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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
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Soldier killed by IDF fire had left post to pray; comrade followed open-fire policy
When Staff Sgt. Nathan Fitoussi, 20, returned, colleague misidentified him as a threat, probe finds, and shot him ‘after an arrest procedure’ that was apparently followed correctly
Family of soldier killed by friendly fire says not angry at comrade who shot him
Israeli soldier killed in apparent friendly fire incident near West Bank city
Far-right leader Ben Gvir declares solo run, blames Smotrich for collapse of talks
Given favorable polls and friction with Religious Zionism, Otzma Yehudit chief claims his hand has been forced, but there’s still a month to go before lists must be finalized
Bennett splits from Yamina, as ex-coalition MKs take revenge on renegade Silman
IDF finds Israeli strike killed 5 children in Gaza during recent operation – report
Five Palestinian minors who died in Israel's recent operation in Gaza were killed in an airstrike carried out by the Israeli Air Force, an IDF investigation has reportedly found. The incident took place in the Jabaliya refugee camp in Gaza on August 7, the last day of the...
Confirming Israeli account, some Gazans acknowledge PIJ rockets landed inside Strip
Hamas says Israel using foiled attack tunnel as distraction from its Gaza ‘crimes’
Hera help us! Rare knucklebone dice with names of gods show gaming in ancient Israel
A rare collection of animal knucklebone gaming dice, used 2,300 years ago during the Hellenistic period, have been found to be inscribed with the names of various deities believed to bring help and good fortune, the Israel Antiquities Authority said Tuesday. So-called “astragali," knucklebones of goats, sheep and cattle, were used as dice...
Century-old synagogue mural uncovered in Vermont restored and revealed to public
Israel recovers rare findings from alleged antiquities traffickers in West Bank
Švenk died at 28 on a death march, weeks before end of WWII
A lost comedy cabaret from the Terezin ghetto is reconstructed and finally staged
Originally banned by the camp’s Jewish leadership after dress rehearsal due to its boldness, Nazi victim Karel Švenk’s ‘The Last Cyclist’ is now getting its turn in the limelight
Inflation and housing prices continue to climb, breaking new records
July increase in consumer price index brings Israel’s yearly inflation rate to 5.2%; housing prices jump by 17.8%, the highest in over a decade
A correction, not a burst bubble: Israeli tech sector grapples with market realities
Military court extends detention of Islamic Jihad leader that sparked Gaza conflict
A military court on Tuesday further extended the remand of a senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad member, whose arrest at the beginning of the month sparked a round of fighting between Israel and the terror group in the Gaza Strip. The court at the Ofer military base ordered that...
Israel rejects appeal to free Palestinian hunger striker it alleges is a terrorist
Hamas source denies co-founder Mahmoud al-Zahar quitting group’s leadership
EU says it’s studying Iran’s response to ‘final text’ of nuclear agreement
TEHRAN — The European Union said Tuesday it was studying Iran's response to a "final" draft agreement on reviving a 2015 nuclear accord with major powers it presented at talks in Vienna. The United States had already said Monday that it was informing EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell of its response to...
Iran responds to ‘final’ nuclear talks proposal, after urging US ‘flexibility’
With ‘deadline’ near, Iran likely to keep extracting more concessions in nuke talks
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Abbas, in Germany, says Israel committed ‘holocausts’; beside him, Scholz is silent
Chancellor later tells outraged German media use of term ‘unbearable’; PA leader makes comments while declining to apologize for Munich massacre
In Berlin, Abbas says Israel committed ‘holocausts’ against the Palestinians; Scholz grimaces silently, later condemns remarks
UN won't reinstate official transferred for criticizing Islamic Jihad rocket fire
Israeli killed in Ecuador hiking accident identified as Gil Banks, 25
Lapid’s gift to the Eritrean dictator
In closing its embassy in Asmara, Israel loses touch with a country that controls a vast portion of the Red Sea coast – and has a population inspired by Zionism
David H. Levitt
Good guy with a gun? Prevention or defense?
’Hardening’ venues is not a solution: Even where partially effective, armed response is not a strategy for preventing loss of life and significant injury
Minutes before he was stabbed, Rushdie agreed to be an envoy for threatened writers
Shortly before he was stabbed at an event in New York on Friday, author Salman Rushdie had agreed to serve as a traveling envoy advocating for fellow writers in peril, according to a co-founder of the group that offers refuge to exiled scribes. The award-winning author has faced...
Stabbing attack on Rushdie sparks surge in interest in his books
Rushdie’s attacker was ‘changed’ by 2018 Lebanon trip, says mother
3 arrested in Israeli probe of crypto scheme that defrauded the French government
Covert investigation by Israel’s special crime unit, Lahav 433, has uncovered money-laundering scam that saw millions of euros swindled from Paris treasury
Petah Tikva mayor filmed taking cash from man involved in his alleged bribery case
In California, a wilderness-inspired wedding celebration marries nature with Judaism
Israel wins gold in team marathon event at European Athletics Championships
Success in Munich comes 50 years after 1972 Olympics massacre of Israelis in the German city; Marhu Teferi, Gashau Ayale snag silver and bronze, respectively, as individuals
UK regulator is first to OK Moderna’s updated Omicron-protection COVID booster
Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency says it gave green light to Moderna’s combo ‘bivalent’ vaccine, which will be used as an adult booster shot targeting Omicron variant
Pfizer CEO Bourla tests positive for COVID, has ‘very mild symptoms’
Ami Palant, war hero who stopped Syrian advance during Yom Kippur War, dies at 71
Spanish band expelled from music festival for defacing Israeli flag
Israeli falls to his death while climbing Ecuadorian volcano
Drones hit US base in Syria, in possible Iran revenge over Israel-attributed strikes
US judge says family can’t sue Lebanon over dead man’s captivity
Israeli man drowns in Sinai during family vacation with his wife and 2 kids
Dutch city renames park that had honored mayor who betrayed Jews to Nazis
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Croatian cellists to bring pop hits, soundtracks to Tel Aviv stage
Hate slogans scrawled on gravestones in Mount of Olives cemetery
No missed steak here
Hapoel Tel Aviv basketball team goes vegan with new sponsor
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