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Monday, May 22, 2023
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'A nightmare scenario'
Iran’s latest subterranean nuclear site likely impenetrable to US bunker busters
Analysts say continued tunneling near Natanz facility, revealed by recent satellite images, complicates calculations for US and Israel as nuclear deal remains stalled
Amid Iran tensions, US releases photos of bomb able to destroy underground facilities
Iran’s security chief Shamkhani replaced with Revolutionary Guard official
Netanyahu gives UTJ nod to pay NIS 250m to yeshiva students, ending budget boycott
As final budget votes begin in Knesset, government secures critical support for two-year, trillion-shekel plan
Smotrich said to have walked out of meeting with Netanyahu over UTJ budget demands
Haredi MK threatens elections if budget demands ignored, says PM ‘not a leader’
US flogs Ben Gvir for ‘provocative, inflammatory’ tour on tense Temple Mount
The United States expressed deep misgivings with National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir's "provocative" visit to the Temple Mount Sunday, chiding the Israeli hardliner for using "inflammatory rhetoric" and politicizing the holy site. The statement from State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller also spoke out against Jerusalem for lifting...
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Netanyahu, Ben Gvir reach deal, removing last hurdle for approving state budget
After meeting that lasted over 3 hours, PM hands Otzma Yehudit ministry NIS 250 million from year-end surplus, ending far-right minister’s threat to thwart crucial budget passage
Netanyahu hands Ben Gvir NIS 250m from budget surplus, removing last budget hurdle
Meeting for 3 hours, Netanyahu, Ben Gvir yet to agree on solution for budget crisis
Baby in serious condition after drinking kerosene in Beit Shemesh
Jerusalem planners give initial approval to Jewish enclave in Palestinian Abu Dis
Plans for 400 new homes inside a Palestinian neighborhood straddling the West Bank and East Jerusalem were given the go-ahead by the Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee last week, paving the way for Israel to drastically expand a Jewish enclave in the heart of the town. The proposal for a new neighborhood in Abu Dis, a Palestinian town sliced...
They couldn’t see the ocean for the trees
When neighbors banded together to save the Magnolia tree that blocks their view, only to be thwarted by their city’s tree maintenance guy
A war by any other name still needs the approval of the security cabinet
The law on national security decision-making needs to be amended to ensure that Israeli leaders cannot independently undertake ’military operations’
When Martin Amis took on the Holocaust
The late English novelist fought his way through ’a forest of taboos’ to create his provocative novella, Time’s Arrow
Is there a lesson in Israel’s bizarre bread boycott?
Haredi consumers took offense when Omer Bar-Lev supposedly insulted a great Torah scholar. There’s just one problem…
Outrage after top Haredi MK says he would donate clothing to pop star Noa Kirel
A top Haredi politician sparked outrage Monday with a comment about Israel's Eurovision representative, pop star Noa Kirel, during a debate on the budget in the Knesset. MK Moshe Gafni, who leads the Degel HaTorah faction within the United Torah Judaism (UTJ) coalition party, made the comments while...
After backlash, Bnei Brak drugstore stops covering up images of women on products
‘Backward country’: Economists warn government over Haredi budget allocations
In letter, former senior Bank of Israel and Treasury officials say the planned funding of food vouchers and unregulated schools poses an ‘existential threat to Israel’s future’
UTJ MK: ‘The government is not in our hands,’ Bank of Israel chief should quit
Gallant presents billion-shekel plan to boost benefits for reserve soldiers
'I’m excited to meet the "fboys" of Israel'
Why Nikki Glaser says her stand-up show in Tel Aviv will be ‘the best of the tour’
The comedian, podcaster and reality TV show star says she has ignored calls to cancel Saturday’s Israel show since ‘I just want to tell jokes for people who want to hear them’
Hezbollah invites reporters to watch group simulate war with Israel in south Lebanon
Masked fighters jump through flaming hoops, blow up Israeli flags as terror group asserts it is ready for conflict with Jewish state ahead of 23rd anniversary of IDF pullout
Lebanese women protest modesty norms after beachgoer harassed for bathing suit
As maritime tensions with US soar, Iran brags it can secure Gulf with its neighbors
3 Palestinian gunmen killed during IDF operation near Nablus in West Bank
Al-Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade claims dead as members; 6 Palestinians injured in Balata camp raid; solider lightly hurt; IDF says 3 terror suspects arrested, explosives lab destroyed
IDF: Soldier moderately hurt in car-ramming attack in West Bank’s Huwara
Daily Briefing May 22: At UN, PA head Abbas reveals his most rejectionist face yet
'Black people, like Jews, are seen as cursed by God'
A scholar sees a common root for antisemitism and racism: ‘Christian supremacy’
Polish-born academic Magda Teter’s new book, ‘Christian Supremacy,’ traces how a history of exclusion and dominance trickles down from Paul the Apostle to today’s Proud Boys
Russia says Zelensky heads ‘Nazi regime’ with ‘blood ties to Israel’
Moscow’s embassy in Egypt posts tweet in response to Ukrainian president’s visit to Arab League summit, later deletes and reposts it without Israel reference
Chikli doubles down on Soros attacks despite criticism rhetoric is antisemitic
World War II-era mass grave discovered in Lublin, Poland
Israel reportedly in ‘advanced’ talks for direct flights to Hajj in Saudi Arabia
Several outlets claim breakthrough in talks for pilgrimage flights next month, which would ease burden for Muslims making trip; FM Cohen says normalization possible in 6 months
Rallying against looming budget, anti-overhaul protesters may be overreaching
Twenty weeks into their sustained campaign against the government's plan to siphon off judicial power, leaders of the national protest movement have made an apparent change in strategy. With legislation to shake up the judiciary on hold until Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government passes a state budget by its May 29 deadline, the protest movement...
Direct negotiations over judicial reform paused as lawmakers focus on budget votes
Judicial fight is ‘source of pride for the country,’ says Herzog
Ancient Egyptian sarcophagi undergo CT scans in Jerusalem hospital to reveal craft
Israel Museum expert says CT scans offer best way to examine how coffins, including one almost 3,000 years old, were made and decorated
Bomb-carrying drone used in suspected underworld hit attempt in Netanya
Explosion damages balcony, shatters windows in fourth alleged attempted murder of gang leader Ben Butbika
Meta fined record $1.3 billion by EU, ordered to stop transferring user data to US
PM’s lawyers ask for Sara Netanyahu to sit with Milchan in London as he testifies
Bank Hapoalim posts NIS 2.01b quarterly profit fueled by 49% jump in interest income
Four charged in murder of 10-year-old in Bedouin town last month
IDF soldiers jailed for naked firing range practice
Incumbent Greek PM routs competition at ballot box, with second round expected
Hui Min NEO
Homes and park evacuated as large fire spreads near Petah Tikva
Latest ceasefire in Sudan violated within hours, as humanitarian crisis worsens
Union says high school teachers to skip parties, Poland trips as wage flap ramps up
Saudi Arabia’s first female astronaut blasts off for space station
Cops nab 14 suspects in raid targeting protection racket in north
Late goal sees Israel lose its 1st-ever game in men’s Under-20 World Cup in Argentina
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