TEL AVIV - An American-Israeli woman has been in a Russian jail for four months after airport authorities foundnine grams of cannabis in her checked luggage while she was in Moscow for a stopover on her way home to Israel.
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TEL AVIV - A Washington Post columnist slammed Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar for falsely accusing Israel of denying them entry because they are Muslim and "implementing Trump's Muslim ban," saying instead that the two women were barred from visiting because they are antisemites.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday hinted that Israel was behind recent attacks on Iranian weaponsdepotsin Iraq, and added that his country will continue to take action against the Islamic Republic wherever necessary.
TEL AVIV – The Palestinian Authority will remunerate Palestinian university graduates who are prepared to live in the Jordan Valley, PA Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh said on Monday.
TEL AVIV - The Palestinian leadership has banned members of the local LGBTQ community from holding any activities or events in the West Bank because they are "damaging" to the fabric of Palestinian society.
TEL AVIV – Rep. Rashida Tlaib has come under fire from theWorld Jewish Congress (WJC) for calling for a boycott of comedian Bill Maher’s HBO show over his recent criticisms of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, saying
TEL AVIV - Senior Democratic members of Congress are said to have launched discussions to formally censure the U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Jerusalem's envoy in Washington over Israel’s decision to bar entry to congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar.
TEL AVIV - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has wildly claimed that Palestinians are indigenous to the land of Israel and are the "Canaanites who were here 5,000 years ago" in a fiery speech he gave over the weekend in which he also declared that Jewish settlements in the West Bank would disappear into “the dustbins of history.
TEL AVIV - Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are part of a "movement" within the Democratic party that is pulling it away from Israel, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) told the Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.
TEL AVIV - Jennifer Lopez’s concert in Egypt on Friday night went ahead but only drew a crowd of 2,000 amidst calls by anti-Israel groups to boycott the performance due to her decision to perform in Israel the week before.
Report: Trump Unhappy with Israel’s Decision to Allow Entry to BDS Extremists Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib
TEL AVIV - President Donald Trump has reportedly quietly expressed frustration with Israel's decision to allow Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) to enter the country later this month despite their support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
TEL AVIV - A former Miss Iraq who was forced to flee her native country after posting a selfie of herself and Miss Israel has lambasted Rep.
TEL AVIV - A senior U.S. official said that in order to maintain good relations with the U.S., Israel must establish more robust oversight for Chinese investments in the country, theJerusalem Post reported Wednesday.
TEL AVIV -Neighbors in a New York City building tied to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein's alleged trafficking ring said that former prime minister Ehud Barak was a “frequent presence” there, theDaily Beast reported Monday.
TEL AVIV - In the wake of Rep. Ilhan Omar's comments likening the anti-Israel BDS movement to boycotts of Nazi Germany, the US State Department has updated its definition of antisemitism to include "drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.
Palestinian Whose Life Was Threatened for Saving Jewish Kids After Terror Attack Gets Israeli Residency
TEL AVIV - A Palestinian man who received death threats because he saved the children of a West Bank rabbi after the latter had been killed in a terror attack was awarded Israeli residency Tuesday.
TEL AVIV - The next war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip will be shorter but harsher than 2014's Operation Protective Edge, and will deal a "massive blow" to terror groups in the coastal enclave, the military said Thursday.
TEL AVIV -A day after a CNN photojournalist resigned over a tweet referring to "Zionist pigs," another CNN staffer issued an apology for offensive tweets, including one that said, “I love you Hitler.
TEL AVIV - The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Tuesday opposing boycotts of Israel after some Democrats expressed concern last week that the measure could cause infighting within the party leading up to the 2020 election.
TEL AVIV - A senior Likud minister on Sunday boasted that Israelis the only country in the world that has been “killing Iranians.”
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said European leaders will only wake up to the Iranian threat when a nuclear bomb lands on them.
TEL AVIV - Israeli actress Gal Gadot will star in the biggest feature film by Netflix, scoring a large payday for the actress best known for her role as Wonder Woman.
TEL AVIV - The Mossad together with Israel's military intelligence thwarted 50 terror attacks by the Islamic State and Iran in 20 countries around the world over the past three years, a TV report said Tuesday.
TEL AVIV - The Trump administration may release the political portion of its Israeli-Palestinian peace proposal before Israel's September 17 national elections, special Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt said.
TEL AVIV - The IDF on Monday uncovered another attack tunnel from the Gaza Strip into Israel during construction of an underground barrier, the military said in a statement.
TEL AVIV – ThePalestinian Authority is liable for damages potentially reaching NIS 1 billion ($280 million) in a slew of terror attacks carried out against Israelis during the Second Intifada, a Jerusalem District Court ruled in a landmark case Monday.
TEL AVIV - An 89-year-old woman from the coastal city of Ashkelon passed away Saturday, succumbing to wounds sustained during a rocket attack on the city in May.
TEL AVIV - The head of the Mossad said Monday that Israel was renewing ties with Oman and establishing a foreign mission in the Gulf sultanate, presenting an "unprecedented opportunity" for ties with other Arab states.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday accused Iran of "lying this whole time" and taking a “significant step” toward producing a nuclear weapon after news that Tehran had violated the terms set under the 2015 nuclear deal and exceeding its enriched uranium limit.
TEL AVIV - President Donald Trump said Saturday there will never be a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict if a peace accord doesn't happen while he is president, and added that his long-anticipated proposal has a “very good chance” of success.
TEL AVIV - In a rare interview with a Hebrew-language newspaper, a senior Saudi diplomat said it was time the Arab world realized that the "age of war with Israel" is over.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday inaugurated a new town in the Golan Heights named after President Donald Trump in recognition of his formal recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the strategic plateau.
TEL AVIV - Iran could have a nuclear bomb in six to eight months, the former deputy head of the UN's nuclear watchdog has warn
TEL AVIV - The Palestinian street is fuming over news that the Palestinian Authority secretly signed off on massive salary hikes and other perks for government ministers at a time when the Palestinian labor market was going through major cutbacks amid an economic crisis.
TEL AVIV -Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that President Donald Trump's long-anticipated peace proposal might be "unexecutable" and might be seen as a deal that“only the Israelis could love,” in remarksleaked to the Washington Post.
TEL AVIV -President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner suggested in an interview that the Palestinians are not ready to govern themselves ahead of the expected unveiling of the U.S.
NUWEIBA - A dozen photographs have been removed from an exhibition on Israel in Mexico City Metro on the grounds of complaints filed by theBoycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against the Jewish state, saying the images, which included scenes from the Golan Heights and eastern Jerusalem, depicted territories of "brutal military occupation.
NUWEIBA - Amazon removed a book from its website authored by Hezbollah's second-in-command after an Israeli journalist slammed the retail giant for promoting the work of an "international terrorist.
TEL AVIV - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly offered Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas $10 billion if he accepts President Donald Trump’s long-anticipated peace plan, the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar reported on Tuesday.
TEL AVIV - Ahead of what is expected to be an eventful but tense-filled May, the IDF on Tuesday deployed the Iron Dome missile defense system throughout the country after a rocket was launched from Gaza the previous night.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said he hoped to forge peace with the Arab world in a speech marking the opening of the 21st Knesset.
TEL AVIV – The American Jewish Committee (AJC) slammed the New York Times‘ “naked antisemitism” in publishing a cartoon featuring anti-Semitic tropes, saying the caricature was more befitting for a white supremacist paper.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the "abhorrent"shooting attackin a Poway, California Chabad synagogue on Saturday that killed one woman and wounded three others.
TEL AVIV - Billionaire backer and SpaceIL chairmanMorris Kahn announced over the weekend that the team would begin working immediately on Beresheet 2.0 after the first version crash landed on the moon Thursday evening, saying, “We’ll put our flag on the moon.
TEL AVIV - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he did not believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s talk of annexing West Bank settlements would hurt President Donald Trump's long-awaited peace plan.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a "clear victory" for his Likud party -- even as main challenger Benny Gantz insisted that his Blue and White party had won the tight elections Tuesday.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called an emergency meeting to warn Likud party leaders that a right-wing government was at real risk of being toppled in favor of a left-wing and Arab-centric coalition put together by main rival party Blue and White following Tuesday’s elections.
TEL AVIV - President Donald Trump told a Jewish audience Saturday that both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main election challenger, Benny Gantz, are "good people" who would be running neck and neck on April 9.
TEL AVIV – Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft finally entered lunar orbit over the weekend, and the SpaceIL team celebrated by releasing jaw-dropping photographs captured by the spacecraft of the far side of the moon.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed over the weekend to annex West Bank settlements if he is reelected in Tuesday’s elections. The incumbent prime minister also said he had toldPresident Donald Trump that would not evacuate “a single person” from the 400,000 or so Jews residing in the West Bank.
TEL AVIV - Thirty-seven years after he was killed, an Israeli soldier whose body was found after a decades-long intelligence mission was due to be buried in Jerusalem on Thursday evening.
TEL AVIV - An emotional Benjamin Netanyahu summed up the decades-long search mission for an Israeli soldier whose body was returned to Israel Wednesday, saying the event was“one of the most moving moments in all my years as prime minister.
TEL AVIV - Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on Tuesday said there was not enough evidence to prove unsubstantiated claims that a network of pro-Netanyahu social media accounts were funded by the ruling Likud party.
TEL AVIV - The leader of the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group said Tuesday that three rockets fired from the Gaza Strip into central Israel were a "mistake," but added that they demonstrated what Hamas would do intentionally in a future conflict.
TEL AVIV - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro professed his love for Israel in Hebrew as he was greeted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, at Ben-Gurion airport Sunday after landing in the country for a two day visit.
TEL AVIV - The IDF poked fun at Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh, urging him not to forget to update the Israeli military as to the location of his new headquartersafter an IAF strike saw the terror leader's current offices leveled.
TEL AVIV – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “twist the ear” of his son Yair to punish him for calling Istanbul by its former name of Constantinople.
TEL AVIV — A bill that would define anti-Semitism as racism, bar religion-based discrimination at schools and universities as well the demonization of Israel was unanimously approved by the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee Tuesday.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas that a major IDF operation was not out of the question, and told the Gaza-ruling terror group "not to test us" as violence continued to flare up around the border area, with the weekend seeing another explosives-laden cluster of balloons land in Israeli territory.
TEL AVIV - Israel's Public Security and Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan called on interior, internal security and justice ministers across the world to to stop funding for terror-affiliated NGOs in support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
JERUSALEM - In a move that angered Palestinians, the U.S. officially closed its consulate in Jerusalem on Monday, merging consular activities with the main embassy which was relocated to the capital in May.
TEL AVIV - U.S. Ambassador David Friedman slammed the official Palestinian Authority newspaper for running an opinion piece that described US President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East as a “mongoloid,” a derogatory term for a person with Down syndrom
TEL AVIV – The hatred of Jews and Israel has led the Islamic world to go to extraordinary lengths – including manipulating the text of the Koran - to place the “liberation of Jerusalem” as the most pressing issue facing it, Syrian opposition activist Issam Zeitoun told Breitbart News.
TEL AVIV - The US has asked international banks to place a financial embargo on the Palestinian Authority in a bid to exert pressure on the Palestinians to accept the Trumpadministration’s long-awaited peace plan, a senior PA official said.
TEL AVIV - The Shin Bet security agency has deemed the violent rape and murder of a 19-year-old Israeli by a Palestinian to be a terror attack.
TEL AVIV - The IDF on Sunday began preparations for the demolition of the home of a Palestinian man who confessed to brutally murdering a 19-year-old Israeli woman in Jerusalem last week, suggesting that security forces believe that the murder constituted an act of terror.
TEL AVIV - The U.S. Army has purchased the Iron Dome from Israel, the missile defense system that for over a decade has been protecting Israelis from rockets launched from Gaza, Israel's Defense Ministry announced Wednesday.
TEL AVIV - The results of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party primaries were published Wednesday evening, with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein coming in first place, Transportation Minister Israel Katz in second place and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan in third.
TEL AVIV - In a damning report released Sunday, Israel's Strategic Affairs Ministry said that there are more than 100 links between terrorist organizations Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and NGOs promoting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, some of which are the recipients of millions of euros in funding from European states and philanthropic funds.
TEL AVIV - An oversized billboard of President Donald Trump shaking hands with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was visible on Sunday from Tel Aviv's main highway as part of the prime minister's reelection campaign.
TEL AVIV - Comedian Roseanne Barr called the Women’s March "disgusting" and said that while she is a fighter for women's rights, when it comes to the movement lead by Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory and Carmen Perez, her only comment is "Bitch, Shut up.
TEL AVIV - Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel against attacking the Iranian-backed terror group, saying that its rockets will reach all of Israel.
TEL AVIV —A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit in Arkansas by a local newspaper to block an anti-BDS law against Israel, ruling that such boycotts are not protected by the First Amendment since denying a purchase on account of perceived injustices relating to Israeli policies has nothing to do with free speech.
TEL AVIV - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the rollout of the Trump administration's much-anticipated peace plan will begin “immediately following” Israeli elections on April 9 and that certain aspects of the proposal have already been discussed with regional partners.
TEL AVIV - A Republican lawmaker is trying to stop fellow congresswoman Rashida Tlaib from leading a taxpayer-funded congressional trip to the West Bank.
Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar Slammed by Jewish Human Rights Group Over 'Extreme Anti-Semitic Statements'
TEL AVIV - Rashida Tlaib andIlhan Omar, the first Muslim women elected to Congress, were the subject of a complaint filed by the SimonWiesenthal Center to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over their “extreme anti-Israel and anti-Semitic statements.
Linda Sarsour Blasted by Former Women's March Leader As Anti-Semite for Posting Article Claiming Jews Are At War With Blacks
TEL AVIV - Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour wasblasted as an “anti-Semite” on Sunday by a former co-chair of the movement who lashed out at Sarsour for endorsing the idea that Jews are waging a war on the black community.
TEL AVIV - The head of the Shin Bet security service warned this week that massive Chinese investments in Israel could pose a danger to the country's national security, a local news station reported Wednesday.
TEL AVIV - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that as the world leader in cyber warfare Israel was the bestequipped country to deal with potential election hacks.
TEL AVIV - An Arab Israeli man has beensentenced to 11 years in prison for planning to assassinate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on behalf of a Syria-based terrorist group.
TEL AVIV - President Donald Trump's surprise decision to withdraw troops from Syria will not thwart Washington’s plans to fight the threat posed by Iran in the region, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.
TEL AVIV -Sen. Marco Rubio(R., Fla.), said on Monday that a “significant” number of Democrats in the Senate support the boycott movement against Israel.
TEL AVIV - Three delegations from Iraq have reportedly made trips to Israel in recent months, holding meetings with Israeli officials and academics, visitingthe Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and meeting with experts in the field of Iraqi Jewish heritage.
TEL AVIV - Israel is expected to demand $250 billion in compensation from eight Arab countries as well as Iran for assets left by Jews who fled or were expelled from those countries after the State of Israel was founded.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to be living it up during a state visit to Brazil, and was caught on camera dining in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana, being swamped by fans on the beach, and even engaging in an impromptu round of soccer.
TEL AVIV - The UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, has blamed a tweet praising a Palestinian terrorist as being the result of"brief, unauthorized access" of its official Twitter account.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is said to have tried in vain to persuade President Donald Trump to walk back his decision to withdraw U.S.
TEL AVIV - Israel is launching a government-wide initiative to encourage as many as 200,000 French Jews to immigrate to Israel, Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett announced Wednesday.
TEL AVIV - Two Israelis were killed and two were critically injured in a drive-by shooting in the West Bank Thursday, close to the site of a similar terror attack that occurred earlier in the week.
TEL AVIV - Hezbollah is just as “just as dangerous and just as close” as the Islamic State terror group, and operates within "our own borders," a senior State Department official on Tuesday warned diplomats from twelve countries.
TEL AVIV - In an extraordinary on-camera spat with Democratic leaders Tuesday, President Donald Trump invoked a wall built by Israel in a threat to shut down the federal government if he doesn't get the $5 billion needed to build his proposed wall between the United States and Mexico.
JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the killers of a four-day-old baby murdered in a shooting attack near Ofra as "abhorrent... the most despicable criminals on earth.
TEL AVIV - The IDF on Sunday warned residents of two border towns in Lebanon to "temporarily evacuate" homes located on top of Hezbollah cross-border attack tunnels as the military continued its current operation to destroy them.
TEL AVIV – A second cross-border terror tunnel was uncovered Thursday in the western Galilee, the IDF said. Israel demanded UN peacekeeping forceUNIFIL destroy the tunnels on the Lebanese side of the border.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that the Hezbollah cross-border tunnels currently being destroyed by the IDF are part of a "daring" broader plan to infiltrate Israel and capture parts of the Galilee.
TEL AVIV - Israel has mobilized artillery and unrolled a partial mobilization of reservists from the Air Force and Military Intelligence to thwart potential attacks from Lebanese terror group Hezbollah following the launch of an IDF operation to destroy cross-border attack tunnels dug by the Iranian-backed group.
TEL AVIV – Late president George H.W. Bush was hailed as “a great friend” of Israel and Jews around the world by major American Jewish groups from both sides of the political aisle.
TEL AVIV - Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wore special cleats with the Star of David and the words “Stronger Than Hate” during Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, in honor of the 11 victims of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre.
TEL AVIV - The United Arab Emirates’ Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash on Saturday said that Iran’s “aggressive policies” were “largely responsible” for the US decision to reenact sanctions against Tehran, Reutersreported.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led a minute of silence at the weekly cabinet meeting in honor of the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh anti-Semitic shooting attack, saying after that his country was mourning those who were "murdered because they were Jews.