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United Nations to act after Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

THE UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would affirm that any change to the status of Jerusalem has no legal effect and must …

Israel

Winter sun destinations: 10 top trips

Whether it’s yoga in Morocco, fine food in South Africa or getting off the beaten track in Brazil, here are 10 holidays to escape the winter blues<p>Best for beach lovers: Phu Quoc, Vietnam<p>Lying just off the coast of Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc is the kind of place backpackers used to …

Beaches

Israeli workers strike nationwide to protest Teva layoffs

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's national trade union on Sunday held a half-day nationwide strike to protest generic drugmaker Teva's decision to lay off a quarter of its workforce, snarling traffic and shuttering key services across the country.<p>The work stoppage crippled the country's main international …

Business

Trump’s Jerusalem fumble: If the U.S. is out as a Mideast broker, who’s in? - Salon.com

Considering President Trump’s sales pitch when he recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital — “nothing more or less than a recognition of reality” — the administration’s poor grasp of reality in the two weeks since might be counted the very zenith of irony. Nothing seems to have registered in the …

Israel

'Corruption is a strategic threat'

Thousands of Israelis thronged Tel Aviv's Rothschild Street on Saturday for the third consecutive demonstration against the Netanyahu government's …

Israel

1,000 Israelis protest against Netanyahu in Tel Aviv in third 'March of Shame'

Some 1,000 people have taken to the streets of central Tel Aviv to protest against corruption in Prime Minister Benjamin...<p>Want to enjoy 'Zen' …

Israel

Knifeman stabbed two journalists over 'Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital'

A knifeman has claimed he stabbed two Danish journalists in Gabon's capital Libreville in retaliation for US "attacks on Muslims" and its recognition …

Israel

In Tel Aviv, anti-Netanyahu protest becomes a civics lesson for kids

​Walking down Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard alongside thousands of people holding signs and chanting against government corruption, Amos Levy tried …

Israel

Economic allies: The US and Israel's top partnerships

Learn about some of the historic agreements and collaborations between the United States and the Jewish State.<p>A woman walks near high-rise buildings …

Israel

Grapevine: A working journalist at 92

If anyone could get Teva out of its crisis, it would probably be some giant Chinese industrial conglomerate.<p>VARIETY ISRAEL chairman Ori Slonim holds …

Opinion

Israelis march for Netanyahu to quit

Thousands of Israelis have called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign over corruption allegations during a march in Tel Aviv.

Israel

Public sector strike set to paralyze country over drug-maker layoffs

Government offices, banks, schools, clinics, the country’s main airport and more will be shuttered for several hours on Sunday morning as part of a …

Israel

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Israelis march against corruption amid Netanyahu probe

JERUSALEM — Thousands of Israelis are calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign at a demonstration in central Tel Aviv.<p>Israel’s Channel 2 News reported several thousand attended Saturday’s rally, the latest in anti-corruption protests that have persisted for weeks.<p>Protesters waved …

Israel

Protesters call for Netanyahu to resign

Thousands of protesters are expected to demand the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. They are gathering in Tel Aviv for a third weekend in a row.<p>Thousands of protesters are expected to demand the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.<p>They are gathering in …

Israel

GUEST COLUMN: On the racism of low expectations

<b>BY RITA SMITH</b><p><b>Special to the Toronto Sun</b><p>Mature human beings have the freedom and the responsibility to think and act independently.<p>It’s not a “maybe” …

Nelson Mandela

Audio: Royal Jordanian Pilot Gets VERY Political While Flying Over Jerusalem

While the status of Jerusalem has long been a hot topic, it has certainly been brought to the forefront again with Trump’s recent decision.<p>Jordan is …

Airlines

Palestinian who lost legs in 2008 clash dies in Gaza violence

GAZA CITY: Since Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh lost his legs in an Israeli attack a decade ago, he and his wheelchair have been a regular feature at protests …

Gaza

Saudi kingdom has plan to establish ties with Israel, Jubeir says

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says Riyadh has a “roadmap” to establish full diplomatic ties with Israel, amid reports of behind-the-scenes …

Middle East

This Cramped, Dark Home in Tel Aviv is Now Awash in Sunshine

A heck of a makeover by Yael Oppenhaim of YOOLOPP Architecture & Design<p>While open floor plans have become almost tiresomely ubiquitous, tearing down walls is still the ultimate fresh start for many a dated space. Take this dark, chopped-up apartment that Tel Aviv architect Yael Oppenhaim, of …

Houses

Trump’s decision to move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem is unjust

Once I would have cheered President Trump’s decision to relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. I grew up believing that the return of the …

Israel

Mattis shoots down report Trump chills Russia talk

Pentagon Secretary James Mattis didn’t borrow his boss’s favorite phrase to refute a Washington Post report that President Trump doesn’t want to hear about Russia from his intel chiefs, but he might as well have called it fake news.<p>The former Marine Corps general told reporters Friday that, …

World Leaders

In rebuke to Trump's Jerusalem move, EU leaders reaffirm commitment to two-state solution

A European Union leader says leaders of the 28-nation bloc have reiterated their "firm commitment" to a two-state solution for Israel and the …

Israel

Tell us how you really feel about living in New York City

Hey, New Yorkers! We want to know how you feel about city living in 2017.<p>From London to Los Angeles, Tel Aviv to Tokyo and Mexico City to Melbourne, …

New York City

Irish desire for close UK ties after Brexit not shared across EU - Varadkar

Leaders meet in Brussels to discuss moving British withdrawal process on to second phase<p>11 minutes ago Updated: 9 minutes ago<p>Taoiseach Leo Varadkar …

Brexit

Ambassador: New US Embassy in London ‘signifies a new era of friendship’ between US, UK

The opening of a new U.S. Embassy in London next month “signifies a new era of friendship” between the United States and Great Britain, a State …

United Kingdom

Few in the Arab World Care About Jerusalem

Pundits predicted Armageddon. Arab leaders announced days of rage—even war. And it all fizzled out.<p>There are important lessons to be learned from the …

Israel

Teva Pharmaceutical to Cut 14,000 Jobs

The Israel-based company, hit hard by declining generics prices, is also suspending its dividend<p>Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is cutting more than 25% of its workforce, or about 14,000 employees around the world, closing factories and research centers and suspending its dividend—the Israeli …

Pharma

China backs independent Palestine with East Jerusalem as capital

China supports an independent Palestine on the basis of the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, the country's foreign ministry …

Israel

Discount drugmaker Teva is cutting 14,000 jobs

Teva Pharmaceutical is slashing 14,000 jobs around the world in an attempt to stabilize the company.<p>The plan to cut 25% of Teva's workforce is part of a two-year restructuring initiative aimed at reducing costs at the maker of generic drugs by $3 billion before the end of 2019.<p>In its announcement …

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