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By Simone Wilson

14 hours ago

Palestinian women stand in front of Israeli border police officers in the Jerusalem district of Jabel Mukabbir on Nov. 18. Photo by Ammar Awad/Reuters

Just after dawn on Nov. 18, a pair of Palestinian cousins from East Jerusalem went on a killing rampage in a West Jerusalem synagogue. 

Ghassan and Uday Abu Jamal walked into the Kehilat... read full article

  • Israeli officials: Revoke residency of Palestinian attackers

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    15 hours ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Israel’s Interior Minister Gilad Erdan this week revoked the permanent resident status of Mahmoud Nadi, a Palestinian who drove a suicide bomber to the 2001 terrorist attack at the Dolphinarium nightclub in Tel Aviv. The attack...

  • Jewish-nation bill frays Israel’s delicate social fabric

    by Maayan Lubell, Reuters

    17 hours ago

    Israel is poised to pass one of the most divisive laws in its 66-year history, a bill that would declare it the homeland of the Jewish people only – and further alienate its Arab minority.

    Political infighting over the measure is already threatening to tear apart Prime Minister...

  • Israeli cabinet approves Jewish nation-state law

    by Jeffrey Heller, Reuters

    2 days ago

    A divided cabinet approved on Sunday a bill to anchor in law Israel's status as the nation-state of the Jewish people, legislation critics say could undermine its democratic foundation and the rights of its Arab minority.

    Right-wing supporters of the initiative, including Prime...

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  • Under Modi, Israel and India forge deeper business ties

    Reuters

    2 days ago

    At the UN General Assembly in New York last September, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set aside time for a critical meeting. But it wasn't President Barack Obama he was keen to see. It was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    Since Modi came to power in May, ties...

  • Israel, unions to start minimum wage talks as national strike looms

    by Steven Scheer, Reuters

    2 days ago

    Israel's finance minister will start negotiations with the country's main labour union on Monday in a bid to avert a national strike over demands to sharply raise the minimum wage, the ministry said.

    Israel's minimum wage stands at 4,300 shekels ($1,116) a month and the Histadrut...

  • Netanyahu sees positive side to missing Iran nuclear deadline

    Reuters

    2 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the likelihood that Iran and six world powers would fail to meet a deadline on Monday for a nuclear agreement.

    "No deal is better than a bad deal. The deal that Iran was pushing for was terrible. A deal would have left Iran with...

  • Israel charges cop with manslaughter in Palestinian youth’s death

    by Dan Williams, Reuters

    2 days ago

    Israel charged a policeman on Sunday in the fatal shooting of a teenage Palestinian protester, accusing him of deliberately switching his rubber bullets for the live round that killed the youth.

    The prosecutors' decision to level a charge of manslaughter rather than murder drew...

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