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Pro-Israel group defends German far-right party’s anti-Muslim campaign poster

3 hours 19 min ago
Essay published by Middle East Forum claims AfD's use of 19th-century painting depicting Muslim slave traders bargaining over naked white woman 'echoes reality'

Chicago high schools pull yearbooks over Nazi, white supremacist-linked content

4 hours 9 min ago
Highland Park senior used quote by Hitler's propaganda czar Goebbels; Nearby schools spend over $50,000 re-printing yearbooks with students doing upside down 'OK' sign in photos

Six climbers reported dead as ‘traffic jam’ forms at summit of Everest

4 hours 28 min ago
'Insane' conditions as over 200 climbers attempt to reach the peak of world's highest mountain

Wildfire near Beit She’an spreads across border into Jordan

4 hours 50 min ago
Firefighters contain blaze in northern Jordan Valley in second day of raging wildfires fed by tinder dry conditions; Authorities suspect massive fire ignited by arsonists

US blames Iran for Gulf tanker bombings, Iraq rocket attack

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 23:27
Top Pentagon official says US believes with 'very high confidence' that Revolutionary Guard actively planning additional anti-American attacks

Jerusalem rabbi to ordain gay rabbinical student denied by US seminary

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 22:47
Progressive rabbi says he will ordain Daniel Atwood, previously rejected by New York yeshiva, saying he can aid LGBTQ Orthodox community

Devastating wildfires mostly contained as major heatwave begins to recede

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 21:51
Section of Jordan Valley highway shuttered as firefighters work to put out blaze; 3 suspected East Jerusalem arsonists arrested

Supreme Court said ready to take ‘extreme steps’ to stop curbing of its powers

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 21:03
Israeli TV quotes justices saying they 'won't hesitate' to block Netanyahu's reported legislative efforts to avoid prosecution, as 'history will judge us'

Trump to invoke emergency to sell arms to Saudis, citing Iran threat

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 20:53
Democrat senators rebuke administration for turning to rarely used provision, which allows for weapons sales without congressional review

After May: The frontrunners for Britain’s next PM, and their stances on Israel

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 20:33
Over a dozen Tory party members are jostling to succeed Theresa May, who announced her resignation Friday, with mixed prospects for the Jewish community and the Jewish state

State panel postpones decision on outside funding for PM’s legal defense

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 19:31
Oversight committee to decide in a month on whether to approve PM's request for help to foot his legal bills, after he missed deadline to give info on his finances

16 Gazans said hurt in weekly border clashes

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 18:30
Some 4,000 demonstrate near security fence in an unusually low turnout, likely due to scorching heat wave and Ramadan fast

8 people injured by suspected package bomb in France

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 18:07
Terror probe opened into blast in Lyon that wounds several people; police say explosive device contained 'screws or bolts'

Trump says US to send 1,500 more troops to Middle East

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 17:59
American president says forces will have a 'mostly protective' role; deployment comes amid heightened tensions between US and Iran

Johnson heads field to succeed May as UK’s PM, as Corbyn demands elections

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 17:52
After Brexit chaos forces the departure of British prime minister, a look at the candidates to take her place, and the process by which they'll face off

Fires consume iconic memorial forest for Holocaust victims near Jerusalem

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 17:36
Kdoshei Zaglambia monument in the Judean Hills, which is also the site of unique biodiversity, is ravaged by flames amid wave of blazes across Israel

Liberman claims Likud members approached him about coalition without Netanyahu

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 16:55
Four days before PM's coalition deadline, his party denies any such overture; Yisrael Beytenu chief also steps ups feud with ultra-Orthodox over military conscription bill

AG pens column in newspaper whose publisher he is set to indict for bribery

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 16:47
Article by Avichai Mandelblit defending rule of law appears in Yedioth Ahronoth, run by Arnon Mozes, who is facing bribery charge in Case 2000

Between hope and despondency in Poland

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 16:45
Alon Goshen-Gottestein asked some hard questions about Jews and Poland; here are my answers

Jews, Christians and anti-Semitism – querying Polish reality

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 16:31
How helpful has the friendship between Christians and Jews in the past decades been really? Have we failed the community at large?