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IS Vows to Attack Israel and Blasts US Mideast Plan

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BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group vowed in an audio message released Monday that the extremists will start a new phase of attacks that will focus on Israel and blasted the U.S....

Senior PLO Official Calls US Peace Plan The ‘Fraud Of The Century’

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Senior PLO official Saeb Erekat on Saturday strongly criticized the U.S. administration’s Middle East peace plan, dubbed the “deal of the century,” which is set t...

Close Netanyahu Ally, Likud Lawmaker Faces Bribery Charges

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Justice Ministry said Sunday that David Bitan, a close confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will be charged with taking bribes pending a hearin...

US Envoy Postpones Israel Visit To Defend Trump Peace Plan At UN

WASHINGTON (Israel Hayom) — Following reports that the Trump administration will present its Middle East peace plan later this week, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft has pos...

Netanyahu Hopes to ‘Make History’ With White House Visit

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he hopes to “make history” during his upcoming trip to the White House for the expected unveiling of Presiden...

Ezra Schwartz, an American Terror Victim, Loved Baseball. Now There’s a Field in Israel in His Memory

JERUSALEM (JTA) — American teen Ezra Schwartz will never play on the baseball field in Raanana that bears his name. But hundreds of Israeli young people, including some of Ezra’...

Israel to Allow Its Citizens to Visit Saudi Arabia

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Interior Ministry said Sunday that it will now allow Israelis to travel to Saudi Arabia for religious or business visits. The announcement is the lates...

Rashida Tlaib Retweets Then Removes Account Falsely Implicating Israelis in Palestinian Child’s Death

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Rashida Tlaib retweeted then removed a tweet falsely blaming Israelis for the death of a Palestinian child. Tlaib, a Palestinian American who is a Michig...

Politics Weigh Heavily in Trump’s Mideast Peace Plan

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A blueprint the White House is rolling out to resolve the decades-long conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is as much about politics as it is about pea...

Israeli Aircraft Strike Gaza Sites After Balloon Launches

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck several sites for Gaza militants late Saturday in response to incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian enclave. The...

Prince Charles Visits Jerusalem Tomb of Unique Ancestor

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles on Friday paid a solemn visit to the tomb of his grandmother, who sheltered Jews during the Holocaust and whose tumultuous life was marked...

Putin Skews Holocaust History at Global Auschwitz Commemoration Event in Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s prime speaking slot at a Holocaust commemoration event here this week was generating controversy even before the longtime leade...

Vandals Set Fire to Mosque in East Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Friday they are investigating after a "room was ignited" in a mosque on the outskirts of Jerusalem and Hebrew graffiti was found on an outside ...

Israeli Teen Stumbles On Greek Antiquity While Foraging For Mushrooms

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli seventh-grader who was foraging for mushrooms near his home unearthed a marble slab with a Greek inscription from the Byzantine period. Stav Meir, 1...

In Jerusalem, Leaders Vow To Learn From Holocaust, Offer Competing Lessons

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Speaker by speaker, world leaders on Thursday denounced the rising threat of anti-Semitism and vowed never to forget the lessons of the Holocaust at a solemn cerem...

Israeli Lawmaker Writes Name Of Foreign Leader She Is Meeting At Airport On The Back Of Her Hand

JERUSALEM (JTA) - Israel’s culture minister was apparently so worried that she would forget the name of the president of Argentina that she wrote his name in ink on the back of he...

Jason Greenblatt Says He Left Trump Administration Due To Israeli Political Turbulence — And Yeshiva Tuitions

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NEW YORK (JTA) - Jason Greenblatt said he left his position as special representative for international negotiations in the Trump administration because of political turbulence in ...

Putin Tells Naama Issachar’s Mother That ‘Everything Will Be Fine’

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday assured the mother of Naama Issachar, an Israeli-American woman imprisoned in Russia whose family has been anxious to...

Pence Says Israel PM, Rival Invited To US To Discuss Peace

JERUSALEM (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main political rival Benny Gantz have been invited to Washington next week to disc...

WATCH: VP Pence Visits Western Wall In Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence has visited Jerusalem's Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray. He was accompanied Thursday by Prime Minister Benjamin Net...