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Yaalon: Settlement Slowdown Temporary Since Obama Only Has Two Years Left

12/12/2014
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Jerusalem — Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said his difficulties in advancing plans for settlement construction are temporary, since the Obama administration only has two more years left in power.

Palestinian, Israeli Autopsy Reports At Odds Over Official’s Death

12/11/2014
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Jerusalem — Following an autopsy, Palestinian and Israeli doctors issued differing reports on the cause of death of a Palestinian official following an altercation with Israeli security forces at a demonstration.

Palestinian Official Dies Following Confrontation With Israeli Soldiers

12/10/2014
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Jerusalem — A senior Palestinian official died after a confrontation with Israeli soldiers during a protest in the West Bank.

‘Not The Time For New Elections’

On the Israeli street, fed-up potential voters see a dysfunctional government.

12/10/2014
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Jerusalem — Every Monday Avinoam Ventura, 71, and a half dozen friends gather at the Neeman coffee shop in the Ramot mall in north Jerusalem, where, over coffee and cake, they share the latest gossip and discuss the latest news.

Poll released this week found that 65 percent of Israelis do not want Bibi Netanyahu as the next prime minister. Getty Images

Eilat Oil Spill Twice As Large As Initially Estimated

12/09/2014
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The Dec. 4 oil spill in Eilat was nearly twice as large as initially estimated.

Knesset Committee Approves Bill To Dissolve Israel’s Parliament

12/08/2014
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Jerusalem — A Knesset committee unanimously approved a bill to dissolve the Knesset and set March 17 as the date for new elections.

Oil Spill Near Eilat Called One Of Israel’s Worst Environmental Disasters

12/04/2014
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Jerusalem — An oil spill from a pipeline into a desert nature reserve near Eilat is being called one of Israel’s worst environmental disasters.

No Get? Then No (Kosher) Food For You!

Proposed amendment would withhold religious accommodations from recalcitrant husbands in Israeli prisons.

12/03/2014
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Advocates for Israel's "chained wives" are hoping that the way to a man's heart truly is through his stomach.

Dov Lipman of the Yesh Atid party proposed a new amendment this week to withhold kosher food from men who refuse to grant their wives a get (religious divorce contract).

Recalcitrant husbands might find themselves faced with worse than prison food. Fotolia

Stabbing Outside West Bank Supermarket Injures 2

12/03/2014
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Jerusalem — Two shoppers outside a West Bank supermarket were stabbed by an assailant in what police are treating as a terrorist attack.

How Vulnerable Is Netanyahu?

New elections seen as referendum on the prime minister.

12/03/2014
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Tel Aviv — Faced with a fractious coalition that was bleeding his popularity, Benjamin Netanyahu gambled this week by abandoning his 20-month-old government and calling early elections to seek a fourth term as prime minister.

Netanyahu's call for new elections comes as his poll numbers are falling. Getty Images
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