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The Daily Kickoff: October 17, 2018

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 16:12
Bernie Sanders is quietly remaking the Democrats’ foreign policy in his own image; the battle for the Jewish vote in New Jersey’s 7th District

Vandals target Palestinian village in suspected settler hate crime

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 16:00
Mayor of Asira al-Qabaliya -- where 22 cars had tires slashed, Hebrew hate slogans painted -- says Israeli authorities came to probe but were mobbed by local youths

Israel to place Iron Dome battery in Beersheba area after Gaza rocket fire

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 15:40
Deputy defense minister says air defense system could be deployed to southern city as soon as Wednesday evening

‘Hero’ mom asks for help after Beersheba home destroyed by Gaza rocket

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 14:57
Miri Tamano, raising three boys on her own, asks for donations to buy food and toiletries; Tax Authority and Jewish Agency say they are sending emergency funds

Hague prosecutor issues war crime warning on Bedouin village demolition

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 14:51
ICC's Fatou Bensouda says planned razing of Khan al-Ahmar in the West Bank could violate Rome Statute; warns she is 'keeping an eye' on both sides in Gaza clashes

Supreme Court hears appeal by US student barred over BDS allegations

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 14:45
Attorney for Lara Alqasem argues that she would not want to come to the country and then call for boycott against it

Canada to pardon past pot convictions as weed goes legal

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 14:32
Canada is 2nd country after Uruguay to legalize recreational marijuana; at least 111 legal pot shops to open on the first day; country has had legal medical cannabis since 2001

PM vows ‘forceful’ response to Gaza as violence surges

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 14:20
Netanyahu meets with top security officials after rocket strikes a home in Beersheba, IDF bombs 20 targets in Strip

High-protein peas to be developed by France’s Roquette and Israel’s Equinom

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 14:02
French maker of plant-based ingredients will also co-invest $4 million in Equinom startup, which uses DNA sequencing and algorithms to produce superior legumes

Egypt, UN scramble to restore calm after Gaza flareup

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 13:44
Hamas-linked news site reports quiet achieved after Cairo officials hold 'intensive' talks with Israel and Palestinian factions; UN and EU call for de-escalation

China’s attention to Israel smart vehicle market creates insurtech opportunities

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 13:33
As local Israeli tech grows to play a pivotal role in autonomous car development, it can also aid the autonomous vehicle insurance market

Missiles, miracles and miscues: 9 things to know for October 17

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 12:48
Tensions with Gaza skyrocket after 3 kids are narrowly saved from an attack on a Beersheba home, and politicians are criticized for using all the wrong words (and racist posters)

Explosive device kills 13, injures dozens at Crimean college

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 12:41
Anti-terror committee confirms blast caused by bomb; Kremlin official says investigators are looking at incident as possible terror attack

Australian parliament debates fallout from possible embassy move to Jerusalem

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 12:41
PM Scott Morrison tells lawmakers that support for two-state solution is 'very clear,' while support for Israel is 'very, very clear'

Israel deploying Iron Dome in south after fresh Gaza rocket fire

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 12:22
EU, UN condemn attack from Palestinian enclave; Netanyahu warns Hamas rulers that Israel prepared for 'forceful' response'

Chauvinism on the Jerusalem campaign trail

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 11:47
I was asked to represent Jerusalem mayoral candidate Ze’ev Elkin, but the others running wouldn’t sit on the panel with me

Knesset panel reprimands defense minister for calling Arab MK a ‘terrorist’

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 11:34
Ethics Committee slams Liberman's description of Hanin Zoabi, who says his 'war crimes' will be judged in the Hague, not in the Knesset

Six women accuse veteran Israeli journalist of sexual assault, harassment

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 10:51
Haaretz breaks report on allegations against Dan Margalit, an author and television host, who in the past was a top writer for the daily

Israeli regulation sputters as Canada gives green light to cannabis

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 10:49
There have been more than 1,000 applications for permits to work in the marijuana industry, but legislators haven't caught up

New poll: Trump’s Israel policies don’t sway most US Jews

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 10:43
Only 6% of American Jewish community would vote for president because of Israel despite differences on other issues