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Iraqi bill scrapping minimum age for marriage stirs outrage

2 hours 18 min ago
Proposed legislation 'is worthy of the Islamic State' and 'provides legal cover to the rape of children,' says one critic

Liberman’s party presses coalition to advance death penalty for terrorists

2 hours 29 min ago
Yisrael Beytenu's MK Robert Ilatov says legislation has been languishing in ministerial panel for nearly a month

$1 million raised for Orthodox fashion designer whose husband died suddenly

3 hours 26 min ago
Online supporters rally to help Simi Polonsky, co-founder of The Frock NYC

Trump divulged to Russia details of a daring Israeli raid in Syria — report

3 hours 33 min ago
Vanity Fair sheds new light on the nature of the information the president handed over to Moscow, and on the damage done to the US-Israel security relationship

Arab American groups offer to host PLO mission if shuttered by US

4 hours 54 min ago
Arab and Jewish organizations urge Rex Tillerson to reconsider decision to close down Palestinian office in Washington

Plum jobs for political cronies no longer easy pickings, says ex-regulator

5 hours 32 min ago
4 years after reform governing who can run state-owned firms, ministers can't use top posts to cozy up to special interest groups, says Ori Yogev. But will it stick?

Terror-wary New York pumps up security for Thanksgiving Day Parade

6 hours 11 min ago
Weeks after deadly truck-ramming attack, Macy's celebration to be guarded with truck barriers, snipers on rooftops and cops carrying assault rifles and radiation detectors

Two additional women accuse Al Franken of sexual misconduct

6 hours 51 min ago
Democratic senator says he does not recall incidents after accusers tell Huffington Post he grabbed their butts in 2007 and 2008, bringing number of allegations to four

Abbas said to refuse White House call as ties freeze over PLO mission closure

7 hours 24 min ago
Palestinian leader demands US clarify DC office's future before speaking to officials, according to Haaretz; Trump administration denies report

Russia declares ‘death’ of body probing Syria chemical attacks

8 hours 45 min ago
After refusing to back extension of investigative mechanism that blamed Assad for April attack, Moscow says it will only discuss replacing expert panel

US Jews have it easy, don’t send kids to war, top diplomat Hotovely says

Wed, 2017-11-22 23:44
After butting heads with Hillel over canceled speech, deputy foreign minister depicts American Jews as spoiled and unfamiliar with challenges faced by Israelis and others

After Hurricane Harvey, woman distributes mezuzahs to make rebuilt houses homes

Wed, 2017-11-22 23:06
Having survived the storm, Houston's Chava Gal-Or set up Door L'Door to help Jews reconstruct their Jewish lives

Family of celebrity who killed himself in prison to get NIS 1.2 million

Wed, 2017-11-22 22:59
Settlement would reportedly see relatives of TV entertainer Dudu Topaz, who hanged self in cell shower in 2009, drop demand for over NIS 13 million

Gary Cohn said to have faked bad reception to avoid Trump

Wed, 2017-11-22 22:46
White House issued denial after senator says economic adviser took advice to get president off phone during meeting on tax reform by pretending to have poor connection

Lacking evidence, Germany releases Syrian terror suspects

Wed, 2017-11-22 22:05
Authorities say six arrested in raids across country Tuesday still thought to have ties to Islamic State

New Umm al-Hiran video shows police pepper-spraying Arab MK

Wed, 2017-11-22 21:33
Tweeting footage, Ayman Odeh says it proves law enforcement officials lied about use of force during the deadly January operation

New School benefactor threatens to cut off funding over anti-Semitism panel

Wed, 2017-11-22 21:19
Kenneth Bialkin says event with Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour and Jewish Voice for Peace is 'intellectually dishonest, irresponsible and immoral'

Rivlin hails equality as bank notes honoring women enter circulation

Wed, 2017-11-22 21:08
New NIS 20 and NIS 100 bills featuring female poets Leah Goldberg and Rachel Bluwstein presented to president

Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to advance Syrian peace

Wed, 2017-11-22 20:36
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia hosts Syrian opposition groups in effort to unite them ahead of Geneva peace talks

Israel may ‘target’ Iran activity in Syria, Netanyahu said to tell Macron

Wed, 2017-11-22 20:21
According to reported transcript of phone call, PM says the goal must be to minimize Tehran's influence in Syria and Lebanon