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Indonesian woman jailed for complaining about mosque noise

2 hours 32 min ago
Blasphemy laws in nation of 800,000 mosques come under scrutiny after a Buddhist woman gets 18 months for asking local mosque to turn down call to prayer

Israeli sugar-reduction startup inks sweet deal with top European producer

2 hours 58 min ago
DouxMatok expects to have commercial quantities of product, which delivers sweetness directly to taste buds without affecting flavor, by 2019

Adelsons pump $25 million into Senate midterm races, topping GOP donors

3 hours 15 min ago
Donation to super PAC aligned with Mitch McConnell comes after slinging $30 million to Paul Ryan super PAC for House races

Israel’s NRGene on quest to decipher genetic makeup of cannabis

3 hours 27 min ago
Startup teams up with Switzerland's Pure Cannabis Research, a breeder of weed, to create more resilient plants that are better tailored to customers' needs

How SodaStream went from bubbles to splash with $3.2 billion PepsiCo deal

3 hours 35 min ago
By riding a wave of health and environmentally conscious consumers, the fizzy water maker rebranded itself with tough talk and star-studded ads

Ahed Tamimi’s brother sentenced to 14 months for stone-throwing

4 hours 3 min ago
Father praises Wa'ed Tamimi, 22, for being on 'path of resistance,' month after sister and mother released from jail in soldier-slapping incident

Melania Trump laments cyberbullying as president sends nasty tweets

4 hours 47 min ago
First lady says social media tech companies should listen to 'children's ideas and concerns'; meanwhile, her husband slams political opponents on Twitter

Downplaying sporadic attacks, Liberman says Gaza calm holding

4 hours 55 min ago
Defense minister denies deal with Hamas imminent, says Israel acting 'unilaterally in accordance with reality on the ground'

Hamas chief says lifting of Gaza blockade ‘around the corner’

5 hours 8 min ago
At speech to mark Eid al-Adha holiday, Ismail Haniyeh makes no direct mention of reported truce with Israel being brokered by Egypt and UN

Swastikas daubed on Chabad center at movement’s cradle in Lyubavichi

5 hours 35 min ago
Inscriptions reading 'Jews out of Russia, our land' scrawled on walls of Jewish cultural building days ahead of major international event in the town

Fizz fizz, flop flop: 9 things to know for August 21

5 hours 36 min ago
PepsiCo's purchase of Sodastream has pundits bubbling; the left and Abbas mourn Uri Avnery and regional peace; and jaundiced eyes are cast on Corbyn and Iran's latest fighter jet

Uri Avnery led without fear or bias

5 hours 39 min ago
The pioneer's mission for peace spanned 7 decades and combined activism, journalism, and politics

Hamas chief says lifting of Gaza blockade ‘around the corner’

6 hours 15 min ago
Ismail Haniyeh says any truce between the terror group and Israel will be based on 'national consensus,' backed by an 'Arab safety net'

In first, IDF opens criminal probes into pair of deaths in Gaza border clashes

6 hours 17 min ago
Military advocate general orders investigations of killings of two Palestinian teens due to 'suspicion that the shootings were not in accordance with the rules of engagement'

US deports 95-year-old former Nazi camp guard to Germany

6 hours 41 min ago
Jakiw Palij, who gained entry to America using false information, has admitted to serving at the Trawniki concentration site but denies committing war crimes

Netanyahu avoids the tough questions in first-of-a-kind Instagram Q&A

7 hours 26 min ago
PM says no settlements will be evacuated, calls Indian president a 'close friend' and says he sleeps 7 hours a night, but ignores hot potatoes on Gaza, graft probes

Palestinian media: Top Israeli official calls Abbas with holiday greetings

7 hours 27 min ago
Official Palestinian Authority publication reports Defense Ministry chief liaison Kamil Abu Rokon reached out to the PA president to mark Eid al-Adha

Taliban rockets fired at Kabul presidential palace, hits nearby US embassy

7 hours 35 min ago
No casualties as booms heard on live TV during Afghan president's Eid al-Adha speech; leader says attack won't 'keep Afghans down'

Netanyahu sends Muslims, Druze Eid al-Adha greetings amid nation-state law spat

7 hours 37 min ago
'In Israel we have freedom of worship for all,' PM says against backdrop of mass Druze-led protests against contentious legislation

Unveiling 1st ‘indigenous’ warplane, Rouhani says Iran preparing to fight foes

8 hours 20 min ago
Defense minister says new Kowsar fighter jet inspired by threats from Israel, US; Israeli counterpart responds by saying Tehran is pressured by US sanctions