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Same Old Labor Pains For Herzog And Livni?

Zionist Union tries negative ads after gaining little traction despite a vulnerable Bibi.

02/18/2015
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Modiin, Israel — It was supposed to be a preaching-to-the-choir type of performance. Yitzhak Herzog’s speech Saturday night to a crowd in this middle-class Israeli suburb was targeting a relatively friendly constituency to the Labor Party.

Zionist Union’s Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni at campaign stop this week  in Modiin. Joshua Mitnick/JW

Comptroller’s Report: Netanyahu Family Spent Excessive Public Funds

02/17/2015
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Jerusalem — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could be facing a criminal investigation following a government report that said he and his family spent public funds excessively on personal items.

Speaking To American Jewish Leaders, Netanyahu Holds Firm On Congress Speech

02/17/2015
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Jerusalem — Speaking to a group of American Jewish leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his intention to address Congress next month, despite calls for him to cancel the speech.

Ex-Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger Indicted On Corruption

02/12/2015
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Jerusalem — Israel has indicted former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger on corruption.

A Rift On The Israeli Street

At a Jerusalem mall, Bibi’s Congress speech and an alliance in the balance.

02/11/2015
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Jerusalem — Pavel Gadakshan thinks Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should stand up before the U.S. Congress on March 3 and speak his mind about the threat Iran poses.

The Malcha Mall in Jerusalem, where shoppers mulled over the election campaign’s hottest issue. Wikimedia Commons

Big Data Comes To Israeli Politics

Controversy over a U.S.-funded get-out-the-vote group on the left shaking up campaign.

02/04/2015
Israel Correspondent
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Tel Aviv — The twenty-something volunteer soliciting café goers on a Tel Aviv street introduces herself as Ilanit and wears a T-shirt that says “Just Switch” in Hebrew.

Yesh Atid announces its 2015 list. Getty Images

Rivlin Calls For New Arab City In Meeting With Arab Mayors

02/06/2015
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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin called for the building of a new city to accommodate Israel’s growing Arab minority.

Riskin Chooses Successor For His Educational Network

The American-born rabbi taps Rabbi David Stav of Tzohar to co-lead Ohr Torah Stone in Israel.

02/03/2015
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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, who has built an educational empire within Modern Orthodoxy over the last three decades in Israel, has designated a potential successor, The Jewish Week has learned.

Rabbi David Stav will share Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s teaching, administrative work and money raising at Ohr Torah Stone.  Wikimedia

At Least 7 Killed, Dozens Hurt In Negev Bus-Tractor Collision

02/03/2015
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Jerusalem — At least seven people were killed and dozens injured in a collision involving a bus, a truck carrying a tractor and a private car in the Negev.

Jordan To Return Ambassador To Israel

02/02/2015
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Jerusalem — Jordan will return its ambassador to Israel three months after withdrawing the envoy over tensions on the Temple Mount.

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