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Tuesday, May 30, 2023
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'A spiritual leader of enormous stature'
Gershon Edelstein, leading Haredi Ashkenazi rabbi, co-existence advocate, dies at 100
Rabbi was head of non-Hasidic Lithuanian Haredi community, with hundreds of thousands of followers, head of Ponevezh Yeshiva and spiritual guide of United Torah Judaism party
Police close roads as hundreds of thousands gather for Edelstein’s Bnei Brak funeral
Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, an architect and guardian of Haredi-secular relations
As the celebrated spiritual leader of Ashkenazi Haredi Jewry, Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, who died Tuesday at the age of 100, was a major advocate for compromise and coexistence at a time of growing estrangement between religious and secular Israelis. The head of the Bnei Brak-based Ponevezh Yeshiva and a top leader of the United Torah...
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Yesh Atid, National Unity say overhaul talks are ‘only possibility’ to reach solution
In joint statement, opposition parties say their participation is contingent upon ‘making progress,’ but they believe ‘majority of the public prefers talking to leaving the room’
Trial for reporter who exposed case of Mahsa Amini opens in Tehran
Defense attorney for Pittsburgh synagogue shooter admits he 'caused extraordinary harm'
US CENTCOM chief in Israel to witness extensive IDF 'Firm Hand' drill
Israeli father of two killed in northern West Bank terror shooting
Drive-by attack occurs near settlement of Hermesh, west of Jenin; military launches manhunt; victim named as Meir Tamari, 32
IDF prepares to raze homes of Dee family terrorist, mastermind of soldier’s killing
Military ambulance damaged in shooting attack in southern West Bank
Police: 2,000 cops to secure event, far-right counter-rally
‘Deadly Thursday’: Far-right activists threaten violence at Jerusalem Pride Parade
Messages by members of extremist Lehava group — whose leader is an ally of police minister Ben Gvir — advocate burning, gunning down participants of LGBTQ rights march
Daily Briefing May 30: Pride parade under threat as extremists’ ally heads security
Pro-Israel stage protester says Roger Waters’ guards threatened to break his neck
A pro-Israel protester who rushed the stage with an Israeli flag during a Roger Waters concert in Frankfurt on Sunday told Israeli media Monday about the aftermath of his act, including that security guards had threatened to break his neck. Footage posted online showed the young man managing to reach the upper deck...
Netanyahu to his colleagues: 'Don't believe what you read'
PM tells Likud overhaul is ‘not dead’; Gantz says any deal must cancel current bills
National Unity head indicates party could bolt judicial compromise talks if coalition takes both the seats allocated to MKs on Judicial Selection Committee
Netanyahu accuses overhaul protesters of hounding MKs in the name of free speech
Attorney general decides against mediation process in Netanyahu corruption trial
Injustice Minister Yariv Levin
What kind of justices does Levin purportedly believe the High Court needs? The kind that do not protect minority rights
What humans worry about when we worry about AI
If the real threat of artificial intelligence is that it’s too much like us, we need to embark on an urgent moral journey
When the words came back to me
What Clara offered was Hebrew lessons in exchange for babysitting. But what she gave me was a place that felt like home
No, I don’t live in Israel. Yes, I do have the right to protest.
I care deeply about Israel, and that should be reason enough, but as a US taxpayer I also have an obligation to speak out
Rothman: ‘I won’t waste my precious time’ on ‘meaningless’ judicial overhaul talks
With direct compromise discussions set to resume, unnamed coalition official warns judicial selection panel ‘will not convene in its current form’ unless progress is seen this week
Before flying to Baku, Herzog strikes optimistic note on judicial reform talks
'One look is all it takes'
Check yourself before you hex yourself: An expert’s guide to the evil eye
In his new book ‘The Evil Eye: The History, Mystery, and Magic of the Quiet Curse,’ Antonio Pagliarulo gives a practical overview of one of history’s most durable forces
US, EU slam construction of new yeshiva building in illegal Homesh outpost
State Department reiterates statement that it is ‘deeply troubled’ by move, while European Union calls on Israel ‘to reverse this action’
Return of judicial overhaul could hurt Israel’s credit rating, Fitch warns
Fitch Ratings warned that growing domestic social and political upheaval and renewed uncertainty around the proposed judicial overhaul could hurt Israel’s A+ sovereign credit rating. “Israel continues to face high levels of internal social and political tension, and the advancement of certain policies favored by the governing coalition...
Renewed market concern over judicial overhaul weakens shekel, keeps rates high
Successful but scrappy: Air Force marks 75 years since its 1st-ever strike mission
Surprise attack on Egyptian convoy marching toward Tel Aviv is thought to have changed the course of War of Independence in 1948, despite not hitting its target
Ship-mounted Iron Dome system aces fresh tests
IDF launches major drill focused on preparing for all out multi-front war
'Very bad idea to make ceasefire when you've lost territory'
Kissinger denies delaying weapons airlifts to Israel during 1973 Yom Kippur War
Former US diplomat Henry Kissinger denied deliberately delaying airlifts of weapons to replenish Israel's depleted supplies during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, saying any delay was due to logistical problems and the fact that Washington initially thought Israel was already winning. Three years after the war, a retired...
Netanyahu, Herzog call Erdogan after election victory, vow to improve ties
Israeli leaders tell Turkish president they want to continue to strengthen their bilateral relationship after diplomatic rapprochement last year
With renewed mandate, Erdogan likely to maintain close ties with West and Russia
Gaza preschoolers stage mock liberation of ‘Palestinian land’
Children armed with prop guns and dressed in military garb trample over Israeli flag and perform military exercises at ceremony, as parents clap
Modern and ancient coexist in $50 million Tower of David renovation
Museum in age-old citadel becomes capital’s official gateway to the Old City
New findings on deep sea whales, dolphins prompt call to stop Israel’s search for gas
First extensive exploration of Israel’s deep-sea economic waters by Israeli-UK team identifies two species of threatened whales that are sensitive to underwater noise
Government greenlights 2 gas-fired power stations to meet electricity demands
State told to explain why it slashed NIS 65 million from Dead Sea Works water bill
18 Israeli politicians said slated to attend Sunday’s Celebrate Israel Parade in NYC
Israel inks three transportation deals boosting links with Morocco
Drone strikes on Moscow damage buildings; Russia says several UAVs shot down
Border Police recruit collapses, dies during training
Lake Maggiore tour boat that sank was carrying Israeli and Italian security personnel
Iranian state media: IAEA closed two lines of inquiry on nuclear program
Jordan starts celebrations ahead of first royal wedding in years
Former Supreme Court justice Yaakov Turkel dies aged 88
Police redesignate teen’s 2022 road death as suspected murder, arrest 5
Police open murder probe after man found dead in southern Bedouin town
Youngest Israeli to climb Everest, whose teammate died on descent, may lose finger
Come in from the cold
Beluga whale, once a suspected Russian spy, appears off Swedish coast
JAN M. OLSEN
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