Surrogacy bill excluding LGBT couples passes into law

Despite saying he will not support the surrogacy bill while it excludes same-sex couples, Netanyahu votes in favor of the ...
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U.S. asks court to detain alleged Russian agent pending trial

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal court on Wednesday to detain alleged ...
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Forbidden by Rabbinate yet approved by Tzohar

Chief Rabbinate informs public: Artichoke forbidden to eat by Rabbinate served in restaurant holding Tzohar kosher certification.

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Did Birthright give in to terrorism?

Taglit-Birthright orders participants to stay away from south during tense period of arson and rocket attacks.

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Former White House Stenographer Speaks Out: 'Trump Was Lying To The American People'

A former White House stenographer said Wednesday that she resigned because
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Barkat transfers NIS 700,000 to leftist foundation

Jerusalem municipality transfers NIS 700,000 to association that finances, among other things, 'Pride Parades' and Women of the Wall.

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Flydubai confirms order of 86 Boeing jets

Boeing and flydubai announced a firm order for 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8s and 11 Next-Generation 737-800s, the US company's largest single-aisle airplane order in the Middle EastBoeing and flydubai announced Monday a firm order for 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8s and 11 Next-Generation 737-800s, the US company's largest single-aisle airplane order in the Middle East. The purchase was first announced at the 2013 Dubai Airshow in November.


Insight: Fuelled by Syria war, al Qaeda bursts back to life in Iraq

Tribal fighters who have been deployed onto the streets, patrol in FallujaBy Suadad al-Salhy BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Al Qaeda gunmen seeking to form a radical Islamic state out of the chaos of Syria's civil war are fighting hard to reconquer the province they once controlled in neighboring Iraq, stirring fears the conflict is exporting ever more instability. Exploiting local grievances against Baghdad's rule and buoyed by al Qaeda gains in Syria, the fighters have taken effective control of Anbar's two main cities for the first time since U.S. occupation troops defeated them in 2006-07. Their advance is ringing alarm bells in Washington: The United States has pledged to help Baghdad quell the militant surge in Anbar — although not with troops — to stabilize a province that saw the heaviest fighting of the U.S. occupation. Washington announced it was speeding up deliveries of military equipment to help Baghdad fight the gunmen.


Kerry ends Mideast trip without framework deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry walks past American (back) and Israeli flags at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv on January 6, 2014US Secretary of State John Kerry headed home from the Middle East on Monday, insisting progress had been made despite failing to reach a framework to guide Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. On his 10th visit to the region as the top US diplomat, Kerry devoted four days to intense diplomacy and spent hours locked in separate meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas. He also made a surprise day trip to two key Arab allies, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. "There’s a lot of work that needs to happen, a lot of tough decisions that need to be made," a State Department official told reporters aboard Kerry's plane as it headed back to the United States.


Canada PM predicts Keystone pipeline ‘will proceed’

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is pictured November 8, 2013 in Toronto, CanadaCanadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper predicted Monday that the United States will approve construction of the last leg of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. "I am confident that in due course — I can't put a timeline on that — that the project will one way or another proceed," Harper told a gathering of the Vancouver Board of Trade. US President Barack Obama is expected to decide this year whether to greenlight the 1,179-mile (1,897 km) pipeline to carry oil extracted from Alberta's oil sands south to Texas refineries.