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No Satisfaction For Religious Rolling Stones Fans

03/26/2014
Israel Correspondent

Observant Jews in Israel can’t get no satisfaction.

That’s the mantra this week as word spread that the Rolling Stones will make their first-ever appearance in the Jewish state on June 4. The reason for the dissatisfaction: because the Tel Aviv show will begin just a few minutes after the end of Shavuot (Israelis keep one day of Shavuot, not two).

The Rolling Stones played Glastonbury this summer; soon, they'll be in Israel. Getty Images

Israeli Minister Silvan Shalom Accused Of Sex Offenses From 15 Years Ago

03/25/2014

Silvan Shalom, Israel’s energy and water minister and possible candidate for president, is being investigated following accusations of sexual offenses committed against a female staff member some 15 years ago.

A Jewish Week Forum: Ari Shavit

Ari Shavit, author of "My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel," joined The Jewish Week for conversation on March 6 at Central Synagogue.

In Mideast Peace Talks, A New Obstacle

Netanyahu’s requirement that Abbas recognize Israel as a Jewish state draws controversy in Israel and U.S.

03/19/2014
Israel Correspondent
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Tel Aviv — Israeli-Palestinian peace talks appeared at the edge of a breakdown after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visited the White House this week, but this time, the deal-breaking disputes don’t seem to be the status of Jerusalem, the fate of Palestinian refugees, or recognition of the 1967 Green Line as in the past.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meets with President Barack Obama Monday at the White House. Getty Images

Poll: Settlers Split On Leaving West Bank

43 percent would relocate if compensated, while 40 percent wouldn’t, even with referendum; survey commissioned by two-state solution group.

03/18/2014
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Of the 95,000 Jews living outside of Israel’s security fence in the West Bank, fully 40 percent said they would refuse to leave even if Israelis voted in a referendum for the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank.

A third of residents in the West Bank settlement of Ariel, above, say they would leave if compensated. Wikimedia Commons

Tel Aviv Makes Top 10 In ‘Selfiest Cities’ List

03/17/2014
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Tel Aviv has the sixth-most selfie-takers per capita of any major city, according to a ranking in Time magazine.

Poll: Settlers Split On Leaving West Bank

43 percent would relocate if compensated, while 40 percent wouldn’t, even with referendum; survey commissioned by two-state solution group.

03/17/2014
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Of the 95,000 Jews living outside of Israel’s security fence in the West Bank, fully 40 percent said they would refuse to leave even if Israelis voted in a referendum for the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank.

The settler city of Ariel. Wikimedia Commons

Israeli Military Calls Up Reservists On Second Day Of Gaza Rocket Barrage

03/14/2014
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JERUSALEM – The Israel Defense Forces called up a limited number of reservists following a second day of rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israel.

Rockets From Gaza Continue To Hit Israel

03/13/2014
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JERUSALEM — Rockets fired from Gaza continued to fall on Israel, a day after a massive barrage from the coastal territory left thousands of Israelis in bomb shelters.

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