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The constitutional equivalent to 'a revolution with tanks'
Ex-chief justice Barak: Government’s judicial reform plan ‘will strangle democracy’
Other ex-justices, legal figures warn Levin’s proposals a foundational threat to Israel; says one: ‘Nothing in the literature to enable such a country to be considered a democracy’
US not planning to pressure Israel to call off legal overhaul
Lapid panned for vacationing as protests against government legal overhaul begin
'The PA is the enemy,' says Israel's ambassador to the UN
Israel to withhold PA tax revenue, impose other sanctions after Abbas’s UN success
Funds will be withheld to compensate terror victims and offset payments to terrorists, West Bank construction to be frozen, after PA pushed UN to have ICJ weigh in on occupation
‘Poison, lies’: Israeli, Palestinian envoys spar at fiery UN session on Temple Mount
Settlement guard, military post targeted in shooting attacks near Nablus — IDF
Demoted Likud MK Amsalem accuses Netanyahu of racism, ‘humiliating’ Sephardic voters
Most senior party lawmaker not to receive a portfolio accuses PM of deliberate snub: ‘No one will humiliate us Mizrahi Jews, not even a prime minister from Likud’
Lapid predicts internal squabbling, popular dissent will see government fall by 2024
Netanyahu said looking to axe public servants appointed by previous government
Start-Up Nation Central
Innovation Diplomacy: Bringing Israel’s Start-Up Nation Story to the World
Yariv Becher, VP of Innovation Diplomacy at Startup-Nation Central, explains how innovation and business collaboration are the key to greater prosperity in the Middle East.
Basic Law: The Military says only defense minister in charge
Kohavi said to tell Netanyahu IDF won’t answer in any way to Smotrich and Ben Gvir
Outgoing military chief of staff Aviv Kohavi has reportedly told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and other senior coalition politicians that the Israel Defense Forces will not be answerable in any way to ministers Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben-Gvir, even though the two far-right...
Senior Navy officer Daniel Hagari tapped as IDF spokesperson
Israel’s nervous allies signal they want Netanyahu – not Ben Gvir – calling shots
Far-right minister’s Temple Mount visit throws PM’s ambitious diplomatic agenda off track; if peace with Saudis is to be an option, he needs to show that he sets policy
Negev Forum steering committee to meet in UAE to prepare next summit
'The twist is there's more than one monster in this story'
Did father Robert Maxwell’s early abuse taint Ghislaine long before she met Epstein?
JP O’ Malley
In his new book ‘Hunting Ghislaine,’ UK journalist John Sweeney claims a horrific childhood made the magnate’s daughter into a sociopath and set the stage for her sex crimes
US gives Palestinians looted antiquity owned by Steinhardt, in 1st such repatriation
American diplomat hails return of ‘cosmetic spoon’ from Assyrian period as ‘a historic moment’; object was seized from the Jewish American billionaire as part of criminal probe
With no formally designated acting PM, potential chaos were Netanyahu incapacitated
Maintaining his long-held policy, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined to designate an acting prime minister when Israel's 37th government was sworn in last week. The decision could potentially create political chaos if 73-year-old Netanyahu were to suddenly vacate his seat or be incapacitated. Likud party sources confirmed that Netanyahu has not named and does not plan...
Netanyahu undergoes routine colonoscopy, said in good health; Deri fills in
The blessing of not knowing
The end of Jacob’s story shows how bad it can be to live with uncertainty, but if terrible things were in your future, would you really want to know? (Vayechi)
A house of prayer for all humanity
Islam once accepted Solomon’s declaration that the Temple’s sanctity was for everyone, and I dare hope that this place of dispute will again become a place of peace
Expert says don’t panic but be vigilant
Israel on alert for strep A, which has killed 151 in the UK since September
Israel’s Health Ministry has raised concerns about the spread of strep A, a bacteria that has recently caused 29 child deaths in the UK. Streptococcus, widely known as strep, commonly causes a sore throat and flu-like symptoms. But in rare cases the bacteria becomes invasive, growing in blood or...
Zelensky adviser: Netanyahu could be an ‘effective mediator’ between Kyiv, Moscow
Mykhailo Podolyak tells Israeli TV that returning PM ‘understands precisely what modern wars are,’ as well as the ‘essence of mediation’
Putin orders 36-hour ceasefire in Ukraine for Orthodox Christmas
Times Will Tell
Podcast: ‘Antisemitism is now a form of entertainment – and that’s new’
This week on Times Will Tell we’re speaking with Prof. Alvin Rosenfeld, the director of Indiana University’s Center for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism. Rosenfeld founded the Jewish Studies program at Indiana University some 50 years ago and served as its director for 30 years. But retirement has eluded him: In 2009, after observing the...
Jan. 6 commission: Average TikToker sees Nazi content after 75 minutes
Despite some missteps, Benedict XVI was a committed friend to the Jews
The 2019 film "The Two Popes" presents Francis as a warm, avuncular man of the people. His predecessor Benedict XVI, the pope emeritus who was laid to rest in the Vatican on Thursday, couldn't be more different, at least in the movie's telling. He is portrayed as a cold, harsh pontiff, out of step with the pastoral needs of the...
Mosaic of mourners bids farewell to Benedict XVI
US condemns ‘despicable’ vandalism of Christian cemetery in Jerusalem
US Office of Palestinian Affairs, Biden’s antisemitism envoy condemn damage to roughly 30 graves at Protestant burial site by pair of suspects who remain at large
Police arrest two teens for vandalizing Christian cemetery in Jerusalem
As young Gazans die at sea, anger rises over Hamas leaders’ extended sojourns abroad
In recent months, high-profile officials have quietly decamped to upscale hotels in Beirut, Doha and Istanbul, stirring resentment among residents of the impoverished Strip
Backlash from top international obesity experts after Israel scraps soft drink tax
Specialists say ‘science is clear’ on sweetened drinks, urge rethink; Israeli scholar claims canceling tax is ‘an act of public health malpractice and an outrage’
New education minister scraps predecessor’s matriculation reforms
Likud plans to expand ‘Norwegian Law’ to increase number of politicians in office
In memoir, Prince Harry said to claim infamous Nazi costume was William’s idea
Report says that Harry being widely chastised while his brother suffered no consequences marked a turning point in the young royal’s relationship with his family
Leaked Spanish version of Prince Harry’s book details sex, drugs, fights and killing
In new film, Jonah Hill finds love with Farrakhan follower’s daughter
Two Palestinians, Arab Israeli teen arrested over alleged terror bombing plot
Rishon Lezion teen killed in stabbing, suspect arrested
Iran jails celebrity chef who posted cutlets video on Soleimani killing anniversary
Contractor shot dead at point-blank range in Rishon Lezion; suspect at large
2 men attack Western Wall worker who stopped them bringing women to male section
Judah Ari Gross
One man killed, another seriously wounded in shooting in northern town of I’billin
Israel seeks to create R&D fermentation hub to maintain food tech edge
Five wounded in shooting in north, one critically
Israel’s housing market is headed for rough terrain in 2023, experts say
Wikimedia disputes activist claims of Saudi ‘infiltration’
Three police officers charged with obstructing investigation of teen’s murder
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