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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:15:21 GMT
Peace Now: PM legalized 20 West Bank settler outposts since 2009
Last year, construction began on 265 homes in West Bank outposts. Out of those, 32 were built on private Palestinian property.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 01:51:23 GMT
Expert recommends education, rehabilitation for teenage terrorists
"The push factors can be negative conditions such as poverty, despair, lack of education and having nothing better to do," says Dr. Hilly Moodrick-Even Khen.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:16:02 GMT
Nefesh B’Nefesh and Friends of the IDF host annual ‘Yom Siddurim’ for lone soldiers
The initiative was created in 2014 to assist lone soldiers in army and immigration issues.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 23:44:12 GMT
English language education suffering in national-religious sector, study finds
Children in the state religious school system performed worse than their peers.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:50:23 GMT
Ukraine opens investigation of Shas MK following visit to Crimea
According to Ukrainian law, violation of entry procedures into Crimea is punishable by up to five years imprisonment.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:54:22 GMT
Netanyahu confronts High Court to defend natural gas policy in unprecedented personal appearance

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:07:42 GMT
Likud MK to form Israel’s gun lobby
lobby to be named “the caucus for creating policies for bearing firearms in Israel.”

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:12:18 GMT
Report: Minister's comments lead to Egypt canceling Netanyahu meeting
The announcement comes on the heels of comments made by Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz concerning the confidential security cooperation between Egypt and Israel.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 23:19:26 GMT
Peace Now: PM okayed 20 outposts since 2009
Last year, construction began on 265 homes in West Bank outposts. Out of those, 32 were built on private Palestinian property in the outposts.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 23:16:28 GMT
Hazan named interim coach for Croatia friendly

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 23:13:52 GMT
Beersheba continues to increase gap over Mac TA
Sixth consecutive victory moves Bachar’s boys eight points clear ahead of Mac TA’s visit to Netanya.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 23:05:28 GMT
Teaching US pupils Hebrew from a computer screen in Israel
Bonim B’Yachad American day schools to add classes in many subjects.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 23:00:30 GMT
Clooney, Coen brothers hailed at Berlinale int’l film festival opening
Clooney fans called out to their idol as he walked inside the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Thursday.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:55:24 GMT
No business as usual with corruption in Israel and China, ex-US official says
Times have changed for Israeli companies playing on the international stage trying to cope with tougher legal requirements for weeding out corruption.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:07:39 GMT
Lapid extends term as party head
The spokesman said the first extension was made two years ago. Another term was quietly added three months ago.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:11:00 GMT
Avigdor "Yanush" Ben-Gal, hero of Yom Kippur War, dies at 79
"During the most difficult days of the Yom Kippur War, when Israel's destiny was at stake, [Ben-Gal] and his soldiers bravely defended with their lives the northern border," Netanyahu said.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:07:00 GMT
Analysis: Why Netanyahu can’t finish West Bank security barrier
At issue is not a “hole” or “breach” in the fence, but rather more than 250 km. of a 790-km. route that has yet to be built.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:58:32 GMT
Looking for love
AACI’s J-Town Playhouse brings the Broadway musical comedy ‘First Date’ to the Holy City.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:36:45 GMT
Chief Rabbi, UTJ livid over Supreme Court ruling on non-Orthodox use of mikvas
Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef described the ruling as “wretched” and “outrageous,” and accused the non-Orthodox movements of making arbitrary use of Jewish law for their own ends.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:22:53 GMT
Liberman: 'Netanyahu deserves Nobel Prize in political charlatanism'
Liberman added that Netanyahu was actively undermining democracy for his own political benefit and that his actions were "dangerous."

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:55:35 GMT
Abdullah: Israel-Palestine stalemate 'a festering wound exploited by ISIS'
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon met Abdullah on the sidelines of the Munich security conference.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:41:45 GMT
Israel, EU resume contacts after dispute over settlement product labels
Netanyahu spoke by telephone with Federica Mogherini, ending an extended period in which diplomatic contacts between Jerusalem and Brussels were frozen.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 04:37:07 GMT
Jerusalemites torn over Herzog's proposal to give up Arab neighborhoods
Some agreed that fencing off problematic Arab neighborhoods would improve security, while others said more fences would be counterproductive.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:24:59 GMT
'Palestinian violence, Israeli settlements imperil two-state solution'
The Quartet also condemned all acts of terror and reiterated its call for restraint and for Israel and the Palestinians to “reject incitement."

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:02:15 GMT
Israel, Russia reportedly say 'Da' to free trade agreement
According to Russia’s deputy agriculture minister, Sergey Levin, discussions on the matter with his Israeli counterparts have progressed to the point where an agreement is expected to be reached.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:18:13 GMT
Haredi protester burns Reform prayer book at Western Wall
According to a press release from Women of Reform Judaism condemning the incident, the man was stopped by police but allowed to stay at the site.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 04:40:58 GMT
Shas MK enters stormy diplomatic waters with Crimea visit
Talks broke with policy of showing strict neutrality in Russia-Ukraine conflict

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 02:27:23 GMT
Arbeitman, Hap Haifa aim to upset leader Beersheba
Beersheba is unbeaten in its past 17 league games, a run stretching back to late September, winning 15 of those matches to open a five-point gap over three-time defending champion Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 02:25:24 GMT
Commentary: Eye-opening and embarrassing experience
Israel’s marquee basketball clubs Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Jerusalem underwhelm in European action

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:51:15 GMT
Police look to appoint first Muslim deputy commissioner
Deputy commissioner is the second-highest rank in the Israel Police, and is typically held by a district commander or head of a police branch.

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:54:21 GMT
Court: Reform, Conservative can use public mikvaot for conversion
Until now, the local religious councils, which operate the public mikvaot within their regional jurisdictions, would not allow non-Orthodox converts to use them.

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:21:05 GMT
Social historians, sociologists and nanoscientists awarded Dan David prize
The international prize, headquartered in Tel Aviv University, makes three annual awards of $1 million for outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social achievements.

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:46:08 GMT
UK envoy: British-Israel relationship ‘probably stronger and deeper than ever’
Beyond economic, scientific and technological cooperation, British Ambassador David Quarrey said it is important that the UK and Israel “work together on the big security challenges in the region.”

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:47:23 GMT
Lapid extends term as Yesh Atid head
A Yesh Atid spokesman said in response that the change was made by the party's administration in an organized manner.