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Two rockets fired from Gaza at Ashkelon, one intercepted; no injuries

1 hour 20 min ago
Third attack in a week comes days after military uncovered what it called a Hamas attack tunnel inside Israeli territory

Israeli, Sudanese officials confirm talks in Khartoum, say normalization near

1 hour 49 min ago
Statements from Jerusalem, Washington, and Khartoum all indicate official ties close, though Sudanese officials tell Reuters country's PM demands parliamentary approval

Gantz touts ‘major leap’ for Israeli security as US re-ups military edge promise

2 hours 30 min ago
US defense secretary signs agreement to honor existing commitment to Jewish state's military superiority amid concerns over sale of F-35 fighter jets to UAE

Epstein helper denied finding sex partners for Prince Andrew, transcripts show

2 hours 34 min ago
Denial found in transcripts released from a 2016 deposition of Ghislaine Maxwell, accused of procuring underage girls for financier to sexually abuse

Estonia bans entry to Hezbollah members, sanctions terror group

3 hours 23 min ago
Eastern European country says organization 'poses a considerable threat to international -- and thereby Estonian -- security'; Israeli FM hails 'clear message against terrorism'

Groom nearly faints as police enforcing health rules clash with wedding party

3 hours 34 min ago
Video of confrontation at Dead Sea beach goes viral; authorities say they were called by venue owner after guests above allowed number attempted to enter premises

Lebanon probe into port blast hamstrung by political meddling — watchdog

4 hours 2 min ago
Human Rights Watch calls for an international inquiry into massive explosion that killed nearly 200 people, injured more than 6,000

The two ambitious mayors who may save Netanyahu and doom the left

5 hours 6 min ago
Will a run by Tel Aviv's Ron Huldai drive Meretz out of the Knesset? Will Modiin's Haim Bibas, an outspoken Netanyahu critic, be his lifeline?

Senate panel advances Barrett Supreme Court nomination as Democrats boycott vote

5 hours 25 min ago
Decision now to come before entire Senate ahead of final confirmation; Democrats, rather than showing, place posters at desks of those who stand to lose if court outlaws Obamacare

French women charged with stabbing veiled Muslims, using racist slurs

5 hours 43 min ago
Authorities say suspects were drunk when they encountered group of Muslim families at foot of Eiffel Tower and were set off when victims told them they felt threatened by their dog

France probes contact between Syria jihadist and suspect in teacher beheading

5 hours 46 min ago
In search for accomplices, anti-terror investigators establish that Abdullah Anzorov spoke with Russian-speaker from Idlib, telling him he'd 'avenged the Prophet' after beheading

Dutch Protestant Church to admit failing Jews in Holocaust

5 hours 53 min ago
Confession set to be made public next month at 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht; church official admits institution 'lacked the courage' to side with Jewish residents during WWII

Jewish son of Nazi officer describes growing up under shadow of Holocaust denial

6 hours 8 min ago
Bernd Wollschlaeger says he didn't know the enormity of his father's crimes until he visited Yad Vashem, but after converting and serving in the IDF, has found a way to forgive him

Bank of Israel holds interest rate at 0.1%, to increase bond purchases

6 hours 10 min ago
Central Bank Governor Amir Yaron calls for 2021 budget to be presented 'as soon as possible' to create certainty in economy; earmarks NIS 10 billion for small business loans

Rights group slams Egypt for executing 49 prisoners ‘in days’

6 hours 17 min ago
Human Rights Watch laments 'systematic absence of fair trials,' says 15 of those put to death were involved in violence following Sissi's overthrow of democratically elected Morsi

Israel, Bahrain ink agreement for weekly direct flights

7 hours 14 min ago
Reports indicate flights could take off within weeks; officials hail move as major milestone toward establishment of bilateral tourism, trade

Get out the votes: What the press is saying on October 22

7 hours 23 min ago
The coalition's attempt to mulligan a vote heralds the end of democracy and maybe the Joint List; meanwhile, Trump-stumping in Israel Hayom hits new highs (or lows)

WATCH: Star of ‘Tehran’ Liraz Charhi on dangers of collaborating with Iranians

8 hours 8 sec ago
The Israeli-born actress and musician strongly identifies with her parents' native Iran, and reaches across borders to work with Persian artists -- despite the risks this can pose

Daughter of Springsteen drummer pens book on beating breast cancer ‘like a boss’

8 hours 51 min ago
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BRCA-positive 'previvor' Ali Rogin releases new book with stories of women from Debbie Wasserman Schultz to singer Sheryl Crow

Israel expected to receive Moderna’s COVID vaccine by mid-2021

8 hours 54 min ago
Israeli chief medical officer of US biotech firm confirms timeline; separately, hopes raised Israeli-produced shot could be ready in 6 months

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