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In firsts, Mossad’s director of intelligence and head of Iran desk are both women
Appointments mark first time women have held two senior positions in spy agency; Mossad chief: ‘Unlimited possibilities’ for women in organization; Bennett: ‘We’re in good hands’
Pressure mounts on Netanyahu over dearth of women on Likud slate
Military chief says IDF forces struck ‘third country’ during recent Gaza fighting
Kohavi doesn’t name nation or target, but Arab media reported Iranians and Lebanese killed in large explosion at Houthi camp in Yemen earlier this month
Armed drones gave IDF ‘surgical’ precision during recent Gaza fighting, officers say
Iran is preparing its public for return to nuclear deal, says Israeli official
'Israel should not have to give up any of its territory'
Hosted by GOP Jewish group, Dr. Oz makes case for becoming first-ever Muslim senator
Seeking to close in on J Street-backed Democratic frontrunner, Republican nominee says he won’t pressure Israel, mostly leaves Trump and far-right governor candidate unmentioned
Eric Marcus, Founder and Host of ‘Making Gay History’
In the late 80s, Eric Marcus decided to leave his job at CBS & take a leap of faith to pursue a project that required creating an oral history of the gay and lesbian civil rights movement
Israel shuts offices of Palestinian rights organizations it labeled terror groups
IDF troops confiscate property, weld doors of offices in Ramallah shut, after defense minister ratifies 2021 decision to outlaw groups over alleged ties to PFLP
Palestinian teen killed as rioters attack Jewish pilgrimage to Joseph’s Tomb
With reset, Turkey and Israel look to build durable ties that can reshape the region
After more than two years of fitful progress, Israel and Turkey finally agreed Wednesday to restore full diplomatic relations, four years after Ankara humiliated Israel's envoy on his way out of the country. The development, which observers saw as a matter of when and not if, doesn't mean that the two regional powers see eye-to-eye...
Lapid, Erdogan speak after restoring ties, agree to restart direct flights
Daily Briefing Aug. 18: Turkey & Israel mend relations; defensive defense minister
Lost for decades, 3 minutes of pre-Holocaust life becomes a full-length documentary
Out on August 19, a new film, ‘Three Minutes – A Lengthening,’ by Dutch filmmaker Bianca Stigter, looks in depth at recovered footage of a Polish town prior to its devastation
Live updates (closed)
Education minister urges PM to call emergency meeting on teachers crisis
With start of school year threatened, Shasha-Biton says sha has ‘repeatedly found that Finance Ministry officials are uninterested in reaching a real solution’
Finnish PM has 'no problem' taking drug test after video controversy
Rushdie stabbing suspect pleads not guilty to attempted murder, assault
Lapid to parents of soldier slain by friendly fire: 'Entire country crying with you'
In call with Lapid, German leader again condemns Abbas ‘holocausts’ remarks
Olaf Scholz tells PM it was important to personally decry PA president’s allegation; Lapid urges Europe to stop letting Iran drag its feet in nuclear talks
Gantz defends Abbas meetings amid outcry over PA chief’s ‘holocausts’ comment
German president mulling Israel visit amid Munich 50th anniversary boycott
Mahmoud Abbas’s lifelong falsification of Jewish history
This Editor’s Note was sent out earlier Wednesday in ToI’s weekly update email to members of the Times of Israel Community. To receive these Editor’s Notes as they’re released, join the ToI Community here. First came Yasser Arafat, who repeatedly and clear-headedly chose to forgo the opportunity of winning statehood for the Palestinian people on...
The many lies of Mahmoud Abbas
Am I being paranoid? How else can one explain the lack of any sanction against those who spew out these poisonous lies again and again and again?
Finding Mr./Ms. Right among the produce
Flirting at the cheese counter may sound like a waste of time, but supermarket dating was popular overseas for a reason, and it just may be worth a try
Jewish sexual assault survivors rejected by NY campus support group, complaint says
2 students request US Department of Education investigation of New York’s university at New Paltz, saying they were discriminated against with the administration’s knowledge
Vandals scrawl ‘Hitler’ on New York City synagogue
Bulletproof vest saves soldier as comrade accidentally fires at him in IDF vehicle
Soldier only lightly hurt in accident in West Bank; latest incident follows fatal friendly fire killing of a soldier earlier in the week
Soldiers say similar incident occurred 2 days before fatal friendly fire incident
Lawyers call to halt probe of soldier in suspected friendly fire killing
'He's reformed and bent the rules as far as he could'
The director of Germany’s infamous Passion Play takes its antisemitism by the horns
Staged once a decade since the 17th century, the production brings visitors from around the world. The man directing it, Christian Stückl, says his changes are long overdue
Israeli health officials brace for combined wave of flu and COVID ahead of winter
Health Ministry’s Sharon Alroy-Preis urges vaccines against both viruses, noting that shots for influenza and coronavirus can be administered at the same time
Admitting botched pandemic response, CDC head orders major agency overhaul
UK premiership candidates offer cautious backing for embassy move to Jerusalem
Rishi Sunak calls Jerusalem undisputed capital of Israel but notes move is easier said than done, while Conservative Party race frontrunner Liz Truss commits to ‘review’ matter
As Manchester’s Jewish community grows, a local kosher certifier shuts down
Regional complications leave Jordan River rich in holiness, but poor in water
Efforts to rehabilitate valley conduit stymied as conservationists seek to reverse damage from years of conflict, resource abuse and pollution
US green group reschedules Israel trips it canceled under pro-Palestinian pressure
Observant Ukrainian Jewish refugees find peace at Hungarian resort complex
Ex-top cop in sex crimes case set to walk free after court overrules appeal
Fire destroys part of fabled Catskills resort Grossinger’s
Teachers union chief predicts ‘chaos,’ school year not opening due to wage dispute
Liz Cheney mulls 2024 presidential bid after GOP primary loss to Trump-backed rival
Tacking against Trump, Pence tells GOP to stop attacking FBI over Mar-a-Lago search
Rushdie attacker ‘surprised’ author survived, praises Khomeini
German guard detained for Hitler salute to Israeli athletes visiting Munich memorial
10 killed, dozens wounded in Kabul mosque explosion
Israeli startup DriveNets secures $262m for cloud networking software
‘Winning against prejudices’: Bid to tackle homophobia in sports
Rolf Eden, German playboy who fought in Israel’s Independence War, dies at 92
Jonah Hill will no longer promote his films as he reveals mental health battle
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