What Israel's local election results mean for Jerusalem, Israel and Jews everywhere

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Ultra-Orthodox communities are increasingly divided, with a small but growing number of young people openly defying their rabbis and voting for non-Haredi candidates – with major implications for the Diaspora

Hate crime suspected: Burnt car, Hebrew graffiti found in West Bank Palestinian town

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A Palestinian also reported to the human rights organization Yesh Din that unknown people scattered spikes on the town's streets to puncture car tires

In Palestine, the First World War has never really ended

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Widely seen as a European war, WWI's impact on the Middle East was both devastating and transformative. But there's been no Armistice: A century later, Arabs and Jews still fight over the land liberated from the Ottoman Empire

Israel's political arena holds breath as defense chief may announce resignation

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Avigdor Lieberman and the cabinet have been sparring over Israel's actions in Gaza and the ultra-Orthodox draft bill

Israeli army arrests Palestinian throwing grenades near Gaza border

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The IDF opened fire on the man and arrested him. The incident comes a day after Israel and the Palestinian factions agreed to a cease-fire following three days of hostilities

Netanyahu is willing to take a big risk for quiet on Gaza border

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The decision to restore quiet allows Hamas leaders believe they can gradually raise the intensity of military action against Israel without paying much of a price

Trump to nominate retired army general as U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia

6 hours 37 min ago
As Washington faces pressure to handle the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Trump has nominated a former army general to be the country's ambassador, a spot that has been unfilled since 2017

Even a short war is a costly affair

6 hours 55 min ago
Iron Dome missiles, tank shells and smart bombs don’t come cheap and the government is already contending with a swelling budget deficit

A country enveloped by Gaza

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Israel's military escalation with Hamas wasn’t inevitable. It stemmed from an algorithm that triggers automatic responses by right-wing cabinet members

Civilians without protection

8 hours 52 min ago
Too many residents of Israel's southern cities’ older neighborhoods live without a security room or a public shelter nearby– or with a shelter that cannot accommodate all the area’s residents

Why the Sultan of Oman invited Netanyahu

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The sultan, who is not likely to pay a domestic price for the Netanyahu's visit, is trying to promote an arrangement that will cool off the Israeli-Palestinian crisis while keeping a distance

Poland’s centennial celebration was stained by fear and hatred

Tue, 2018-11-13 23:54
Behind the president and ordinary citizens marched thousands of nationalists carrying horrifying symbols in the largest public event since the fall of communism in 1989

Haaretz Cartoon

Tue, 2018-11-13 23:11

Victory or not, losing the Hasidim made the Jerusalem mayoral race tough for Moshe Leon

Tue, 2018-11-13 23:05
The Council of Torah Sages decided not to support either Leon or his secular rival Ofer Berkovitch, in effect freeing some 30,000 voters to make up their own minds

Israelis like their racism sweetened

Tue, 2018-11-13 22:49
Watching the jovial interview with Jewish terrorist Yitzhak Gabai aired on Channel 20 was like watching Israeli society caught with its pants down

Senior Israeli doctors protest Trump's aid cut to East Jerusalem hospitals

Tue, 2018-11-13 22:49
Eighteen senior Israeli doctors say sudden $20-million cut will significantly harm the health of Jerusalem's residents

Hundreds protest Gaza cease-fire in southern Israel, burn tires

Tue, 2018-11-13 22:38
'We've been abandoned for 18 years': Demonstrators block roads and confront police in Sderot, one of the main targets of Gaza rockets for well over a decade

Why Netanyahu will do almost anything for a Gaza cease-fire (and it has nothing to do with peace)

Tue, 2018-11-13 22:05
A cease-fire in Gaza fits in perfectly with Netanyahu's strategy: Bullying the Palestinians until they give up, then pushing them off the political agenda

Yair Netanyahu sues former driver for secretly taping strip club conversation

Tue, 2018-11-13 21:36
The suit by the prime minister’s son seeks $270,000 from the driver, Roy Rosen, for violation of privacy, defamation and eavesdropping