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Can a cybersecurity center bloom in Israel’s Negev?

By Simone Wilson

3 hours ago

The first of 10 buildings planned for Beersheva’s newest technology park hosts the cybersecurity research and development headquarters for tech giants EMC, IBM, Oracle and more. Photo courtesy of JVP Cyber Labs

On the far east edge of sprawling Beersheva, a determined weed of a city within Israel’s southern desert expanse, a new school of Zionists — defense techies — are building a live-work hub... read full article

  • Poll: Most Israelis see a crisis in U.S.-Israel ties

    JTA

    4 hours ago

    The majority of Israelis believe there is a crisis in U.S.-Israel ties and that the Netanyahu government has harmed the relationship, according to a new poll.

    A poll commissioned by J Street, the liberal U.S. Jewish Middle East policy group, and released on Dec. 15, found that...

  • Joint U.S.-Israel missile defense system fails interception test

    JTA

    4 hours ago

    Israel’s Arrow 3 interceptor missile defense system failed its first live interception test.

    A senior Israeli Defense Ministry official told the Associated Press that a Dec. 16 exercise to test the advanced system developed with the United States was unsuccessful.

    In the...

  • Is Livni’s move to team with Labor one of principle or opportunism?

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    2 days ago

    In the latest episode of the satirical show “State of the Nation,” the zingers aimed at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu weren’t coming from the comedians.

    Tzipi Livni, who until last month was Netanyahu’s justice minister, called the prime minister a “zero” on the...

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  • For Americans aiding Israeli soldiers, rules of engagement vary

    by Uriel Heilman, JTA

    2 days ago

    When the season’s first snowstorm descended on Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights a few weeks ago, it didn’t take long before M, a career sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces, received a phone call from Leon Blankrot.

    “What do you need to keep warm?” asked Blankrot, executive...

  • Palestinian U.N. statehood bid at heart of Kerry-Netanyahu talks

    by Lesley Wroughton, Reuters

    3 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said before talks on Monday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that he would defy any United Nations move to "dictate" a time frame for withdrawal from land Palestinians seek for a state.

    The pair met in Rome for nearly three hours....

  • Q&A with Yossi Klein Halevi: Jewish extremists endanger Israel’s control of Jerusalem

    By Jared Sichel

    6 days ago

    In 1972, when Yossi Klein Halevi began writing a book that 23 years later would become his “Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist, he was just 19 and allied with the extremist right wing of the Free Soviet Jewry movement. 

    As a follower of Rabbi Meir Kahane (assassinated in 1990) and a...

  • Suspects in arson attack on Jewish-Arab school identified as right-wing activists

    JTA

    6 days ago

    The three suspects arrested in the alleged arson attack on a joint Arab-Jewish school in Jerusalem have been identified as activists for a radical right-wing group.

    The suspects, named as Yitzhak Gabai, 22; Nahman Twitto, 18; and Shlomo Twitto, 22, from the West Bank community of...

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