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A few weeks ago our chief international correspondent, Cnaan Liphshiz, pulled a few maneuvers to make it into eastern Ukraine. Once there, he filed a dispatch on the struggles of the Jews in Lugansk to hold their community together. That’s what our writers have been doing for nearly a century — overcoming all obstacles to keep […]

Affiliates of elite Jerusalem high school turn their backs on military service

Two officers in an elite intelligence unit, who requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of their activities, are among several groups of Israelis who have announced their refusal to participate in certain Israeli military activities. (Ben Sales) TEL AVIV (JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces oppresses people, the letter said. The army creates inequality, perpetuates […]

Netanyahu’s son injured in IDF training accident

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Avner Netanyahu, the youngest son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, reportedly was injured in a training accident. The accident during his Israel Defense Forces basic training on a military base in southern Israel was not serious, according to reports. He was treated at  Barzilai Hospital, in Ashkelon and is expected to be […]

O.U. boosting effort to bring gov’t funding into Jewish schools

A session at the Orthodox Union’s 2014 convention featured, from left to right, Rabbanit Chana Henkin of Israel’s Nishmat seminary; Chani Neuberger of the National Security Agency, Rona Novick of Yeshiva University’s Azrieli School and Marian Stoltz-Loike of Touro’s Lander College for Women. (O.U.) TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (JTA) – The Orthodox Union is launching a multimillion-dollar […]

Yishai on Leaked Videos: That’s Not My Way

Ha’am Itanu chairman makes clear that he had nothing to do with the leaked tapes showing Rabbi Ovadia Yosef speaking out against Aryeh Deri.

French Anti-Semitic Comedian Abandoned by Allies

Dieudonné, who invented the “reverse Nazi salute” facing backlash from his friends over his connections with racist groups.

Yesh Atid’s MK Koll Quits Politics

MK Adi Koll announces she is quitting politics and returning to work in the field of education.

Israel to PA: You Can’t Achieve Statehood with Provocations

Israeli UN representative Israel Nitzan urges the Security Council “to stop indulging the Palestinians” after their resolution was rejected.

Decision on Channel 10 Closure Postponed by Six Months

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein instructs government to postpone decision on cash-strapped Channel 10 until after the elections.

PA’s Statehood Resolution Defeated at Security Council

PA’s unilateral resolution calling on Israel to “end the occupation” fails to receive the nine required votes to pass.

Drill at Negev Back-up Airport for Hamas Rockets

Hamas missiles caused flight ban at Ben-Gurion Int’l Airport during recent operation – Israel is preparing alternates for next terror war.

PA Says it Has Majority Needed for UN Statehood Resolution

Reports France, Luxembourg have decided to support PA bid at UNSC move could force US to use its veto.

Police Crackdown ‘Strengthened’ Lehava Anti-Assimilation Group

Lehava director Bentzi Gopshtain speaks about how arrests and media frenzy only ‘vindicated’ his group, explains what Lehava does.

Canadian FM: Palestinians Trying to Circumvent Negotiations

Canada’s Foreign Minister John Baird calls on UN Security Council to reject PA resolution calling for imposed Israeli withdrawal.

BREAKING: UN Security Council rejects Palestinian draft resolution

Conviction of Putin foe sets off protest in Moscow

Egypt to begin expanding Gaza buffer zone next week

Yesh Atid MK Adi Kol announces resignation

Stone hurled at Jerusalem bus; none hurt

ISIS releases interview with captured Jordanian pilot: ‘They will kill me’

Jordan declined comment on the interview, the first since IS published photographs purporting to show airman’s capture.

ISIS features Netanyahu in official magazine

Netanyahu is featured in a glossy spread of the Islamic State’s official monthly magazine, Dabiq, which saw fit to run a blurb from the premier’s interview with CBS News.

Saeb Erekat: Palestinian leadership to convene emergency meeting following UN defeat

Israeli delegate to Palestinians: ‘You cannot provoke your way to a state’

Palestinian UN envoy after resolution voted down: ‘Security Council remains paralyzed’

US: Palestinian draft resolution ‘undermines efforts to achieve two-state solution’

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