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 2021-01-16 23:39 

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Not 'apartheid in the West Bank.' Apartheid...
 2021-01-16 22:44 

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Israel's blatantly illegal public security minister...
 2021-01-16 22:37 

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Netanyahu's wooing of Arab voters unwittingly sets an important precedent...
 2021-01-16 21:54 

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Israeli coronavirus patient dies after hospital staff fail to notice ventilator was disconnected...

Hospital says staff was busy responding to other ICU emergencies, as number of patients hospitalized in serious condition continue to rise...

 2021-01-16 21:42 

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Abbas declares Palestinian elections, but they're unlikely to actually happen...

The process could revive the Palestinian political system, as long as Israel doesn't arrest candidates indiscriminately...

 2021-01-16 20:53 

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Libya talks make progress towards forming new temporary government, UN says...

The Geneva talks aim to encourage the factions of Libya to form a transitional government, years after the country was split into independently governed regions in 2014...

 2021-01-16 20:44 

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Lapid says ready to form government with support from Arab parties after Israel election...

The Yesh Atid chairman and opposition leader previously supported similar deal between the Joint List after last election, but his then-partner Gantz refused...

 2021-01-16 19:38 

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Anti-Netanyahu protests resume across Israel for 30th week in a row...

In Jerusalem, thousands marched through the city toward Paris Square, the central site of the demonstrations in the capital, adjacent to the prime minister's official residence on Balfour Street...

 2021-01-16 16:52 

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Benjamin de Rothschild dies of heart attack at age 57...

De Rotschild was the chairman of Edmond de Rothschild Holding SA, and the grandson of famed Israel benefactor, Baron Edmond Rothschild...

 2021-01-16 14:53 

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Some Arab council heads call to boycott meeting with Netanyahu on curbing violence in Arab society...

Those opposing the meeting say they refuse to be exploited by and take part in Netanyahu's election campaign, who has visited three Arab cities in two weeks...

 2021-01-16 12:37 

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Iran holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill amid escalating tensions with U.S....

In recent weeks, Iran has increased its military drills as the country tries to pressure Biden over the nuclear accord, which he has said America could reenter...

 2021-01-16 11:55 

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Saudi Arabia to reopen Qatar embassy in coming days, minister says...

Move comes after Riyadh announced a breakthrough U.S.-backed deal to end the row with Doha and strengthen an Arab alliance against Iran...

 2021-01-16 10:42 

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In search of Sabbatai Zevi, the self-proclaimed messiah who led a crypto-Jewish sect...

Countless bunkers, a mystical sect's paradisaical shrine and a royal palace a journey through Albania to find the burial place of a false Messiah...

 2021-01-16 10:31 

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How Israel built a nuclear program right under the Americans' noses...

Concerned that Israel might be trying to attain nuclear capability, the U.S., in the mid-1960s, insisted on regular visits to Dimona. The visiting experts came away reassured of Israel's intentions, but not everyone in the U.S. government was convince...

 2021-01-16 07:14 

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U.S. calls Bahrain, UAE 'major security partners'...

A White House statement tied the designation to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates normalizing ties to Israel, saying it 'reflects their extraordinary courage, determination and leadership'...

 2021-01-16 06:08 

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The Israeli photojournalist chipping away at the occupation, one shot at a time...

Photographer Miki Kratsman still believes in Israel, even if he's not sure why...

 2021-01-16 01:44 

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Biden appoints Jewish geneticist for top government science role...

The president-elect was keen to emphasize that 'science will always be at the forefront of my administration,' as he boosted the science advisor post, to Cabinet level, a first in White House history...

 2021-01-15 20:38 

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Israel's new fab four must unite now...
 2021-01-15 20:38 

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Trump receives Morocco's highest award for Middle East work...

Morocco's ambassador to the United States bestowed the Order of Muhammad on Trump for the Israel-Morocco normalization deal, as Jared Kushner and the administration's Middle East envoy receive other awards...

 2021-01-15 18:48 

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Netanyahu is lucky Adelson died before he could testify to prosecutors...

The deceased casino magnate refused to be a tool in the prime minister's efforts to bring a rival publisher on board and broaden the scope of the pro-Bibi media...

 2021-01-15 18:24 

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For first time since 2006: Abbas sets date for Palestinian Authority elections...

Palestinian president signs executive order to hold election for the legislature on May 22 and a presidential election on July 31...

 2021-01-15 18:10 

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Pelosi cites man in 'Camp Auschwitz' shirt in call for official Capitol riots review...

'To see this punk with that shirt on, and his antisemitism that he has bragged about to be part of a white supremacist raid' demands a review, the House speaker said...

 2021-01-15 17:34 

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Supreme Court rules town must reconsider policy limiting pool membership to residents...

A 2017 petition accused the town of implementing a policy that effectively barring Arabs from nearby towns from the country club's pool...

 2021-01-15 15:52 

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D.C. cop on Capitol attack: 'my privilege to help stop a white nationalist insurrection'...

Washington D.C. Metro Police Officers Michael Fanone and Daniel Hodges recalled in chilling interviews their experiences while being attacked by a pro-Trump mob...

 2021-01-15 15:48 

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Israeli court freezes bid for new Jerusalem neighborhood over Palestinian discrimination claims...

East Jerusalem residents say 90% of Palestinian residents would be unable to buy homes in a swathe of new neighborhood because they are ineligible for government programs...

 2021-01-15 15:04 

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A settler vigilante noticed a 'suspicious' Palestinian and shot him dead...

The army says the Palestinian threw a knife at soldiers but provided no proof...

 2021-01-15 14:50 

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Hundreds protests police inaction to growing violence in the Arab community...

Police disperse protesters who blocked off roads, threw stones at officers in Umm al-Fahm as Arab community leaders demand police and government action in the face of ongoing violence and organized crime...

 2021-01-15 14:19 

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Israel's attorney general says minister's order not to vaccinate prisoners oversteps authority...

Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit says vaccines must immediately be provided to prisoners, despite Public Security Minister Amir Ohana's orders...

 2021-01-15 13:58 

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How Trump's language shifted in the weeks leading up to the Capitol riot...

Trump's language escalated in intensity in the weeks and days leading up to the riots...

 2021-01-15 13:55 

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The internet barons ousted Trump. Now it's time to oust them...

The bosses of Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Twitter took democracy into their own hands and silenced the U.S. president. Their coup is still advancing...

 2021-01-15 13:36 

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Mistrust, misinformation and inaccessibility hamper Israel's vaccination drive in Arab communities...

Only 45 percent of people over 60 in Israel's Arab towns and cities have been vaccinated, far lower than the general population, and officials point to a plethora of reasons...

 2021-01-15 12:45 

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America's white liberal media is complicit in Trump's rise, and his insurrection...

There was no 'economic anxiety' among the pro-Trump mob besieging the Capitol, from CEOs to Olympic champions. There was, though, plenty of blatant racism and antisemitism. So why has the liberal media pampered these fascists for so long?...

 2021-01-15 12:18 

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Lebanon is collapsing, along with its banks and hospitals...

The country is in lockdown, unemployment is over 30 percent, coronavirus patients are being left outside hospitals, theft is soaring and there's no government...

 2021-01-15 12:05 

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Sheldon Adelson laid to rest on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives...

'This is a feeling of great emptiness and loss, but also a sense of comfort, knowing that he is no longer suffering and that he will lie next to some of the greatest people of our nation,' widow Miriam Adelson said before the funeral...

 2021-01-15 11:58 

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SF federation to monitor giving after sending funds to group accused of backing Capitol siege...

The San Francisco Jewish Community Federationsaid we have no intention of funding extremist groups anywhere on the political spectrum...

 2021-01-15 10:54 

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U.S. says Capitol rioters meant to 'capture and assassinate' officials, court filing...

Prosecutors offered that view in a filing asking a judge to detain Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man and QAnon conspiracy theorist who was famously photographed wearing horns as he stood at the desk of VP Pence...

 2021-01-15 10:45 

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Alleged Israeli strikes in Syria destroyed warehouses storing missile parts, report says...

Spare parts were brought to warehouses days before extensive strikes attributed to Israel, Iranian Revolutionary Guards source tells Kuwaiti newspaper...

 2021-01-15 10:45 

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CNN's Wolf Blitzer describes painful associations of seeing 'Camp Auschwitz' T-shirt...

Longtime CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer said Thursday that he was happy that his late parents, survivors of the Holocaust, did not live to witness the resurgence of antisemitism in the United States...

 2021-01-15 10:34 

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Kristen Clarke, top Biden civil rights nominee, says she erred in inviting antisemitic author to speak while at Harvard...

In 1994, Clarke as the leader of a Black Student Association invited Tony Martin, author of a book called 'The Jewish Onslaught,' to speak and defended him afterward...

 2021-01-15 10:21 

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Why I, a Moroccan journalist, endured death threats to interview Bibi in Israel, decades before normalization...

In 1998, Ali Lmrabet endured vilification in his homeland after accepting an invitation to interview the Israeli prime minister. Now, he reflects on that historic visit, two decades and one peace agreement later....

 2021-01-15 09:50 

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Two Egyptian women to stand new trial over TikTok dance videos...

Haneen Hossam and Mawada Eladhm are accused of recruiting young women for 'indecent jobs that violate the principles and values of the Egyptian society'...

 2021-01-15 04:02 

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Israel is a success story with vaccines. On other COVID fronts, it's a fiasco...

A minister who joined 12 aides in a small room, a health chief who blames secular Israelis for celebrating New Year's, and an influx of cases returning from Dubai are only some examples...

 2021-01-15 04:01 

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A massive Syria strike, and an Israeli message to Biden...

Besides an apparent renewed effort to disrupt Iran's attempt to move arms and militias through Iraq and Syria, there's the message that Israel will continue to strike regardless of the new president's Iran policy...

 2021-01-15 04:01 

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Netanyahu discovers Israel's Arabs in his frantic search for immunity...

Meanwhile, Netanyahu plays the puppet master with Bennett and Smotrich, but the Yamina leader could yet prove the kingmaker...

 2021-01-15 03:59 

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Israeli women twice as jobless as men amid pandemic...

Lawyer Amit Kobo of the Women's Network says the group has received calls from numerous women saying they were dismissed or sent on unpaid leave, while the men at their work places remain employed...

 2021-01-15 02:50 

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Biden unveils $1.9 trillion injection into coronavirus-stricken economy...

The president-elect also outlined the vaccination plans, called on Congress to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and introduced a plan to fight hunger...

 2021-01-15 00:34 

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Letters to the Editor: What Rabin's assassination teaches us about suppressing Trump supporters...
 2021-01-14 22:52 

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For first time since protests began, anti-Netanyahu activist charged with 'forbidden gathering'...

Yigal Rambam, a protest leader, has been charged with leading an 'unlawful procession' on two occasions — despite state prosecutor's instructions not to charge protesters to protect freedom of expression...

 2021-01-14 22:06 

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'Israel paid for my education and gave me a stipend. It didn't feel right to walk away'...

A Canadian who came to Israel to attend high school and then decided to stay, and an American expat leading guided tours from the comfort of her living room...

 2021-01-14 21:28 

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