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David's Sling makes 2nd-ever successful interception
Rockets fired at Jerusalem area and south, shattering calm amid Gaza truce efforts
No injuries, but homes, greenhouse damaged as West Bank settlement bloc and Beit Shemesh bombarded for first time in this round of fighting, ending over 10 hours of relative quiet
Gaza strike kills deputy commander of Islamic Jihad rocket forces, after chief slain
Europe, Egypt urge truce between Israel and Gaza terrorists as fighting intensifies
Senior Israeli official: Fire will be met with fire
Israeli killed in Rehovot, several hurt as Gaza rockets manage to pierce Iron Dome
The latest round of fighting between Israel and Gaza terrorists claimed its first Israeli victim Thursday evening, as one person was killed and five others injured when a rocket fired from the Strip slammed into an apartment building in the central town of Rehovot. The deadly attack, coupled with several other rocket hits...
IDF: Iron Dome malfunction to blame for deadly Rehovot rocket strike
US blocks China-led Security Council initiative to issue statement on Gaza violence
Israel walks away from ceasefire talks as rockets begin flying again
Diplomatic source says IDF preparing ‘significant’ response to barrages on south, Jerusalem area; Netanyahu said to order more targeted strikes against Islamic Jihad
Egypt seeking swift ceasefire as nationalist flag march in tense Jerusalem looms
Gaza ceasefire appears to take shape as rockets, airstrikes give way to tense calm
Live updates (closed)
Israel, Islamic Jihad said weighing new Egyptian offer for Gaza ceasefire
Proposal reportedly includes humanitarian truce starting at midnight, hours after top commander in terror group killed in strike
S&P affirms Israel’s credit rating, warns of 'persistent' domestic, regional risks
Man shot dead in Nazareth, the latest murder in the Arab community
Palestinians say Egypt has circulated a new ceasefire proposal
Tens of thousands attend Tel Aviv outdoor rock concert despite threat of rockets
With Gaza barrages ongoing and first Israeli fatality just hours before, crowds stream to Aviv Geffen show; video shows Iron Dome intercept rockets in the distance
Smotrich, Strock say Israel will have ‘no choice’ but to eventually retake Gaza
In separate interviews, far-right ministers slam 2005 disengagement, stress option to reconquer territory not currently on table, but argue it will be in the long term
On anniversary, IDF spokesman apologizes for Shireen Abu Akleh’s death for 1st time
Exactly a year after Al Jazeera reporter was shot dead while covering an IDF operation in the West Bank, Daniel Hagari tells CNN ‘we are very sorry’ for incident
Two Palestinians die of wounds sustained in West Bank shootouts with IDF
Yesha settler umbrella group says over half a million Israelis live in West Bank
Organization says settler population grew 2.2% in 2022, with Modiin Illit, Beitar Illit, Ma’ale Adumim, and Ariel the largest cities
Auschwitz museum criticizes ‘tasteless’ ice cream stand near iconic ‘Death Gate’
Commemoration professionals in Poland have criticized the opening of an ice cream stand just outside the museum on the grounds of the Auschwitz-Birkenau former death camp. The stand – its walls emblazoned with a drawing of an ice cream cone and a pink-colored logo reading “icelove” as well...
Lithuanian lawmaker in hot water after quoting song urging kids to kill Jews
Florida rejects Holocaust textbooks for falling afoul of ‘woke’ education ban
'He regarded himself as a mixture of Moses and Superman'
Daughter helps turn lens on pioneering photographer father Roman Vishniac in new film
In ‘Vishniac,’ screening at DovAviv from May 11, filmmaker Laura Bialis shows a man who documented pre-Holocaust European Jewry, then reinvented himself as a self-styled scientist
7 lessons from Operation Shield and Arrow
Those of us who aren’t dashing to bomb shelters can act in solidarity with those who are by taking on these ’best practices’
Miriam Friedman Morris
Art and letters in a fledgling Israel, by my father, David Friedmann
Arriving in Haifa, the artist, at 56, was listed as ’not employable.’ Little did they know the talent he brought to the new Jewish state
Tunisia names synagogue gunman, says attack was premeditated and targeted shrine
TUNIS, Tunisia — A Tunisian national guardsman behind an attack that killed five people intentionally targeted the ancient synagogue on the Mediterranean island of Djerba in a premeditated act, Tunisia's interior minister said Thursday, as authorities also revealed the assailant's name. The mass shooting on Tuesday sparked panic...
Erdogan rallies his base ahead of Sunday’s toughest election in his 20-year reign
Turkish president trailing in polls behind secular challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who aims to stabilize faltering economy and restore civil liberties
Erdogan’s main rival alleges Russia posting ‘deep fakes’ in lead-up to elections
Participants in infamous 2015 ‘hate wedding’ avoid jail time, get community service
The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Thursday sentenced five men to community service for participating in the so-called 2015 "hate wedding" during which revelers were filmed mocking the victim of a Jewish terror attack in which members of a Palestinian family were burned alive. In the footage, wedding guests...
When lightning strikes twice: Repeat rocket hits break calm on an Ashkelon street
Miryam Keren was in her kitchen when the warning siren sounded on Wednesday, making it to her safe room seconds before a rocket fell in her back garden. Shockwaves were so strong that her car was hurled across the street, and part of her home was completely destroyed. "She's almost 80. We're thinking of moving...
'Every camp wants to see its side standing its ground'
What Matters Now to ToI analyst Haviv Rettig Gur: The political perils of conflict
After the Gaza conflict ends, PM Netanyahu faces another battle — to pass the budget. Once he does, we will learn his true stance on the judicial overhaul
New York governor announces $25 million in funding for hate crime prevention
Package comes as Jewish New Yorkers contend with regular antisemitic incidents, remain most targeted group in NYC
Adidas to sell Yeezy shoes, donate proceeds after Kanye antisemitism row
'Most Republicans have absorbed some element of QAnon'
A Jewish journalist takes sides in America’s ‘slow civil war’
In his book ‘The Undertow,’ Jeff Sharlet chronicles his trip across the US interviewing far-right nationalists and conspiracy theorists who are still in thrall to Donald Trump
Mother, son found dead in Netanya home in suspected double homicide
Brexit forces European rabbinical group to decamp for Munich
German-Iranian charged over Tehran-directed plans to burn down synagogue
Europe seeks to lead world in building guardrails around AI amid rise of ChatGPT
Mosul Museum to reopen after 20-year closure, Iraq war and Islamic State ransacking
Israeli man shot dead in East Jerusalem refugee camp; police say not terror
UK sending Ukraine long-range Storm Shadow cruise missiles to beat back Russians
Man arrested after ex-wife found stabbed to death in Rishon Lezion
US authorities seize Hezbollah-linked website domains in counterterrorism effort
Young woman indicted for reckless homicide over Negev car crash that killed baby
Israel high-tech and Korea industry groups sign accord on cybersecurity cooperation
New comedy stars Jason Schwartzman as cantor, Carol Kane as his student
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