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Thursday, August 31, 2017
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Court orders state to explain U-turn on pluralistic Western Wall plaza
Justices level harsh criticism at government for 'making a fuss' and freezing a deal to create official pavilion for non-Orthodox prayer
Could a 1924 British Mandate law kill the Western Wall pluralistic pavilion?
Golden statue of Supreme Court president appears outside court
Israeli doctors successfully operate on Gaza ‘tree man’
Hadassah surgeon who treated Mohammed Taluli says rare disease has 'no documentation whatsoever in the medical annals'
PM asks: 'Who finances, who organizes the left-wing demos?'
Netanyahu pummels media, accuses ‘fake news industry’ of trying to topple him
At boisterous Likud rally, embattled PM slams anti-corruption demonstrations, saying 'the goal of the protests is to indict me at any cost'
Likud MK derides rise of ‘ridiculous’ new value of loyalty to party leader
Gorka: ‘Liberal elements’ of US Jewry ‘basically anti-Israeli’
US's Haley: UNIFIL is supposed to prevent another war
Israel envoy hails ‘victory’ as UN expands Lebanon peacekeeping role
The United Nations extended the mandate of its peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon Wednesday night, and gave its forces widened powers to address Hezbollah's weapons buildup in the area. As a result of the changes, which were approved by the UN Security Council, UNIFIL will increase its oversight...
US threatens to cut UN funding over settlement ‘blacklist’ – report
Minister says Israel may cut UN funding over settlement ‘blacklist’
Body of Iranian fighter killed and held by Islamic State returned
Judah Ari Gross
In renegade North Korea, some see a potential precursor of nuclear Iran
For Iran, the atomic-armed North Korea offers a glimpse of a possible future, 20 years down the line, in which it has a nuclear weapon but paid a dear price for it. The two countries have wildly different societies, and while North Korea has already created atomic bombs, Iran is not yet believed to possess...
Trump determination to dent Iran nuke deal leaves experts scratching heads
As bombers drill, Russia warns US against new North Korea sanctions
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US blasts Iran over Hamas support, says regime showing ‘true colors’
Nikki Haley says Gaza terror group's 'stunning admission' on Tehran's financial backing indicates Islamic Republic violating UN ban on arms exports
US blasts Iran's Hamas support, says it shows regime's 'true colors'
Mattis says he and Trump on same page on N. Korea
‘Gas All Jews,’ swastika drawn on South African campus message boards
The Torah’s ‘marry-your-rapist’ law
It's rules like this one that taught her to question unjust laws, even when they are written in the Torah
Rabbis shouldn’t have snubbed Trump
Instead, they should have confronted the President directly over his incendiary Charlottesville response
Are the New Likudniks cheating?
Nope, joining the party in order to influence the primary elections is a kosher ploy in a smelly game
Israel is more than a story of conflict
The humanitarian reach of the Jewish state includes Haiti, Nepal, Japan, Syria, and even the United States
Bennett: Israel needs ultra-Orthodox to draft into workforce, not IDF
When he outlines his worldview on integrating the ultra-Orthodox into higher education and the workforce, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, a former commando, frequently resorts to military analogies. The issue is a “national mission of the highest order,” an “existential challenge,” he said during an August 24 interview with...
Some education gaps between Jews and Arabs nearly closed, report says
By taking socioeconomic background of students into account, scholar says, differences 'much smaller' than previously portrayed
Israeli startup seeks to make back-to-school gloom less lousy
US envoy calls on Hamas to return soldiers’ bodies, prisoners
During tour of Gaza border area, Jason Greenblatt condemns terror group for its 'commitment to terrorist violence'
Israel frees Palestinian clown held without charge for 20 months
Israel to advance plans for 3,000 settlement homes – report
Committee said to delay vote on new units to avoid giving Palestinians another grievance to air at the UN General Assembly next month
Complaint filed against Liberman for calling hilltop youth ‘disturbed idiots’
Israel arrests Palestinian wedding singer who glorified Halamish attack
'Hey you, who asks about real men, you will find them in Kobar,' goes the song, referring to Omar al-Abed's home town
IDF troops shut radio station, find guns in predawn raids
Judah Ari Gross
Houston Jewish community ‘could take years’ to recover from Harvey
Seventy-one percent of the city's 63,700 Jews live in areas devastated by high flooding, including 12,000 seniors
Harvey death toll expected to climb as waters recede
JUAN A. LOZANO
Not even Harvey could stop this family from publishing Houston’s Jewish paper
Haredi female psychotrauma pioneer heads to Houston with Israeli medics
German case against Auschwitz medic, 96, to be thrown out
Bar Refaeli to star in ad with ‘world’s hottest felon’
Chef wants to make vegan cooking the ‘new kosher’
Elisa Spungen Bildner
Poland fires tourism boss for ‘scandalous’ Auschwitz remark
Bratslav elders seek to keep perimeter of Rabbi Nachman gravesite women-free
Grave of influential Yiddish writer discovered at former Soviet gulag
Connecticut rabbi pleads not guilty to charges he sexually assaulted student
Miami police searching for man who threatened to shoot up synagogue
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