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Israelis Debate Response To PA’s Unity Government

Bibi’s rejection of Hamas-Fatah alliance seen as necessary by some, folly by others.

06/05/2014
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Tel Aviv — A day after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a new cabinet backed by Hamas, both Israel and the Palestinians opened a diplomatic public relations battle over how the new unity government would be received by the international community.

‘Ruby’ Has Non-Orthodox Seeing Red

Reuven Rivlin, Israeli presidential front-runner, champions pluralism in politics but not Judaism.

06/03/2014
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Tel Aviv—The front-runner in Israel’s presidential election has equated Reform Judaism with “idol worship” and refused to refer to Reform rabbis by their title.

Reuven Rivlin. Getty Images

Satisfaction For Israeli Stones Fans: Band Has Arrived

06/03/2014
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JERUSALEM — The Rolling Stones arrived in Israel two days before their scheduled Tel Aviv concert.

Dermer Expresses ‘Deep Disappointment’ In U.S. Call On P.A. Unity

06/03/2014
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WASHINGTON — In tough language rare for an Israeli diplomat in Washington, Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer said Israel was ‘deeply disappointed’ in the State Department’s decision to continue dealing with the Palestinian Authority now that it has Hamas support.

Academics Discuss 'PR War' Against Israel

05/30/2014
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Two North American-born professors living in Jerusalem agreed, sadly, that anti-Semitism is still a major factor in the wildly disproportionate and negative actions and attitudes toward the Jewish state on the international scene.

De Klerk: Israel Not An Apartheid State, But Could Become One

05/29/2014
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JERUSALEM — Israel could become an apartheid state without the creation of a Palestinian state, former South African leader F.W. de Klerk said on Israeli television.

Timberlake Tweets Of Unforgettable Visit To Western Wall

05/28/2014
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JERUSALEM  — Justin Timberlake visited the Western Wall in the wee hours a day before his concert in Tel Aviv.

Really 'Celebrate' Israel

Listen to Dr. Ruth. Attend the parade with your significant other. Enjoy yourselves during and after.

Pope Francis' Israel Trip Merges Political, Spiritual

The symbolism stretches from wall to wall as pontiff visits Israel and and Palestinian territories.

05/27/2014
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Jerusalem — Though Pope Francis billed his trip to the Holy Land as a purely spiritual pilgrimage, it inevitably turned political within minutes of touching down on a seldom-used helipad in Bethlehem.

Pope Francis holds a note at the Western Wall. Like many, he left it in a crevice between the site’s rocks. Getty Images
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