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Netanyahu says he made sure Flag March went ahead ‘because of the threats’
Speaking at state ceremony marking Jerusalem Day, prime minister says Gaza conflict sent a message to everyone in the region about Israel’s ‘impressive operational abilities’
US urges Iran not to carry out executions of three protesters
Herzog: Today we must remember that 'senseless hatred destroyed Jerusalem'
Netanyahu: I made sure the Flag March went ahead 'because of the threats'
Otzma Yehudit minister, Ben Gvir's wife visit Temple Mount
Tensions ahead of contentious Flag March through Jerusalem Old City’s Muslim Quarter
3,000 police deployed; Ben Gvir said excluded from security preparations; police chief warns against terror incitement; rocket fire not expected, but concerns situation may spiral
Hamas and Gaza’s incendiary balloon unit threaten to disrupt Jerusalem Flag March
Daily Briefing May 18: The Jerusalem Day Flag March — celebration or provocation?
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City funds the hard-right group organizing annual parade
‘Flower March’ spreads ‘love, inclusion’ to counter contentious Jerusalem Flag March
Tag Meir group hands out flowers in Old City, urges nationalist march be kept out of Muslim Quarter; right-wing organizer insists route not problematic, condemns racist chants
Haviv Rettig Gur
Jerusalem Day needs to get back to its human story
Jerusalem Day is a fraught day, a day that once had a specific and nearly universal meaning for Jewish Israelis but whose most visible commemorations have since shrunk to the confines of narrow ideological camps. In the immediate aftermath of the 1967 Six Day War, Jerusalem Day, first formally observed in 1968, was a holiday...
Cabinet minister and MKs visit flashpoint Temple Mount ahead of controversial march
Otzma Yehudit minister, lawmakers from PM’s Likud among hundreds of visitors to compound; Likud’s Bitan says Netanyahu could’ve told them not to go: ‘People have become extremists’
Prominent Haredi MK urges Netanyahu to stop Knesset members visiting Temple Mount
The gold of Jerusalem doesn’t have to glitter
When what is miraculous is the mundane: going to work, keeping a house and family running, and the other basics of daily life in this holy land
Peta Jones Pellach
My prayer for the peace of Jerusalem
When we come here, our tribal identities should melt away. Instead of looking sideways to see how we differ, we should look upwards
No peace, no shtreimel
When a diplomatic process was on the table, Haredi parties were kingmakers – today they have nothing to offer
Remembering Eli Cohen
The intel Israel’s ’man in Damascus’ gathered, helped enable victory on the Golan Heights. Syria executed him 58 years ago
Haredi faction threatens to oppose state budget if NIS 600 million demand not met
Agudat Yisrael, part of UTJ, says it wants more funding for full-time religious scholars and their families, in line with coalition deals; coalition official: ‘There’s a limit’
In fresh coalition upheaval, Otzma Yehudit boycotts Knesset votes over budget dispute
Pharmacy chain facing boycott threat after covering up pictures of women on products
Ad-libbed at the General Assembly, Mahmoud Abbas’s full-blown rejectionism
This Editor’s Note was sent out 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. For years, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has delivered speeches, at the UN and elsewhere, inciting viciously against Israel -- describing...
US antisemitism envoy slams Abbas: Goebbels speech an ‘affront to Holocaust victims’
Thousands march through Bnei Brak against Haredi ‘pillaging of the public coffers’
Anti-government demonstrators say billions in funds provided to ultra-Orthodox causes are a bribe for support on judicial overhaul
Opposition parties deny reports of progress in judicial overhaul negotiations
Reporter for right-wing network attacked while covering anti-government protest
Police chief laments ‘breakdown of trust’ in ties with Ben Gvir
In candid interview, Kobi Shabtai says relationship with far-right minister ‘not simple’ following leak of private conversation with minister seemingly meant to embarrass him
IDF chief slams settlers’ latest ‘slanderous campaign’ against Central Command head
'They amassed a powerful understanding of the Holocaust'
Now on display, UK Jews’ correspondence shows the Holocaust unfolding in real-time
At London’s Wiener Holocaust Library through June 16, an exhibit of letters from WWII tracks the spread of information by Jews seeking to protect loved ones from the Nazis’ web
Proton therapy, touted as cancer killer without side effects, set for Israel debut
Hadassah Medical Center partners with Israeli company P-Cure in study comparing treatment with traditional X-ray radiation; Ichilov inks deal for first proton therapy center
At Biomed Israel conference, medical start-ups discuss challenges in reaching success
Codex Sassoon, oldest near-complete Hebrew Bible, purchased for $38.1 million
Rare, 1,100-year-old manuscript to be displayed at ANU Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv after former US envoy to Romania submits winning bid
After NYC colleges partner with Jewish groups, campus Zionists call it a fig leaf
Pro-Israel student, faculty group say CUNY’s new Jewish advisory council is a ‘shameful disgrace’; US law school again sparks controversy with anti-Israel commencement speaker
New York State lawmakers blast bill targeting charities sending money to settlements
Monk seal Yulia seems to swim off after making splash with rare stop on Jaffa beach
Many hoping for return of marine sensation, who seemingly slithered into the water for good Tuesday, but others admit Israel probably a poor home for the endangered creature anyway
Tunisian leader touts ‘coexistence’ after fatal synagogue attack, but not with Israel
President Kais Saied notes ‘distinction between Judaism and Zionism,’ rejects ‘normalization’ with Israel, calls on world to ‘put an end to tragedy of the Palestinian people’
Next five years expected to be hottest period ever recorded, UN warns
Probe into 2021 Gilboa jailbreak details ‘dangerous’ failures by Prison Service
US said to propose ‘joint military planning’ with Israel on Iran, but Jerusalem wary
Israel inks first-of-its-kind $305 million sale of artillery systems to Netherlands
Plane encounter between singer Noa Kirel and top rabbi goes viral
Army captain arrested on suspicion of raping female officer
‘The Sims’ video game adds Jewish foods after players’ campaign
What in the blazes
London synagogue catches heat for lighting indoor Lag B’Omer bonfire
Report: Ex-senior Kremlin official who quit amid Ukraine war gets Israeli citizenship
Israel looks to make history at men’s U-20 soccer World Cup after Indonesia snub
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to head to Israel for economic development trip
Prince Harry, Meghan involved in ‘near catastrophic’ car chase with paparazzi
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