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Wednesday, May 17, 2023
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US urges ‘calm, restraint’ ahead of contentious Jerusalem Flag March in Old City
State Department spokesperson says Washington supports right of peaceful expression, calls to ‘refrain from actions, rhetoric and activities that would inflame tensions’
Police brace for all possibilities at Jerusalem Flag March as Hamas issues threats
Two Palestinians get 4 life sentences each for deadly 2022 terror attack in Elad
After years of dead-end air campaigns, pinpoint use of ground forces may offer way out
Two Israeli officers made the rare decision to issue a stark warning in an official IDF journal. Israel's military, they cautioned, is at a dead end. Writing in the wake of a series of three “deterrence operations,” Brig. Gen. Tamir Yadai and Lt. Col. Eran Ortal pointed out that the conflicts were part of a...
Former officer in elite Egoz unit charged in deadly friendly fire incident last year
'The Israeli people care so much, there's no apathy here'
A house divided: New book explores roots of the rifts between Israel’s many ‘tribes’
In ‘The Land of Hope and Fear,’ veteran New York Times correspondent Isabel Kershner crisscrosses ‘a country on the precipice’ and comes away with ‘great faith in the people’
“There’s never been such diversity in a University,” say Master’s students at UHaifa International
The University of Haifa offers eighteen international masters programs and a once-in-a-lifetime multicultural experience
'The moment you say the truth -- you become a leftist'
Veteran Netanyahu ally: Government ‘captive of extremists’ who will wreck Likud
In scathing attack, Modiin Mayor Haim Bibas says coalition ‘launched every move on the wrong foot’; criticizes judicial overhaul push, tax redirection plan
Haredi parties said to demand hundreds of millions more to back budget
Far-right bills against ‘enemy’ flags, ‘racist sexual harassment’ given initial okay
Israel accuses Elon Musk of stoking antisemitism on Twitter after anti-Soros remark
‘The Jews’ trends on platform after billionaire says Jewish philanthropist ‘hates humanity’; Foreign Ministry pans company for taking no action
Musk attacks ADL for saying his anti-Soros tweets will embolden antisemites
Earliest inscription of this sort found in ancient Jerusalem
2,000-year-old ledger found in City of David points to widespread 2nd Temple literacy
Discovered near Pilgrimage Path, inscribed chalkstone slab that appears to be ossuary maker’s accounting record adds to physical evidence of ancient Jerusalem shuk in lower city
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Parties deny reports of compromise at judicial overhaul negotiations
President Isaac Herzog, who is hosting talks, said to float deal on two of the issues at stake; Yesh Atid, National Unity say all items must be resolved together
Netanyahu: We are committed to safeguarding the security of Jerusalem
US antisemitism envoy slams Abbas for comparing Israel to Nazis
Jordanian lawmaker is charged with smuggling guns into West Bank
Knesset Finance Committee okays 2023-24 budget, sends it to plenum for final votes
The Knesset Finance Committee approved Tuesday the two-year budget for 2023 and 2024 after a stormy debate that lasted nearly 15 hours. The budget will move to the Knesset plenum for its final readings next week along with the accompanying Economic Arrangements Bill. The plan calls for a budget of NIS 484 billion ($132...
Finance Ministry cuts economic growth forecasts as tax revenue and investments cool
The challenges of being an ultra-Orthodox combat soldier
Israel wants Haredi soldiers, but is it prepared to ease their way out of the IDF, post-service, and into society and employment?
Standing up to Big Pita in the holy land
In search of a good explanation for why my local shawarma place won’t plate my meat with veg and hold the bread
Netanyahu said to dismiss Levin’s resignation threat: ‘Makes no impression on me’
Likud dismisses ‘false’ account, says PM ‘fully trusts’ justice minister, amid reports of struggle over future of judicial overhaul if compromise talks fail
Menachem Begin championed judicial review now under Likud attack, former aide says
Herzog urges progress at overhaul talks as sources indicate little movement
Arab political leader Ayman Odeh says he won’t run for office again
Surprise announcement by head of erstwhile Joint List catches some colleagues off guard, as MK said looking to make room for new blood — or possibly run for Haifa mayor
Daily Briefing May 17: Once hailed as Israel’s MLK, Ayman Odeh is leaving the Knesset
I’m Jewish, I don’t have to lie: Democrat challenger lashes ‘disgrace’ George Santos
NEW YORK -- A Jewish politician from Long Island on Tuesday blasted Congressman George Santos for his lies, including falsehoods about being Jewish, as her campaign to challenge the Republican for his Congressional seat got underway. Anna Kaplan is a centrist Democrat who launched her campaign for New York's 3rd Congressional District late...
Lawsuit claims Giuliani said: ‘Get over the Passover. It was like 3,000 years ago’
Russia and Iran ink deal for rail link as part of intercontinental trade route
Rasht-Astara railway will form part of International North-South Transport Corridor; leaders Putin and Raisi declare it will diversify global traffic, improve Moscow-Tehran ties
Arab League to reinstate Syria amid regional disputes
Two Arab artists from same hometown but different generations win prestigious prize
Carving a path in the Israeli art world, Hannan Abu-Hussein and Maria Salah Mahameed are recognized for their trailblazing feminist work
Sam Altman: The quick, deep thinker leading OpenAI
The entrepreneur and founder, who is Jewish, is emerging as the tech titan of the artificial intelligence age
ChatGPT chief says AI should be regulated by a US or global agency
Rare, endangered seal named Yulia causes media stir on Tel Aviv beach
Jordanian lawmaker charged for trying to smuggle over 200 guns into West Bank
Nonprofit for special needs kids says summer camp back on thanks to donations
Israeli startup to give fans a referee’s-eye view at the EuroLeague final games
Tunisian president says locals rescued Jews, whereas Israel kills Palestinians
Beit Shemesh ad telling girls to play out of men’s view draws pedophilia accusations
IBM buys Israeli cybertech startup to automate cloud data protection management
Man, 60, shot dead in Lod in suspected organized crime slaying
Biden condemns rising ‘antisemitic bile’ during Jewish American Heritage Month event
Authorities probe suspected poisoning of fish in Sea of Galilee
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