

The fast food chain likes to declare having undergone a "total health revolution" but in practice, it steers diners to items with high sugar, fat, and calories contents. The chain says it ended the salad option because of low demand and will recon...

 2022-06-29 13:19 

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'Relentless' Israeli campaign culminated with Iranian intel chief's discharge, NYT reports...

'The security breaches inside Iran and the vast scope of operations by Israel have really undermined our most powerful intelligence organization,' a former Iranian official tells the New York Times...

 2022-06-29 13:07 

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13 questions on Israel's softer new abortion rules...

Women won't have to appear before a special committee, a sometimes humiliating experience. Plus hospitals won't be the only venues, and intrusive questions will be dropped...

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