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Israel heads to polls to decide Netanyahu’s fate

Israelis head to the polls Tuesday in hotly contested elections that are widely seen as a referendum on premier Benjamin Netanyahu, who on the eve of the vote vowed to prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state. Netanyahu also pledged to strengthen construction in East Jerusalem settlements as he appealed to hard-line voters in a frenzied, final day of campaigning ...

Treasures of the reign of Alexander the Great were found in Israel

Hen Zakai loves exploring darkness. In his spare time, he lowers himself into the underground world of hidden caves to navigate the nooks and crevasses of a very different environment. Zakai was recently spelunking with his father and a friend, all of whom are members of the Israeli Caving Club, when Zakai spotted a shiny silver object in one of ...

French Jews flock to Israel amid rising anti-Semitic attacks

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested in a Paris synagogue last week that France’s Jews should move to Israel, he likely tapped into the fears of a community shaken by the recent attack at a kosher market and increasingly concerned about their safety. Before leaving for Paris for the unity rally, Netanyahu took to the airwaves, saying Israel would ...

The selfie of Miss Israel with Miss Lebanon caused a global backlash

Miss Israel has hit back at Miss Lebanon over a selfie scandal that has caused a global stir. Miss Israel, Doron Matalon, has denied she photobombed Miss Lebanon after a photograph she posted on Instagram sparked a backlash in Lebanon. Matalon posted a photograph of herself with Miss Slovenia, Miss Japan, and Miss Lebanon onInstagram last week, with all four beauty ...

The first journalist to report on the death of an Argentine state prosecutor flees to Israel

The first journalist to report on the death of an Argentine state prosecutor, who was investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, arrived in Israel on Sunday after fleeing the South American country. Damian Pachter, who also holds Argentine-Israeli citizenship, said he had “quickly” fled Argentina fearing for his life following threats to his security. ...

Israeli Prime Minister: European Jews should embark on a “mass immigration” to Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Sunday that European Jews should embark on a “mass immigration” to Israel. The statement follows recent murders of Jews in Copenhagen and Paris, including Saturday’s death of a Jewish guard in front of a synagogue and last month’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which left four French Jews dead. “Jews have been murdered again on ...

Netanyahu denies split with US over speech

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied Monday that his upcoming speech to the U.S. Congress was a slight to President Barack Obama, and insisted the U.S.-Israeli alliance remains strong. “You are here to tell the world that reports of the demise of the U.S. relationship is not only premature, but it is wrong,” the Israeli leader told delegates to a pro-Israeli ...

Palestinian plan to lodge its first case against Israel at the ICC

Palestinian officials say the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority is planning to lodge its first case with the International Criminal Court (ICC) later this year against the Tel Aviv regime’s crimes. “One of the first important steps will be filing a complaint against Israel at the ICC on April 1 over the (2014) Gaza war and settlement activity,” Mohammed Shtayyeh, a member ...

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