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Torching Of West Bank Mosque Called Nationalistic Attack

02/25/2015

Jerusalem — A West Bank mosque was set on fire and nationalist slogans were painted on its walls.

Bibi Campaigning On Clash With U.S.?

New ad's comparison with ’48 raises fresh questions.

02/23/2015
Contributing Editor

It was a stretch, but we were trying to believe it — that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Congress speech is all about safeguarding Israel and not motivated by electioneering. But in 30 seconds on Saturday, this all went out of the window.

Benjamin Netanyahu

Shin Bet Arrests Hamas Cell In Hebron Planning Attacks On Israel

02/23/2015

Jerusalem — Israel’s Shin Bet security agency arrested 11 members of a Hamas cell in Hebron that was planning terrorist attacks on Israel.

Western Wall Rabbi Accuses Waqf Of Incitement Over Restrooms Expansion

02/18/2015

Jerusalem — The rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, condemned as “incitement” attempts by the Muslim Waqf to politicize the expansion of restrooms at the site.

Bibi Holds Firm On Congress Speech

Stands his ground in front of American Jewish leaders.

02/18/2015

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.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking this week to a delegation from the Conference of Presidents. Getty Images

Same Old Labor Pains For Herzog And Livni?

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

02/18/2015
Israel Correspondent

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

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

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

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
Israel Correspondent

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
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