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Bar Refaeli Questioned For Tax Evasion

12/17/2015 - 11:10

Jerusalem — Supermodel Bar Refaeli was reportedly questioned for 12 hours by authorities under suspicion of failing to pay millions of shekels in taxes.

Bar Refaeli arriving for the opening ceremony of the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, May 13, 2015.JTA

Im Tirtzu Calls Israeli Human Rights Activists ‘Terrorist Moles’

12/16/2015 - 12:49

Jerusalem — The right-wing Israeli group Im Tirtzu called four Israeli human rights activists “terrorist moles” in a new video.

An Im Tirtzu supporter. Via

A Market That Sells More Than Groceries

Tense times at the Gush junction store, but a resolve to get along.

12/16/2015 (All day)
Contributing Editor

Gush Etzion Junction, West Bank — For years, the supermarket here has seemingly defied the political daily reality of the West Bank.

Israeli soldiers guard the Gush Etzion junction just outside the market. Joshua Mitnick/JW

Climate Activists Welcome Deal But Rap Israel For ‘Minimalist’ Commitments

12/15/2015 - 11:55

Tel Aviv — During last week’s climate summit outside Paris, the 195 delegate countries — including Israel — committed to implementing plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improving their goals every five years.

The Arava Power Company’s 4.9-megawatt field sits outside Kibbutz Ketura in Israel. JTA

Car Ramming Attack At Entrance To Jerusalem Injures 11 Including Baby

12/13/2015 - 19:00

A baby was among 11 people injured in a car ramming attack at the entrance to Jerusalem.

Car Ramming Attack At Entrance To Jerusalem Injures 11 Including Baby. JTA

Arab-Israeli Lawmaker In US Refuses To Enter Offices Shared With Jewish Agency

12/10/2015 - 19:00

Arab-Israeli lawmaker and political leader Ayman Odeh refused to meet with the umbrella foreign policy body for American Jews because it shares office space with the Jewish Agency, an abrupt and dissonant end to a trip that was aimed at promoting greater Arab-Jewish cooperation.

Ayman Odeh, carrying one of his three children, casting his vote in Nazareth on Israel’s Election Day, March 17, 2015. JTA

Gentrification — Via Gardening — Slowly Comes To Derelict South Tel Aviv

12/09/2015 - 19:00

Tel Aviv — The teeming blocks around this city’s New Central Bus Station are anything but scenic. Packed with humanity at every hour of the day, they are dizzying monuments to urban blight: equal parts graffiti, chaotic traffic and bustling, black-market commerce.

A scene from a recent event from the grassroots gardening group Onya Collective, one of a crop of community initiatives. JTA

Haredi Minister In Israel Blocks Female Sharia Judges

12/08/2015 - 19:00

Tel Aviv — Haredi Orthodox government ministers are blocking a bill that would allow female appointees to state Islamic law courts in Israel.

MK Ayelet Shaked initially supported the bill. Via

Some Israelis Sour On Trump’s Upcoming Visit

12/08/2015 - 19:00

Jerusalem - A planned visit to Israel by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump drew a welter of criticism from across the Israeli political spectrum on Wednesday (Dec. 9) over his call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States.

Benjamin Netanyahu, left, Donald Trump. Wikimedia Commons

For Israel, Mixed Progress On The Arabian Peninsula

While several Gulf State airlines are refusing Israeli passengers, Israeli mission coming to the UAE.

12/07/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

At the same time Israel is returning to the Arabian Peninsula with the planned opening of a diplomatic mission in the United Arab Emirates, other Arab nations are displaying their hostility by denying Israelis seats on their national airlines.

Kuwaiti Airlines still refuses to carry Israelis on its flights.
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