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72% of Israelis say soldiers should obey military not rabbinic orders

The poll results come against the background of controversial comments made by two prominent national-religious rabbis in recent weeks that aroused …

How Israel Plays Syria’s Civil War

After half a decade sitting out the conflagration across its border, is Israel about to pick a side?<p>GOLAN HEIGHTS — Signs of war are clearly evident …

Anti-Zionist Historians Are Wrong About Israel

The late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach used to say: “If I meet a person who tells me he is a Protestant, I know he is a Protestant. If I meet a person who …

Canada's PM: We'll continue to stand with Israel

Despite the hot weather, tens of thousands of supporters of Israel participated in the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s 46th annual Walk for …

68 and Counting—Part II

In the second installment of this two-part series, we pick up where we left off last week, presenting small stories—one per decade—that took place on …

French Jews flee Paris suburbs over rising anti-Semitism

When Alain Benhamou walked into his apartment near Paris in July 2015 and saw the words "dirty Jew" scrawled on the wall, he knew it was time to …

‘Israel Tsunami’ Muslim Radicals Barred From Opening Dutch School

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Citing potential radicalization, the Dutch government prevented the opening of a Muslim school by a group whose former leader …

Israel's Army Gets Pulled Deeper Into the Political Mire

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision last week to fire Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon continues to roil Israeli society.<p>The break began with the shooting and killing of an already neutralized Palestinian terrorist by a member of the Israeli Defense Forces. Ya’alon, who has consistently …

Israel

American Jews strongest backers of gay marriage, abortion

Jews are the most libertine religious group in America according to a new Gallup poll, and are more likely even than people with no religion to find …

Religion

Top donor to Clinton super PAC is Haim Saban

The great news is that Palestine has become the central issue in the looming platform battle between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton forces ahead …

Bernie Sanders: Israel has a right to US protection

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Israel has a right to be protected by the United States.<p>Sanders, who has spoken out in favor of …

Israel

PayPal terminates anti-Israel BDS France account

The 'Post' confirms the apparent closure on Monday.<p>><p>Paypal. (photo credit: REUTERS)<p>BERLIN – PayPal, a global leader in online payment services, has …

Call it a genocide of Christians

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>In the Yemeni port city of Aden earlier this month, Islamists attacked a Catholic home for the indigent elderly. The militants, …

Middle East

Renowned Indologist awarded prestigious Israel Prize

Renowned Indologist Professor David Shulman has been awarded the prestigious Israel Prize for his breakthrough studies in fields like religion and …

A letter to our readers: On censorship

<i>From military censorship to the government deciding who is and isn’t a journalist, Israeli authorities use various tools to interfere with the press.</i> …

Israel

Justin Trudeau was wrong not to mention Jews in Holocaust remembrance | The Star

The Holocaust is never only a Jewish issue. Jews may have been its primary victims, but the mindset that leads to anti-Semitism has universal …

Twelve year-old girl held for threatening Israel’s security

The Israeli occupation authorities have been preventing a 12 year-old Palestinian girl from having visitors and are planning to prosecute her for …

Middle East

Councils and NHS trusts to be blocked from boycotting Israeli products

Penalties for breaking new procurement rules – attacked by Labour for restricting local democracy – could be severe<p>Councils, NHS trusts and other publicly funded bodies will be prevented from boycotting Israeli goods under new government procurement guidelines.<p>Matthew Hancock, the Cabinet Office …

Gulf states seek nukes against Iran, had secret contacts with Tel Aviv – Israeli defense chief

Persian Gulf states are seeking nuclear weapons to counter “bad guy” Iran and have held clandestine meetings with Israel despite not having official …

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Palestinian clip depicts shootings, stabbings of Israelis

VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED - Cartoon being circulated on social media shows Palestinians using knives, guns, and cars in order to take revenge and …

Israel’s Military Intel. Chief Reveals Why Israel Delivers ‘Huge Trucks’ of Goods to Gaza Daily — Even Though Hamas Uses Some to Build Weapons and Tunnels

The Israel Defense Forces’ head of military intelligence, Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi, said Sunday that Israel is working to help rebuild Gaza by delivering hundreds of trucks of goods there every day so that Palestinians “should have something to lose.”<p>A Palestinian worker adjusts bags of cement loaded …

Proclaiming innocence, ex-Israeli PM goes to prison

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday began a 19-month prison sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice, defiantly …

Israel

'Europe's Jews are worried - and for a good reason'

The European Union now does sometimes resemble a replay of Weimar’s combination of institutional perfection with violent and nationalist forces aimed …

We are all Israelis now

Europe now finally has its very own 9/11. To be sure, Friday’s multiple attacks in Paris, killing nearly 150 people and severely wounding another …

Religion

‘Carry your firearm everywhere,’ Jerusalem’s gun-toting mayor tells Israelis

Flamboyant Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has told city residents it’s their “duty” to carry licensed weapons to stave off a spate of stabbings by …

Understanding the Devastating Impact of the Iran Nuclear Deal on Israel in 45 Seconds | American Center for Law and Justice

The recent nuclear deal with Iran could have a devastating impact on Israel.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made this crystal clear in a …