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International legislators advocate for Israel in Budapest

A group of pro- Israel legislators from around the world on Monday concluded a two-day political conference in the Hungarian capital by urging their respective countries to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel, and to move their embassies to the city. The move comes as the UN Security Council is [...]

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Top 10 Things to do in Beersheba, Israel

1.) Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum features real aircraft that was included in real battles. There are heart-warming stories that go together with the variety of collections that will definitely leave an impact. The Museum is not just merely a collection of planes on a runway; on the other hand, it is [...]

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Turkey says ‘yes’ to Israeli earthquake aid offer

Turkey on Tuesday finally accepted Israel’s earthquake aid, two days after a devastating temblor hit eastern Turkey, and following a number of rebuffed Israeli government offers of assistance. According to a Foreign Ministry spokesman, the Turks made a request through Israel’s embassy in Ankara for Israel to send mobile homes to the devastated Van province [...]

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Gilad Shalit reunites with family at IDF base following return to Israel

Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit arrived at an Israel Air Force in central Israel on Tuesday, where he reunited with his family for the first since being released from Hamas captivity and met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Meeting Shalit after the Israeli soldier arrived at the Tel [...]

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Israel, Hamas reach Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal, officials say

Israel and Hamas have reached a prisoner exchange deal that will secure the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, officials at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said on Tuesday. Officials in the Prime Minister’s Office said that “a brief window of opportunity has been opened that would possibly lead to Gilad Shalit’s [...]

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‘Price-tag’ vandals uproot olive trees near Hebron

'Price-tag' vandals uproot olive trees near Hebron

About 45 olive trees belonging to Palestinians were uprooted in an apparent “price-tag” attack in the West Bank near Hebron on Thursday. On a boulder nearby the words “Price-Tag Infiltration” were sprayed along with a Jewish star. Israeli media speculated that the vandalism was likely in response to a fatal car accident near Kiryat Arba [...]

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Obama stresses strong bond with Israel in New Year clip

Obama stresses strong bond with Israel in New Year clip

A week after his speech supporting Israel at the United Nations, US President Barack Obama offered his annual Jewish New Year wishes on Tuesday, stating that the US “will will continue to stand with Israel because the bond between our nations is unshakable.” The US president - who made the comments in a YouTube clip [...]

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Twilight star Kellan Lutz joins celebrity trip to Israel

Kellan Lutz, one of the stars of the hit vampire saga “Twilight”, and other celebrities arrived in Israel this week to visit important religious and historical sites throughout the country. Lutz took an El Al flight to Israel with his mother, actor Miguel Ferrer (best known for his role as Dr. Garret Macy on “Crossing [...]

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Meridor: Sabre-rattling with Turkey should be avoided

Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor cautioned Turkey on Friday that it was bound by international law in its challenge to an Israeli naval blockade on Gaza, but stressed that Israel was not interested in a war of words with its once-close ally. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday set the stage for a [...]

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Senior Hamas leader in West Bank released from Israeli prison

Israel released some 200 Palestinian security prisoners on Thursday, among them one of Hamas’ founders and top leaders in the West Bank, Sheikh Hassan Yousef, who has been imprisoned over the past five years for his involvement in terror activities. Israel Prison Service said it released the security prisoners as a gesture in honor of [...]

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New Zealand PM: No indication that Israeli killed in earthquake was a Mossad spy

Reports that an Israeli killed in the New Zealand earthquake in February was an intelligence agent were wrong, Prime Minister John Key said on Wednesday. The Southland Times reported that an Israeli who was crushed in a van was found with at least five passports and was part of a group suspected of trying to [...]

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B-G Airport: 2 pro-Palestinian activists denied entry

Two pro-Palestinian American activists were denied entry to Israel after they landed at Ben Gurion Airport from Athens overnight Thursday as part of the “air flotilla.” The two told border officials that they had originally planned to take part in the Gaza sea flotilla, but due to delays, they opted to join the “air flotilla.” [...]

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Israel, Turkey rush to end flotilla crisis before UN report

Israeli and Turkish representatives are working against the clock in New York, trying to patch together a formula to end the Mavi Marmara affair before a July 7 deadline set for the issuing of a UN report on the incident that could potentially exacerbate tensions between the two countries. Read More: @ jpost.com

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Netanyahu: Israel has every right to stop Gaza flotilla

Netanyahu: Israel has every right to stop Gaza flotilla

Israel is fully entitled to try to stop an upcoming flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip in an attempt to break Israel’s naval blockade of the Hamas-ruled enclave, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday. “Israel has the full right to operate against efforts to smuggle missiles, rockets and other weapons to Hamas’s terror enclave. Hamas [...]

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The de-legitimization myth

The buzzword in the political-diplomatic discourse at this time is “legitimacy,” or more accurately, “de-legitimacy.” In most cases, the term describes the anti-Israel offensive by Muslim and radical leftist groups that seek to deny the State of Israel’s right to exist by ceaselessly condemning it.The common public perception that Israel’s international status is at an [...]

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Third Intifada App Removed from Apple ‘App Store’

A computer application called “The 3rd Intifada” has been removed by the giant Apple computer firm from its App Store for iPads and iPhones. Israel’s Minister for Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs, Yuli Edelstein, had sent a letter to Apple, pointing out that the application called for an Arab uprising against the State of Israel [...]

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Jewish umbrella group regrets US decision on Pollard

In rare move, Conference of Presidents leaders say “pursuit of justice should be tempered with compassion, we renew our plea for Pollard’s release.” Richard Stone, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, and conference executive vice president Malcolm Hoenlein expressed dismay and regret on Tuesday that Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard was [...]

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Obama tells Jewish donors that U.S.-Israel disagreements are only ‘tactical’

U.S. President Obama told a group of his Jewish supporters in Washington on Monday night that “there may be tactical disagreements” in terms of how to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, but added that everyone shares the goal of achieving peace where kids can go to bed at night and not worry about missiles falling on [...]

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Tel Arad

Tel Arad, also known as “Old Arad” is situated at the west side of the Dead Sea, approximately 10 km west of modern Arad. Mountain ridges, which are identified as the Arad Plain, encircled its area. The place is separated into a lower city and an upper hill that embraces one significant incident, which is [...]

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Two Majdal Shams residents indicted over Naksa Day events

Two residents of the northern Druze village of Majdal Shams were indicted Thursday for aggravated assault of a public servant and disorderly conduct. The Safed Magistrate’s Court indicted Yasser Hanjar and Bayan Ouidat for hurling rocks at Israel Defense Forces soldiers during the scattering of Syrian protesters who tried to cross the border with Israel [...]

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Amnesty to IDF: Rescind death penalty demand for Fogel family murderers

Amnesty to IDF: Rescind death penalty demand for Fogel family murderers

The Israel Defense Forces should rescind its reported demand that the suspects in the Itamar stabbing attacks be given the death penalty, Amnesty International said in a statement on Thursday. Last week, Haaretz reported that the army intended to seek the death penalty for the suspected murderers of five members of the Fogel family in [...]

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Left-wing hecklers interrupt Netanyahu’s speech to AIPAC

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C. on Monday night was interrupted by left-wing protesters who heckled him and criticized his policies toward the Palestinians. Protesters from the group Move Over AIPAC, at least some of whom say they are Jewish, stood up, held up banners and made [...]

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Obama met with applause at AIPAC, but with a boo or two as well

President Barack Obama’s speech Sunday at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) comes on the heels of three contentious days of U.S.-Israel diplomacy, beginning with the president’s vision of peace negotiations on Thursday and continuing with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s public rebuke of that vision on Friday. But was the AIPAC crowd swayed by [...]

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Reflections of an Israeli monarchist on the eve of the royal wedding

Reflections of an Israeli monarchist on the eve of the royal wedding

I consider myself qualified to meddle in the affairs of the British royal family, about which I began to hear as a mere child, and especially about Prince Charles. This happened courtesy of my mother who frequently informed me about the prince’s habits and way of life in order to drum into me the fact [...]

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Egypt says not obliged to repay Israel for cut to gas supply

Egypt says not obliged to repay Israel for cut to gas supply

Egypt’s Petroleum Minister Abdullah Ghorab said the country was not obliged to compensate Israel and Jordan for the non-delivery of gas after attacks on the pipeline to the two countries, in an interview published Thursday. Ghorab was quoted by Egypt’s al-Shorouk newspaper as saying that Egypt was not bound to pay compensation because the explosions [...]

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Israel’s officials urge energy independence following Egypt pipeline blast

Israel's officials urge energy independence following Egypt pipeline blast

Israel needs to prepare itself for a future without Egyptian natural gas supplies, an senior Israeli official said on Wednesday, following an earlier explosion at the Sinai pipeline carrying gas from Egypt into Israel. An explosion rocked a natural gas terminal near Egypt’s border with Israel earlier Wednesday sending flames shooting into the air and [...]

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Israel’s West Bank policies render the two-state solution DOA

Israel's West Bank policies render the two-state solution DOA

The very first meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama following the latter’s assumption of the American presidency was preceded by a dramatic decision by Israel’s Supreme Court. On May 18, 2009, the High Court of Justice issued gave the state 90 days to detail steps it had taken to dismantle six unauthorized [...]

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Jordan king: Mideast turmoil shouldn’t thwart Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts

The recent turmoil in the Middle East shouldn’t prevent the United States from pushing ahead with its efforts to bring Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table, Jordan’s King Abdullah II said on Monday. “The current changes in the Middle East should not hinder our determination to reactivate the peace process,” the monarch [...]

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Netanyahu to travel next week to London and Paris

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office says he will meet next week with his British and French counterparts, in what some see as an attempt to counter support for a Palestinian initiative to set the parameters of a peace deal. Netanyahu’s trip comes after Britain, France and Germany tried two weeks ago to base a [...]

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Peres: Israel needs to formulate its own Mideast peace plan

Israel needs to draft its own Mideast peace initiative if it wants to avoid international pressure over a reported U.S peace plan, President Shimon Peres said on Friday, following a report claiming Washington was working on a plan to restart stalled peace talks. Peres’ comments came in the wake of a New York Times reportclaiming that [...]

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