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Pompeo lands in Turkey as probe into Khashoggi case heats up

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 09:36
US continues effort to help Saudis out of their diplomatic predicament following alleged death of prominent journalist in Istanbul consulate

IDF says 20 targets bombed in Gaza, including tunnels; blames Hamas for rockets

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 09:16
Military doesn't say which terror group launched rockets that hit Beersheba home, landed off central Israeli coast, but lays responsibility on Strip's rulers

Jewish groups at UC Davis say hate incidents are ‘swept under the rug’

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 09:05
Letter from more than a dozen organizations lambasts university chancellor Gary May for failing to 'offer more support for the Jewish community'

A seat at the table: Wave of Arab women running in local elections in Israel

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 09:05
Local government in Arab towns is dominated by men, usually established figures in the community with strong business or family ties, the Christian Science Monitor reports

A guide to the Jewish Democratic House candidates in the 2018 midterm elections

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 09:05
36 Jews are running on Democratic ballots for the House, half of them incumbents and several more all but assured victory

Hamas, Islamic Jihad disavow rocket attack on Beersheba

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:35
Armed groups say they reject 'irresponsible attempts' to sabotage Egypt's efforts to secure a lasting truce in the Strip

Netanyahu to hold consultations with top defense officials after rocket attack

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:26
Energy minister calls Abbas the 'architect' of violence from Gaza; opposition lawmakers accuse government of failing to prevent escalation

A guide to the Jewish Republican House candidates in the 2018 midterm elections

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 06:53
From pro-Israel stalwarts and Trump endorsees Lee Zeldin and David Kustoff, to long-shot activists and even conspiracy theorists in blue districts

Ugandan Jew denied visa to study at yeshiva in Israel

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 06:11
Abayudaya community, many of whose members were converted by American Conservative rabbis, have been repeatedly rejected as Jews by the Interior Ministry

IDF bombs targets in Gaza after rocket hits Beersheba

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 05:24
Schools canceled in city, delayed in other parts of south; security cabinet due to meet as tensions ramp up in Strip

Hate crimes in England and Wales targeting people by religion rose 40 percent

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 04:38
12 percent of hate crimes last year were directed at Jews who make up only some 0.5 percent of the population

Apple adds cream cheese to its bagel emoji after complaints

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 04:02
The new emoji is plumper, doughier look and a shmear of cream cheese

Jewish woman said kicked in the face while protesting UK Labour anti-Semitism

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 03:45
She was assaulted by two other women outside a meeting of pro-Palestinian supporters of the party in London

Israel’s only Olympic gold medalist auctioning his medal, needs the money

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 03:20
Gal Fridman took the gold in windsurfing at the Athens Olympics in 2004, looking for an auctioneer to handle the sale

Rocket fired at Beersheba from Gaza hits house; no injuries reported

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 01:58
IDF says it identified a single launch from Gaza; projectile lands in courtyard of home; mother and three children treated for anxiety

New film sees seeds of rise of modern right in election of Nazi Kurt Waldheim

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 01:49
'The Waldheim Waltz' looks back at the protests surrounding the former UN chief's election as Austrian president after his Nazi past was revealed, and sees portents for today

Hamas official says neither side really wants another war in Gaza

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 01:11
Liberman has urged cabinet to okay ‘serious blow’ to Hamas in Gaza, believes large military campaign could bring 4-5 years of calm

Trump says Saudi Arabia should be presumed innocent over missing journalist

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 00:36
President compares rush to blame Saudis for killing Jamal Khashoggi to allegations of sexual assault leveled against Brett Kavanaugh

Israel gets top marks for innovation, entrepreneurship in WEF report

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 00:03
Global Competitiveness Report's assessment of how economies are faring in Fourth Industrial Revolution puts the Startup Nation at No. 20 out of 140