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Wednesday, May 3, 2023
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Smotrich tries to smooth over tensions
Likud: If Ben Gvir doesn’t like how Netanyahu runs government, he can leave
Angry response comes after far-right Otzma Yehudit announces boycott of Knesset votes to protest ‘feeble’ reaction to Gaza rockets; party leader Ben Gvir challenges PM to fire him
Coalition tensions rise as Otzma Yehudit boycotts Knesset over ‘feeble’ Gaza response
‘Enough excuses’: Coalition amps up pressure on PM for firm response to Gaza rockets
Live updates (closed)
Netanyahu said blocking Gallant from visiting US until he gets an invite
TV says PM twice blocked defense minister from traveling to Washington and New York with White House so far holding back from inviting Netanyahu
Amid judicial overhaul talks, Dermer meets with ex-Supreme Court chief Aharon Barak
US, Germany announce progress in initiative to boost Holocaust education
Dozens in Sderot protest weak military response to Gaza rockets
Hamas health ministry says civilian killed in strikes
IDF: Gaza terror groups fired 104 projectiles at Israel in daylong flare-up
Spokesman says Iron Dome had 90% interception rate, military investigating rockets landing in Sderot, wounding three; army preparing for resumption of hostilities at any moment
Israel, Gaza terror groups agree to ceasefire after rockets, IDF response
Sirens blare in south as IDF strikes Hamas sites in Gaza in response to rocket fire
What’s the difference between Shabbat and Yom Tov?
In this almost poetic episode with Dr. Tammy Jacobowitz, we explore the spiritual and qualitative differences between Shabbat and the holidays in our religious lives.
A reminder from Gaza: Israel dare not be distracted or divided
This Editor’s Note was sent out earlier on 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. As of early Wednesday, rocket fire from Gaza on southern Israel had halted, and a tense ceasefire had taken effect. This...
Foreign national moderately hurt as Gazan terrorists launch rocket barrage on south
From pre-state to present, political cartoons paint picture of a dynamic Israel
New book uses the work of Israel’s leading editorial cartoonists, who hold the country’s leadership accountable through clever imagery and biting satire
‘Like I’m with her’: Terror victim Lucy Dee’s family visits recipients of her organs
A month after Palestinian terrorists killed Dee and 2 of her daughters, widower and surviving children use stethoscope to listen to her heartbeat inside woman who got transplant
IDF razes West Bank homes of terrorists who carried out deadly attacks last year
Netanyahu’s Haredi allies turn up heat, reiterate demand for military exemption law
UTJ minister Porush tells PM to go home if he can’t keep coalition deal vow to pass law before budget approval; fellow MK threatens party may avoid voting for crucial state budget
Regev aims to replace state company building Tel Aviv metro due to light rail delays
All earth to love: My father slowed the nuclear arms race
The Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty he negotiated still stands, but it has too much lethal wiggle room when it comes to protecting what really matters
Sharing a bottle of arak for my father’s soul
All the men knew I was at minyan to mourn my dad; clearly, they were saying amen to my prayer in their hearts, if not aloud or consciously
'After WWII, Israel found Jewish kids from around the world'
Help us get our kids back from Russia, urges senior Ukraine lawmaker visiting Israel
Deputy speaker of Kyiv’s parliament Olena Kondratiuk is leading a delegation stressing the need for Israeli expertise in early warning systems, shelters
Russia claims it foiled drone attack aimed at killing Putin in Kremlin
Says Iran response will see 'collapse' of Iron Dome defenses
Iran’s president threatens swift demise for Israel should it attack his country
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has warned that should Israel launch a direct military strike on his country, it would be overwhelmed by the immediate response and destroyed. “Iran's power today is within the country, and Iran's power in the region is of an unmistakable magnitude," said Raisi in...
Raisi meets Assad on first visit to Syria by an Iranian president in 13 years
Revolutionary Guard has taken over Iran’s economy, secret files said to show
2 killed as Revolutionary Guard base in Iran rocked by explosion
Amid spiraling crime wave, two more shot dead in 4th and 5th killings in a day
Several others injured; man stabbed to death in Holon; head of Arab community umbrella group accuses Ben Gvir and police of deliberate inaction
Three separate killings within hours as deadly crime wave continues
‘Demonstrably false’: US pans Levin’s claim it’s cooperating with overhaul opponents
State Department dismisses accusations from justice minister, who said that statements from Biden officials prove administration is in sync with activists against judicial shakeup
Coalition said weighing proposal to pick next 2 Supreme Court judges with Hayut’s OK
Republicans, Dems accuse each other of dissing Israel, as 2024 campaigns get going
WASHINGTON (JTA) — As the 2024 election gets into gear, both Republicans and Democrats are again using Israel as a wedge issue. A lot has changed in both countries since the last presidential election, but in the halls of Congress, the battle over Israel is playing out in familiar ways. Republicans have accused US President Joe Biden of snubbing Prime Minister...
Chinese embassy lashes out at McCarthy for criticizing Beijing in his Knesset speech
Adidas sued in US over Kanye deal that was axed after antisemitic outbursts
'What we're doing isn't common, but it just makes sense'
Jewish media, striking journalists unite to cover Pittsburgh synagogue shooting trial
In an unusual collaboration, the Pittsburgh Union Progress and Jewish Chronicle have set aside their roles as competitors to better serve a community still shaken by trauma
2 lawmakers from Germany’s right-wing populist AfD party visit Yad Vashem
Defending visit, chairman of national Holocaust memorial and museum in Jerusalem says the site is open to all and ‘does not engage’ with German party’s members
Foreign Minister Cohen buries hatchet with EU foreign policy czar Borrell
Gulf ambassadors skipped Foreign Ministry ‘iftar’ to send message – European official
Toyota, Nvidia invest in Israeli developer of testing tech for autonomous vehicles
Israeli mobility tech startup Foretellix raises $43 million from a Series C funding round, with participation of Volvo Group and other investors
World Bank warns outlook ‘bleak’ for Palestinian economy
Leaders of Russia, Iran, Syria not invited to King Charles III’s coronation – report
Imprisoned Iranian journalists win top UN prize for exposing death of Mahsa Amini
Ombudsman: Consider removing unit probing police misconduct from prosecutor’s office
Contentious general once again left out of new IDF promotions
German mayor takes ‘time out’ after repeated use of N-word
US says COVID vaccine requirement for international travelers will end on May 11
Former Premier League soccer player detained at airport over massive corruption probe
For 1st time, Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature goes to Hebrew author, translator
Ben Platt wears Star of David necklace as part of Met Gala costume
Flood of Tony nominations caps big year for Jewish Broadway
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