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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U.S. judge allows Bin Laden driver testimony at Abu Ghaith trial

Photograph of a sketch shows defendant Hamdan looking at video screen during trial at Camp JusticeBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former driver for Osama bin Laden and a witness linked to plots to bomb U.S. airliners may testify by video at the U.S. trial of Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of bin Laden and former al Qaeda spokesman charged with conspiring to kill Americans and providing material support to terrorists. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan on Wednesday granted a defense motion to allow testimony from Salim Hamdan, perhaps best known as the plaintiff in a 2006 U.S. Supreme Court decision that found unconstitutional the military commissions set up for detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. According to Abu Ghaith's lawyers, Hamdan would testify that he never saw the defendant participate in any plotting, and that Abu Ghaith's inclusion on a "brevity card" that contained names of members of al Qaeda's inner circle would not necessarily suggest allegiance to al Qaeda.


Kerry to lead US team to Syria peace talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a news conference in Kuwait City, on January 15, 2014Secretary of State John Kerry will lead the US delegation to key talks next week aimed at bringing together the Syrian regime and the opposition for the first time since the war erupted, a US official said Wednesday. Intense preparations are under way ahead of the UN-led January 22 talks which open in the Swiss city of Montreux, with the Syrian opposition still to decide whether to attend or not. I don't want to venture to guess what would happen if they don't," said deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf. US ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, was again meeting with the exiled opposition in Istanbul to try to persuade them to join the negotiations with a vote due on Friday, she said.