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  • Israel army launches 'surprise' West Bank drill Israel's army said it launched a "surprise exercise" Sunday calling up thousands of reservists for its central region of operations that includes the West Bank. The drill, initiated by newly sworn-in chief of staff Lieutenant General Gadi Eisenkot, comes nearly two months after Israel stopped transferring taxes it collects for the Palestinian Authority (PA), in retaliation for its move to join ... 4 mins ago
  • Israel's Netanyahu to arrive for 'historic' US mission Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due in Washington Sunday on what he has called a "historic" quest to stop an international nuclear deal with Iran that the United States is determined to pursue. Netanyahu's controversial 48-hour visit has stoked discord with US President Barack Obama and brought bilateral relations to their lowest point in years. The speech by the Israeli leader ... 2 hours ago
  • Israel targets rising critical opinion in Germany As celebrations kick off marking 50 years of diplomacy, an increasing number of Germans is expressing negative views. 4 hours ago
  • In Israel, Jewish Divorce Is Only Granted By Husband's Permission An Israeli film now playing in the U.S. shows how rabbinical rules regulating Jewish divorces in Israel can trap women. Rabbinical judges have taken the highly unusual step to see the film themselves. 6 hours ago
  • Israel's Netanyahu heads to Washington for Congress speech BEN-GURION AIRPORT, Israel (AP) ' Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Washington on Sunday to press his case against an emerging deal on Iran's nuclear program in a contentious address to the U.S. Congress, which he said he is delivering out of concern for Israel's security. 7 hours ago
  • Israel elections 101: Meet the man who picks the next prime minister In Israel's heated political atmosphere, he's been called a prince, a sycophant, a traitor – even president of Hezbollah. Few expected President Rivlin to be a peacemaker like his predecessor, Nobel laureate Shimon Peres, since as a right-wing lawmaker Mr. Rivlin opposed Palestinian statehood. In his first year in the mostly ceremonial presidency, however, Rivlin has emerged as the most high ... 7 hours ago
  • Will Netanyahu Speech Fracture U.S.-Israel Ties? Did Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu know just how damaging to Israel's ties with the U.S. his decision to address the U.S. Congress would be? 10 hours ago
  • Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges NEW YORK (AP) ' The lecture hall had filled quickly. Several students arrived wearing keffiyehs, the traditional Palestinian headscarves, while in the front row, a young man sat draped in the Israeli flag. As the meeting opened, a student government officer reviewed the rules of debate, warning physical confrontations would not be tolerated. "We want this to be safe for everyone," she said. 1 day ago
  • Israel pledges to halt West Bank power cuts Israel will stop cutting power to Palestinian cities over unpaid bills and will deduct funds from tax money to prevent the debt increasing, a government official said Thursday. The official also said Israel would connect water to a Palestinian city so that it can be inhabited, after a minister's objection had been overruled. Israel has been withholding hundreds of millions of shekels in taxes it ... 2 days ago
  • Jordan, Israel sign deal to help save Dead Sea Jordan and Israel signed a deal on Thursday to build a pipeline to link the Red Sea with the shrinking Dead Sea and combat regional water shortages. It follows a letter of intent signed in Washington in December 2013 by representatives from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority that capped more than a decade of negotiations. The agreement, signed in the presence of representatives from ... 3 days ago

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